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Peru outclass new look Boyz 3-0

Jamaica were beaten 3-0 by Peru in their international friendly tonight at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru. Second-half strikes by Luis Iberico in the 48th minute, Alex Valera in the 66th minute and Yoshimar Yotun in the 82nd minute doomed the...
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COVID alarm as more positive pregnant women being hospitalised

The Health Ministry is reporting that more COVID positive pregnant women are now being hospitalised with respiratory problems than at any other point since the pandemic began in 2020. According to data from the ministry, as at January 17, some...
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Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss-Gorman suits up as she takes charge of the Jamaican army on Thursday.

‘Insurance policy’ Premium

Dismissing sporadic calls for the disbandment of the army, Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss-Gorman has described the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) as the backbone of the State and the axis of major disaster-response operations, including the coronavirus...
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Firm, feisty, but loyal Premium

When storm-like conditions years ago threatened to capsize the vessel a young Antonette Wemyss-Gorman was commanding, a verbal lashing from the feisty captain caused panicky crew members to regroup and steady the ship. The crew had left the...
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Tourism Enhancement Fund Chairman Godfrey Dyer.

COVID-positive tourists a small percentage, Dyer contends

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Chairman Godfrey Dyer is hitting back against reports of increased numbers of hotel guests testing positive for COVID-19, arguing that those visitors who are confirmed to have the virus are only a...
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ATL Automotive Group opens $500m bodyworks facility in MoBay

WESTERN BUREAU: THE POTENTIAL for economic growth in Montego Bay was boosted on Wednesday with the official opening of the ATL Automotive Group’s brand new ATL Bodyworks body shop facility, valued at $500 million, in the western city’s Bogue...
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Wilson predicts extra special year Premium

Technical leader of Jamaica’s senior track and field programme Maurice Wilson says 2022 will be an extra special year in track and field for Jamaica. Wilson expects a number of top-level performances, especially from the country’s female athletes...
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First-time finalists Manning’s, Garvey Maceo hunt daCosta Cup

Western Bureau The prestigious rural area ISSA/Digicel daCosta Cup clash between Manning’s School and Garvey Maceo High School will headline today’s double-header at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Sports Complex in Santa Cruz....
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Overhead view of a section of the Mystic Mountain complex in Ocho Rios.

Mystic Mountain takeover averted for now Premium

One year after creditors called their investment for non-payment of bond interest, the takeover of the assets of indebted attractions owner and operator Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, was averted on Tuesday when a ruling was handed down in the...
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Derrimon acquires its first food manufacturing business

D errimon Trading Company has acquired the business and assets of Spicy Hill Farms, a Trelawny-based business that deals in the manufacturing of dried agricultural products, soup and spice mixes. The new subsidiary will be the first food...
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Five Questions With DJ Puffy

Just as his gold-framed glasses and hat to the back have formed part of his look, so too has DJ Puffy’s masterful turntablism, mounting accolades and trailblazing innovation come to characterise his career. The Barbadian recently became the first...
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Top 10 most anticipated films of 2022

The year 2022 has only just begun, and it promises a cavalcade of highly anticipated films. With so many films being delayed due to the pandemic, the year is stacked with an unprecedented number of huge movies. Here’s a quick list of 10 movies you...
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Editorial | Discuss unemployment insurance

NOW THAT Kavan Gayle, a government senator and head of the trade union aligned to the ruling party, has added his voice to the matter, the administration may be inclined towards a robust discussion of how Jamaica might implement an unemployment...
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Enrique Okenve |Time for a new Jamaica-Maroon Treaty? Premium

THE EVENTS of the last few days, involving the Accompong Maroons, under the leadership of their elected chief, Richard Currie, have reminded us that the Maroon-Jamaica relationship continues to be a festering topic. This unspoken truth became...
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Letter of the Day | Argument is not done, PM

THE EDITOR, Madam: One has to take the prime minister’s now infamous statement, ‘argument done’, in context. Jamaica is seemingly battling congruently the three big ‘Cs’: crime, corruption and COVID-19. Evidently, these combined issues are...
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An unnecessary ministry

THE EDITOR, Madam: The facts are inescapably clear that Jamaica has long been in need of constitutional and other legal reforms. However, the recent reshuffling of the Cabinet by Prime Minister Andrew Holness has seen the pouring of new wine into...
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Prime Minister Mia Mottley (right) takes the oath of office before President Dame Sandra Mason yesterday.

Newly sworn-in PM Mottley vows to be ‘gov’t’s chief opposition’

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Mia Mottley was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday afternoon, announcing that until she swears in her Cabinet next week, she will take responsibility for the health portfolio amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mottley, who...
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Protesters await sentencing, facing long prison terms

HAVANA (AP): Cuban courts have wrapped up the hearing phase of six mass trials for people accused of involvement in the largest and most unruly protests on the island in decades, leaving more than 100 defendants awaiting potentially heavy sentences...
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Chris Zacca, president and chief executive officer of Sagicor Group Jamaica, encouraged team members to keep their eyes on the prize.

Something Extra | Friday

Sagicor Group Jamaica hosted – Blast Off – its annual kick-off motivational session, on Wednesday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, and it was high energy all around as team members, both in person and virtually, experienced a truly memorable and...

Your guide to gifting wine

For many of us, wine is an integral part of our menus. There’s something uniquely joyful about a delicious glass of wine, whether you’re sharing a bottle with friends, family, or your partner. To help in your search for that perfect bottle of wine...
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