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Alleged Pathways killer further remanded, psychiatric report not yet ready

Murder accused Andre Ruddock, who is charged for cutting the throat of a woman during an alleged ritual at a St James church, is to return to court on February 10 next year. The matter, which was set for mention today, was adjourned in the...
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Alliance Financial no longer authorised to collect bill payments – JPS

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is advising customers that effective Monday, December 6 Alliance Financial Services Limited is no longer authorised to collect bill payments on its behalf. Alliance Investment Management Limited (AIML),...
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Mass booster shots

The Jamaican Government will as of next week approve the administration of booster shots for all front-line workers and people aged 60 and over. Under the extended roll-out of booster shots, all persons who had initially received the Johnson...
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COVID rules, board reform top House agenda

As the last set of measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act expire on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to tell the country what, if any restrictions, are to be introduced for the upcoming holidays and the new year. At the...
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Growth & Jobs | Be cybersecurity aware this Christmas

WITH JUST weeks away from Christmas, consumers are bustling to do their Christmas shopping. But information technology experts are warning consumers to be careful, as the cybercriminals are also looking for opportunities to close in and deceive...
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Growth & Jobs | A couple of bosses: JBDC awards B.O.S.S Man and B.O.S.S Lady to power couples

THE JAMAICA Business Development Corporation (JBDC) annually awards exceptional local entrepreneurs through its B.O.S.S MAN and B.O.S.S LADY of the Year programme. This year’s finalists disproved the old adage that dissuades mixing family and...
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Daniel Bourne (left) of Bridgeport High School kicks the ball ahead of a rushing Jaheem Frazer (centre) of Jamaica College and his teammate, Devaun Webb. His effort was hampered by a puddle of water after heavy rains pelted the playing field just before th

ISSA pushing for January fan return Premium

INTER-SECONDARY Schools’ Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington says that they are hoping to receive a response to their request for a January fan return for football matches by next Saturday. The first rounds of the Manning and...
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Charlie Smith beat STGC to advance

Damar Brown’s brace was enough to see Charlie Smith to a 2-1 win over St George’s College (STGC) in Group A of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition at Stadium East yesterday. The result put Charlie Smith level on 12 points with...
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The company logo adorns a sign outside a Toyota dealership in Lakewood, Colorado.

Toyota to build battery plant

Toyota is preparing to build a US$1.3-billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people, government officials said on Monday. Toyota was identified during a morning meeting of the state...
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KPMG outsourcing unit doubles workforce, adds second location Premium

KPMG Jamaica has doubled its outsourcing workforce from 250 to 500 in a year, and is still in the process of hiring more people, having co-invested in expanded facilities. The rapid expansion of subsidiary business KPMG Jamaica Extended Support...
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Island Kings to create more magic with Christmas covers, collaborations

Drumming to the beat of the holiday season, Island Kings is eager to spread some cheer the best way they know how. The all-male trio’s drive first drew attention with the release of a cover of Yaksta’s hit single Ambition recorded in a car. Now...
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Nearing 100, Betty White’s life is a page-turner in new book

LOS ANGELES (AP): A photo of Betty White, with a dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee-table book released the month before her 100th birthday. The image evokes the genuine White, according to the book’s author, Ray Richmond...
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Editorial | Pass regulations for government boards

This newspaper’s report on Sunday of another case of seeming governance failure by the board of a state agency underlines the urgency with which the Holness administration must ensure that Parliament approves the long-stalled regulations for...
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Gordon Robinson | Snakes and owls

I’m continuously amazed at how English Premier League (EPL) dominates young Jamaicans’ sporting conversations. When I was young (dinosaurs roamed the earth), JBC TV broadcast highlights of English First Division (now EPL) games and snippets from...
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Letter of the Day | What will change if Jamaica becomes a republic?

THE EDITOR, Madam: As long as time lasts, change is inevitable, and we have been changing over the years. The thing that is most worrying is when the change is for the worse. Jamaica’s political system has evolved over time, and we are currently...
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Arnold ‘Junior’ Foote – statesman, family man, friend

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is difficult to think about Junior Foote without recalling his dedication to family, friends, business, country, and diplomatic pursuits. However, what is unforgettable is his kindness. He was a close family friend and one...
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets British Transport police officers at Liverpool Lime Street Station, England, yesterday ahead of the publication of the government’s 10-year drug strategy.

Police contacted over report of cocaine use in Parliament

LONDON (AP): British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after...
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Early reports encouraging about Omicron variant – Fauci

US health officials said Sunday that while the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than Delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalisations....
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Introducing the lovely Mr and Mr Carroll.

Marine biologist and urban planner pen ‘Carrolls’ of love

They say never mix business with pleasure, but working at the same agency does have its perks. Just ask Latoya Crawford and Rudolph Carroll. The pair might have first crossed paths under professional circumstances, but the office allowed them to...

Something Extra | Tuesday

Johnnie Walker pulled out all the stops for a sensual experience at their premium cocktail seminar at the AC Hotel Kingston. Hosted by men’s fashion designer Carlton Brown, guests were treated to a delectable three-course meal, perfectly blended...
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President of the Caribbean Shipping Association Juan Carlos Croston (right) presents the award for Container Port of the Year to Freeport Container Port CEO Alan Dixon.

Freeport Container Port cops prestigious CSA Container Port of the Year Award

The Freeport Container Port (FCP) in The Bahamas copped the prestigious Container Port of the Year Award presented by the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA). The award was presented to the port’s management and staff by CSA President Juan Carlos...
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