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Apple to scan US iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Apple unveiled plans to scan iPhones in the United States for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments...
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Special memorial held for those who died due to COVID-19

A special virtual memorial and candle lighting ceremony was held on Wednesday by the National Chorale of Jamaica to honour lives lost due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ceremony was held at the St Theresa Roman Catholic Church in...
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Nicholas Skervin of Caribbean Cement Company gets his COVID-19 jab from nurse Oneka Murray at the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica headquarters in Kingston on Wednesday.

Vax or vex Premium

The Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) has started drafting a proposal for mandatory vaccination of workers amid growing concern about the island’s low rate of inoculation against the coronavirus disease. Those overtures, yet to be dispatched to...
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Hard lesson for Jackson Premium

TOKYO, Japan: As her powerful strides ate up the Tokyo Olympic Stadium’s Mondo track, pulling in the Great Britain and United States’ anchor-leg runners in the women’s 4x100m relay heats, one couldn’t help but wonder the heroics Shericka Jackson...
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St Vincent Prime Minister injured amid massive protest

Prime Minister of St Vincent and The Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonzalves has been injured amid a major protest now under way in the capital, Kingstown. The prime minister was hit on the head with a stone. The protest is against changes to the Public...
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Earth Today | A cry for fairness, solidarity to address the climate crisis

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES have laid out what for many is a solid case for ‘solidarity, fairness and prosperity’ in the response to a changing climate, ahead of the upcoming Glasgow talks set for November. The ‘case’ is reflected in the recent position...
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Parchment (second left) and bronze medallist Ronald Levy (right) in action in the Men’s 110m Hurdles final.

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TOKYO, Japan: Newly crowned Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment crossed the line after his semi-final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a knowing smile. He had seen enough from trailing the gold medal favourite, Grant Holloway, to the...
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‘I’m not done yet’ Premium

TOKYO, Japan: She did not win a medal in the Women’s 400m Hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but national champion Janieve Russell had more than enough reason to celebrate at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium following the final after posting a big...
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Tourists take pictures after exiting Carnival’s Mardi Gras cruise ship, docked in the bay of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

First cruise ship docks in Puerto Rico since pandemic

The Carnival Mardi Gras docked Tuesday in Puerto Rico – the first time a cruise ship has visited the United States territory since the pandemic began. Some cautiously celebrated the arrival. It comes as Puerto Rico has reported an increase in...
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Mystic Mountain creditors want trustee replaced Premium

Creditors of indebted Ocho Rios attraction Mystic Mountain are scheduled to meet today in a bid to change the trustee in bankruptcy named last month by Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, as part of a proposal to settle nearly US$14 million, or...
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Kool Runnings Water Park, Wavz, and Long Bay Beach 1 are the venues that will see the Dreamers gather for fun and frolic, but this time, the promoters say that there will be COVID marshals in place to ensure that all protocols are adhered to.

The Dream Weekend begins…

It is touted as the Caribbean’s largest party festival, and Dream Weekend kicks off today along the seven-mile beach strip on Norman Manley Boulevard in the resort town of Negril, Westmoreland. It’s all systems go for the promoters, Dream...
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Miss Kitty says GG Achievement Award holds a special place in her heart

When the Governor General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA) were handed out last week Thursday, media personality and attorney-at-law, Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton, was among the recipients. Hylton was awarded the honour for the county of Surrey for...
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Editorial | Powerful signal from Court of Appeal

CHIEF JUSTICE Bryan Sykes may have faced the first round of the incoming. However, Delroy Chuck, the justice minister, must not believe that he, too, is not a target of what Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn called the Court of...
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Clinton Chisholm | Did Jesus really exist?

IT IS perfectly legitimate to ask of any person in ancient history ‘did he/she really exist?’. Because we were not around back then to express personal knowledge of anyone’s existence, we have to repose faith or trust in persons, documents,...
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Letter of the Day | We refuse to continue to live as slaves

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE POLICE cutting of Nzinga’s locks is not purely about an attack on Rastafarians, even though this has been done to them specifically as a group for decades. It is one of the methods of violence used by the State to...
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Become your child’s online spy

THE EDITOR, Madam: Isn’t it ironic that those who need our protection the most are left to navigate the online space alone? Well, if you think not, then you are very much deluded. Many of our minors are left to do so every day, especially since...
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In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, attends the Bastille Day military parade in Paris.

WHO head seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA (AP): The head of the World Health Organization (WHO called on Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their...
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Push to oust Cuomo gathers force as prosecutors eye him, too

ALBANY, NY (AP): New York’s legislative leaders signalled on Wednesday that Governor Andrew Cuomo could swiftly face an impeachment trial if he doesn’t resign, while a growing number of prosecutors also eyed investigative findings that he sexually...
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i-doc’s Jacqueline Chambers (right) and fitness instructor Timarah Dixon at the official launch.

Something Extra | Thursday

Western Jamaica bankers, business process outsourcers, medical representatives, doctors, and tourism industry members turned out last Thursday to launch i-doc Concierge’s health club. The event, which took over the entire first floor of the ICON...

Not ‘HIIT-ing’ your fitness goals?

The pandemic has left many people deprived of the opportunity to be active, and with less physical activity often comes weight gain and various health-related issues. However, meeting your fitness goals is easier than you think. Andre Brown, a...
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A closer look at the trending ackee ice cream.

Chef Rameish Desouza turns national fruit into delicious ice cream

Jamaica’s national fruit, more popularly known as ackee, is a household favourite, especially when paired with salt fish and corned pork. Now, picture this Jamaican staple as an ice cream flavour. Chef Rameish Desouza, the confectioner behind this...
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Fire up the grill

There is nothing like a good backyard grill and chill. For Independence Day or any lazy weekend in the late summer, a cookout is a sure-fire way to get the whole family’s blood pumping. With the holiday weekend ahead, Peppatree is challenging...
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