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California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major legislation passed...
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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is bullish about his job-rotation plan.

US FLEXI JOBS FOR NURSES Premium

The Government is in discussions with four overseas entities for a partnership deal engaging local nurses and doctors on three-month ‘flexi-contracts’ in the United States to stem the tide of migration. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher...
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'Him can’t eat taxpayer money'

The relatives of the Cocoa Piece family who were brutally slain last week have pushed back at rights lobby Jamaicans for Justice’s (JFJ) appeal for restraint despite widespread approval for the death penalty locally. Expressions of outrage and...
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Anisa Wilson-Smith (second left), founder and CEO of Life Skills Publishing and Consultancy Services, in conversation with (from left) Akimeo Timoll of York Castle High, Janet Manning, principal, Maldon High, and Sandra Greene of Holy Childhood High, durin

Teachers benefit from workshop on positive discipline

Several teachers benefited after attending a two-day workshop on positive discipline, which was part of a series of workshops being presented by Life Skills Publishing and Consultancy Services (LSPCS) that are based on the Positive Youth...
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Ocho Rios Seafood Festival returns August 6

Gastro-tourism will receive a much-needed boost this summer with the return of the popular Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, set for the picturesque White River Reggae Park, Ocho Rios, on Independence Day, Saturday, August 6. Absent for the past two...
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Sakima Mullings

Sakima Mullings set for October return

Sakima ‘Mr Smooth’ Mullings will be returning to the boxing ring on Saturday, October 8. He will be in one of two main event matches of a fight night that takes place in St James at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, but his opponent has not yet been...
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Jones has high hopes for Williams at World Under-20 Premium

Dwight Jones, the coach of national junior discus record holder Cedricka Williams, says he has high hopes for the athlete ahead of next month’s World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. “Last year she made the top eight. This year the aim is...
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Peter Knight, CEO of the National Environment & Planning Agency.

No new environmental study for Dreams hotel, NEPA rules Premium

Environmental regulator National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, has responded to an ultimatum from a Montego Bay Freeport residents’ association, making it clear that the state agency will not require the developer of the planned 11-storey...
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Full rate hike impact will hit soon, opponents say Premium

The Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, shrugged off continuing entreaties from the business community this week and opted instead to stay the course with a seventh interest rate hike, despite signs of cooling of consumer prices. Experts said the full impact of...
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Andrea Davis

Five Questions with Andrea Davis

Known for her love, knowledge and unwavering will to promote reggae music locally and abroad, Andrea Davis embodies what it means to blend passion and purpose. From conceptualising International Reggae Day (IRD) in 1994 to organising the annual...
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‘It’s like she’s being born again’

Richard Chin plays many roles standing backstage, as a father, motivator, inspiration, and cheerleader of Tessanne Chin. He was recently spotted at the 2022 Jamaica Rum Festival in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, watching intently as the songstress hit the...
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There are suggestions that the cost of using the highways  might be causing many truckers to stay away from the routes – a fact that could be worsened by the proposed toll hikes of between nine and 26 per cent.

Editorial | Get behind toll road numbers

Even as we adhere to the principle of the sanctity of contracts, this newspaper believes Jamaica would benefit from a robust analysis of whether Jamaica’s existing, and expanding, network of tolled highways has delivered on its economic promise...
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Peter Espeut | The principle of retribution

The Lex Talionis (The Law of Retaliation – An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth) – first found in the Code of Hammurabi (1780 BC) and supported in the Old Testament – was an advance over previous practice. Even in the early Old Testament an...
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Kamina Johnson Smith

Letter of the Day | Kay Osborne failed to discredit Kamina Johnson Smith

THE EDITOR, Madam: Is it extremely disappointing that after being the first Jamaican to announce her candidature for the Commonwealth secretary-general, Kamina Johnson Smith is being chastised by Kay Osborne, a fellow woman, moreover a human...
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Talkback Friday

The prosecution is to seek the death penalty for 23-year-old Rushane Barnett, who has been charged with the murder of his cousins – a mother and her four children – in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon. Their throats were slashed. What are your thoughts?...
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Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen (right) administers the Judicial Oath to Ketanji Brown Jackson as her husband, Patrick Jackson, holds the Bible at the Supreme Court in Washington yesterday.

Jackson sworn in, becomes first black woman on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP): Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of...
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Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy that was at the centre of efforts to deter asylum-seekers, forcing some to wait in Mexico. Two conservative justices joined their...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and cricket star and artiste Chris Gayle, an ambassador for Jamaica.

Chris Gayle talks cricket, Jamaica 60 with Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street

When superstar batsman, Christopher Henry ‘Chris’ Gayle took his place at the historic 10 Downing Street in London, England, recently, it was to discuss Jamaica 60 celebrations and cricket, lovely cricket, with prime minister of the United Kingdom...

Rum for Breakfast filled with daybreak party essentials

Bacchanal Jamaica’s highly anticipated Rum for Breakfast (RFB) event returned to Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Saturday to the delight of waistline-wining and shot-taking patrons. Beyond the easy synergy generated by the extensive soca ‘famalay’ and DJs...
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