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National senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore (right) receives his Certificate of Merit from Selection Committee Chairman Mike Fennell at the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Awards on Friday.

Charlton, Whitmore headline RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation awardees for 2021

Olympian Vilma Charlton received the Chairman's Award for her contribution to athletics at the 2021 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Award ceremony held tonight. The yearly ceremony which honours the best in sporting excellence departed from...
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FAKE DEGREE ALARM - Fraudsters sell UWI bachelor’s for $150,000 apiece; HEART, CXC also impacted

For six times less than the amount an average student would pay for tuition at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in three years, a counterfeit degree can be obtained within days by anyone wishing to bypass the rigours of intellectual...
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Farewell, Luton - Nation grieves passing of former Reggae Boy Shelton

Jamaicans were left in shock yesterday with news of the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton. Shelton, 35, died at home after ailing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2017. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a...
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NCB Foundation Grant a Wish Programme donated $850,000 to the Strathmore Gardens Children’s Home.

Strathmore Gardens’ wishes come true - Spanish Town children’s home receives $850k donation from NCB Foundation

The 29 children and the 21 dedicated staff members at Strathmore Gardens Children’s Home got a huge surprise over the recent holiday season with a donation from the NCB Foundation, bringing a much-needed dose of holiday cheer to the home, based in...
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High schoolers among Westmoreland rapists last year

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police, says high school students contributed to 29 per cent of the increase in the number of sexual offences committed in the western parish last year....
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Luton Shelton (file) in action during a 1-0 win for Jamaica over Canada in an international friendly match on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Remembering Shelton - Sporting fraternity pays tribute to former Reggae Boy

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says she is disheartened at the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton as she was praying he would have made a recovery amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Shelton, 35, passed away yesterday after suffering from...
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Charlton dedicates Chairman’s Award to McKenley, Gardner

Olympian Vilma Charlton, the recipient of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Chairman’s Award this year, says that she is indebted to the late Herb McKenley and Keith Gardner for the role they played in her success. Charlton was presented with the...
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Household incomes still in recovery - New Statin study finds less than half of impacted earnings returning to pre-COVID levels

A survey by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, around COVID-19’s impact on households, conducted during the month of October, has found that 45.8 per cent of Jamaicans have had their incomes reinstated to levels before the coronavirus...
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Payout for Portland as business signs improve

Private equity fund Portland JSX Limited is dragging a US$1.5-million loss, due to write-downs in the value of its investments, but sees signs of a turnaround in its latest numbers to November. This month, it’s also due to collect income of US$977,...
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Acting Governor General, Sir Herbert Duffus (right), followed by Lady Duffus (in background) is escorted by Ronnie Nasralla, chairman of the Nuggets for the Needy Drive, into the Regal Theatre ahead of the show. Nasralla died on Wednesday at his Atlanta, G

Ronnie Nasralla was the ‘paint on the wall’ - Friends pay tribute to ‘gentle giant’

In 1964, when the Jamaica Tourist Board and record label owner and producer Edward Seaga arranged for band leader, Byron Lee, to take a ska group to the New York World’s Fair to showcase Jamaica and its music, band manager Ronnie Nasralla was very...
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A J’can first at internationally-acclaimed Rotterdam Lab

Emerging film producer Nadean Rawlins will be the first Jamaican producer selected to attend the internationally-acclaimed Rotterdam Lab for its 21st staging in 2021. Initiated in 2001 and organised by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam...
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Editorial | Expansion of the digital footprint in COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis may have done more for business efficiency than will ever be acknowledged. One of the upsides of this yearlong pandemic is that technology is playing a bigger role in everyone’s life – and all sectors, including business, public...
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Ronald Sanders | Caribbean-US relations: chance to merge might with right

Events in Washington on January 20 were a welcome relief and release for the world. Once Joseph R. Biden took the oath of office as president of the United States and the noon hour struck while Donald Trump arrived, as a private citizen, at his...
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Letter of the Day | Special Economic Zones enable sustainable social development

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a small island developing state, Jamaica is particularly vulnerable to global recessions, climate change and pandemics. What the country needs at this time of COVID-19 infections, frequent natural hazards and economic...
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Readers’ Reactions – Biden era offers new hope for J’can immigrants in the shadows

Thousands of Caribbean expatriates are hopeful that when new US President Joe Biden sends his new immigration bill to Congress, it will be passed and signed into law. Biden has promised a new immigration law that will provide a pathway to...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.

Trump impeachment to go to Senate Monday, triggering trial

WASHINGTON (AP): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over...
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Twitter bans account of Iran’s top leader after Trump threat

DUBAI (AP): Twitter said on Friday it had permanently banned what it called a “fake” account thought to be connected to the office of Iran’s supreme leader, shortly after a posting that seemed to threaten former United States President Donald...
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