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Dancehall artiste Skeng arrested at Kingston airport

Dancehall artist, 'Skeng', was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, earlier today. The Jamaica Constabulary Force released a brief statement on Twitter this evening. The police said Skeng was charged with...
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UPDATE | Gunman kills 18 children, 3 adults in US mass shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The assailant was killed by law enforcement.
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A crowd gathers while entertainers perform at a Digicel Christmas campaign launch at Nelson Mandela Park in 2013.

MANDELA SHAME

Citing its small footprint and underwhelming state, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that Nelson Mandela Park may be relocated to a more spacious venue befitting the honour of the late South African anti-apartheid agitator. The park,...
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Go deal with Spanish Town’s rats, MP tells mayor

In blistering criticism of Mayor Norman Scott and the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, lawmaker Kerensia Morrison accused the local government authority of keeping her in the dark about the official parish Labour Day project in her constituency...
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Ricardo Dystant, chief of digital transformation and special projects at JN Bank.

Growth & Jobs | ‘JAM-DEX will be a game changer for Jamaica’ – says JN Bank executive

A LOCAL financial and technology expert is touting the recent introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) on the market by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) as a game changer for Jamaica. Ricardo Dystant, chief of digital transformation and...
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Growth & Jobs | Business is good: Making money in a pandemic

THE JAMAICA Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has shouted to the tumultuous winds of the COVID-19 pandemic amid its strong gusts that “Business is good!” Seeking to inspire entrepreneurs, the agency invited two of its top-performing clients,...
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Yona Knight-Wisdom

Knight-Wisdom banking on different approach Premium

With a change in approach and perspective from his Tokyo Olympic campaign, Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says that he hopes that he can be in the perfect form for a chance at a medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer. Knight-Wisdom...
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Rare JPL win for Montego Bay United

Montego Bay United have not had a Jamaica Premier League (JPL) win to celebrate in four months. But finally the long barren spell has ended. They beat Portmore United 1-0 in yesterday’s game at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. Nevaun Turner’s...
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Kadeen Mairs, CEO of Dolla Financial Services Limited.

Dolla Financial goes for maximum with $500m IPO

Microfinance company Dolla Financial Services wants to raise $500 million from stock market investors later this month, the maximum equity raise allowed for new listings of junior market companies. The offer at $1 per share runs from May 27 to June...
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More companies adopting ‘just-in-case’ inventory systems Premium

Unending supply chain bottlenecks and rising shipping costs, coupled with a general surge in demand for consumer goods, have forced local manufacturing and distribution companies to re-examine their approach to inventory management. War and the...
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David Minott was a student of the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston.

'I can’t live without David' — Family in mourning as Sugar Minott’s grandson drowns

David Minott, the 16-year-old grandson of dancehall veteran, the late Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott, lost his life while visiting the Somerset Falls attraction in Portland on Sunday. The Wolmer’s Boys' School student was with his grandmother and a church...
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Chris Gayle featured on reggae compilation album targeting Asia

You can’t keep a good man down, especially if he’s a renowned batsman who has ventured into music and has chosen to go by the moniker, Universe Boss. As Chris Gayle, he is used to hitting big runs on the cricket pitch and, without missing a stride...
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Lisa Hanna

Editorial | Bring new abortion law

The least Prime Minister Andrew Holness can do is have Parliament, as Lisa Hanna has called for, debate the 2020 report by its human resource and social development committee (HRSDC) on abortion. Preferably, though, Mr Holness should immediately...
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Michael Abrahams | Abortion – Easy to criticise, but harder to empathise Premium

It is so easy to judge women who have had abortions. It is easy to call them careless, irresponsible, cruel, wicked and sinful. You have a right to disapprove of abortion, and you have a right to express your disapproval. If you are one of those...
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Letter of the Day | Who is policing the police?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last Thursday (May 19), the minister of finance, Dr Nigel Clarke, sought to assure the police that they would be getting more money after the public-sector review is completed. Even though the time period is indefinite, it...
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Politicians and their ‘Hallelujah Veritas’

THE EDITOR, Madam: With war raging in Ukraine, coupled with supply chain issues and inflation – causing the price of energy, food and all consumer items to soar worldwide – news emerged from Dallas, Texas, on May 19, that a new, non-virulent...
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Boris Johnson awaits judgment of ‘partygate’ report

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shadowed by a career-threatening scandal for months – but so far he has escaped unscathed. This week, he faces one more threat to his political future: a comprehensive report into...
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US tourist deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning – newspaper

NASSAU (CMC): The three American tourists who were found dead at the Sandals Resort in Exuma earlier this month died from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to media reports on Monday. The media quoted Police Commissioner Paul Rolle as confirming...
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It was faith that made this union possible, but love made it all worth it.

Newly-weds paint endless love in shades of ‘Whyte’

“After years of disappointments, I was right where I wanted to be and who I was meant to be with,” a content Jody-Ann Mitchell reflected as she reminisced on saying ‘Ido’ to the love of her life, Oshah Whyte. The two might have met under business...

Something Extra | Tuesday

It is awards season at Sagicor Group Jamaica, and financial advisers at Sagicor Insurance Brokers Limited (SIB) were recently treated to an intimate and elegant awards ceremony to celebrate and recognise the top achievers at the brokerage for the...
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Representatives from the Shipping Association of Jamaica’s port community system (PCS) and the Barbados PCS steering committee at the SAJ head office in Newport West last Thursday.

Shipping | SAJ welcomes Barbados delegation for port system dialogue

THE SHIPPING Association of Jamaica (SAJ) welcomed a delegation from Barbados’ maritime sector last Thursday as the Eastern Caribbean nation explores the development of a port community system (PCS). The group, which included members of the...
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