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Stocks Round Up | Ciboney Group, MPC Caribbean and JMMB 7.50% today's top winners

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 27/50. The index moved down by 1,207.93 points or 0.29 per cent to close at 419,743.35. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 1,177.18 points or 0....
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Grange says promoters adjusting to new COVID measures

Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry continues to provide guidance and support to members of the entertainment industry who will have to make adjustments in light of the new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government....
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Teachers, beware!

Jamaica’s teachers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 have been put on guard that they will not receive the same treatment as their inoculated counterparts when schools reopen for face-to-face classes in September. That might include...
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PM had no choice – Mahfood Premium

Newly elected president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), John Mahfood, said that the Holness administration had no choice but to take immediate action rather than wait for the expiry of the current COVID-19 measures on...
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Growth & Jobs | GIS technology used to assist clients

SINCE 2006, JN Small Business Loan (JNSBL) has used geographic information system (GIS) technology to assist its clients during times of natural disasters and to analyse trends in their loan repayments and requests. The introduction of GIS some 15...
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Growth & Jobs | Agri-entrepreneurs to get training, marketing support

JAMAICA’S AGRI-ENTREPRENEURS will get access to a range of manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year project which is being implemented by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC). The initiative – the ‘...
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‘The form of her life’ Premium

TOKYO, Japan: With a personal best that takes her closer to that 15m barrier, World Championships silver medal winning triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts is heading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the best shape of her life and primed for further...
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‘It was really special’ Premium

TOKYO, Japan: It was not the spectacle she was hoping to produce, but for Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis, 11 seconds and a few skills on the lower bar, during the artistic gymnastics competition inside the Ariake Gymnastics Centre at the Tokyo...
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US Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell.

Divided Fed to discuss pull-back in economic aid amid inflation spike

With inflation uncomfortably high and the COVID-19 Delta variant raising economic concerns, a divided US Federal Reserve will meet this week to discuss when and how it should dial back its ultra-low-interest rate policies. For now, the United...
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Mystic Mountain offers August $1.2b bond payment from bank loan Premium

Indebted tourism attraction Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, has proposed to settle its $1.2 billion debt to bondholders on or before August 27 with what it says is a loan now being negotiated with an unnamed financial institution even as official...
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The New Kingston Drive-In Cinema will be closed this evening as Palace Amusement seeks special permission to operate beyond curfew hours.

New Kingston Drive-In closed today

Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter Palace Amusement is advising that due to the new COVID-19 protocols announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday, the New Kingston Drive-In Cinema will be closed this evening. Director of Palace Amusement...
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When a Hollywood star put Jamaica on blast 70 years ago

Seventy years ago, Linda Darnell, one of Hollywood’s hottest honeys, was in Jamaica shooting a movie called Saturday Islands. There was a huge buzz around Linda, especially since she had been described by various movie magazines as “the most...
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Editorial | Avoiding the new Cold War

Pat Buchanan, the conservative Republican politician is not someone that this newspaper readily looks to for advice or guidance on American policy. Mr Buchanan is one of the key architects of today’s dysfunction in US politics, and in many ways,...
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Gordon Robinson | Dropping like old flies

Well, it hasn’t taken Old Ball and Chain long to push me off my chair and capture the computer. Old BC: I give up on Old Grey Balls. He says he always obeys, but it’s not true. I’ve instructed him to write about the high number of COVID deaths...
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Letter of the Day | Norbrook robbed of peace and tranquillity

THE EDITOR, Madam: People invest heavily to own, rent or mortgage a home in Jamaica, and as a resident of Norbrook Drive, Kingston 8, for many years; I would like to use this forum to highlight some issues causing a decline in the quality of life...
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Readers’ reactions” ZOSO police officers hunting for accommodation after High Command orders them out of Montego Bay guest house

Some 50 policemen assigned to the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in St James were, up to last Saturday, scampering to find accommodation – some in the very communities they have raided and engaged criminals in gun battles. Here are some readers...
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In this Wednesday, March 24, photo, Pre-K students arrive for the school day at Phyl’s Academy in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City will require all of its municipal workers – including teachers and police officers – to get coronavirus

NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

NEW YORK (AP): New York City will require all of its municipal workers – including teachers and police officers – to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The rule is...
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Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

NEW DELHI (AP): As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son, Saurav, at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global...
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The royal couple Bartov and Latoya lean in for a nuptial kiss.

God’s restoration saw The Hamiltons saying ‘I Do’ again

A second chance at romance encapsulates the love between local gospel artiste Latoya Hamilton and her husband, Bartov. After being married for almost a decade, the pair decided that it was best to go their separate ways. But with God’s incredible...

Something Extra | Tuesday

Air traffic controller Amber-Gail Grandison, 33, flashed the brightest smiles on Saturday evening as she was installed as the 60th president of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay. Grandison is the youngest to hold the post and only the 14th woman...
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Corah Ann Robertson Sylvester, CEO of Seaboard Freight & Shipping Jamaica Ltd.

‘We have many success stories’

The global shipping sector can learn from Jamaica when it comes to gender equality. That’s the message from four successful women in maritime who took part in a ‘Women In Maritime Affairs’ webinar on Thursday, July 15. Chairman of the Maritime...
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Spotlight turns to ‘new technologies for greener shipping’ in 2022

The global maritime industry will focus on ‘new technologies for greener shipping’ in the coming year as the need to create a more sustainable future takes centre stage. The worldwide theme was announced by the International Maritime Organization (...
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