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Six more imported COVID cases push overall tally to 751

Six new imported #COVID cases were today confirmed in Jamaica, bringing the overall count to 751. Five of the cases are patients who arrived on flights from the USA and one from Canada. Meanwhile, 600 patients have so far recovered with 124 others...
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CCJ strikes out Appeal Court ruling over Guyana elections

b In its ruling, the CCJ nullified a recent report submitted by Guyana's Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield in which he had dumped over 115,000 votes cast in the March 2 polls. The CCJ has also ruled that Lowenfield should produce a...
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King Valley Gang Trial | 44-y-o looks forward to dinner with family, restarting farm after acquittal

Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted yesterday, said he is now anticipating rebuilding his business that was destroyed when he was wrongfully arrested by the police almost two years ago. The...
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Chinese turn to facial recognition to hit back at robbers - System able to make match even if crook wearing a mask

Western Bureau: With a number of their businesses being hit in multimillion-dollar heists in recent years, sometimes with deadly outcomes, members of the Chinese community in Montego Bay, St James, have turned to technology, including facial-...
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Earth Today | Caribbean professor makes case for efforts to sustain COVID-19 gains

One Caribbean academic has made a push for efforts to sustain the environmental gains, however limited, from the global pandemic, COVID-19. Professor Leonard Nurse, lecturer at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, said those gains...
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Earth Today | ‘Region can sustain improvements’

The Caribbean can, with effort and a show of commitment, build on the ‘green’ gains from COVID-19, including improved air and water quality seen in some parts of the world. So says Professor Leonard Nurse of The University of the West Indies (UWI...
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Martin Lyn (right), president, Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica, explains the technologies involved in the starting blocks to Minister of Sport Olivia Grange (left) and Major Desmon Brown, general manager, Independence Park Limited, during the present

Lyn eyes return of swimming

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre could happen by August provided that measures taken to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus disease are accepted by...
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‘Different times, different Tallawahs’ - Franchise CEO explains rationale behind this season’s CPL draft picks

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller says that the team was not looking to find a marquee player to replace former captain Chris Gayle as he is “irreplaceable”. However, the idea behind the players drafted was to build a solid...
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In this August 4, 2011 photo, a man passes a Brooks Brothers store on Church Street in New York’s financial district.

Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy protection

Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every American president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in New York in 1818, Brooks...
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Harding, Croskery private equity partners

A plan put forward by CEO Zachary Harding for SSL Growth Equity Limited, which trades as SSL Group, to create a private equity subsidiary is now off the table. Instead, SSL Group has announced the formation of a legally separate entity, Delta...
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It wasn’t us! - Fridays At the Devon promoter says his event is not the one under scrutiny

Chad Williams, promoter of the popular ‘Fridays At the Devon’ party, wants to clear up speculations that his event was the one that caused the temporary shut-down of Devon House earlier this week. In an interview with The Gleaner, Williams says...
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Buju Banton and Kartel land on Billboard Reggae charts

Buju Banton has landed in the number two spot on the Billboard Reggae chart this week. According to data from the Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Upside Down 2020, which was released on June 26, sold 2,995 copies to début in the spot only bested in sales...
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Editorial | Corruption weakens the economy, threatens democracy

Jamaicans, on the face of it, have a paradoxical attitude towards corruption. We know it is a problem, moan a lot about it, and want it to go away. Yet, corruption, the pollsters say, has little impact on how we elect governments. Voters,...
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Densil A. Williams | Yes to reopening, no to fearmongering

As Jamaica prepares to open its borders to international travellers, there is a strong debate between the health camp and economic camp about the speed with which the Jamaican economy is being reopened. The Medical Association of Jamaica sent out a...
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Letter of the Day | Is Jamaica for Jamaicans or just tourism?

THE EDITOR, Madam: One of the most mismanaged assets of this beautiful island is the beaches that abound in every parish. Not all seafront areas are suitable for sea bathing due to the miles of rocky shoreline that exist. And the best of what’s...
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Talkback Thursday

The Opposition does not support extending the tenure of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn beyond her scheduled retirement in September, saying she has a poor record in securing corruption convictions. Our social media followers...
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National Security Minister Wayne Caines (left) and Tourism and Transport Minister Zane DeSilva.

Cabinet ministers quit over breach of COVID-19 rules

HAMILTON (CMC): Two of Bermuda’s leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant, where COVID-19 regulations were breached. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism...
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Puerto Rico faces political turmoil as governor investigated

SAN JUAN (AP): Puerto Rico faced the possibility of political turmoil Tuesday as the US territory’s governor welcomed an investigation into allegations that she obstructed justice amid calls from the main opposition party for a legislative probe...
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Love for the coconut

“Happiness is drinking the milk from the coconut.” For so many food lovers out there, this is not only the tasty truth, it is a gastronomic gospel as well. Welcome to What’s Your Flavour? This week, Food takes a closer look at the delicious...
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Roast Chicken with a twist

Foodies around the world would agree that there is nothing more spectacular than blessing your palate with perfectly fused flavours. From viewing savoury recipes and experiencing an array of aromas and colours to taking that first mouth-watering...
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