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MPs turn pressure on Auditor General at PAC

Government members turned the pressure on Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis during Tuesday's sitting of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee. They wanted to know why she did not take part in an entrance and exit audit of her...
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St Ann buggery accused granted bail

The man accused of buggering a five-year-old boy in St Ann last month has been granted bail and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation.  The 20-year-old accused was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 with one or two sureties when...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness pores over a document during Tuesday’s sitting of the House.

‘SELLOUT!’

Insisting that the Government was on a bad legal footing and accusing the Holness administration of “selling out” the country as it sought to have China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) build the Montego Bay Permit Road Project, Opposition Leader...
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COVID fight still not over – doctors

Jamaica has recorded its lowest COVID-19 infections, positivity rate, and hospitalisation numbers since the late March weekend lockdowns. The health ministry reported that on Monday, 39 samples tested positive, reflecting a 3.3 per cent positivity...
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A Salute to Woman

Members of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency who toured sections of St Ann as part of Child Month activities last Friday.

No proof needed to report child abuse, CPFSA says

Director of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) North East Region, Carolyn Stewart, has reiterated that persons need not have proof of child abuse to make a report, stating that all suspected cases should be reported to the...
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Single mothers celebrated in Clarendon

A group of mothers were treated to a celebratory brunch on Sunday at the Singh Quarry in May Pen, Clarendon. The annual Mother’s Day brunch is the brainchild of entrepreneur Craig ‘Jah Cat’ Taylor. This year’s staging of the event was by...
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Jamora Alves, 14.93m, from St Jago High School won the Class Two girls shot put final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.

St Jago take early lead among girls

As Jamaica’s top male and female high school athletes returned to the big stage yesterday with the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium, organisers faced the starter on yesterday’s...
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No Carifta? We’ll focus on World U20 – Gayle Premium

While disappointed with the cancellation of the Carifta Games for a second consecutive year, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President, Garth Gayle, said that the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs)...
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Mortgage buyout Premium

National Housing Trust (NHT) secured mortgage buyout deals with three financial companies that it partners with under the Joint Financing Mortgage Programme, JFMP, but is keeping the details of the transactions under wraps. The size of the buyout...
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Benlar rescued by new backer after battering by pandemic Premium

After a rocky pandemic year, food packaging company Benlar seems to have finally found the right partner to scale the operation. Founder Craslyn Benjamin thought she had found her footing in 2019 after overcoming start-up woes, ranging from high...
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Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams left the island on Thursday for Florida, where she will compete in the 69th Miss Universe pageant.

Wishing Williams well

Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams has the support of her Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) sisters. This was obvious in the outpouring of love she received from several former titleholders, who, having journeyed to represent their...
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‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’

NEW YORK (AP): A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX’s long-time producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that EXODUS will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of the...
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Editorial | Don’t dumb down CXC exams

THE CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) must resist the pressure of the umbrella regional teachers’ organisation to dumb down this year’s school-leavers’ exams. Education ministers, students and their parents, too, should not want to be part of...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM: Food security, health and the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

THE YEAR 2021 is the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV 2021). In the Caribbean, with a high level of non-communicable diseases and COVID-19, it seems most people still do not consume the required daily amount of fruits and...
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Letter of the Day | Violence against women is everybody’s problem

THE EDITOR, Madam: Once women are not safe, children are not safe. Once children are not safe, no one is safe; for none of us were born as adults. Violence against women is everyone’s problem! We can’t keep marginalising the crisis by simply...
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Stop killing our women

THE EDITOR, Madam: Another young woman has been brutally killed by the machete. It is reported that she was chopped several times by her common-law husband, who has now been charged with murder. Brutal deaths, like this one, make my blood run cold...
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This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows police officials standing guard at the banks of the river where several bodies were found lying in Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh state, India, on Tuesday.

Scores of dead bodies found floating in Ganges River

NEW DELHI (AP): Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. The authorities said on Tuesday that they haven’t yet determined the cause of...
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Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

AP: The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children...
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Ovarian cancer kills: Watch the signs

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. The female reproductive system contains two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries, each about the size of an almond, produce eggs, as well as the hormones oestrogen and...
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Asthma: Is yours under control?

ASTHMA IS a chronic episodic disease which affects the airways. The hallmark of this disease is the bronco spasm – the narrowing of the airways – and the inflammation that takes place in response to triggers. Because of the lung’s sensitivity, the...
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