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Chinese spy balloon spotted over Western US - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over US airspace for a couple days, but the Pentagon decided not to shoot it down due to risks of harm for people on the ground, officials...
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St James man charged for 2018 murder

A 41-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to a chopping incident in Long Bay, St James, in 2018. He is Carlius Stewart, a labourer of Three Miles River, Westmoreland, and Long Bay, St James. He is charged with the murder of 44...
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SSL: We could pay debts ‘in full’ Premium

Directors of embattled investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) said that the company was in a position to pay “in full” its debts when it applied for a voluntary wind-up last month, documents obtained by The Gleaner have revealed. On...
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New-look police uniform will be blue – Anderson Premium

More than a decade after it was recommended as part of a strategic review, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has confirmed that there will be a uniform change for all police personnel by the end of the financial year. Among the changes will be...
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The SSL is not unfamiliar with the FSC having to intervene in its operations.

SSL crisis sparks investment concern in diaspora Premium

Jamaican expatriates with investments in their homeland have been cautious about liquidating their securities in the wake of the $3-billion Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) fraud. Members of the diaspora said, however, that they were awaiting...
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Media gatekeepers urged to preserve standards

Media practitioners have been challenged by a state broadcasting chief to “go back to the basics” in ensuring that quality and accuracy are not sacrificed. “The practitioners of today, including those who are the gatekeepers, editors, we don’t pay...
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Yohan Blake competing in the men’s 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last year.

Blake hopes for Paris farewell

YOHAN BLAKE won’t be contesting any more championship 200-metre races. That’s the word from Blake himself in an interview recently. Visiting India as an Event Ambassador for the 18th edition of the Mumbai Marathon held on January 15, the Jamaican...
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Gordon sees a third World Cup berth for U17s

NATIONAL UNDER-17 football coach Merron Gordon is confident the 20 players selected to make the trip to Guatemala for the Concacaf Under-17 Championships can take Jamaica to the Under-17 World Cup for the third time in the country’s history. Gordon...
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Directors Jordan Chin and Deborah Cumming shake hands on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the announcement of the deal between First Rock and Century 21 Jamaica, at the AC by Marriott Hotel in New Kingston.

First Rock acquires Century 21 Jamaica franchise holder

First Rock Group says it has acquired a majority stake in Deborah Cumming’s company, Heave Ho Properties Limited, the local franchise holder for real estate brokerage Century 21. The acquisition of the business was done through First Rock Century...
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After Tesla price cut, Ford follows suit with Mustang Mach-E

Ford is cutting prices on its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV by as much as US$6,000. The Detroit automaker is increasing production of the Mach-E this year and said it is taking advantage of streamlined costs to reduce prices across the board. The cut...
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From left: Samory I, Yaadcore, Ras-I, Protoje, Tessellated and Jaz Elise at The Lost in Time Festival media launch at the AC Hotel Kingston on Tuesday.

Protoje promises special experience at The Lost in Time Festival

If the good vibrations that permeated through the small group that gathered at the AC Hotel Kingston for the media launch of The Lost in Time Festival foreshadow what is to come from the show on February 25, then patrons are in for a great event...
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Dr Nigel Clarke, minister of finance and the public service.

Editorial | Publish all FSC/SSL reports

Between Dr Nigel Clarke’s tactical release of information and leaks by other sources, Jamaicans are facing an olfactory assault from a swampy management culture at Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) and a spectacular failure of regulation that...
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Basil Jarrett | Slavery still holding us back

The police beating and subsequent killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 7 was shades of George Floyd, 2020. Except this time, it wasn’t a gang of white police officers thrashing an unarmed black man. All five officers involved...
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Letter of the Day | Literacy is a fundamental human right

THE EDITOR, Madam: The power of reading is infectious. Once a student takes ownership of the keys to reading a total transformation begins. Unfortunately, there are millions of people globally who have yet to experience this human right....
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Re: Holocaust Remembrance Day

THE EDITOR, Madam: What always needs to be told are the instances of immense mass inhumanity prevalent in war. However precious, human beings can actually be consciously or subconsciously perceived and treated as though they are disposable and...
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Day of disruption in UK as hundreds of thousands join strike

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of schools in the United Kingdom closed some or all of their classrooms, train services were paralysed and delays were expected at airports Wednesday in what's shaping up to be the biggest day of industrial action...
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‘Hands off Africa!’

KINSHASA (AP): Pope Francis demanded on Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” as he arrived in Congo to a raucous welcome by Congolese grateful he was focusing the world’s...
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Host for the evening, Kamila McDonald, owner of Kamila’s Kitchen and one of Flair’s 23 Women to Watch in 2023, greets the enthusiastic audience in an eye-catching printed ensemble as guitar player Jason Wharton cheers her on.

Something Extra | Thursday

Kamila’s Kitchen, located along Skyline Drive, was the perfect place for the Red Stripe-sponsored Thank Jah Is Friday live show with beloved artistes Julian Marley and Kumar. The hilltop retreat had the right ambience and energy for the...

Something Extra | Wednesday

Yard Mas, the newest band for Carnival in Jamaica 2023, made the debut of its ‘Reign of Goddesses’ last Saturday at the Cinema 2 Parking Lot in New Kingston in movie-like form. Something Extra was in attendance to bring you the highlights.
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Danzi’s golden brown fried chicken.

Danzi Kitchen has tongues wagging in Clarendon

The name Danzi Kitchen has been on the tongues of many food enthusiasts across May Pen in Clarendon. Danzi Kitchen’s owner, restaurateur, 28-year-old Shericka Lewinson, told The Gleaner that after completing her degree in media and communication at...
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Chef Ricardo Esson finds culinary passion in catering

If cooking is love made visible...and edible, then Chef Ricardo Esson has found life’s recipe for happiness. Preparing simple yet tasty dishes from the tender age of eight, he knew from that point that the culinary arts would be his calling. Today...
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