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PNP's performance rating dips

The People's National Party (PNP) has seen a six percentage point decline in its performance rating in just over a year. In the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson Poll conducted from August 19 to September 3, the PNP's ...
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Tufton elected president of PAHO’s 59th Directing Council

Jamaica's Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has been elected president of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO's) 59th Directing Council. The Directing Council is one of PAHO's governing bodies, bringing...
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A prisoner transport vehicle waits outside the Supreme Court building where the Uchence Wilson Gang trial was under way on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Thirty-three alleged members of the Clansman Gang face their date with destiny today.

CLANSMAN COMES TO COURT

With the slim success that the Jamaican authorities have scored over the last three years with the prosecution of four criminal organisations, much rides on the ability of the much-touted anti-gang legislation to secure convictions against 33...
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PM takes flak as investors pull out of billion-dollar downtown project Premium

Fatigued by dithering across political administrations for almost a decade, a coalition of deep-pocketed investors has pulled out of a multibillion-dollar commercial project that was targeted as the axis of the redevelopment of downtown Kingston....
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Kevon McCloud, who was slain in Church Pen, St Catherine, on Saturday evening.

Shock as man slain while jerking chicken

The family of 23-year-old Kevon McCloud is still in disbelief at his shooting death in the Gordon Wood community of Church Pen, St Catherine, on Saturday evening. McCloud, who worked as an animal feed delivery man, was helping a neighbour in the...
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‘We need another Edwin Allen’

Nestled in the northern area of Clarendon is the sleepy community of Nine Turn, where the houses are scattered from each other with one common denominator, lush trees in the yard and lots of vegetation. There is also a cluster of shops – some which...
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Jamaica’s Jhaniele Fowler (right) outjumps Uganda’s Muhayimina Namuwaya to collect a pass during the Netball World Cup at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

‘It’s still on’ Premium

Netball Jamaica (NJ) President Tricia Robinson says there is no truth to reports that the Sunshine Girls’ tri-nation series against South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago (T...
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Schoolboy football entries close on Friday Premium

ISSA President Keith Wellington is expecting widespread participation in the DaCosta Cup and Manning Cup football competitions this year. Entries close on Friday, and early indications suggest that most schools will be in action. Asked about the...
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Caribbean debt default warning

The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago have been fingered as the next two Caribbean countries expected to default on their sovereign debt, with widespread repercussions for their economies, populations, creditors and, eventually, the corrective policy...
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Some profit, but no bright outlook for Main Event

Large events equipment-rental and logistics firm Main Event Entertainment Limited has reported a profitable July 2021 third quarter, with its net profit of $28.7 million representing a significant upturn from the loss-making similar three months...
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From left: Kimmarie Spence, Thalia Malcolm, Francine Grant, Titania Mycko, Keronica Lewis, Kaydean Sterling, Avery Campbell, Aaliyah Barnett, Lincia Haughton and Lauren Less were the 10 selected from the face-to-face eliminations.

Miss Universe Jamaica selects Top 16

Mark McDermoth, Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) co-national director, says that the execution of the pageant has gotten more difficult, especially as the country continues to face the global coronavirus pandemic. “As it does, more than anything else,...
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Seal of approval as KastiK, Big Mountain, Honorebel cover Beres

Fans of Jamaican balladeer extraordinaire Beres Hammond all agree that “a Beres tune is a Beres tune is a Beres tune”. Full stop. And, whoever dares to cover a song by the great Beres Hammond had better come really good. Drummer extraordinaire and...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness  has to now offer a new and effective strategy to contain the virus, and  break the back of the vaccine resistance if  Jamaica is to reach herd immunity..

Editorial | What would trigger vaccine mandate?

Having abandoned his weekly three-day lock down regime while strong pockets of opposition to COVID-19 inoculations remain, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has to now offer a new and effective strategy to contain the virus, and break the back of...
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Trevor Munroe | Green did right, Wright still wrong

Shall Floyd Green and all who want to see more accountability in governance in Jamaica work to ensure that September 15 marks a new beginning? On that day, a popular and respected minister of the Jamaican Government committed grave breach and then...
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Letter of the Day | A call for Sunday movement

THE EDITOR, Madam: The COVID-19 pandemic is disruptive and destructive. Our citizens, like many others worldwide, are frustrated and grieving, and many are asking, when will this all end? When will our country be able to return to some...
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Michael Holding’s voice will be missed

THE EDITOR, Madam: The announcement of retirement as a cricket commentator by the veteran legendary West Indian speedster Michael Holding has hurt his admirers and fans all over the cricketing world a lot. Holding bid adieu to first-class cricket...
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Haitians who were deported from the United States deplane at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, in Port au Prince, Haiti, yesterday.

US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home

DEL RIO, Texas (AP): The United States acted Sunday to stem the flow of migrants into Texas by blocking the Mexican border at an isolated town where thousands of Haitian refugees set up a camp, and American officials began flying some of the...
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Gunmen release 10 students after collecting ransom

LAGOS (AP): Gunmen in northern Nigeria have released 10 more students after a ransom was paid, but 21 others remain in captivity despite a pledge to release them all, officials said on Sunday. The Rev John Hayab, the chairman of the local Christian...
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Reigning Miss Universe Jamaica Miqueal-Symone Williams understood her assignment and came out dressed for the occasion to hand out the golden tickets.

Something Extra | Monday

The Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) organisation convened at the AC Marriott in Kingston to host interviews with applicants for this year’s pageant. Continuing the over 35-year-old legacy, the MUJ continues to unmask beautiful, well-rounded and well-...

Terri-Karelle Reid talks family, designing your life, and TEDx

She’s your Jamaican girl. Dr Terri-Karelle Reid has won us over without even trying. Being your authentic self allows for that, and one thing is for certain, Reid gives off genuine vibes. The TV presenter, host, social media guru, human Ethernet,...
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