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Stocks round up | Salada, Everything Fresh, Derrimon Trading, the big winners

The Jamaica Stock Exchange JSE Combined Index declined by 1,198.84 points Thursday to close at 476,795.83 with an advance/decline ratio of 36/37. Winners Salada Foods 14.3 per cent to $32.57 Everything Fresh $12.35 to $0.91 Derrimon Trading up 10...
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People rescued after water main break floods Houston freeway

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency crews rescued stranded drivers from the roofs of their vehicles on Thursday after a water main break flooded a Houston freeway. The flooding submerged vehicles on an eastern section of Loop 610, a highway that circles...
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Big money popping - Parties reeled in whopping $100m for Portland East by-election

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) received more than $100 million to battle in the April 4, 2019, Portland East by-election. Some 10 months after the dust has settled, with the JLP’s Ann Marie Vaz emerging...
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No cover-up! - Holness says his Gov’t has never swept acts of corruption under the carpet

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that his Government has never sought to cover up any of the seismic scandals that has rocked his administration during its four years in office to date. “The Government has always accepted that there have...
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Ignorance or distrust: - Former PSOJ boss weighs in on resistance to divestment

With a recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll indicating that Jamaicans do not favour the privatisation of state-owned companies, former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Howard Mitchell, has called for greater...
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Sagicor living up to 20-Plenty

The Sagicor Life Montego Bay branch hosted its annual branch awards last week at the S Hotel Conference Centre in Montego Bay, where it was an atmosphere of celebration as financial advisers were rewarded and recognised for their excellent...
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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (foreground) carries his country’s flag during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, Friday, July 27, 2012.

Olympics concern - JAAA president worried after MOH considers to add Japan to list of restricted countries

After the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that it is considering to add Japan, the host country of this summer’s Olympic Games, to the list of countries now under travel restrictions by Jamaica because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Warren...
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Close friends grieve for former national footballer

Craig White, a close friend and former teammate of Irvino English, says he is still in shock following his killing on Wednesday’s evening. English, a former national midfielder, was shot on Ashoka Road in Waterhouse, St Andrew by a gunman. He...
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A part of the Bank of Jamaica building is shown, at Nethersole Place, Kingston.

BOJ working on universal access for cash cards

Michael Riley, who sells vape pens within the burgeoning cannabis trade in Negril, holds a cash card that provides him with flexibility, but only to a certain degree. He doesn’t have a bank account, but uses ePay, a Mastercard-branded cash card...
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Pharma company Medimpex expanding in Ja, Caribbean

F rom the long list of products it sells and the extensive network of private and public pharmacies and stores that stock its merchandise, Medimpex Jamaica Limited appears to command a sizeable share of the local prescription and over-the-counter...
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Quada on ‘Pain’, forthcoming album and females - Hardcore dancehall entertainer talks about having the right attitude

“Them say life come with pain, sunshine after the rain,” are the lyrics that start the chorus of Quada’s one-month-old single, Pain. It serves as a testimony to what is happening in his life, said the hardcore dancehall entertainer in a short yet...
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Israel Vibration

The Israel Vibration journey is storied and full of drama, much like the journey of the biblical Children of Israel during their trek from bondage into the Promised Land. Formed in 1975, the reggae harmony group, which had its genesis in Kingston,...
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Editorial | Holness faces tension between politics and economics

This week’s confirmation by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) of the continued softening of gross domestic product (GDP) output poses two significant challenges to the government, one economic and the other political. The most immediate, and...
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Peter Espeut | Derailing the Jamaica project

Not everyone supported Project Jamaica when it launched in 1962. As I recall, residents at the time could choose whether to become nationals of the new nation, or remain British citizens. Our family discussed it and we decided to be Jamaican, but...
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Letter of the Day | Vybz Kartel is right

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a misguided society like Jamaica with inverted values, it is unsurprising that some opinion makers think that entertainers should be role models. Entertainers are mere actors who dazzle us with an intriguing performance....
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Homophobia in the court

THE EDITOR, Madam: Thursday, February 27 was another hearing in my case against the mayor of Montego Bay for banning Montego Bay Pride from using the Cultural Centre. In court, my lawyer advised the judge that I could not be present because my...
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on a street in Daegu, South Korea, yesterday. As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

BANGKOK (AP): Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming...
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Court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

LONDON (AP): Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50 per cent were stalled yesterday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it...
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The Truth is.. with Krysta - I don't want your man

Life has this uncanny way of revealing some truths about people and about ourselves. Since I pride myself on being a storyteller, here's a little history for you. I can recall a time when jealousy invaded my personal space. I was never a real fan...
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International Men’s Day: 'MENtal' Health Matters

We are once again at that time of year when men are at the forefront of everyone’s mind for International Men’s Day. This year, the theme is 'Making a difference for men and boys', under the larger heading of 'Men Leading by Example'. The Bureau...
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