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15 Opposition MPs demand meeting with Phillips to discuss future of PNP

A group of 15 Opposition Members of Parliament have written to Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips demanding a meeting by Monday to discuss the future of the People’s National Party. There are 29 Opposition Members of Parliament. In a letter...
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Large cruises banned in Canada at least until October 31

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Large cruise ships will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least October 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s transport minister announced Friday. Transport...
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President of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association, Lynvalle Hamilton.

Car mileage fraud in overdrive - As cracks open up in screening, dispute emerges over inspection certificates

Despite the establishment of a pre-shipment regime by the Government to protect consumers, unsuspecting Jamaicans are still being deceived by unscrupulous used-car dealers who are rolling back the mileage generated on vehicles in the country of...
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Keith Clarke’s daughter: I forgive them - Rubbishes claims of Christopher Coke links and demands justice 10 years on

Ten years after her father, Keith Clarke, was killed inside his home during a military operation, his eldest daughter says she has forgiven the alleged trigger men. Claudine Clarke Tracey insists, however, that those who are responsible must be...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Seven more COVID cases increase tally to 575, five more recoveries

Jamaica has recorded seven new COVID cases. Five are cruise ship workers and two are deportees. All seven new patients are men aged 25 to 58 years.  Two have addresses in Portland while the others are from St Thomas, St ...
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Appleton Estate showcases Jamaican excellence

For more than 200 years, one of the most beloved brands in Jamaica, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, has travelled the world in the form of some of the finest aged rums ever made, capturing the hearts and awakening the palates of rum lovers far and...
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The tote board at Caymanas Park as seen on February 22, 2020.

Tote board fix coming for Caymanas Park

Gary Peart, executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, says the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the process of installing a new tote board at Caymanas Park, almost a year after the equipment stopped functioning. The tote board, which is...
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Sprintec ready for restart

Maurice Wilson, the head coach of Sprintec Track Club, says his charges will be ready to compete when action in athletics resumes in August. The veteran sprint coach says that even though the recent two-week lockdown of St Catherine, where the club...
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The GraceKennedy building in downtown Kingston. In normal times, the conglomerate would have open-door annual general meetings at its corporate headquarters, but this year it was a closed-door event.

GK first to test remote AGM amid pandemic

FOOD AND financial services conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited, GK, held what it described as a closed-door ­annual general ­meeting, AGM, on Wednesday, which required a minimum three shareholders to form a quorum. The event was live-streamed in...
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Lydford to ship first limestone exports since crisis

LYDFORD MINING will today set sail its first shipment of processed limestone from Reynolds Pier, Ocho Rios, since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Jamaica. In fact, the roughly 35,000 tons in shipment which is valued at US$1 million, also marks...
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Five questions with Sharon Burke

Almost a week after the historic Verzuz clash between dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man, the iconic performance remains the highlight of a slow-moving entertainment industry. The clash which attracted more than 3 million viewers from...
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Avant Music Academy launches online classes

Music mentors at Avant Music Academy have relaunched their music education programme, which is now exclusively online. With almost a decade of experience in music education, Avant Music Academy’s online offerings...
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Editorial | Where is the task force’s report?

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has a pithy little phrase that sums up the dilemma. “… We don’t want to survive the pandemic,” he said, “and die in the recession.” The possibility for the latter, metaphorically, is palpable. Since the advent of the...
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Peter Espeut | Do Black lives matter in Jamaica?

Well-thinking people across the world are stunned and outraged by the killing of an unarmed black man – George Floyd – in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on Monday by a white policeman during the course of an arrest. The 46-year-old Floyd was...
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Letter of the Day | Time for Air Jamaica to fly again

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE ECONOMIC fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic should heighten our awareness of how fragile Jamaican tourism industry is and how dependent we are on the US dollar for sustaining our financial stability. In light of this, I...
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God’s judgement on the world?

THE EDITOR, Madam: THERE ARE many questions and perceptions about coronavirus: Was it something intentionally planned and developed in the lab, or was it God’s judgement on the world? In any case, this coronavirus surely has affected the four...
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Relatives comfort a family member during the burial service of 85-year-old Lupicino Fernandez who died from the new coronavirus, at the Nueva Esperanza cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Wednesday. AP

Families bury multiple members amid pandemic

LIMA (AP): The men panted from exertion as they climbed the mist-covered hill carrying a coffin with another body in Peru’s largest cemetery, where the dead from the new coronavirus are being buried. It was the third death by COVID-19 in the Juárez...
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Manhunts after hundreds flee quarantine

BLANTYRE (AP): Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centres in Zimbabwe and Malawi, while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed...
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