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Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Government will be reviewing proposals submitted by stakeholders regarding the resumption of the entertainment sector.

Gov't to review proposals for resumption of entertainment sector

JIS: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be reviewing proposals submitted by stakeholders regarding the resumption of the entertainment sector. He said that several proposals have been sent in about how the industry can...
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JDF officer in sex scandal resigns

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer at the centre of a sex scandal has resigned. In a statement, the JDF said following the conclusion of its investigation, the officer submitted his resignation to the Defence Board. The allegation related to...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced relaxed coronavirus restrictions.

COVID BREAK - PM relaxes restrictions but warns of pullback if rules broken

Days after tighter strictures were placed on Manchester to contain the worrying spike in COVID-19 numbers, some areas of national life are being given a reprieve following intense lobbying. Effective February 1, churches will have the green light...
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COVID passports off to flying start for US travellers

Travellers to the United States (US) had a generally smooth induction into the new regime of so-called coronavirus passports, with at least two prospective passengers being turned back at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) early Tuesday...
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My Jamaica Your Jamaica

Board of Directors and members of the executive of the South St Catherine Chamber of Commerce.

South St Catherine Chamber of Commerce takes on new life

The Old Harbour Chamber of Commerce has taken on new life under its new name – South St Catherine Chamber of Commerce – which was launched last Wednesday at the Old Harbour Baptist Church in Marlie Acres Speaking at the launch, president of the...
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Violence against women an urgent national problem

One in four Jamaican women has been a victim of gender-based violence, having been physically abused by a male partner, while an equal number of women have been sexually abused by men who are not their intimate partners. “This is an urgent national...
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Yohan Blake, (left), world class sprinter and chairman of Yohan Blake Wellness Centre, looks on while therapist, Rupert Fearon, (right) conducts a demonstration of a treatment method on offer at the facility on Johan O’Gilvie at the official opening of t

Recover at home - Blake hopes new wellness centre will allow athletes to remain in Ja for specialised treatment

Having suffered multiple career-threatening injuries himself, superstar Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is looking to ensure that the world-class treatment and services needed to recover are available to his fellow athletes, right here in Jamaica....
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We have to do better - Roach expects improved showing from WI Test team against Bangladesh

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach says he expects the Test side to put up a better fight against Bangladesh when the two teams meet in the two-match series, which bowls off on February 3 in Chattogram. Roach was quick to point out that the...
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Gregory Fisher, head of Emerging Markets, Fixed Income & Wealth Management at Jefferies.

JSE Conference | Jefferies urges market caution

JSE CAPITAL MARKETS CONFERENCE Jamaican investors interested in the American financial market are being urged to be cautious in their investment decisions, even as recent market activity has been bullish. Gregory Fisher, Managing Director...
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Slow walk to 5G roll-out - SMA getting ready to deploy spectrum, but telecoms not ready to invest

Jamaica’s big telecommunications companies aren’t prioritising rapid roll-outs of 5th generation, or 5G, mobile technology, even though radio frequencies for the service are already earmarked by the agency in charge of distributing spectrum. In its...
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Noted photographer Peter Ferguson died on Thursday.

‘He was in a class of his own’ - Peter Ferguson hailed for brilliant photography

Last Thursday, Jamaica lost one of its most gifted photographers, said Collin Reid, a fellow lens man and friend of the late Peter Ferguson. “If I were to name the top five within our field, Peter would have to be in the list, and one of the things...
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‘Black Bodies’: Short film, long impact

It starts out with the striking voice of literary and visual artist, Komi Olafimihan, articulating a poignant spoken word poem and sounds of panicked breathing in the background from the lead female played by Donisha Prendergast, whose sudden...
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Editorial | Clarify CSEC options

It is to the continued exasperation of this newspaper, and the vast majority of Jamaicans, we believe, that neither the education ministry nor the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), the teachers’ union, have engaged stakeholders in a robust...
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Kristen Gyles | Her child is his, too

We see men walking with their visibly old and over-rinsed underpants grinning from under (or above) their pants; big people thinking they can move up the bank line by getting a ‘skip’; and every other person now trying to hitch a ride on the new ‘...
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Letter of the Day | Urgent action needed to fix public transportation system

THE EDITOR, Madam: As a poor, ordinary man who considers public transportation as the cheapest option, I need to bring to the public’s attention and seek its support in condemnation of bus operators who ply the Mandeville to Kingston and the...
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Thanks for the life lessons, Ken

THE EDITOR, Madam: I have fond memories of Ken Allen when he was The Gleaner’s opinion editor at the turn of the century. He was a man of candour and wit. But more important, he sought to make you a better person. Not everyone could appreciate his...
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Gordon Bonner holds one of his favourite photographs of him with his late wife Muriel who, in April 2020, died of COVID-19, at his home in Leeds, England.

A ‘tsunami’ of grief - Britain’s coronavirus deaths pass 100,000

LONDON (AP): For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom (UK)....
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US restoring relations with Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (AP): US President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration’s cut-off and a key element of its new...
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Vernessa Scarlett: Living with fibromyalgia

Vernessa Scarlett has a vivacious personality. Her smile and witty nature have defied the many challenges she has encountered during her lifetime. Behind the bubbly personality is a woman who has endured insurmountable pain, yet she continues to...
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Wear your mask!

COVID-19 Spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout or sing. These droplets can then land in the mouths or noses of people who are near you, or...
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