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PNP: Dismantling of local governance structures opens the door to corruption

President of the People’s National Party (PNP),  Dr Peter Phillips, says there has been a systematic weakening of the local government structures by the Jamaica Labour Party-led municipal corporations. Phillips says this has had the...
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Water prohibition order in effect tomorrow

The National Water Commission (NWC) has implemented a prohibition order to prevent the wastage of potable water for non-essential purposes.  The order will take effect on Thursday, July 09, 2020. Consequently, it is now a...
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PNP says time’s up for DPP - Opposition leader says Llewellyn has ‘poor track record’ on prosecuting corruption

Alleging a “poor track record” on corruption prosecution, Opposition leader, Dr Peter Phillips, has written to Governor General (GG) Sir Patrick Allen, objecting to the proposal to extend the tenure of Paula Llewellyn as director of public...
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Student deportation fears

Hundreds of Jamaican students who pursue tertiary studies in the United States could find themselves at risk of being deported if their universities switch to online-only courses, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs...
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Growth & Jobs | Create your own employment - Young people taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis

Despite the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of many Jamaicans, some young people are finding ways to adjust to be able to survive and thrive during the crisis. “I’m a positive-minded person; therefore, I don’t take...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 is an opportunity to digitise key economies – Hines

Tamique Hines, senior manager of software engineering at MC Systems Ltd, has said the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to create a digital revolution in Jamaica, which can assist in revitalising the country’s economy. “There is certainly an opportunity...
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‘Tallawhat’ are their chances? - Former Tallawahs players have mixed feelings about 2020 squad

Former Jamaica Tallawahs players Nikita Miller and David Bernard Jr believe the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be a tough one for the local franchise following the naming of the squads for the tournament, which is slated to...
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Scholarship established to honour Wint

Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a scholarship, valued at $1.8 million, has been established to commemorate the 100th birthday of Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medallist, Arthur Wint. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-year...
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This photo provided by Ford Motor Company shows a 1967 Ford Bronco T67-515. Ford is reviving the Bronco SUV brand.

Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales

When it comes to rugged vehicles that go off the road, over rocks and into the mud to experience nature, Jeep for years has cornered the United States market. Now Ford is reviving the Bronco brand name in an effort to take a slice. Later this month...
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FCJ providing factory space for microbiz

A spike in demand for factory space by micro, small and medium entities, MSMEs, over the past three years has fast-tracked plans by the Factories Corporation Jamaica, FCJ, to expand the Garmex Free Zone and Commercial Complex in Kingston for...
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Popcorn and chill - Palace Cinemas reopen Wednesday, Box Office opens today

Moviegoers are already inhaling the smell of freshly made popcorn as news that their enforced cinema hiatus is coming to an end. After being padlocked for close to four months, Palace Amusement cinemas will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The...
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Alborosie supports Black Lives Matter with new single - Gives song free to fans

Sicily-born reggae guitarist, percussionist, and keyboardist Alborosie celebrated his birthday on Saturday, and he chose to give his fans a special gift. Listen to the Waves, his newest single, was made available for free download, even as ‘Puppa...
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Editorial | Municipal corporations must own their power

As Jamaica prepares for its next cycle of parliamentary and local government elections, the campaign debate will, hopefully, clarify that municipal authorities are not supposed to be handmaidens of ruling-party legislators. At least local...
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Cynthia Cooke | What are an educator’s responsibilities?

Recently, I saw a post by one of my past students asking, what would Mrs Cooke have to say at assembly the Monday morning after the death of George Floyd. I smiled to myself and thought, “They were really listening.” As an educator, I felt it was...
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Letter of the Day | Abrahams’ misunderstanding of Abraham’s God

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dr Michael Abrahams’ comments in his article of July 6 are understandable when one assesses the biblical Abraham’s actions, using today’s context. But the context of Abraham’s actions was vastly different, and Bible believers...
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We need to regain control in coronavirus fight

THE EDITOR, Madam: It seems that the Government has lost direction in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica. Let us examine what is happening. We moved from testing everyone coming into the country to asking visitors to pretest, and now,...
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Trudeau turns down White House invitation

TORONTO (AP): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down a White House invitation to celebrate the new regional free trade agreement in Washington with United States President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador....
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Businessman wins presidency in virus-marked vote

SANTO DOMINGO (AP): A businessman who has never held elected office has won the presidency of the Dominican Republic, according to results Monday, ending a 16-year run in power by a centre-left party. Luis Rodolfo Abinader had won about 53 per...
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Customers key focus as new leader joins Newport West police

On the retirement of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Melvin Kerr in 2019, the leadership of the Newport West Police Post was assumed by DSP Lorraine Elliston earlier this year. Shipping Industry news gets an early view of the 26-year veteran...
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