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Statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie destroyed in London park

A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by...
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Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 US states

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal...
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Dr Andrew Wheatley, MP for St Catherine South Central, trails Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the handover ceremony for National Housing Trust units at the SilverSun Estate in Wheatley’s constituency on Wednesday. Despite a damning Integrity Commission

PM stands by his man - Scandal-plagued Wheatley may get second chance as minister

Despite adverse findings against Dr Andrew Wheatley by the director of investigation at the Integrity Commission, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hinted that he would not rule out appointing the embattled former energy minister in a future...
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Cabinet backed Petrojam appointments – Wheatley

Former Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has denied that his appointment of several key persons to the scandal-scarred board of the Petrojam oil refinery was tantamount to collusion. Wheatley, who was roundly criticised as “dishonest” in a...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

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Earth Today | Resilience building a must for Caribbean islands in a COVID-19 world

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS should give attention to climate change and disasters, as part of their sustainable development agenda, even as they adjust to life with COVID-19. “Climate change and disasters must be prioritised,” noted Therese Turner-Jones,...
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Political activism cricketers’ own decision – Holding

Former Windies fast bowler, now pundit, Michael Holding, has commented on whether cricketers should use their platform to speak up on racial injustice. With recent global protests led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement after the death of...
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Skerritt hails Weekes as founding father of cricket

Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt has described the late Windies legend Sir Everton Weekes as one of the founders of the region’s cricket. Sir Everton, 95 years old, passed away after a period of illness at his home in Christ Church,...
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A FedEx logo at a facility in Romulus, Michigan.

FedEx falters as business deliveries fall

FedEx Corp flipped to a US$334-million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, but its revenue and adjusted profit beat Wall Street expectations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel a boom in online shopping. With many United States residents...
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SIA disapproves sugar price hike

A recent hike in prices by Jamaica’s sugar producers and marketers has not found favour with the Sugar Industry Authority, SIA, which views the decision as tone-deaf, coming as it is in the middle of a pandemic and a slew of job losses. The 9.2 per...
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Advertorial | Meet outstanding Jamaican gospel artiste Judith A. Gayle,OMS

Judith A. Gayle is a prime example of God's ability to transform brokenness to wholesomeness and a life of despair to a life of divine purpose. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Judith did not have the privilege of completing high school, but that...
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Pulse’s next int’l star shelters in place

Shantae Leslie is a teenager raring to go, and not even a global pandemic will stop her from reaching for the stars. She immediately got the attention of several of the world’s leading agencies when her photos lit up social media after the highly...
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Editorial | Belnavis, Morris should step aside

MICHAEL BELNAVIS should have long since resigned his post as chairman of the St Ann Municipal Corporation (SAMC), if not his seat for the council’s Ocho Rios division, pending the outcomes of administrative, and probably criminal, investigations...
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Ethon Lowe | Race: a troublesome inheritance

With George Floyd’s final nine minutes and the heavy-handed US police response to the ensuing public rage, solidarity marches took place all over the world to protest against black inequality and police abuse. Statues and memorials celebrating the...
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Letter of the Day | Perfect opportunity to change sexual harassment mindset

THE EDITOR, Madam: IT IS no secret that women who are sexually harassed or assaulted do not always report these crimes as soon as they happen, for multiple reasons. In fact, many women do not develop the strength or the right empowerment...
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Talkback Thursday: COVID results

As of July 10, people visiting Jamaica from Florida, New York, Arizona and Texas must upload the results of their COVID tests to be approved for landing. What do you think about this new requirement? #GLNRTalk Just make everybody test and done....
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Protests mounted against Africa’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine test

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine...
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Biden: Trump has a ‘lot to answer for’ on Russian bounties

WILMINGTON (AP): Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has a “lot to answer for” amid reports that he was advised as early as March 2019 of intelligence that suggested Russia was offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of...
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Chef Damion Haynes of Inferno Kitchen posing proudly with his culinary masterpieces, his Alfredo sauce (left) and creamy shrimp Alfredo.

It’s getting saucy in the Inferno Kitchen

French Chef Alexis Soyer once said, “Sauces in cookery are like the first rudiments of grammar – the foundation of all languages.” Channelling that same delicious energy into his dishes is local chef and caterer Damion Haynes. The owner of Inferno...
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Pizzazz Fusion: An oasis in the heart of the city

Being in a stunning restaurant is quite extraordinary! At Pizzazz Fusion, the atmosphere is simply fantastic: the food and the wine even better! There is an exquisite art to the culinary world, and their menu provides such unique items you won’t be...
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