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Vincentians in the United States in massive relief exercise

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Deeply troubled by the series of volcanic eruptions afflicting their homeland by La Soufrière volcano, nationals of St Vincent and the Grenadines residing in the United States are calling for “all...
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Two firearms seized, four arrested while fleeing scene of shooting

Officers attached to the Kingston Central Division are reporting that four men were yesterday arrested in Kingston while attempting to flee the scene of a shooting. The men were attempting to make their getaway in a Toyota Probox bearing a...
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Edward Gabbidon, chairman of the HEART/NSTA Trust and CEO of Syncon Technologies.

Conflicted HEART Premium

Officials at HEART/NSTA Trust have been wrestling with conflicts of interest claims over the award of millions in contracts to a technology company whose CEO is the State’s multibillion-dollar training agency’s board chairman. Edward Gabbidon, the...
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BILLIONS IN BLOOD Premium

As Jamaicans came to terms with the first case of the novel coronavirus in March 2020, the Kingston Public Hospital’s (KPH) Accident and Emergency Unit – one of the busiest in the country – had up to that time seen 212 gunshot wound victims and 116...
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Easter Edition

A Salute to Woman

A healthcare worker helps an evacuee with his luggage as British, Canadian and U.S. nationals wait to board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Reflection, in Kingstown, St Vincent, on Friday, April 16.

‘There is great need all around’

As the La Soufrière volcano continues to shower St Vincent and the Grenadines with uncertainty and discomfort, several Caribbean islands and non-governmental organisations have been rallying to help the eastern Caribbean country through the...
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Woman trapped in ex’s hell despite restraining order

Margaret Alexander* was getting ready to leave work earlier this month when she noticed that her ex-boyfriend had entered the small gaming lounge she managed. The certified locksmith, she claimed, had been stalking her for months, either trailing...
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Leaving nothing to chance Premium

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, said his organisation will be taking no chances and is warning coaches and athletes that they must adhere to the strict COVID-19 protocols and guidelines that...
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Gordon: 40 basketball scholarships lost

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA), Paulton Gordon, estimates that over 40 basketball scholarships have been lost because of the year-long inactivity caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Gordon said the association is deeply...
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Dianne Ashton-Smith, head of corporate relations at Red Stripe Jamaica.

Red Stripe, JWN falling in line with pay-parity push Premium

Two market-dominant liquor companies that are European-owned say they are abiding by the raft of laws and regulations passed by the European Union over the years to ensure not just equal pay for men and women doing similar work, but also...
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New era for democratised, independent BOJ

In a new marker for central banking in Jamaica, the amended Bank of Jamaica Act took effect on Friday, April 16, giving the BOJ full independence to craft policy based on its priorities for the monetary system. On the eve of the new law taking...
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Music isn’t the only thing keeping Kimberly Nain busy these days. The reggae singer is the policy director of International Health for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.Music isn’t the only thing keeping Kimberly Nain busy these days. The reggae sing

Kim Nain working smart, not hard

Kimberly Nain has been keeping herself busy, more than one can imagine. But it’s not just music that has the singer-songwriter flipping through her notepad and checking her schedule. She is the policy director of International Health for the...
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Jovi Rockwell blends music and acting in ‘Traytown’ Premium

An exhilarated “I did it!” just about sums up singer-turn-actress Jovi Rockwell’s reaction to making her acting début in Traytown, a film that explores relationships with quite a bit of politics, passion and drama thrown in. Its synopsis states, “...
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Editorial | No housing on Trelawny sugar land

When, after the last election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness decoupled the agriculture portfolio from those for investment and trade and named Floyd Green to head the former, we hoped for energetic and transformative leadership from the young...
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Carolyn Cooper | Peter Tosh di bush doctor fi true

CHAKA-CHAKA SPELLING Long-long time before Babylon system start talk-talk bout ‘medical marijuana,’ Rasta done know seh di holy herb a fi di healing a di nation. Rasta study Bible an dem overstand ital livity. Inna Genesis 1:29, Jah seh, “...
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Family members follow the coffin during a procession arriving at St George’s Chapel for the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip inside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Saturday. Prince Philip died April 9 at the age of 99 after 73 years of marria

Queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England (AP): Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but sombre ceremony at...
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Once again, St Vincent looks to recovery

A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. "The top of the mountain was covered in mist, and the foremost of them followed the path up to the...
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Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin (left front) is greeted by a jubilant crowd as his motorcade passes through London, in July 1961.

Breaking into the final frontier

Look up into the skies. Its vastness intrigues us all, and the billions of unknowns in the skies and the universe – lurking in the darkness, hiding behind vortexes. Space has been, and remains, an enigma for mankind and has inspired science to be...
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It comes with a touch-sensitive infotainment system that includes a 10.0-inch upper screen and a 5.5-inch lower display, that primarily controls the climate.

Jaguar launches its first electric vehicle in Jamaica

Due to a high carbon footprint, automakers are feverishly seeking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, especially in European countries. It is against this backdrop that British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad ordered his fully...
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Qualities of successful defensive drivers

Driving is a life skill. Your training and tests are just the beginning. There are a number of factors which create successful drivers. They have careful schooling in the fundamentals of defensive driving. “Successful defensive drivers, are trained...
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Robert ‘Prophet Greg’ Mogg

Robert ‘Prophet Greg’ Mogg | Repatriation and reparation against colonialism and slavery

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, the Ethio-Africa Union Millennium Council outlines the case for reparatory justice through compensation and repatriation as a way of preserving the cultural heritage of Africans as well as reports on...
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G Anthony Hylton | A dark cloud remains

The Motion for Suspension of George Wright MP, notice of which was given in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, was erroneously blocked by the Speaker, and as a result, a dark cloud of suspicion remains today over the Parliament. The...
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A silver spoon but not a silver platter for Nicholas Kenneth Benjamin

Nicholas Kenneth Benjamin might have been born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but his iconic father Kenneth, founder of the security company, Guardsman, is not one who believed in handing his son life on a silver platter. He had to...
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Preelabs Limited: Translating vision to reality

“I LIKE to solve problems. I like to make things. I like to make things that solve problems.” Yekini Wallen-Bryan knows these statements might sound cliché, but they have been his truth since he was a child. The minute he becomes aware of a problem...
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