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Gov't to distribute over 125,000 tablets to students by end of school year

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Fayval Williams, says by the end of the school year, more than 125,000 tablets would have been issued to students under the Government's Tablets in Schools Programme. Williams made the disclosure while...
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Clinical trial on COVID-19 vaccine for children underway in Cuba

The head of  the Centre for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), says a clinical trial on a COVID-19 vaccination for children is currently underway and is progressing satisfactorily.  According Dr Meiby...
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TAXI RAPISTS CONVICTED Premium

Two men who used a fake taxi to rape three women during a near month-long crime spree four years ago have been convicted for a slew of sex-related crimes. In one incident, which occurred in 2017, a then-23-year-old woman boarded the fake taxi in...
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Senate clash

A call yesterday by Government Senator Charles Sinclair for Opposition Senator Damion Crawford to remove a social media post that referred to him as a “liar” was met with an acerbic response from the latter, who made it clear that he was on a...
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Kaylayia Chambers (left) is presented with her tablet on Monday by past student Hornet Williams at the Rock River Primary School in St Mary.

Former police deputy superintendent donates tablets to alma mater

Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Hornet Williams said he walked over five miles to get an education when he was a Rock River Primary School student. Now, he’s hoping to ease the plight of the school’s current crop of students. On Monday,...
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Blood Bank, Malta recognise top voluntary blood donors

In celebration of World Blood Donor Day on Monday, The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), in partnership with Malta, awarded the Blood Bank’s top blood donors. The donors received gift baskets and plaques courtesy of Malta. Their names were...
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Jamaica Football Federation headquarters in Kingston.

‘Happy to assist’

Newly appointed national senior men’s football team assistant coach Paul Hall says that he is honoured to be given the role. Hall, an integral member of Jamaica’s team that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998, was announced in the...
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Local camp an option, says JAAA boss Premium

With the pre-Olympic camp in Japan cancelled, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Garth Gayle says that a local-based camp could be an option for the athletics team as they make their final preparations for the Tokyo...
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Christopher Zacca, president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited.

Sagicor Group taking large stake in NFE-Jamalco power plant

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, SGJ, is putting up US$100 million ($15 billion) for a large stake in the LNG power plant that fuels the Jamalco refinery at Halse Hall in Clarendon and is owned by natural gas infrastructure developer and operator New...
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Arc Systems seeking hold on receivership pending appeal Premium

Construction materials company Arc Systems Limited, which was placed in receivership in May, has filed an appeal against the decision and also asked the Court of Appeal to issue a stay on its execution, pending the determination of the case. The...
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Kamal Powell (left), and his son, Marcus, following a karate tournament.

‘I am raising Marcus to be a gentleman’

There is an undeniable fear among many prospective fathers. For some, having a child appears so daunting from the outside looking in. It’s almost as if becoming a parent would be one of the hardest things that could ever happen to a man. The early...
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Family is one of Yaksta’s greatest ‘assets’

He may have planned for Ahjza’s birth, but Kemaul ‘Yaksta’ Martin was not prepared for all the challenges having a child would bring, and could not expect the “mature man” that his son would develop into, now, at the age of just five. According to...
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Editorial | Refugees from paradise

Merely a day after the United States (US) government reversed Trump-era rules that had made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, 11 persons, including Jamaicans, came ashore on a South Florida beach. Of all the ironies...
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Ronald Sanders | Democracy too precious in CARICOM not to defend it abroad

More commonality was shown by CARICOM countries in a vote on Tuesday June 15 at the Organization of American States (OAS) than has been seen in recent times. Eleven CARICOM countries joined 15 other member states of the OAS in adopting a...
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Letter of the Day | Do not ‘mash up’ the schools

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am convinced, more than ever, that the stakeholders and those at the very helm of the education sector are the reason that our schools are plagued with certain problems. These leaders seem to be sending mixed messages on...
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Readers' reactions – Under-50s will have to hold off on second jab

Jamaicans under 50 years old who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait longer for their second jab, as the Government places vulnerable groups as priority. Approximately 35,000 people will be affected, Minister of...
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Brazil still debating dubious virus drug amid 500,000 deaths

BRASILIA (AP): As Brazil hurtles toward an official COVID-19 death toll of 500,000 – second-highest in the world – science is on trial inside the country and the truth is up for grabs. With the milestone likely to be reached this weekend, Brazil’s...
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Lawmakers mark Juneteenth with talk of ‘abolition amendment’

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honouring when the last enslaved black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery – forced labour...
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Something Extra | Friday

Ferrari V12 production cars were suspended over the factory floor Sunday night as the 74-year-old luxury car maker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway show unveiling its first ready-to-wear collection targeting a younger...

Daniela Stone to make Miami Swim Week début

For many offspring of entertainers, music is a birthright, something passed down in their DNA. But for Daniela Stone, daughter of well-known reggae singer, Sophia Brown, her calling was fashion. Today, that journey that started back in 2018 with...