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West Indies batsmen Nkrumah Bonner (left) and Kraigg Brathwaite run between the wickets during day three of their second Test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sri Lanka, today.

Brathwaite bats deep to keep West Indies ahead

GALLE (CMC): CAPTAIN KRAIGG Brathwaite topscored with a patient half-century as he helped West Indies stay ahead of Sri Lanka with a three-run lead, leaving the match evenly poised on the third day’s play in the second Test here today. Celebrating...
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Thompson-Herah, Warholm cop WA's Athlete of the Year awards

Olympic champions Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica and Karsten Warholm of Norway have been named the World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2021, a ceremony held virtually today. Thompson-Herah produced one of the finest sprint...
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Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) and President Dame Sandra Mason (right) honour superstar Rihanna as a national hero during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Tuesday. Barbados has stopped pledging allegiance to

‘DEPRESSING’

Hours after Eastern Caribbean neighbours Barbados declared republic status and swore in its first president, a veteran politician has criticised Jamaican lawmakers’ inertia in severing the country’s links to the British monarchy. Fitz Jackson,...
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More schools get go-ahead for face-to-face

Large primary schools have received the green light from Cabinet for a return to face-to-face learning while secondary schools that have achieved a 65 per cent vaccination rate of their student population will be allowed to reopen their doors. A...
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Pathways pandemic Premium

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT for concept and ideals aside, the Government’s ‘mandatory’ seven-year secondary-school programme has put it on a collision course with stakeholders in the sector, with many already suggesting that a sixth-form pandemic has been...
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Technology-based learning here to stay, says Williams

Education Minister Fayval Williams has reasserted her support for blended classroom learning and has lobbied that administrators maintain that option in the new year, even as more schools reopen for face-to-face classes. Addressing a ceremony for...
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‘I knew I’d get another opportunity’

UNTIL YESTERDAY, it had been six years since VeersammyPermaul bowled a ball in Test cricket for the West Indies. However, the little man from Berbice, Guyana, looked like he has not missed a beat following his career-best five-wicket haul against...
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BAD TIMING Premium

JAMAICA ATHLETICS Administration Association (JAAA) president, Garth Gayle, says that a challenging 2021 season, which included COVID-19 issues, resulted in them declining to field a team for the Junior Pan American Games currently under way in...
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Entrance to Hotel Four Seasons, Ruthven Road, Kingston, as seen in August 2008.

Hotel Four Seasons on the market for $2.5b Premium

Hotel Four Seasons, a long-standing part of Kingston’s hospitality landscape, has been placed on the market for sale by its owners, who are seeking US$16 million, or about $2.5 billion in Jamaican currency, for the property located on Ruthven Road...
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Guardsman Armoured rebrands as Beryllium, looking for tech companies to buy Premium

Guardsman Armoured Limited, the security, logistics and cash management arm of the Guardsman Group, has rebranded to Beryllium Limited, as it repositions as a more serious player in the outsourcing and technology sectors. Beryllium will be offering...
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Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith has dedicated this month’s groundation to Twelve Tribes of Israel physician, Dr Carlton ‘Pee Wee’ Fraser.

Chinna Smith dedicates today’s groundation to Pee Wee

Legendary guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith will dedicate this month’s groundation to Twelve Tribes of Israel physician, Dr Carlton ‘Pee Wee’ Fraser, who died on November 21 at the Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Smith, the leader of the...
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Black artiste Josephine Baker honoured at France’s Pantheon

PARIS (AP): Josephine Baker – the US-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist – was inducted into France’s Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first black woman to receive the nation’s highest honour. Baker’s voice resonated...
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Editorial | Start early on constitutional reform

Barbados’ coup de grâce against its foreign monarch this week may have been the catalyst for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to announce next year’s start date of a comprehensive review of Jamaica’s Constitution. That is a welcome development. But...
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John McIntyre | Ending the HIV epidemic: Equitable access, everyone’s voice

The United States is committed to leading the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming an arsenal of vaccines for the world, and helping every country build back better. At the same time, the US continues to lead global efforts to end the...
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Letter of the Day | Raise standards in traffic management and safety

THE EDITOR, Madam: Every time I hear about another road accident, especially those resulting in serious injury or fatality, my blood runs cold. This has been heightened because my wife and myself could have been included in the statistics of last...
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Reform Firearms Act

THE EDITOR, Madam: At the recently concluded 78th Annual Conference of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Prime Minister Andrew Holness had occasion, and indeed was obliged so to do, to address Jamaica’s crime problem in which the use of illegal...
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Barbadian singer Rihanna, honoured as a National Hero, attends the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square, in Bridgetown, Barbados yesterday.

Barbados becomes fourth English-speaking Caribbean republic

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Barbados Tuesday became the fourth English-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to replace Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and sworn in Dame Sandra Mason as the island’s first president with a 21-gun...
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PM Gonsalves wants other CARICOM countries to attain republican status

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he looks forward to the day when other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will follow Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica, and adopt a republic form of government. In a...
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End inequalities, end AIDS

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded...
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Lung cancer is preventable

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight loss, are encouraged to visit their doctors. Lung cancer is estimated to be the...
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Rishelle-Ann Watson enjoying the hiking trail from a previous TrainFit Club excursion.

TrainFit Club creates a merry ‘FitMas’ with three-in-one event

“Oh what fun it is to hike on Castleton river trail!” That’s the jingle TrainFit Club hopes to have you singing once you sign up for its annual ‘FitMas’ celebration. The brainchild of the club’s owner and personal trainer, Stokely Rose, the decade...

Something Extra

Cliffhangers are supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat, and the rebranded Ocean Cliff Hotel (formerly known as the Spa Retreat Hotel) did just that last weekend with a bevy of guests basking in the locations offerings, which included sea...
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