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Pandemic triggers grave crisis in Peru- lack of cemetery space

After Joel Bautista died of a heart attack last month in Peru, his family tried unsuccessfully to find an available grave at four different cemeteries. After four days, they resorted to digging a hole in his garden. The excavation in a poor...
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‘IT’S ALL A BIG LIE’ Premium

A day after Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith named former Senator A.J. Nicholson as the People’s National Party (PNP) official who sent her threatening and harassing emails in 2014 and 2018, Nicholson has called her out, challenging...
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What is the JLP doing about George Wright?

In the event the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) has forgotten, it is now a month since it promised that its “requisite organs would promptly meet” to discuss George Wright’s membership in the party and to determine its “next steps” once a...
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A Salute to Woman

Wendy Freckleton

Mandeville’s mother to many

For Wendy Freckleton, giving back to the community has always been second nature. In 2018, the mother of one and president of JN Circle, Mandeville, took over the reins of the non-profit organisation Candle in the Dark Ministries. With years of...
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Education ministry maintains block on basic CAP, COS info

The education ministry has blocked the release of basic information that could provide more details on how more than $7 billion in vocational programmes for students was administered and spent since 2010. The Sunday Gleaner has been denied access...
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Team captains J’Voughnn Blake (left) of Jamaica College, and Ackelia Smith (right) of Edwin Allen hold their trophies aloft after victories in the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston yesterday.

Blue and white delight!

Jamaica College (JC) produced a gritty last-day performance to capture the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. JC finished with 328.5 points to bring the Mortimer Geddes Trophy back to Old Hope Road...
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Tina Clayton proud of twin Tia’s redemption Premium

After Edwin Allen High School’s Tia Clayton false-started in the Class Two girls’ 100m final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) on Thursday, her twin sister Tina who won the title said that she was confident...
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Jamaican Teas Limited CEO John Mahfood.

JamTeas considers carve out, listing of manufacturing operation Premium

The owners of Jamaica Teas Limited are planning a restructuring of the group to carve out the manufacturing unit, the main component of the business, as a stand-alone entity. The company would then float the manufacturing operation on the stock...
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Manpower expands into distribution Premium

Catching a wave generated by client requests and a chance meeting at an expo in Colombia, Manpower...
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As a young artiste, Davidson did a cover of Shabba Ranks’s ‘Trailer Load a Girl’, titled ‘Trailer LLeno de  Guiales’.

Reggaeton originator talks about Trump commuting his life sentence for murder

In January 2021, hours before demitting office, former US president Donald Trump cleaned house with a sweep of more than 100 pardons and commutations, some more controversial than others. Among those that came up for media spotlight was the...
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Johnny Wonder still making marvels after 30 years

With a career spanning three decades, producer extraordinaire Johnny Wonder has contributed immensely to the development of the local music industry. He has had his hands in the careers of countless dancehall artistes, including Bounty Killer,...
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Editorial | We haven’t forgotten George Wright

Opposition motions usually grow cobwebs in Jamaica’s Parliament. That mustn’t be allowed to happen to the one on George Wright. In fact, the Speaker, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, must, at the next sitting of the House, announce when the matter will...
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Andrew Holness | Jamaican interests being protected in Montego Bay Bypass project

By virtue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) framework, we had revised many of our laws to clarify, and to give institutional definition around things like incentives and so forth, and it was a sentiment shared across the floor that this...
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Pope Francis walks with Italian Premier Mario Draghi at a conference on the Demographic Crisis in Rome Friday, May 14.

Pope Francis raises alarm about Italy’s precariously low birthrate

ROME (AP): Pope Francis added his voice Friday to the chorus of alarm about Italy’s falling population, calling for government policies that provide the necessary financial stability to encourage young people to stay in Italy and have families....
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International briefs

Media demand Israel explain destruction of news offices News organisations demanded an explanation on Saturday for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press (AP), broadcaster...
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Artist Robert Seaman works on his 365th daily doodle in his room at an assisted living facility in Westmoreland, N.H. Seaman, who moved into the facility weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down his outside world in 2020, recently completed his 365th d

88-y-o artist finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles’

WESTMORELAND, New Hampshire (AP) Much like the round clock faces, gears, and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle. Seaman, 88, has been drawing since he was a boy, and at age 60, left a real estate career...
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Meeting Ground – honouring and celebrating mothers

In the collection of poems below, we hear from daughters in awe of their mothers, sons missing theirs, and mothers taking us into their childbearing confidences, as Meeting Ground expresses gratitude on Mother’s Day. – Ann-Margaret Lim Mother in...
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Moya-Mae Rose, Promotions Officer, Evergo, facilitates a demonstration with Nick Lue, car enthusiast, on how to use Evergo’s Level 2 Charging Station. Evergo’s Level 2 charger is compatible with both Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid

Evergo charging stations launched in Jamaica

InterEnergy Group, through its innovation division, InterEnergy Systems, debuted the eco-friendly subsidiary with an official introductory event in the Dominican Republic and Panama. InterEnergy has already installed over 150 charging stations in...
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A supportive mother and plant enthusiast

Stephanie McConnell is a lover of motorsports; her involvement in this sport developed because of her son Fraser McConnell’s interest in go-kart driving at a tender age. Apart from being a supportive parent, she devotes her time to being a plant...
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Rashaun Stewart | Cyberbullying: The silent epidemic

Technology is exponentially pushing the bounds of possibility and changing the face of human interaction. Smartphones and social media have experienced explosive increases in popularity in the last decade. With the rise in use of these platforms,...
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Ashleigh Onfroy | Cyberbullying: How far is too far?

Social media has become a vital online space where many youth have voiced their opinions, networked, shaped their personal styles and formed ideas on the world in which they live. It enables simplified avenues for income through social media...
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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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