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Thompson-Herah nominated for Female Athlete of the Year 2021

Jamaican sprint star Elaine Thompson-Herah has been nominated for the 2021 World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award. Thompson-Herah followed up on her Rio 2016 Olympic success with gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the Tokyo...
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New Zealand sets 90% vaccination target to end lockdowns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Friday set an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 90% of all eligible people to end coronavirus lockdowns. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been under pressure to provide a...
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Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios

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Plans for the deportation of Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios, one of the key suspects behind the July 7 assassination of then Haitian President Jovenel Moise, were in train when they were serendipitously scuttled when the high-profile target in one...
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Give AstraZeneca as second shot for 100,000 awaiting Pfizer – doctor Premium

Rallying a call to action in the face of Jamaica’s “vaccine crisis of gargantuan proportions”, public-health specialist Dr Alverston Bailey has urged the Ministry of Health and Wellness to offer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to the estimated...
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Manchester Custos Garfield Green and British High Commissioner Judith Slater celebrate with justices of the peace and medical professionals during a ceremony to honour their commitment to the COVID-19 fight in the parish at Church Teachers’ College in Ma

Slater: No vaccine choices in UK

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: With a high percentage of the population still reluctant to being inoculated, and some locals admitting to delaying the process until their preferred brand of vaccine is available, British High Commissioner Judith Slater...
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May Pen businesses urged to unite to help cops cripple crime

Deputy Superintendent of Police Owen Brown has called for businesses in May Pen to resurrect an initiative launched some time ago to help curb crime in the Clarendon capital. Noting the difference which the business watch – which is somewhat...
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Jamaica’s Tyreek Magee during a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the United States, in Austin, Texas on Thursday, October 7.

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With Jamaica needing goals to boost its World Cup qualifying campaign, football analyst Andrew Price has pinpointed midfielder Tyreek Magee as a possible provider of scoring opportunities. However, with rugged games to come in November, Price feels...
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Stakeholders excited about Carder Park renovation Premium

Portland Football Association (PFA) President Raymond Grant said the Carder Park renovation project, which got under way last week, will not only aid the development of football in the parish, but also have a positive impact on the social and...
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Carol Coy, director general of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.

Inflation heat rises as summer fades

A mid the recovery of some jobs as the economy rebounds, consumer prices have been rising steadily, the most rapid pace so far occurring at the end of summer, which has served to push the headline inflation rate far beyond the target that Jamaica’...
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Charly Black

Five Questions with Charly Black

Charly Black has several accolades and achievements to his name, but his raison d’être is far from fulfilled. When the gravelly voiced entertainer was asked if he had specific goals set to achieve with each milestone year, he said: “It wasn’t a...
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Pilot flies into music with ‘Greater Glory’

School mottos must surely rank in the top 10 most unifying forces ever, just ask any Kingston College or St George’s College student, whether old or new. And, it is with a full understanding of this assignment that Peter Henry has formed One House...
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Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams.

Editorial | Mayor Williams can still earn his CD

On August 6 this year, the 59th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Delroy Williams was named among more than 200 Jamaicans to receive national awards – in his case an Order of Distinction, Commander class (CD). On Monday of this week, National...
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Peter Espeut | Cult and culture Premium

Describing a religious formation as a cult is not helpful, as modern use of the term is really a form of hate speech rather than a technical description. Originally the word ‘cult’ was related to ‘culture’, and referred to a set of religious...
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Letter of the Day | Abortion laws don’t violate reproductive rights

THE EDITOR, Madam: Even as a mere man I get the challenge that a woman faces when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, even if the cause is simply consensual but unprotected sex. I can readily empathise with the dilemma a female faces when...
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Take youth mental health seriously

THE EDITOR, Madam: The discourse surrounding mental health, though seem overdone, remains relevant among the youth in our society. This idea stems from the fact that youths between ages 18-29 are deemed as being most vulnerable/susceptible to...
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A protester threatens to throw stones at motorists trying to pass a roadblock set by anti-government protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. Demonstrators decry a severe fuel shortage and a spike in insecurity as they demanded that Prime Minister A

Gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding. The video posted on...
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Thousands rally to demand civilian rule

CAIRO (AP): Thousands of people rallied in the streets of Sudan’s capital city Thursday, demanding a fully civilian government as the relationship between military generals and pro-democracy groups deteriorated over the country’s future. As crowds...
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There is no ‘ideal time’ to do the things you’ve always wanted to do said Michelle-Ann Letman of her decision to start a business in the pandemic.

Q&A with Michelle-Ann Letman, the PR Belle

It is often said that in the midst of every crisis lies great opportunities. Such has been the case for many Jamaicans who ventured into business over the past 18 months, during one of the worst global pandemics in modern history. In 2020, the...

Something Extra | Friday

Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) hosted vaccinated staff and business partners at a private screening of the new James Bond movie No Time To Die at the Palace Multiplex cinema in Montego Bay last Saturday. Serving champagne, rum and wines as...
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