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Massive explosion shakes Lebanon’s capital Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion shook Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number of people and causing widespread damage. The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center...
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Broadcaster dies while hosting show in St Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC, – Broadcaster Jerry George died Tuesday while hosting his early morning Internet show. George, a former public relations manager with the telecommunication company, Digicel, died of an apparent heart attack soon...
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Sherine Virgo and her husband, Dale Virgo, outside the Supreme Court in Kingston on Friday, July 31.

No free-for-all - Judges rule there must be limits on freedom of expression in dreadlocks case

The lawsuit challenging a decision by a Jamaican public school not to enrol a then five-year-old girl because of her dreadlocks is about self-expression and not religious rights and freedoms. That’s according to the full transcript of the...
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Dreadlocked girl gets green light from Kensington

The seven-year-old child whose dreadlocked hairstyle stoked a constitutional kerfuffle is expected to resume classes in September despite a court ruling that her rights were not breached when the school sought to block her enrolment. Chairman of...
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Growth & Jobs | Gov’t committed to driving growth of social enterprises

State minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has said that the Government is committed to driving the growth of social enterprises and enabling entrepreneurs to formalise their operations. Addressing a...
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Growth & Jobs | Advise your insurers of your home – Hind

Major home-improvement projects will affect the replacement cost for an insured home in the event of damage, but according to Chris Hind, general manager, JN General Insurance Company, many homeowners forget to notify their insurers about the...
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Jamaica Tallawahs players celebrate the fall of a St Lucia wicket in Match 7 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park in August 2018.

Tallawahs hunt CPL redemption - Jamaican franchise heads off to tournament with high hopes

Following the team’s poor showing in last year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 competition, newly appointed captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Rovman Powell, says his players are heading into this month’s tournament in full confidence. The...
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McCarthy, Royal to miss CPL

Jamaican batsman Andre McCarthy and left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal will not take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they have been withdrawn from the Jamaica Tallawahs squad after coming in contact with another Jamaican cricketer...
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Advertorial | Campus Elite Ja launches online platform for university students

Campus Elite Ja has launched an online platform called ‘Campus Elite Opportunity Network’ exclusively for Jamaican university students and is geared towards assisting students with employment and financial opportunities during the COVID...
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‘With life, there’s not much to complain about’ - Sister Carol hits Billboard chart

The lyrically potent Sister Carol, also known as ‘Mother Culture’ and the ‘Black Cinderella’, is holding on to the belief that in this COVID-19 era, it is best to look for the good. “I’m here in Jamaica now on quarantine. I’m very grateful to be...
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Voicemail finds opportunities in the face of COVID

It’s difficult to see the sunshine in the eye of a storm. And nothing has caused more chaos and created more mayhem than COVID-19. But sometimes, facing a crisis gives you the time to slow down, reflect, recharge, strengthen bonds and make your...
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Editorial | Guyana clears the first hurdle

After the long battles that followed their contentious elections, there has been a peaceful transfer of power in Guyana. On Sunday, Mohamed Irfaan Ali was sworn in as the country’s president. In other words, the rule of law and constitutional order...
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George Callaghan | Future of the Jamaican sugar industry

The Jamaican sugar industry is a vertically integrated agro-industrial business that contributes one per cent of Jamaica’s GDP and employs over 100,000 persons directly and indirectly, mainly in rural communities. The sector is deeply linked to the...
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Letter of the Day | Standardised policies needed for schools

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has been thrown into a quandary that has all of us contemplating if we are really emancipated after the Supreme Court ruling seemingly in favour of Kensington Primary School to uphold the ban against students wearing...
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Interesting use of Jamaican language

THE EDITOR, Madam: Reading Daniel Thwaites’ Sunday Gleaner articles is for me what going to church is for many others. No disrespect intended, but I get a sense of inspiration and enjoyment out of his columns. The article on August 2, 2020, ‘Ruel...
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Rachel Adamus waves goodbye to her two children, Paul and Neva, as they ride the bus for the first day of school yesterday in Dallas, Georgia.

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid COVID-19 surge

DALLAS, Georgia (AP): Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there is COVID-19. Rachel Adamus was...
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New wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged

SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA (AP): Like Most Spaniards, Emma Gaya thought the worst of the pandemic was behind her. Spain’s government had ended a three-month lockdown after a COVID-19 onslaught that claimed at least 28,400 lives in the European Union...
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The CBFFAJ executive body for 2020-21. Front row (from left): Margaret Sharpe, honorary secretary; Mitzie Gordon Burke-Green, immediate past president; Hazelyn Brown, vice-president; Clive W. Coke, president; Susan Neil, vice-president; Ann Brown-Chang, vi

New CBFFAJ executive ‘leaving no member behind’

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) successfully staged their annual general meeting on Sunday, July 19 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at which they elected an 18-member executive team, headed by President Clive...
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ADVANTUM helping to protect regional shipping from cyberattacks

A recent article appearing in the online newsletter Offshore Energy states that “cyberattacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology systems have increased by 900 per cent over the last three years”. The increase in cyberattacks...
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