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#Champs2021 | Points standing (End of day four)

Edwin Allen High School maintained its lead today in the girls' section of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships. On the boys' side, Kingston College remains ahead with Jamaica College closely behind. See...
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Johnson Smith says AJ Nicholson sent her harassing emails

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has named former Opposition lawmaker AJ Nicholson as the person she said sent her harassing emails.  Nicholson and Johnson Smith have served as legislators in the Upper House.
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It was AJ!

Though retiring from politics, long-time People’s National Party Senator AJ Nicholson is back in the spotlight having been named by Kamina Johnson Smith as the one who sent her emails which she found to be threatening and harassing. During Friday’...
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Go to medical report

Prominent attorney-at-law Bert Samuels says the medical report in the case of the 13-year-old St Ann girl who was allegedly buggered by five males should give a clear picture as to where the truth lies. In a major development yesterday, the...
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A Salute to Woman

Melissa Powell has offered up her yard as a makeshift homework centre for children  in her community of Waterhouse, St Andrew.

One woman’s kindness makes a huge difference for children in Waterhouse

Melissa Powell has been making a huge difference in her community of Waterhouse, St Andrew. Powell has offered up her yard as a makeshift homework centre, creating a positive and necessary facility for children in her community to learn despite the...
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15 fishing beaches slated for redevelopment - Green

Fifteen fishing beaches are to be redeveloped over the next five years, says Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green. He said that the redevelopment process will include three beaches per year at an estimated cost of $2.25 billion,...
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Jamaica College’s Javier Brown (right) clears the final hurdle on his way to a record breaking victory ahead of Excelsior High School’s Devontie Archer in the Class One Boys 400m hurdles at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championship

‘It’ll be a dogfight’ Premium

Kingston College (KC) head coach Leaford Grant and Jamaica College (JC) principal Wayne Robinson said it is going to be a dogfight to decide the winners of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships (Champs) title this year. KC, the...
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CC’s Morale booster Premium

Clarendon College’s (CC) throws coach Davion Chanteloupe could not have asked for a better result in the Class One girls’ discus final on the fourth day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) at the National...
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Wayne McKenzie, head of Evergo Jamaica.

Evergo Jamaica to roll out 60 EV charging station network Premium

Evergo Jamaica, through its parent company InterEnergy Group Limited, is investing roughly $150 million in the rollout of 60 electric vehicle charging stations across Jamaica by year-end. The company has already installed four charging stations in...
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WIHCON to plug demand for low-income homes with prefab, container units Premium

Housing developer West Indies Home Contractors Limited, WIHCON, is pumping funds into research and development around prefabricated steel and container homes as more affordable options for homebuyers at the mid- to lower end of the residential...
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Joe Bogdanovich (left), Reggae Sumfest executive producer and chairman and CEO of Downsound Entertainment, presents the Sumfest Lifetime Achievement Award to Third World member Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore during the virtual 2020 staging of Reggae Sumfest. Bogd

No virtual Reggae Sumfest; Bogdanovich eyes October date

There will be no virtual staging of Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s premier reggae and dancehall festival, this year. However, if the entertainment sector opens up “enthusiastically”, the organisers are ready to claim the Heroes Weekend in October as...
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D’Angel pulling out all the stops for IRAWMA on Sunday

Armed with her latest single, which some may say is aptly titled Good Gal, dancehall diva D’Angel is ready for a takeover of the stage at the 39th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST, live from Jamaica. The...
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Editorial | Champs, Olympics and overcoming uncertainties

Student-athletes returned to the National Stadium earlier this week to compete for honours in the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Championships, which was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. In some ways, the Government, in giving the green light for...
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Ronald Sanders | The stark choice – vaccinate or suffocate

Sections of the population in many of the 14 independent CARICOM countries are in grave danger of undermining their own health and economic interests by their refusal to be inoculated against the coronavirus, COVID-19. At the time of writing (May...
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Letter of the Day | Impatience and misplaced priorities leading to marginalisation of young men

THE EDITOR, Madam: The number of theories given for the failure of boys and young men in education and workplace realms have been more than we care to recall. Notwithstanding, the phenomenon of young males marginalisation continues like wildfire...
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Missing the simplicity of life

THE EDITOR, Madam: I never realised that Tony Deyal and I shared so very much in common. I used to consume my press so quickly, I would get a pain in my head. The ice cone man was always outside my primary school in Porty (Port Antonio). We...
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence on Friday, May 14, in Tokyo.

Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeated his determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been...
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Gas crunch from cyberattack intensifies in nation’s capital

Gas shortages at the pumps have spread from the South, all but emptying stations in Washington, D.C., following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasolene pipeline. Though the pipeline operator paid a ransom,...
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