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Grange, Bolt remember Maradona

Sports Minister Olivia Grange and Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt have paid tribute to late football legend Diego Maradona. Grange said she was saddened by the news of the Maradona's passing.  "Whether you supported...
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Helene Davis Whyte

$4b tax cheats - Multinationals under microscope for offshoring wealth

Jamaica’s public service is being robbed of at least $4 billion yearly because of elaborate tax avoidance and tax-evasion schemes used by some companies, a new report has suggested. Fingers are being pointed particularly at multinational...
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Help coming for women-beaters

The Holness administration is crafting intervention for men who batter and scar Jamaican women and children, oftentimes leaving the victims burdened by trauma long after their physical wounds have healed. An initiative to be spearheaded by the...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Pollution from single-use plastics and other sources has become a growing concern for Jamaica, as elsewhere in the world.

Earth Today | Going after plastics - New project aims to reduce pollution burden

JAMAICA IS putting the meat on the bones of a project that tackles the scourge of plastics pollution in the island’s cities, as part of a larger Caribbean effort being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and with the support of the...
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Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led

‘We have lost a legend’ - Argentina great passes away at age 60

November 25, 2020 marked one of the darkest days in the history of football, with the passing of one of its most iconic and legendary figures, Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona. Maradona died from a heart attack at the age of 60, sending...
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‘Maradona was magic’ - Argentinian ambassador, sports minister pay tribute to legendary player

Argentina’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis del Solar, described legendary footballer Diego Maradona as a global treasure and an icon that will continue to inspire despite his passing. Maradona died at home yesterday in Buenos Aires from a heart...
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In this May 5, 2020 photo, China’s online celebrity Zhang Mofan, right, introduces fresh mangos to her online clients and fans through livestreaming at her house in Beijing.

Retailers want you to watch and shop

When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell US$10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on...
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NMIA upgrade delay - US$100m fix on despite 70% traffic loss but new timeline sought

PAC Kingston Airport Limited, PACKAL, operator of the Norman Manley International Airport, NMIA, in Kingston is maintaining that its pre-COVID commitment to invest more than US$100 million to upgrade the airport will be honoured, even as its parent...
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Noting that his Grammy nomination 
is a proud acheivement, Maxi Priest says he is ‘humbled’ and ‘blessed’.

Maxi Priest humbled by Grammy nomination for Shaggy-produced album

Reggae singer Maxi Priest was in-studio editing on Tuesday when his phone started blowing up with congratulatory messages. At first, he wondered what on earth was going on. A subsequent call from his manager, Toby Ludwig, confirmed the good news....
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Creating a ‘Runkus’ - Multifaceted artiste and producer fulfilling purpose and causing a stir

“I’m so tired and hungry,” said Runkus, ready to start mischief. He lets out a laugh, and apologises for the sound of breadfruit hitting the oil in a frying pan. “It has been another long weekend, day and night in studio until 2 a.m. in the morning...
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Editorial | Farewell, Mr Tapia; welcome the new agenda

THIS NEWSPAPER never comported with the brash, hectoring style of Donald Tapia which, perhaps, is what you might expect of a non-career diplomat appointed by Donald Trump as his legate in a country like Jamaica. Imperiously, and in public, he...
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Kenneth Bingham | PNP: Time for stocktaking

The People’s National Party (PNP) has entered a new phase in its development as an organisation that embraces the highest ideals of a democratic movement. It was so from its founding. Its first leader, the Rt Excellent Norman Manley, was not merely...
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Letter of the Day |Puerto Bueno is more than an environmental issue

THE EDITOR, Madam: ALLOWING A quarry at Puerto Bueno Mountain is more than an environmental issue. It is also a human-rights issue – the right to a safe and healthy environment in which to live. As a physician, I am deeply concerned about the...
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Dry limestone forests cannot be rehabilitated

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to add my voice to the debate about limestone quarrying in the Puerto Bueno Mountain. According to the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Jamaica has 50 billion tons of recoverable limestone, 95 per cent of which...
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Venezuelan nationals seeking refugee status in Trinidad.

We are under assault - Rowley - UNHRO concerned about Trinidad’s ‘deportation’ of Venezuelan children

GENEVA (CMC): The United Nations Rights Office (UNHRO) Wednesday said it remained “deeply concerned” at the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago government to “deport” 16 Venezuelan children even as the government there maintained that the “refugee...
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US citizens charged for violating COVID-19 regulation

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Two United States citizens were on Wednesday fined EC$5,000 each after they were found guilty of breaching the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. A statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force said that Dr Tim McKinney and his...
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Not Jus’ a Salad’s famous lentil mushroom veggie lasagna.

Not Jus’ a Salad - Restaurant promotes healthy lifestyle for lunch

Not Jus’ a Salad. That’s the mantra and name of the restaurant taking a healthier approach to lunchtime. With healthy food options such as lentil mushroom zucchini lasagna, the popular eatery finds creative ways to make good food, that’s not only...
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Thomas Swearing satisfies appetites with soup

A warm fix for hunger or sickness, soup is traditionally made on a Saturday night but can be enjoyed any day of the week as an appetizer or main course for lunch or dinner. With every pot signature to each culinary maker, the custom has been...
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