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Integrity Commission orders public bodies to provide info on contract overruns and variations

All public bodies have been asked by the Integrity Commission to furnish it with detailed particulars concerning contract cost overruns and/or variations that were incurred during the last financial year. They have been given until May 31 to do so...
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A woman celebrates the release of seven persons who had been charged in relation to the killing of reputed gang boss Patrick Davis.

COKE CLAN FREE

Thursday’s release of three high-profile members of the notorious Coke family and four others on murder and gang-related charges served as a blow to law-enforcement and justice officials who have pitched the crushing of mafias as a key goal to...
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Browne, Holness press climate debt relief

Caribbean leaders used Thursday’s high-level climate summit hosted by United States President Joseph Biden to press for debt relief and investment swaps for island states that have been victim to major weather events. Antigua and Barbuda Prime...
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A Salute to Woman

Richard Currie (left) engages Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson (right) and House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert (not pictured) in conversation during a courtesy call at Gordon House in Kingston on Wednesday. Looking on is Chevaune Moore-Minott.

Chief Currie denounces women-beaters Premium

Richard Currie, chief of the Accompong Maroons, has come out against domestic violence, and in particular, violence against women. Speaking with The Gleaner following a courtesy call on Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson and House Speaker Marisa...
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Kareem’s Quest: Icah rooted in Bull Bay

The large community of Bull Bay, which consists of the famous Nine and 11 Miles areas, has fallen prey to crime in the past year, with the community recording a flare-up in violence. Much of this stems from the high level of unemployment and...
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JAAA near end of zone Premium

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Garth Gayle said discussions are now under way with a number of overseas entities to have the country’s men’s 4x100m relay team compete in a number of meets as they seek to qualify for...
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Edwin, Jago rule Central Champs

Edwin Allen High School and St Jago High School continued their dominance at the Central Athletics Championships as both teams retained their Girls and Boys’ titles in convincing fashion yesterday. Edwin head coach Michael Dyke recently told The...
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President & CEO of VM Group Courtney Campbell.

VM creates new fintech arm, positions as market disruptor Premium

Victoria Mutual Group has come through the first year of the pandemic with record earnings, and is looking to technology to build on the near 24 per cent profit growth recorded in 2020. The mortgage lender has launched a new fintech arm, VM...
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Carreras to enter medical marijuana market, after research Premium

Cigarette trader Carreras Limited is plotting its entry into the marijuana dispensary market, but says it’s taking time to conduct research. It’s part of the company’s diversification strategy that already sees Carreras getting into the...
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PTR (from left), Tashlicka ‘Pretty Pretty’ Laird, Keticia ‘TC’ Chatman and Christina ‘Dancing Rebel’ Nelson.

Five Questions With PTR

The names Tashlicka ‘Pretty Pretty’ Laird, Keticia ‘TC’ Chatman and Christina ‘Dancing Rebel’ Nelson will send off sirens in the dancehall sphere. Through aerial jumps and eye-popping dance moves, the trio has established themselves as some of the...
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Big Ship Music Fest will be live

Following an unprecedented period of global live concerts drought, news of the return of the Big Ship Music Fest has been welcomed by artistes, production crews, and fans. It is back in full swing in its second year of staging, with a much-talked-...
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Editorial | Well done, Mses Malcolm and Robinson

That they suffer physical or sexual violence, or emotional abuse, is usually a nasty little secret that women are too often ashamed to share. Men rely on it as cover for their indecent behaviour. Indeed, a 2016 survey by The Statistical Institute...
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Peter Espeut | Making the first move

Most Jamaican non-Catholics are not aware that there are three quite separate Catholic jurisdictions (dioceses) in Jamaica, each which its own bishop. For the Anglicans, Jamaica is one diocese with one Lord Bishop, with three suffragan bishops...
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Letter of the Day | Is dancehall’s link to crime a convenient red herring?

THE EDITOR, Madam: With the current public discourse surrounding dancehall music and its contribution to crime, an opportunity has yet again been presented to examine the efficacy of this line of thinking. Professor of psychology Laurence...
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Wishing Dennis Johnson a speedy recovery

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was sad to hear that Dennis Johnson has COVID-19. ‘DJ’, as he is affectionately called, means a lot to all of the track and field fraternity. DJ is an icon and a former 100m world record holder. We appreciate his valuable...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syria’s Health Minister Hassan Ghabbash, during a press conference where he announced receiving the first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, in Damascus, Syria yesterday.

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight

DAMASCUS (AP) The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the health minister said, part of a push to speed up a sluggish inoculation process in the war-torn country. The arrival of the United Nations-secured...
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Students at St George’s to protest against mandatory vaccination

ST GEORGE’S Students in the School of Arts and Science at St George’s University are planning a protest at the main entrance of the building to formally object to a decision made by the institution which stipulates that all students , faculty,...
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