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Stocks Round Up | 31 stocks advance, 37 decline and 10 trade firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Thursday again losing ground, with an advance/decline ratio of 31/37. The JSE Combined Index declined by 1,303.81 points or 0.33 per cent to close at 390,816.58 The JSE Main Market Index was...
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14-year-old shot dead in Manchester

Detectives assigned to the Manchester police division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a teen and the injury of another in Brockery district, Christiana, Manchester, on Wednesday, December 2. Dead is 14-...
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Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey.

UCHENCE LET-DOWN - Gang leader hit hard but cop hurt by cronies’ short sentences

Despite convicted gangster Uchence Wilson being slapped with a 26-year prison term, perceived lighter sentences for some of his eight cronies dishonour the memories of their victims, a senior Jamaican police officer has said. Wilson’s marauding...
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Christmas comes early for blind couple - Expatriate gifts new roof to lovebirds

The love story of a blind St Catherine couple living under a leaky roof tugged at the heart-strings of a Jamaican expatriate who has given them an early Christmas present. The cacophony of banging hammers was paradoxically music to the ears of...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Jamaica does not currently have the capacity to deal with all the types of hazardous waste generated.

Earth Today | Hazardous waste policy headed to Cabinet

THERE ARE efforts afoot to ensure the enhanced management of hazardous waste on the island, with the updated Green Paper on the subject anticipated for Cabinet submission this month. Hazardous waste is considered as any substance which by reason of...
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Kyle Butler (left) 
makes a point during an interview at the Waterhouse Stadium on December 22, 2017, while his father Craig Butler looks on in the background.

No war of words - Butler seeks peace, while wife defends son Kyle

Sophia Smith Butler has jumped to the defense of her son Kyle after he accused his father, Craig Butler, of abuse and assault. However, attorney Christopher Townsend, who is representing Craig Butler, the founder and coach of Phoenix Academy, says...
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Nicholson has room for improvement – Belgian journalist

As national striker Shamar Nicholson seeks to build on his debut season with Belgian club Charleroi, Belgian journalist Vincent Blouard believes that the 23-year-old will have to make major adjustments to help his club equal or surpass last season’...
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This May 12, 2020, photo shows a general view of the Renaissance Center, headquarters for General Motors, in Detroit.

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project....
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Mystic Mountain shake-up - Founding chairman to exit amid court battle for control

The Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures attraction in Ocho Rios, contending with more than a COVID-19 pandemic financial fall-out, is estimated to require US$2.6 million or $380 million in additional working capital over the next two years. As...
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Jodi Hylton, brand manager, beers, the HEINEKEN Company and Director for Zimi Entertainment Nicholas ‘Zimi Nick’ Mahfood beat the heat with ice cold beers at a 2019 staging of Zimi Seh Brunch.

Zimi Seh Music - Hit by COVID, entertainment company refocuses time and money into artistes

In a music industry beset with the challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic, the entertainment agency responsible for popular events Zimi Seh Brunch and Zimi Seh Riva has moved into music. “The moment the first case of the novel...
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Alborosie talks ‘Shadows After Dark’ campaign - Says ‘reggae is about a good revolution’

A picture of Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang and reggae star Alborosie was released as the visual to officially launch a campaign to raise awareness against human trafficking. For Alborosie, this was the culmination of a discussion...
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NHT drawdowns understandable, but …

NO ONE should be surprised or, in the circumstances, find it unreasonable that the Government, as Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke formally announced on Tuesday, will continue to tap the National Housing Trust (NHT) for J$11.4 billion annually over...
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David Wright | Culture, food and obesity

Our traditional diets, especially in rural Jamaica, are rich in starches. Our staple diet usually consists of one or more of the following: rice (plain rice or rice and peas), potatoes, yams, dumplings and green bananas. As a people who are prone...
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Letter of the Day | Our ship is sinking

THE EDITOR, Madam: At the time when the Titanic was around, it was believed by many to be the best ship to have ever been built. It was also thought by many to be unsinkable. In 2020, we know better and as they say, hindsight is 20/20. The captain...
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Talkback Thursday|Do not raid the trust, borrow the money

FINANCE MINISTER Dr Nigel Clarke on Tuesday said the Government has plans to draw down $11.4 billion per year over five years from the National Housing Trust. It is to cushion the economic fallout from COVID-19. We asked our followers if they...
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Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock gestures as he arrives at Downing Street in London yesterday. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday thanked scientists from Pfizer and BioNTech after the approval of their COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine; will begin shots within days

LONDON (AP): BRITAIN BECAME the first country in the world to authorise a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine yesterday and could be dispensing shots within days – a historic step towards eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4...
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France, UN rally aid for Lebanon, urge political reforms

PARIS (AP): FRANCE AND the United Nations (UN) vowed Wednesday to keep providing humanitarian aid to Lebanon but urged the country’s leaders to form a new government as a political deadlock in Beirut has blocked billions of dollars in assistance...
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Meet the talent behind Freshly Baked by Audrey’s great sorrel and fruit cake, Audrey Harris.

Freshly Baked by Audrey shares a taste of Christmas

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, and bringing that characteristic holiday flavour to palates everywhere is Freshly Baked by Audrey, with home-made sorrel and fruit cake. Baking and cooking from the age of nine, Freshly Baked by Audrey...
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Celebrate Enjoy Responsibly Day with these non-alcoholic mocktails

During the holiday season, alcoholic intake usually increases in the heat of the festivities. With the new COVID normal and curfew restrictions, many fear that drinking might take centre stage at family gatherings and small link-ups. That is why...
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