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Holness calls for countries to invest in human capital amid pandemic fallout

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says countries need to invest in human capital as the labour market landscape has changed arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Holness was delivering remarks this morning as co-convener of the United Nations High-Level...
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Policewoman freed of murder after almost 10 years, sets sights on becoming lawyer

Detective constable Alecia Jones is happy that she is finally cleared of a murder charge after almost 10 years but she has many disappointments. One of her disappointments is that her father did not live to see her being freed of the offence....
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Cabinet Minister Daryl Vaz has quipped that his political enemies will soon watch him take a flight to the United States.

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In the wake of the flagging of Cabinet Minister Daryl Vaz’s United States visa with a substance trafficking marker, former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has criticised Washington for weaponising travel documents for political ends. Vaz, who...
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60,000 doses in dump danger Premium

With less than eight per cent of Jamaica’s population being fully vaccinated to date, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that a significant portion of 60,000 doses of AstraZeneca might have to be discarded if shots are...
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Growth & Jobs | More young people investing in real estate

Laurence and Natasha Farghuson* bought their home in November 2015 because they were tired of paying rent. The couple financed their home in the quiet St Catherine community of Seville Meadows with a joint mortgage from JN Bank and the National...
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Growth & Jobs | Life insurance an essential part of financial planning – general manager

“Having life insurance should be a sound part of any financial plan, as it provides social protection to individuals. And,it can be used as long-term savings; retirement planning; and assist in withstanding financial shocks,” says Hugh Reid,...
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In this file photo from May 2017, Jamaica’s Thristina Harwood (left) attempts to block a pass from Barbados’ Teresa Howell during a test match between the sides at the National Arena in Kingston.

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Barbados Netball Association (BNA) President Nisha Craigwell says they have passed on an invitation from Netball Jamaica (NJ) to participate in a tri-nation series next month. The series, which also involves Trinidad and Tobago (T...
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Wadadah, MBU to play off on Oct 6 Premium

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Competitions Committee Vice Chairman Ewan Scott says that Wednesday, October 6 has been tentatively set as the date for the play-off game between Wadadah and Montego Bay United (MBU), with the winner filling the...
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Closed pumps are seen on the forecourt of a petrol station in Manchester, England, on Monday, September 27. The petrol station was one of many across the UK which ran out of fuel after an outbreak of panic buying. AP

UK could call in army to help ease gas pumps chaos

Lines of cars formed at some British gas stations for a fourth day on Monday, as the government mulled sending in the army to help ease supply disruption triggered by a shortage of truck drivers. As the British Medical Association called for...
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Mailpac adds price-cutter grocery e-store in busy online market

Mailpac Group, which is heavily into the e-commerce solutions business, has, through its Mailpac Local subsidiary, launched an online grocery store to grow market share, with a plan to retail products some five to 15 per cent less than traditional...
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The Miss Universe Jamaica top 10 (from left): Kim-Marie Spence, Lauren Less, Kaydean Sterling, Jianna Thompson, Chavelle Kavanaugh, Keronica Lewis, Aaliyah Barnett, Daena Soares, Trudy-Ann Peart and Trishani Weller. They were selected last Saturday to move

Miss Universe Jamaica chooses top 10

Ten ladies are now vying for the Miss Universe Jamaica crown. Out of the 16 semi-finalists, only 15 could make it to last Saturday’s elimination presentation, says pageant director Mark McDermoth. Lloyd-Ann Daley, who was selected from the overseas...
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Government and opposition women senators (from left) Natalie Campbell Rodriques, Janice Allen, Kamina Johnson Smith, Sherene Golding Campbell, Donna Scott Mottley, Sophia Fraser-Binns, Gabriela Morris, and Dr Saphire Longmore

Editorial | The gender of politics

For a brief period last weekend, Icelanders believed that theirs was the first country in the European Union to elect a majority of women to parliament, the Alþingi. Initial election results gave women 33 of the 63 seats in the legislature – 52 per...
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Gordon Robinson | Assault with a deadly weapon

Do Jamaican governments want to address violent crime? The Rio de Janeiro-headquartered Igarapé Institute is a non-profit, independent think-and-do tank focused on public, climate and digital security’s consequences for democracy. It operates in 20...
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Letter of the Day | Mandatory vaccination should not be implemented

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaican Government has not (yet) passed a law regarding the mandatory vaccination for the citizens of Jamaica; however, we can definitely see the subtle approaches that are taken by some employers to have their workers...
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Readers’ reactions – Eyes on Holness: PM pressed to declare whether Vaz fit after US flags visa

Prime Minister Andrew Holness faces mounting pressure to declare whether Science, Energy and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz retains his confidence to represent the Jamaican Government because of a controversial annotation relating to substance...
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Union threatens industrial action over vaccine mandate

ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers (ABUT) on Monday said it is not “relenting its stance” on teachers being exempt from “mandatory” COVID-19 vaccination, despite staunch opposition from the government. In a statement, the...
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Hundreds of Haitian migrants found on uninhabited cay

NASSAU (CMC): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Monday said it is seeking to remove an estimated 400 Haitian nationals from an uninhabited cay in the Ragged Island chain. In a statement, the RBDF said that it had been informed by a...
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Dua Lipa (left) and Donatella Versace acknowledge applause at the conclusion of the Versace Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Lipa closed the show in a fuchsia skirt and corset.

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Donatella Versace pumped energy into Milan Fashion Week with a star-filled runway and front row, and a collection strong on the fashion house’s codes: bright colours, safety pins and silky foulards. Meanwhile, Prada returned to the live runway for...

Something Extra | Monday

The private loft setting at Cellar 8, located inside Upper Manor Park Plaza, set the mood for the wining and dining the restaurant’s directors and wine bar had planned for a few specially invited guests last Wednesday. The table was set for a three...
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People waiting to receive the coronavirus vaccine at the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ mobile vaccination drive at Sovereign Centre in St Andrew last month.

Two-day vaccination blitz for Newport West shipping community begins

Interests in Newport West, the island’s shipping hub, are encouraging their workforce to get vaccinated at a pop-up vaccination blitz in the community on Tuesday, September 28, and Wednesday, September 29. The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ two-...
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