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Stocks Round Up | 53 stocks advance, 22 decline and 16 trade firm

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index advanced on Thursday with an advance/decline ratio of 53/22. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 5,877.00 points or 1.37 per cent to close at 435,722.24. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 6,192.88...
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Four persons of interest arrested in St Thomas

Four persons of interest are now in custody after being nabbed by the St Thomas Police following an operation conducted in a section of the parish yesterday. The men were arrested on reasonable suspicion of wounding with intent. Three of them are...
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Passengers board a taxi in the high-traffic hub of Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Wednesday. Cabbies are concerned that the entry of Uber into the local market could further marginalise licensed taxi operators.

UBER THREAT

A consumer lobby is pressing the Holness administration to demand greater clarity from multinational ride-share company Uber on its local operations branded by transport officials as “a new designation” that drew warnings about circumventing...
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Early Father’s Day gift as DNA test reunites man with lost infant Premium

There are hardly words to express the relief and joy market vendor and construction worker Leonard ‘Fargo’ Haughton is feeling today, having been reunited with his 17-month-old son, Hayden Haughton, who was claimed by another man following the...
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Public gets ‘window’ into smart cities

THE PUBLIC will today have the opportunity to gain insight into what it means to plan for and operate smart cities, and at a time when the sweltering heat of the days and nights serves as an uncomfortable reminder of the bruising reality of a...
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Fund supports Caribbean conservation, livelihoods

THE CARIBBEAN Natural Resources Institute’s (CANARI’s) Caribbean Sea Innovation Fund (CarSIF) has successfully completed a funding cycle under the regional project, Powering Innovations in Civil Society and Enterprises for Sustainability in the...
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Dunbeholden’s Nickoy Christian (left) and Thorn Simpson of UWI FC  battle for possession during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the UWI Bowl on January 12, 2019. The game ended 0-0.

JPL teams brace for squad challenges Premium

With no opportunities for a transfer period for the upcoming Jamaica Premier League season, some Premier League club officials have pointed to likely squad challenges and believe that extra reliance will have to be placed on their youth system to...
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Camp cramp Premium

Following the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) announcement yesterday that it has cancelled the country’s pre-Olympic Games training camp, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) official Ian Forbes says that his organisation will...
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President of General Motors, Mark Reuss.

GM to spend more on electric vehicles, add two battery plants

General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two United States battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasolene to the new technology. The announcements Wednesday came as cross-...
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Among listed firms, PwC and KPMG dominate audit market

More than half of the stock market companies in Jamaica utilise the ‘Big2’ accounting firms – Pricewaterhouse Coopers and KPMG – which the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) said reflects their large market power. Between 2013 and 2018, some 353 audits...
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Ewan Simpson, attorney-at-law and musician, has been returned for a second term as the chairman of the  Jamaica Reggae Industry Association.

Ewan Simpson returns as JaRIA chairman

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has appointed its board of directors for the 2021-2023 term, with Ewan Simpson, attorney-at-law and musician, being returned for a second term as chairman. JaRIA has as its mandate to unite and...
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‘Tremendous thanks’

Buju Banton was honoured on Wednesday by boys from the Manchester-based Mount Olivet Boys’ Home and Sunbeam Children’s Home in St Catherine. The wards lauded the iconic musician for his investment and contribution. Both childcare facilities are...
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Editorial | Call in auditor general at UHWI

IT MAY be merely coincidental that Herman Athias’ resignation as the chief information and technology officer at the University Hospital of the West West Indies (UHWI) followed immediately on this newspaper’s report on the bungled implementation...
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Audrey Hinchcliffe | COVID-19: Impact on working women

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic has triggered concerns for health and wellness generally at the workplace, but more specifically, my thoughts have turned to the impact on working women. This has piqued my interest, because the staff of Manpower and...
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Letter of the Day | Central Kingston is bleeding

The Editor, Madam: I write to raise concern about the problem of crime and violence and homicides, particularly in Central Kingston. Zeus* was being cared for by his aunt after his mother died of cancer. She brought him to my office and said, “...
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Retirement wants water, roads

THE EDITOR, Madam: For many Jamaican citizens, owning a home and living in safe communities is not just a desire, it is a need. In addition, persons expect their government to be committed to ensure basic needs such as water and roads are...
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President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’ yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP)

‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

GENEVA (AP): President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work towards replacing the...
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South Africa marks anniversary of Soweto student protests

JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s high rate of unemployment has cast a pall over Youth Day, the holiday honouring the 45th anniversary of the Soweto student protests which played a key role in ending apartheid, the previous regime of racist,...
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Gimmi Likkle by DTS SWIM.

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...

Q&A with Matthew Mitchell

“I let fear hold me back. The one lesson I would have for anyone is to be fearless and try, because all that can happen is that you fail. Before, I never understood that failing at something was a lesson, because I was scared, but knowledge comes...
Kakuni braised pork belly is slow-cooked for six hours in Japanese broth and glanced in mirin, soy and ginger.

Oceano making waves in Marketplace

An exciting experience awaits food aficionados who walk through the doors of Oceano. From the fascinating sushi bar, boasting a wide array of rolls to the sophisticated and diverse Japanese-Jamaican menu, the restaurant has garnered the attention...
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Chill-Pops: Gourmet paletas sweeten the Negril experience

With the tagline ‘Taste the Island’, you might be hard-pressed to decide on just one flavour to try from gourmet paleta spot Chill-Pops in Negril. The answer to your sweet decision-making conundrum is simple, says founder Damir Tufail. “Try a...
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