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​​​​​​​Lawyers support Privy Council's view death penalty 'disproportionate and unjust'

Some Jamaican lawyers have come out in support of the comments made today by the United Kingdom Privy Council that the death penalty “will often be disproportionate and unjust." The observation was made in a ruling handed down today in an appeal case from Trinidad and Tobago. 
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Buffalo shooting: US gunman plotted attack for months

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted online.
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Kristal Facey (back to camera) comforts Latoya Thompsom, the mother of the 17-year-old who allegedly stabbed his brother, Alex Brissett, to death in Tawes Meadows on Saturday. The alleged attacker is on the run.

If only grandma were there Premium

Had Clarrisa Palmer been home, she might have played her routine role of referee in a long-running, bad-tempered dispute between two brothers that turned deadly on Saturday. In her absence, a teen, who on Saturday reportedly carried through on...
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As COVID wave looms, JHTA rejects resumption of pre-travel testing Premium

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) said it would not agree with a reimposition of pre-travel testing for incoming visitors to the island even as health experts suggest that a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is under way. JHTA...
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The designer is encouraging fashionistas to jump in style.

Designer Tishari Williams brings business into fashion

It is said that nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is just that: beautiful. And making show-stopping contributions towards this refreshing approach to living in exquisite fashion is TWOriginals. Flair invited the...
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Mi a go pon strike, too (oh, wait, I can’t)

I have never been accused of being a union buster, and I am certainly not a member of the high management team in its ivory tower. Yours truly identifies with the blue-collar folks more than you might think, especially because I see first-hand how...
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Reggae Girl Khadija Shaw (centre) in action during a training session at the Stadium East field in February.

JFF targeting May deadline to finalise Girlz camp, games

With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) giving national senior interim head coach Vin Blaine the vote of confidence to continue, General Secretary Dalton Wint says that they are resuming finalising details for training camps and international...
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Cavalier lose humdinger against Violette AC

CAVALIER SC were on the losing end of a back-and-forth contest in their opening Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship game against Violette AC inside the Estadio Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, last night. The Jamaican...
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David Shirley, chairman of KLE Group Limited.

KLE to share Bessa profits in exchange for cash injection Premium

KLE Group Limited has segued from food services to property management and development, marking its second major makeover in a decade as a listed stock market company that has found sustainable profit elusive. But the restructuring and adoption of...
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World Bank official assures Jamaica, others no funding squeeze expected amid war Premium

A senior World Bank official is seeking to assure Jamaica and other countries that they need not fear being squeezed out of the funding pipeline because of the large amounts of money the multilateral agency has had to be funnelling to the eastern...
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From left: Donald Anderson, Maylynne Lowe and Earle Brown in a tense scene from Hide Your Husband.

‘Hide Your Husband’ an amusing escapist comedy

Theatre is back. Hurrah! You lovers of the live stage now have a chance to see the first commercial play produced in the island during the COVID-19 era. On any evening, except Mondays, you can go to Kingston’s Little Little Theatre for Hide Your...
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Jamaica Rum Festival to kick-start one great party

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Rum Festival will kick-start one great party that commences in June and closes out in August, with the island marking its 60th anniversary of Independence, says Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. The other big event,...
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Festering distrust has been exacerbated by fears among some groups, particularly ones that are self-financing and are not on the central government’s Budget, that long-completed job and salary reviews have been put on hold pending completion of the centr

Editorial | Reset public-sector negotiations

That the threatened strike by civil servants has been averted does not end the restiveness among the island’s public-sector employees. It, however, is an opportunity for the Government to reset its communication and negotiating strategy with public...
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Garth Rattray | There are many victims of loud noise

Because of my job, I see the victims of loud noises, the resultant insomnia and several serious physical and mental problems that follow. Several patients (and their families) outline egregious conditions, but a few stand out in my mind. An elderly...
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Letter of the Day | Move away from divisive politics to inclusive society

THE EDITOR, Madam: Delano Franklyn’s commentary in The Sunday Gleaner of May 15, ‘Michael Manley, Edward Seaga and $2000 banknote’, so eloquently laid his case for the complete separation of the two Jamaican statesmen being on the same banknote....
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Jamaica has lost a cultural and creative icon

THE EDITOR, Madam: The passing of the Hon Barbara Gloudon represents the dimming of a cultural and creative light that shone brilliantly for many decades across the great expanse that is the Jamaican media, communication and artistic landscape....
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Protesters march to express their opposition to the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan, after 27 years of American rule, on May 15, 1972, in Ginowan, Okinawa. The protesters staged a rally demanding a speedier reduction of US mili

Okinawa marks 50 years of end to US rule amid protests

TOKYO (AP): Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday urged Japan’s central government to do more to reduce the US military presence in the southern island group as it marked the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American...
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World leaders pay respects to Sheikh Khalifa

DUBAI (AP) An array of presidents and prime ministers continued to descend on the United Arab Emirates Sunday from around the world, to pay their respects to the federation’s late ruler. They also came to praise his successor, Sheikh Mohammed bin...
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The resident ‘bride’, Ashlie Barrett, models a wedding gown boasting a beautiful sweetheart neckline and extra puff to give the Cinderella effect, at the recently staged Bliss Bridal Trunk Show.

Something Extra | Monday

Nothing is more satisfying than when brides-to-be say yes to the dream dress! Bliss Bridal Boutique returned to The Jamaica Pegasus hotel with an enchanting nuptial trunk show, showcasing the most glamorous gowns. Here are the social highlights in...

Nikki Lee sparks children’s imagination with new book

A writer and a lover of adventure, early-childhood educator Nikki Lee has combined both of her affections to create a book of wonder, to spark the imagination of your children all around the world. Let’s jump with Jolli, shall we? Jump with Jolli...
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