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Court of Appeal reserves decision on soldiers' bail

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on an application for bail for the two soldiers convicted in Military Court for the disappearance of two high-powered weapons from the Jamaica Defence Force's armoury last year. The bail application...
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Applications for tourism pension scheme to open in September

The Government will begin accepting applications for the Tourism Workers' Pension Scheme on September 1. This was announced by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who advised that the Fund Administrator, Guardian Life, is now ready to accept...
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A cell phone user navigates the popular ride-share app Uber to seek a ride in Kingston, Jamaica. The company announced on Tuesday that it was operational in the island.

Uber alarm

Ride-sharing entity Uber announced on Tuesday that it is now operational in Jamaica, sending off alarms among the thousands of taxi operators destined to collide with the Silicon Valley behemoth that has sparked conflict in transportation centres...
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Tamper probe into Kartel phone

The cellular phone of incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, which contained damning text and voice messages linking him to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, is currently being analysed by an expert for possible signs of...
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A mother’s mental health reality

Trudiann Livingston* is concerned about her son, Gregory. The 30-odd-year-old shared that her only child has been performing socially and academically at a substandard level, which she believes could have been avoided if these challenges were...
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Clark’s Town looking to rebound after sugar

WESTERN BUREAU: Four years after the economy of Clark’s Town, Trelawny, went into a troublesome tailspin when the Long Pond Factory, which was the lifeblood of the community, ceased operation, the community is poised for a rebound, thanks to some 3...
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Jamaica’s Damion Lowe (right) and Panama’s Gabriel Torres battle for the ball during the first half of a Concacaf Gold Cup match in Philadelphia in 2019. Jamaica won 1-0.

The full Lowe down Premium

The Reggae Boyz’s tour of Japan might have ended on a disappointing note with their 4-0 loss to the hosts’ Olympic team, but as far as national defender Damion Lowe is concerned, the exercise was an overall positive experience for the Jamaicans...
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Lothian was a champion of sports

Yesterday’s passing of former Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) President Godfrey Lothian sent shock waves through the sporting world with several stakeholders hailing the administrator for his contribution and commitment to the sport....
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Brett Wong, managing director of Coldfield Manufacturing Limited.

Low-sugar rejection Premium

The pandemic has led to plummeting sales for drink products aimed at bargain consumers, and may very well have been the last straw that drove Spike Industries into closing down the bag-drink manufacturing division of its beverage business. The...
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Golding says COTED cannot solve Caricom soap fight Premium

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is of the view that despite the existence of the Council for Trade and Economic Development, COTED, the Caricom bloc, as currently structured, lacks an appropriate administrative mechanism to resolve the...
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‘Bull’, played by Glen Campbell (centre); ‘Stamma’, played by Courtney Wilson (left); and ‘Dunceisha’, played by Sakina Deer, in a scene from Patrick Brown’s ‘Windscream Posse’.

Windscreen cleaners to view ‘Windscream Posse’ on Father’s Day

Excerpts from Patrick Brown’s laugh-a-line play, Windscream Posse, will be one of the treats on offer for 20 windscreen cleaner boys who will be hosted by several corporate, civic and religious leaders on Father’s Day at the Aspiring Dads of...
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Music was a constant in my household – Jaz Elise

These days, recording artiste Jaz Elise is coming into her own within the music industry. She describes the past year as one of “learning, blessings, and transformation”, having spent many hours putting an EP together that reflects who she is, what...
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Editorial | Taxis deserve fare hike, but …

No one, not least this newspaper, would claim that the buses and taxis that traverse Jamaica’s roads, especially in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR), are examples of decency and discipline. They race and jostle, break laws and put...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Negotiating an agreement to eliminate fisheries subsidies: a CARICOM perspective

In 2001, as part of the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO), members agreed to undertake negotiations to clarify and improve existing fisheries subsidies. The concern was that subsidies provided in fishery industries were...
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Letter of the Day | George Wright not a misfit as independent under the Constitution

THE EDITOR, Madam: All who study the Constitution of Jamaica will note that it does not recognise any political party; it recognises members of parliament and their respective constituencies. In fact, in our first election in Jamaica under Adult...
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Where is the water?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Having spent a week in the beautiful St Catherine, Jamaica, with my brother during my recent visit from the United Kingdom, I have to express my dismay at the frequency, completely unannounced, of no running water. Does the water...
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Prime Minister Claude Joseph

PM gets 30 days’ extension in office

PORT-AU-PRINCE (CMC): Prime Minister Claude Joseph has thanked President Jovenel Moïse for extending his tenure as head of the government for another 30 days. “While recognising the enormity of the challenges of the moment, I am convinced that with...
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Vaccinated Grenadians could win EC$10,000 in lottery game

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Grenada on Tuesday became the latest CARICOM country to launch a scheme aimed at getting their nationals to get vaccinated against the COVD-19 pandemic. Health authorities in Grenada have launched “a game of chance” as part of...
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Protecting men's health

Men seek out medical help a lot less than women, which can have a huge impact on their health and longevity. There is a large amount of stigma and a sense of weakness and vulnerability that comes with seeking help rather than just seeing a doctor...
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No COVID-19 vaccines for kids just yet – Ennis

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Melody Ennis, director of family health services in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, says that while consideration may be given later this year for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Jamaica is not yet in a position...
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Daniela Stone to make Miami Swim Week début

For many offspring of entertainers, music is a birthright, something passed down in their DNA. But for Daniela Stone, daughter of well-known reggae singer, Sophia Brown, her calling was fashion. Today, that journey that started back in 2018 with...

Q&A with Matthew Mitchell

“I let fear hold me back. The one lesson I would have for anyone is to be fearless and try, because all that can happen is that you fail. Before, I never understood that failing at something was a lesson, because I was scared, but knowledge comes...