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Wales' Ben Davies (left) and England's Phil Foden battle for the ball during their World Cup group B football match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, today.

FLOW Qatar Spotlight | A maestro departs, Phil Foden gets his chance and Oh Africa!

The Phil Foden experiment England started without Raheem Sterling, choosing instead to go with Phil Foden, similar to the decision, for the most part, of their coach when they were both at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola. On the face of it, a 3-0...
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Kim Kardashian and Ye settle divorce, averting custody trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents...
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Major General Antony Anderson (right), commissioner of police, and Dr Horace Chang, minister of national security, tests one of the 15 new Mitsubishi L200 pickups and 10 Toyota Hilux pickups which were handed over to the Office of the Commissioner of Polic

‘The rat trap gone’ Premium

Describing Jamaica’s dangerous criminals as rats who went into hiding during the just-expired states of emergency (SOEs), National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has pledged that the security forces will hunt down and detain the perpetrators of...
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Mom basks in justice for son’s killer Premium

The mother of the young St Mary mason who was viciously murdered by his drinking partner in 2017 rejoiced on Tuesday that her son’s killer was sent to prison for at least 27 years after receiving a life sentence. The confessed killer, 36-year-old...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the audience at the Invest Jamaica 2022 Business Conference on day one at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Tuesday.

COVID-19 would have wrecked economy pre-2000s – Holness

WESTERN BUREAU: PRIME MINISTER (PM) Andrew Holness is asserting that if the COVID-19 outbreak had struck in earlier decades before Jamaica’s current fiscal policies and economic diversification had been implemented, the nation would not have...
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Vanessa Kirkland manslaughter appeal put off to April 2023

The appeal involving the three constables who were found guilty for the 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland has been adjourned to April 17 next year. Constables Andrewain Smith, Durvin Hayles, and Anna-Kay Bailey, who...
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Jerome Waite

Concacaf not far off the pace, say local coaches

IN ASSESSING the performances of Concacaf teams so far in the 2022 World Cup, the grading has been mixed although former national assistant coach Jerome Waite, former Molynes United coach Calvert Fitzgerald and current Molynes United’s Alex Thomas...
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Selassie make first schoolboy football final

NOT EVEN in his wildest dreams did Haile Selassie High head coach Linval Dixon think that their first season back in schoolboy football would result in an appearance in a final. Now they are 90 minutes away from their first piece of silverware...
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Bank of Jamaica, Nethersole Place, Kingston.

Inflation target to stay Premium

The central bank is not joining the emerging school of economic thought that has floated the adjustment lowering of inflation targets as a realistic response to the current prolonged period of higher inflation. The Jamaican monetary authority has...
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Mayberry floating $5b bond

Mayberry Investments Limited is seeking to raise $5 billion from a bond that will be issued in four equal tranches and tradable via the stock exchange. The tranches of $1.25 billion each span 13 months at an annual interest rate of 9.25 per cent,...
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St Lucian singing duo Jean Atem (left), and Ryie anticipate the support of the Jamaican dancehall community following the release of their album, 'Lucidity'.

St Lucian singing duo hails dancehall as major influence

Five years ago, St Lucians Tylor ‘Ryie’ Auguste and Jean-Atem ‘Lujo’ Farah, known popularly as the singing duo Lu City, secured a place in the Machel Montano Music Academy, participated and came out on top after three gruelling days of songwriting...
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Mavado to perform in New York on December 10

Dancehall artiste Mavado is celebrating his birthday today and ready to hit the stage in New York for his annual birthday celebration. Dubbed as ‘The Return’, the highly anticipated concert, set to take place on Saturday, December 10, is sparking a...
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Concomitant with the Supplementary Estimates, and preferably before, Dr Clarke should table a ministry paper with the full details of the new compensation reform package and what is expected in exchange from public-sector employees.

Editorial | Detail the salary reform agreement

Given the declared premise of the scheme, we assume that we ought to applaud that the trade unions representing around 60 per cent of public-sector employees have signed compensation reform deals with the Government, which should give the workers...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Absence of regional trade mainstreaming and policy, and negotiating an FTA with Africa

I have been reading some interesting reports and statements on regional trade by some prominent officials, former and present, within the region. The fifty-fifth session of CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) started in...
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Letter of the Day | The CSR and crisis management connection

THE EDITOR, Sir: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Crisis Management don’t appear to be related at first glance, but the latest blunder by ZIP FM is a great case study for how interconnected the two concepts, by nature, are and must be....
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Should Christians be involved in politics?

THE EDITOR, Sir: Can someone who professes Christianity and who faithfully upholds the creeds of the Bible appropriately share in the nation’s politics? Can he actually be a guiding light to the State and the moral voice of society? Invariably,...
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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend the first day of the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in Bucharest, Romania, yesterday.

NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid

BUCHAREST (AP): NATO doubled down Tuesday on its commitment to one day include Ukraine, a pledge that some officials and analysts believe helped prompt Russia’s invasion this year. The world’s largest security alliance also pledged to send more aid...
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Students sent home as police try to curb protests

BEIJING (AP): Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show...
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Holiday eating tips for diabetics

Managing diabetes is difficult all year round, but it can be especially hard during the holidays. When you are travelling, hosting family and being surrounded by a variety of sweet treats and other snacks, it can be difficult to stay on track and...
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Occupational therapy – A valuable healthcare service

The World Health Organization (2022) reports that almost everyone will experience a disability at some time in their life. The Jamaica Information Service (2022) recorded that approximately 500,000 Jamaicans are living with disabilities....
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Carole Beckford hosted the Mouttet Mile post position draw and reception in style.

Something Extra | Wednesday

The inaugural Mouttete (pronounced Moo-tay) Mile is off to an exciting start, with its post-position draw and reception held at the ROK Hotel in downtown Kingston on Monday night. All roads lead to a fabulous race day on Saturday. Take a look at...

Jamaica Art and Gift Festival a hit with shoppers, vendors

Some 35 entrepreneurs and creatives across Jamaica got a chance to showcase their unique handiwork at the first staging of the Jamaica Art and Gift Festival (JAGFest) held on Sunday at Murray’s Farm in Toll Gate, Clarendon. Sweet treats, luxury...
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