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Security guards to assist in enforcing COVID-19 protocols - Chang

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says the Ministry may have to call on private security guards to assist with enforcing COVID-19 measures in public spaces across the island. “Security guards will be called in to ensure protocols...
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Dry conditions affecting water supply to some St Andrew communities

The National Water Commission is reporting that the Mona Treatment Plant in St Andrew is experiencing reduced production levels as a result of declining inflows to the facility due to the direct impact of the ongoing dry spell....
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GOV’T FACING $220M LAWSUIT - Party promoter claims accounts maliciously frozen

A popular party promoter who had his bank accounts frozen for almost two months amid a probe by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has filed a more than $220-million lawsuit against the Government. The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme...
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Spencer says he has remedy for St Elizabeth SE

When The Gleaner last week caught up with Dr Dwaine Spencer, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) standard-bearer in St Elizabeth South Eastern, he was in the midst of conducting a free back-to-school medical fair for scores of students, an...
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Debra Frazer (left), chief executive officer at Caribbean HR Solutions, presents Caribbean HR Solutions 10-year memento to Gloria Henry, president of the Global Services Association of Jamaica.

Caribbean HR Solutions celebrates a decade of service

WESTERN BUREAU: Talent matters, especially when fused with hard work and dedication. Caribbean HR Solutions recently paused its busy work schedule to celebrate its 10th anniversary as the Caribbean’s premier human resources outsourcing company,...
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‘We are dying here’ - Top Coffee Grove cries for water

Porus, Manchester: Veniesha Daley-Wright was at her wits’ end when she took to social media this week to make an impassioned plea for water on behalf of her district of Top Coffee Grove in Porus, Manchester. For the past five weeks, the teacher...
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Blake’s goodbye - JAAA president to step down, backs Gayle to replace him

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, will not be seeking re-election for a third term in charge of Jamaica’s track and field and has thrown his support behind current General Secretary Garth Gayle...
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OUR to step in on IPL, JPS dispute

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is expected to today meet with officials from Independence Park Limited (IPL) to offer advice on a dispute involving the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). The meeting is a crucial step in helping to determine...
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Constance Hall, principal actuary at Eckler Consultants.

Restructuring of NIS seen as fix for sporadic pension savings

Approved retirement schemes, or ARS, which were crafted as a solution to bringing more Jamaicans into the pension net, have performed at less-than-desirable levels largely due to infrequent and small savings by subscribers to such schemes. Data...
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CAP to pay off debt in lay up to Jamalco IPO

Co-owner of Jamalco alumina refinery, Clarendon Alumina Production Limited, CAP, will pay off a large portion of its debt, which in turn would improve its overall equity position in the lay up to the refinery’s planned listing on the stock...
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Five Questions with Joan Myers

Gospel singer and songwriter Joan Myers is a woman with a passion for music. A dynamic performer, Myers has toured the Caribbean, Canada, the British Virgin Islands, and the United States as a backup and lead vocalist with celebrated gospel group...
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Alicia gets the nod for Ralph Lauren

Alicia Burke and Francine James were both in the final running for the upcoming Ralph Lauren campaign. In the end, Burke took pole position and won. While this was James’ first key consideration to front a campaign for Ralph Lauren, Burke has been...
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Editorial | Be aware of campaign-finance loopholes

Jamaica’s two big political machines are about to embark on a spending binge in support of their general election campaigns. Between them, if circumstances require it, and they have the money, the outlay, legally, could be as much as J$3.15 billion...
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Peter Espeut | How racist are we really?

The view (often expressed) that in Jamaica we have no problems with race prejudice, but only class prejudice, is naïve and false. We sociologists – whose business is to study race and class issues – know better. The recent furore over the...
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Letter of the Day | God is in control, but we need to observe COVID-19 protocols

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Umbrella Groups of Churches (JUGC) is deeply concerned about the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Jamaica and, in particular, about reports of the flagrant disregard of many of the regulations established to...
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Blatant flouting of quarantine rules

THE EDITOR, Madam: It really saddens me to see the extent to which the returning residents are reportedly flouting the quarantine rules in Jamaica. We ought not to ask about tourists because if we cannot contain ourselves, how do you expect the...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces that full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem yesterday.

UAE to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP): ISRAEL AND the United Arab Emirates, UAE, announced yesterday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a US-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the...
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Fierce competition on to replace Harris

LOS ANGELES (AP): THE POSSIBLE election of US Senator Kamala Harris as vice-president has set off a fierce competition in California to replace her, with contenders already pressuring Governor Gavin Newsom for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime...
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