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Stocks Round Up | 40 stocks advance, 33 decline and 10 trade firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index advanced on Thursday with an advance/decline ratio of 40/33. The JSE Combined Index declined by 2,781.85 points or 0.75 per cent to close at 369,233.93. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 3,387.45...
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WHO in Europe says lockdowns should be 'last resort'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AFP) —The World Health Organisation in Europe on Thursday said nationwide lockdowns should be treated as a "last resort option" even as it noted that the continent was back at the pandemic's "...
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Grade 11 coordinator at Pembroke Hall High, Jodi-Ann Carnegie, assists fifth-form student Tasheika Messam with her work on Monday, June 8, 2020. Schools reopened for sittings of regional examinations ahead of the summer holidays. Education Minister Fayval

Back to school - 17 institutions to reopen in two-week pilot November

WESTERN BUREAU: Nearly 6,000 students from 17 schools in nine parishes are to return to face-to-face learning on a phased basis as more than 50 per cent of the country’s pupils have difficulty accessing online education amid the coronavirus...
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Slain retired cop was child predator, say daughters

The family of a retired district constable who was brutally murdered on Monday afternoon has painted him as a serial child predator who had absconded bail after being charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday,...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Stakeholders visit a rehabilitated quarry site in Guaico, Trinidad.

Earth Today | IWEco: Putting people at the centre

THE INTEGRATING Water, Land and Ecosystem Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (IWEco) project is putting the region’s people at the centre of its activities as it moves to preserve Caribbean ecosystems and sustain livelihoods....
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Earth Today | Saint Kitts & Nevis launches new civil society initiative

SAINT KITTS and Nevis’ Department of Economic Affairs and Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) and the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) have announced the launch of the project, ‘Enhancing Caribbean civil society’s access and...
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Morrison makes Saudi list - ... JFF confirms camp for 5 local players named in squad

One-time Manchester United promise Ravel Morrison is one of four new call-ups to a national senior team that features five local-based players, with Jamaica set for a double date with Saudi Arabia on November 14 and 17. As the Reggae Boyz get ready...
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Detailed planning key to safe tour - Grave

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Cricket West Indies has praised the work of its medical and planning teams for successfully coordinating with Cricket New Zealand to execute the upcoming tour, especially amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. West Indies...
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President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexican president pledges to ban outsourcing of jobs

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed Tuesday a blanket ban on subcontracting or outsourcing of jobs by private companies, saying the practice has been abused to avoid paying employees’ the benefits they are due by law. The...
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EFresh expands to Bahamas

Food distributor Everything Fresh Jamaica Limited, EFresh, has gotten the nod from the Central Bank of Bahamas for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in a company it took a bet on in early 2019. Details of the transaction were not disclosed,...
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From Bach to Marley - Former lyric tenor Aaron Nigel Smith transformed by ‘Natty Dread’

Trained as a classical musician, Aaron Nigel Smith’s path in music was set. “If someone put a drum or a guitar in my hand and told me to ‘jam out’, I couldn’t do it,” Smith told The Gleaner as he recalled his childhood. “All my knowledge was...
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Prestige holds on to love despite ‘bumpy’ personal journey

Reggae artiste Prestige built his recording career on an anti-war and spread love agenda back in the 1990s, which soared with his debut Big Time Murderer, recorded on the music powerhouse label Black Scorpio. Back then he was popularly known by the...
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Editorial | Start national consultation on education

ALTHOUGH THERE has been a lot of talk about education recently, little has been heard about how the commission, announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in July, and headed by renowned Jamaican sociologist Professor Orlando Patterson, is...
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Glenn Tucker | Back to school in a pandemic

No thinking person would envy the challenges facing educational administrators at this time. It is like riding a bicycle at night from Harbour View to Nine Miles, Bull Bay, during the recent flooding. Primarily because many of us have no regard for...
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Letter of the Day |Millennials are frustrated

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a millennial from rural Jamaica who graduated university three years ago, and sometimes I wonder if the considerable amount of time I had spent gaining an education, professional experiences and general skills that are...
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Talkback Thursday| My room became a pool

THE GOVERNMENT is now tallying the losses caused by several days of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Zeta in Jamaica. We asked our followers how they were affected by the weather system. Everything in my house wet up - @...
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In this February 25 file photo, the monitor of a television camera shows the set stage for a Democratic presidential primary debate, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

NEW YORK (AP): This coming weekend, CNN’s Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000’s disputed election so spectacularly wrong. It’s...
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Cabinet approves proposal to criminalise protests

HARARE (AP): Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human-rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention, or speak...
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The plant-based protein filling for the Golden Crust plant-based patty is flavoured with local seasonings like Scotch bonnet pepper and thyme, imported from Jamaica.

Golden Krust goes Beyond Meat

When spicy filling meets perfected pastry, you know it’s time for a fresh-from-the-oven patty. The hot and enticing treat, indulged in as a snack or a full-fledged meal, resonates in the heart of many Jamaicans, from ‘yaad’ to abroad. It also...
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Taste the Caribbean - Breezes Island Grill bringing authentic, diverse flavours to New York

No sentiment has rung truer for the food of the tropics than, “You have to taste the culture to understand it.” One restaurant in the diaspora that has been using indigenous herbs and spices to create euphoric waves of fresh and bold flavours is...
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