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CMO urges continued COVID-19 vigilance to avoid summer surge

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is appealing for continued adherence to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health and safety measures during the summer period. “We are going into...
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FIFA punishes Mexico yet again for anti-gay chant by fans

ZURICH (AP) — Mexico's soccer team will play two home games in empty stadiums as part of a FIFA punishment on Friday for fans chanting anti-gay slurs at an Olympic qualifying tournament. FIFA said the Mexican Football Association must...
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United States Border Patrol officials detain one of 14 migrants who came ashore on the intracoastal waterway in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Thursday. Several of them are believed to be Jamaicans.

Beach screech!

Well-placed Homeland Security sources have revealed that Border Patrol agents have intensified surveillance of travel routes between the Caribbean and the United States in a bid to stem the flow of illegals. The disclosure comes amid the detention...
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Under-50s will have to hold off second jab

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaicans under 50 years old who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait longer than anticipated for their second jab as the Government places vulnerable groups as priority. Approximately 35,000...
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Not in the couple-up zone? Try your hand at the ‘Yawd Style Story Time’ deck for family and friends.

Charmaine Radway plays hand with Yawd Cards

It’s all fun and games until a pandemic sends the world into complete lockdown. Queen of the pack, Charmaine Radway, realised that if she played her cards right, she could create something special in this anomalous time. So she came up with an...
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Kareem’s Quest: Azeela sticking by his son’s side

A little over a year ago, Bull Bay was one of the first communities to be quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic. Residents were fuming at how food items were being shared and the stigma that was attached to them. However, during the...
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‘She deserves it’ Premium

National senior women’s football team head coach, Hubert Busby Jr, says that striker Khadija Shaw’s move to Women’s Super League (WSL) side Manchester City is the culmination of the strides she has made over the last three years. The club...
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Look to OneOfAKind in Eros Trophy

HAVING improved leaps and bounds since fitted with the visor at the back end of last season, ONEOFAKIND has this year caught up with his classic peers, humbling the St Leger and Jamaica Derby winners, NIPSTER and KING ARTHUR, in back-to-back races...
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Christopher Zacca, president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited.

Sagicor Group taking large stake in NFE-Jamalco power plant

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, SGJ, is putting up US$100 million ($15 billion) for a large stake in the LNG power plant that fuels the Jamalco refinery at Halse Hall in Clarendon and is owned by natural gas infrastructure developer and operator New...
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Arc Systems seeking hold on receivership pending appeal Premium

Construction materials company Arc Systems Limited, which was placed in receivership in May, has filed an appeal against the decision and also asked the Court of Appeal to issue a stay on its execution, pending the determination of the case. The...
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Five Questions With Eek-A-Mouse

Bang bang billy beng beng bang ding dilly bidi bong bong didi dong dong. Once you hear those almost hypnotically bizarre sounds, it can mean only one thing, Eek! there’s a mouse in the house! And his name is Eek-A-Mouse, the entertainer who for...
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Olunike Adeliyi – She came, she saw, she is conquering Premium

“I am doing well, no complaints,” says Olunike Adeliyi, actress, wife, mother and the product of a beautiful mix of two “fire” countries and cultures – Jamaica and Nigeria. Adeliyi is a deep thinker, an extremely soulful individual who cares...
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Editorial | The Speaker’s latest folly

The great virtue of democracies is not only that they give expression to the will of the majority, but, also, that they protect the rights and interests of the minority. This is a principle of which we did not expect to have to again remind Marisa...
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Sharon Nelson | Support farmers, eat locally produced food

Jamaicans need to eat more locally produced food, particularly fruits, vegetables and tubers, so that we import less and keep healthy. The 2021 Global Report produced by The Food Security Information Network points to a food crisis driven by...
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Letter of the Day | Why the resistance to Ivermectin?

THE EDITOR, Madam: For several months, there has been a sustained call from doctors for the use of Ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19. In Parliament on June 15, Minister of Health and Wellness Christopher Tufton responded to questions...
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Taxi operators need to be civilised on the roads

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was very disheartened to learn of the proposed 80 per cent increase sought by public passenger operators in their application made to the Government. They argue that this move is justified, given the increase in gasolene...
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Gonsalves: Mandatory vaccination can be ordered for workers

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says that mandatory COVID-19 vaccination can be ordered for private and public sector workers, and that the law allows for a person to be legally fired if they refuse to take the COVID-19...
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Kenneth Kaunda dead at age 97

LUSAKA (AP): Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and a champion of African nationalism who spearheaded the fights to end white minority rule across southern Africa, has died at the age of 97. Kaunda’s death was announced Thursday evening by...
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Something Extra | Friday

Ferrari V12 production cars were suspended over the factory floor Sunday night as the 74-year-old luxury car maker launched a new era as a lifestyles brand, with a runway show unveiling its first ready-to-wear collection targeting a younger...

Daniela Stone to make Miami Swim Week début

For many offspring of entertainers, music is a birthright, something passed down in their DNA. But for Daniela Stone, daughter of well-known reggae singer, Sophia Brown, her calling was fashion. Today, that journey that started back in 2018 with...