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US Justice Department files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’...
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One additional COVID-19 death, 53 new cases

Jamaica on Monday recorded one additional COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 174. The deceased is an 85-year-old male of a St Ann address. Meanwhile, there were 53 new cases with ages ranging from 1 to 90 years, pushing the total to 8,374 with 4,...
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John Levy, general secretary of UCASE.

No BPO unions - Insider warns of mass exodus of outsourcing firms should workers be unionised

Trade unionist John Levy is hoping to break down the resistance from operators in the global services sector to have union representation within their firms, pointing out that several government and private-sector entities have scuppered attempts...
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‘We have nothing to hide’ - Information roadblock thwarts auditor general’s UDC probe

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has declared that it has nothing to hide after the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) halted an audit because of problems getting information. The UDC, the country’s main urban and rural development agency...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Growth & Jobs | Use a credit card to preserve cash – banker urges businesses

Small Businesses in need of credit at this juncture of the country’s economic challenges could find that having a credit card for their business may in fact be advantageous, according to banker Ryan Parkes. The chief of business banking at JN Bank...
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‘Be realistic’ - Football agent urges local clubs to lower unreasonable demands for players

Football agent Horane Brown of Jasports Multimedia says that local clubs should lower their expectations when it comes to negotiating transfer fees for players who are seeking to ply their trade overseas. Brown, who represents players from Arnett...
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Boyz seeking right squad balance

Jamaica senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that they are determined to assemble as balanced a squad as possible for their international friendly matches against hosts Saudi Arabia next month. The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to end...
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The entrance to the Bank of Jamaica, Nethersole Place, Kingston, regulator of the retail payments market.

FTC probing digital payment services amid COVID - Perceives the market as uncompetitive

With the onset of the coronavirus or COVID-19 and the increased migration from cash to electronic transactions commerce, the Fair Trading Commission, FTC, has launched a study into the payment services sector in Jamaica. The objective of the study...
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Magna Motors upgrades showroom design for more ‘impact’ - Roll-out set for December

A confluence of events, not least of which was the outbreak of the coronavirus, has led to delays in the showroom and headquarters being developed in New Kingston by Magna Motors, the dealer for Hyundai vehicles. But some of the hold-up comes from...
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Marcy Chin in performance on Sunday evening at her virtual showcase.

Marcy Chin’s ‘coming out party’ a stylish affair

She promised to show Jamaica exactly what she is made of, and on Sunday evening, up-and-coming artiste Marcy Chin did just that. After her much-talked-about performance during prime time at July’s virtual staging of Reggae Sumfest, the petite Chin...
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Album Review | Kukudoo’s ‘Jerusalem’ loaded with revivalist overtones

For those who don’t know exactly what it means to be a water-baptised, Holy Ghost-filled, Zionist singer, the latest album, Jerusalem, by Kukudoo, the gospel artiste, gives a fairly good idea. Known for his signature revivalist style and his “Hai...
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Editorial | JDF must continue the candour

We welcome the relative candour with which the authorities, including the army itself, have spoken about last week’s alleged attempt by two soldiers to use a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) bus to smuggle marijuana, leading to a chase and gunbattle...
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Curtis Ward | From globalisation to populism – Part II: Rise of China’s economic and military power

While representing Jamaica at the United Nations Security Council at the turn of the century, there was a buzz about an article in The New York Times which detailed what was characterised as excessive military spending by the Chinese government....
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Letter of the Day | Take the step in the right direction Mr Golding

THE EDITOR, Madam: A recent newspaper article reported that “Former People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Ann North Western, Dr Dayton Campbell, is urging delegates of the party, who are scheduled to vote in next month’s...
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Clarification on Peter Phillips’ US assets

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is with reference to the article in Sunday Gleaner of October 18, 2020 headlined “Peter Phillips’ US assets plunge”, which derives comparison of the securities denoted in the US$ segment of the published summaries of my...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Riverside High School in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday. AP

‘It’s not really that bad!’ - Trump tries to buck up his team as polls show him trailing Biden

LAS VEGAS (AP): President Donald Trump on Monday sought to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from election day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of scientific experts, as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe...
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Opposition renews calls for Moise to step down

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC): Opposition politicians on Monday said that they have no intention of collaborating with President Jovenel Moise as they staged protest demonstrations in the capital of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country...
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Exploring Jamaica’s outports: Port Esquivel and Port Kaiser

Perhaps in your exploration of our land of wood and water, you may have looked out seaward and, depending on your location, seen the outlines of vessels plying their trade. In your wanderlust, how often do you consider the history behind the ports...
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Shipping Schedule

October 20–October 26, 2020 CMA CGM VESSELS ETA KINGSTON CONTSHIP PAX 20/10 CFS PAFILIA 21/10 DIMITRIS C 21/10 OLIVIA I 21/10 ASIAN TRADER 21/10 ASIAN TRADER 21/10 BOMAR REBECCA 22/10 CMA CGM RIGOLETTO 22/10...
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