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Reggae Boyz Blake, Burke, Powell could miss MLS Eastern Conference Championship

The Philadelphia Union's Jamaican trio of national goalkeeper Andre Blake, defender Alvas Powell and Cory Burke could be at risk of not taking the field for their club's biggest game of the season. The group were among 11 players who have entered...
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The Jamalco alumina refinery at Halse Hall in Clarendon.

US$100-million gap Premium

Nearly US$100 million or more than J$13 billion in payments made by Clarendon Alumina Production (CAP) over a four-year period to its joint venture partner in the Jamalco refinery cannot be accounted for, a leaked preliminary treasury and financial...
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$50-million contract controversy hits RADA Premium

An alleged scoring error that resulted in an initial winner of a multimillion-dollar contract to supply tractors has plunged the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) into controversy, with a lawsuit threat from the aggrieved company...
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Constitutional and criminal law tutor Glenroy Murray.

Century-old laws targeted

Barbados’ transition to a republic last week has reignited talks locally of removing Queen Elizabeth as Jamaica’s head of state after more than a quarter-century of dithering. Prime Minister Andrew Holness last weekend also hinted at steps being...
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God save the Queen?

Jamaica has, for decades, been giving consideration to the value of retaining the monarchy. Under the present system, the country swears allegiance to the Queen. Successive administrations have suggested that separating from the monarchy would be a...
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Cavalier’s Rudolph Speid

PREMIER SHIFT Premium

LOCAL PREMIER League clubs appear set to continue their new thrust of focusing on young players, with a paradigm shift aimed at capitalising fully on the business of football to make money. The trend of clubs fielding mostly youngsters kicked in...
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Francis critical of umpiring

NATIONAL SENIOR netball head coach, Connie Francis, wanted a strong response from her team after their first Test loss to England last week Sunday. Instead, the Sunshine Girls could not recover after a poor start as they fell 66-47 in yesterday’s...
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KPMG outsourcing unit doubles workforce, adds second location Premium

KPMG Jamaica has doubled its outsourcing workforce from 250 to 500 in a year, and is still in the process of hiring more people, having co-invested in expanded facilities. The rapid expansion of subsidiary business KPMG Jamaica Extended Support...
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Caribbean Cement cites cost savings ahead of Cemex royalty payment vote Premium

Caribbean Cement Company Limited appears to see the royalty payment to Cemex partly as payback, noting that for five years it has benefited from the intellectual property and internal systems of its Mexican parent Cemex for which is received value...
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Allan ‘Skill’ Cole, to whom Carlton ‘Pee Wee’ Fraser was like a brother, stands by a picture of him, as he enters Inna De Yard last Wednesday.

Sunset showers bless Groundation for Pee Wee at Inna de Yard

In Rastafari, the touching of the ‘groun’ signifies the unification of the body and the Earth, and when the element of rain is added to that synergy, the showers are hailed as blessings. For that reason, the rain did not mark the end of the...
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‘Wah fi yuh cyaa be un fi yuh’ – Nick Creegan’s upbringing resonates like a classic Jamaican script

One will recall travelling through the countryside near any river before dawn, capturing the sights of women with baskets of clothes settled down for a day’s worth of washing. Some were accompanied by little children whose laughter echoed into the...
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Police officers stage a peaceful protest on the steps of the Supreme Court to demand payment of overtime that is currently owed to them from 2015. The officers will return to court on December 16.

Editorial | Compromising with the police

We take it as a good sign that the Police Federation, the union of rank-and-file cops, has, over the past week, largely gone quiet on their money dispute with the Government. The assumption is that they are negotiating. When people are around a...
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Orville Taylor | Leaving the Queen and finding a heroine Premium

Talk is cheap but money makes one’s voice strong. When your dollar is the strongest of all independent full CARICOM members, your population is 99 per cent literate, your gross domestic product per capita is $12,900 and more than 90 per cent of...
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

China, US tussle over Biden’s ‘Summit for Democracy’

BEIJING (AP): China and the United States are tussling over President Joe Biden’s upcoming democracy summit, which the ruling Communist Party sees as a challenge to its authoritarian ways. The party maintains China has its own form of democracy and...
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WHO: Measures used against Delta should work for Omicron

MANILA (AP): Measures used to counter the Delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new Omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said Friday while...
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Suzzanne Lee, owner of Bookland, with her husband, Andrew Lee. The couple say their business is a labour of love and have dipped into their savings to keep the store open during COVID-19.

Bookland – labour of love keeps them going

“This is our calling and this is what we love to do,” says Bookland co-owner, Suzzanne Lee, adding that her business has seen better days prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Lee and her husband have had to finance their 54-year-old store...
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Poems

Ripples and waves Journey over the blue, Ride over a glass of colour Towards the unknown, Away from a home, Ripples and waves, Greet me at this start It feels so much better Than feeling pulled apart. The adventure gives a wink As I fold my...
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The company says that after applying their coat, the vehicle will be able to resist some amount of scratch.

Ceramicare Limited paving the way for the automotive industry

Troy Grant and Ithamar Thorpe are no ordinary business partners, as they formed their relationship through a magical moment. “Originally, it was to be three of us holding down the fort, as auto mechanics. But, the individual that introduced me...
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Shacman brings the showroom to Mandeville

Tank-Weld Equipment, official distributor for Shacman in Jamaica and the Caribbean, in partnership with the National Commercial Bank (NCB), hosted a two-day showcase in Mandeville recently. Tank-Weld Equipment Managing Director John Ralston was...
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The stately dining room with an 18-seater feasting table.

Dream House | Arcadia Estate takes you back in time

Is time travel possible? This very question has fascinated humanity from the ninth century BC, including fiction writers, philosophers and scientists. Today, astrophysicists and other leading researchers believe travelling back through time will be...

SAINT International models remember late Louis Vuitton and Off-White designer Virgil Abloh

Fashion designer and creative virtuoso Virgil Abloh – the former artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear and founder and chief executive officer of Off-White – who passed away last Sunday after a private two-year battle with cancer, had a long...
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Intimate partner violence is such a norm nowadays that experts have developed classifications like physical, verbal, economic, emotional, psychosocial and sexual violence that women – and girls – are likely to experience.

Imani Tafari-Ama | Marital rape is not sexy

When Burnett Robinson, senior pastor of the Grand Concourse Church in the Bronx, preached his sermon on November 13, he did not know it would be his last. But he dug his own professional grave with his words. The Seventh-day-Adventist Church was...
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Delano Franklyn | States of emergency not the answer to address crime

President of the Senate Tom Tavares-Finson, who former Prime Minister Edward Seaga once described as being from ‘good stock’, was at his party-political tribal best in the Senate on Friday, November 26, when he railed against Opposition senators...
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