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#JaVotes2020 | US will support any party that forms the government - Tapia

United States (US) Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has pledged his country’s support to whichever party forms the next government after the September 3 polls. Addressing reporters this morning at the embassy,...
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JAMP updating accountability scores for parliamentarians

Watchdog group Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) has moved to update the information used to score parliamentarians and senators on its accountability meter. JAMP tracks accountability issues that span the last five years of public...
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Peter Bunting (left), co-campaign director, chats with PNP President Dr Peter Phillips at a party meeting at The Mico University College on Marescaux Road in Kingston on  Sunday, June 28.

PETER POUNDS POOR POLLS

Dr Peter Phillips isn’t too concerned that pollsters believe Andrew Holness is practising so much social distancing, Phillips might lose the September 3 general election. The opposition leader was flint-faced on Wednesday as he declared that he was...
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Guy slams COVID PR as Gov’t gets thumbs up

An RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson poll that shows overwhelming public support for the Holness administration’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic has rankled the opposition spokesman on health, who believes that Jamaicans have bought into a “false”...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisa extradited to US on terrorism charges

Controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal was today extradited to the United States on terrorism charges.  Born Trevor William Forest, el-Faisal was indicted by the New York City Police Department on five counts of terrorism....
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Earth Today | Youths get ‘shot’ at having water ventures bankrolled

THE GLOBAL Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) is keen on making young people change agents for the realisation of water security for the region, a fact that forms at least a part of the rationale for the recently launched Young Caribbean Water...
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Schoolboy football in January? - Stakeholders weigh in amid reports of new year considerations

The recent spike in local COVID-19 cases and the continued absence of approved sports protocols could lead to a January 2021 start for the schoolboy football season, according to information reaching The Gleaner. While noting that they are...
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Tallawahs eager to get going

Having been in quarantine for almost two weeks in Trinidad and Tobago, ahead of the start of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition, Jamaica Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell said that the players are eager to return to the field of...
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The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico’s Capitol in San Juan.

Accountant arrested in Puerto Rico public corruption case

Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico’s former education secretary. FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz identified the man as Aníbal Jover, who was once president of Puerto Rico’s Association...
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Victory for ‘Butch’ Stewart - • Court voids 2012 probe of Sandals Whitehouse sale • Integrity Commission considers next step

The Judicial Review Court has ruled that the contractor general lacked jurisdiction to probe the sale of the Sandals Whitehouse Hotel in Westmoreland, handing a victory to hotelier Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his firm Gorstew Limited, nearly a...
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Birthday boy, Father Witty (left) celebraties at Uptown Mondays Headquarters, Savannah Plaza, HWT on Monday, February 19, 2018.

McKenzie drops the hammer on entertainment - Weddy, Uptown Mondays pick new days

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie had threatened the entertainment sector at a town hall meeting recently that he would drop the hammer if the non-compliance with the rules and regulations set out for the reopening continued to be...
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Celebrate Verzuz, urges Swizz Beatz amid cover art drama

American producer Swizz Beatz says he doesn’t want the current controversy surrounding the Billboard cover art reporting on the ‘Verzuz Effect’ to cloud the fact that to date, dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man have delivered one of the...
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Editorial | Diaspora policy in light of Kamala Harris

JAMAICANS WITH friends and family with a vote in America have another reason – other than that of removing Donald Trump, which would be good for the world – to urge them to cast their ballots in November’s presidential election. Global policy apart...
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Camille Steer | The ABCs of retirement planning

”Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials: much to live on and much to live for.” Though this article cannot provide you with the latter, it will share nuggets that at least will give you the essential ingredients for retirement -...
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Letter of the Day | Right choice, Biden!

THE EDITOR, Madam: Today, I learned that former presidential nominee for the White House, Senator Kamala Harris, has been picked by Joe Biden to be his running mate, in essence to be his vice-president should he win the upcoming US November...
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Embracing Emancipendence

THE EDITOR, Madam: EVERY YEAR around this time, we Jamaicans reflect upon our progress as a nation. For a small Caribbean island, we have a lot to be thankful for. We gather in various places to reflect. This year is a bit different, but I’m sure...
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Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them. Antibodies are proteins...
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Lebanese gov’t resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT (AP): Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the...
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Feast on filet mignon today

“If wishes were filet mignon, we’d always eat well at dinner.” These wise words expressed by American author Dean Koontz seems most appropriate for the special occasion. Today, August 13, is National Filet Mignon Day, and in honour of the premium...
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Celebrating a joyful National Rum Day

With National Rum Day fast approaching on Sunday, August 16, rum enthusiasts are looking for the best ways to celebrate and enjoy some of the world’s most beloved spirits. Rum has played an integral part in Jamaica’s history and culture. And no...
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