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Jamaican man in Barbados freed in case of COVID quarantine breach

Jamaican Dean George Scott was this morning freed by the Barbados Court Appeal in his case of a breach of a COVID-19 quarantine order. In handing down the ruling, Chief Justice Patterson Cheltenham said Scott should be freed by the prison once all...
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Four more COVID-19 deaths, 248 new cases

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded four more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 410. The deceased are: A 57-year-old man from St Catherine. A 66-year-old male from St Elizabeth. A 57-years-old woman from St James. A 103-year-old female from St...
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Three students from the Lititz Primary School in St Elizabeth walk along the main road on their way home from school yesterday. Education Minister Fayval Williams has announced that only students who are to sit major examinations should be allowed to parti

Prep-school conundrum - Ministry directive can’t compel them to scrap private face-to-face classes Premium

Private schools will independently decide whether they will continue with face-to-face classes, dismissing the education ministry’s declaration that only exit exam students should attend in-person sessions as merely “an announcement”. A meteoric...
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High-rises for Portmore

The densely populated municipality of Portmore should transition to high-rise living as one of the fastest-growing regions in Jamaica. That is one of the proposals that is being mulled by a joint select committee examining the prospects of...
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A section of the Cockpit Country Reserve in Trelawny, which accounts for a portion of Jamaica’s existing forest cover.

Earth Today | A move towards social forestry

JAMAICA’S FORESTRY Department is looking to communities as a part of the answer to realising expanded forest cover for the island while also reaping climate change risk reduction benefits, such as carbon capture, which has helped to cool global...
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Earth Today | Nepal-based centre becomes 7th regional implementing entity of Adaptation Fund

THE NUMBER of regional organisations that can access climate finance from the Adaptation Fund has increased to seven, following an intersessional board decision this month to accredit the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (...
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Bobbette Shelton (centre), wife of the late Jamaican footballer Luton Shelton, views the body of the former national striker along  with members of the family at the House of Tranquility Funeral Home on Orange Street in Kingston yesterday.

Luton’s legacy will live on Premium

Plans are currently in the pipelines to ensure that the legacy of former Harbour View and national senior team striker, Luton Shelton, stays alive, said wife Bobbette Shelton. The widowed Shelton, speaking to The Gleaner at yesterday’s final...
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Trinidad force the sting out of Scorpions in Super50 semi

Despite half-centuries from opener John Campbell and Brandon King, the Jamaica Scorpions could not replicate the same bowling performance from previous encounters and succumbed by six wickets to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their Regional...
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Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell.

Fed in no hurry to raise interest rates

United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank will not start raising interest rates until it believes its goals on maximum employment and inflation have been reached. Powell also warned that...
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Plastics market untamed - Gov’t weighs ban on non-biodegradable containers as imports spike Premium

For months, Jamaican manufacturers watched as non-biodegradable plastics entered the market and grew in volume, even while they were still counting the cost of the ban on single-use plastic packaging and styrofoam containers. They had ceded space...
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Calabash is scheduled to be held from May 27 – 29, 2022, under the theme ‘For Word’, which has been its message since 2020.

Calabash ‘For Word’ into 2022 - Renowned biennial festival pushed to new year amid pandemic

A snazzy play on words accompanied by the storied footprints in the sand of time are some of the elements that comprise the graphics for Calabash 2022, scheduled to be held from May 27 – 29. ‘For Word’, the theme for the Calabash International...
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Editorial | Urgent discussion of university funding, please

THIS NEWSPAPER’S report on Sunday of the worsened finances of Jamaica’s universities highlighted again the need for a robust debate on how, and who, should pay for higher education – a question around which the country has tiptoed for too long....
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Anthony Bogues | Response to the UWI report on governance

I am a postgraduate alumnus of The University of the West Indies (UWI). At the UWI, I learned how to think in interdisciplinary ways, grappling with questions through critical thinking. The basic scaffolding of a university education: posing...
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Letter of the Day | Blizzards, pandemics and God’s power to save

THE EDITOR, Madam: Many persons calling themselves Christians continue to go to church and meet as a body during the pandemic, claiming God’s power to save, despite statistical proof that churches are super spreaders, and many pastors - and their...
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Keep your cell phone private

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am appealing to all the women of Jamaica, whom this hat fits, to stop endangering their lives with their cellular phones, by carrying them in their hands while travelling in the public and on the public transport. Prevention is...
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This photograph, released by UNICEF yesterday, shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines

COVAX delivers first coronavirus vaccines

ACCRA, (AP): Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a programme that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots...
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Sanctions prompt expulsion of head of EU delegation

CARACAS, (AP): Venezuela’s government on Wednesday ordered the expulsion of the head of the European Union delegation in the South American nation following the bloc’s decision to impose sanctions on several Venezuelan officials accused of...
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This beautiful serving of shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef, vegetables and cheesy mashed potatoes.

Couple sparks new flame with Bistro Bites

They say the perfect couple cooks together, but it takes a power couple to go into business together. Donica Daley and Luke Webster never thought they would be starting a restaurant, but their pure love for food sparked this new and exciting flame...
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Recipe: Red Stripe Lemon Beer and Craisins Bread

Stephanie Coy, managing director of BlueHouse, shared a Red Stripe Lemon Beer and Craisins Bread recipe. It is easy to make, and quick and tasty too. 3 cups all-purpose flour (if using self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and salt) 1 tbsp...
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