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Two men, one woman charged for illegal guns

Two men and a woman have been charged for breaches under the Firearm Act on Tuesday, following separate incidents on King Street, Lionel Town Clarendon and Nain main road in St Elizabeth. In the first incident, the May Pen police arrested and...
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Gym instructor, forklift operator charged with rape

Detectives assigned to St Andrew North and St Mary divisions say they have arrested and charged two men in separate incidents with breaches of the Sexual Offences Act. They are a 28-year-old forklift operator of Kingston 8, and a 49-year-old...
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‘Breaks my heart’ - Family shaken by death of 17-y-o hours before getting results of 7 CSEC passes

Christopher and Andrea Jacobs were eagerly anticipating celebrating son Kristophe’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results at the family home in Sydenham Gardens, just outside Spanish Town, on Tuesday evening. They...
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Call for area leaders to mount COVID fight

Grass-roots activists have urged the Holness administration to enlist community leaders in enforcing coronavirus compliance, using their outsize influence and, perhaps, muscle, to maintain health and public-safety laws. Despite painstaking pleas by...
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What ‘green’ stakeholders want

WITH THE announcement of a new Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, stakeholders are hoping for a variety of things – from emphasis on food security to effective planning for climate threats that include sea level...
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Environment players welcome new climate change ministry

NEWS OF a new ministry focused on the environment and climate change has earned the approval of some local stakeholders who have championed the prioritisation of these areas together with the ongoing fight to beat COVID-19. Called the Ministry of...
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Vet neglect - ... JFF criticised for ignoring veterans’ welfare

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Veterans Welfare Programme committee member, Neville Oxford, chided the federation for what he says is their lack of commitment to the initiative, which was established to assist former players who have fallen on...
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MAHOGANY ready to exact revenge on WOW WOW

Groom Frank Spencer is confident MAHOGANY can outdo race favourite WOW WOW to win this year’s Jamaica St Leger at Caymanas Park on Saturday. The St Leger, which is the second leg of the Triple Crown, will be contested over 10 furlongs. The 12-horse...
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American firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela

A major US asphalt company agreed to pay US$16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that it paid millions in bribes to officials in Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela for almost a decade to win lucrative contracts. The...
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Seprod adds Latin flavour - Enters two South American markets, eyeing three more for grain export

Manufacturing and distribution company Seprod Limited has landed new markets in new territory for the group that will see its grain venture putting another 15 per cent of unused capacity into play. Jamaica Grain...
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Producer Baby G speaks lockdown, loss and liberty

Jamaican dancehall producer Trevor ‘Baby G’ James, while not pointing fingers or bashing anyone, has expressed concern that the pandemic has caused the death of persons in the music business, and in other spheres, “who have so much history to...
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Chuck Fenda to light another fire with fresh sounds - Reggae singer aims to foster upcoming talent

The song that introduced everyone to the softer side of Chuck Fenda was the 2007 collaboration Coming Over, which featured the gentle sounds of songbird Cherine Anderson. The time-honoured hit single, which was produced by Christopher Birch, is one...
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COVID-19 presents an opportunity for homebuyers to take advantage of real estate market

The Chinese use two brushstrokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brushstroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognise the opportunity. This proverb summarises the approach that individuals...
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Guyana’s election stand-off underlines the urgency of institutional reform

The marathon five-month stand-off that held Guyana in limbo leaves lingering questions regarding the soundness and stability of the country’s political environment. The country can breathe a collective sigh of relief, and the new government get on...
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Trial by jury is a right, not a privilege

THE EDITOR, Madam: THE COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trial by jury all around the world, as the wheels of justice turn even slower due to this infectious and insidious disease. The importance of trial by a ‘jury of one’s peers’, however, cannot be...
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Don’t allow Styrofoam ban to falter

IF MATTHEW Samuda is believed – and there is no reason not to – the Government could lose the plot on its ban on polystyrene food packaging, unless it acts with dispatch to cauterise the danger. Mr Samuda, of course, does not put it that way. The...
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Men in face masks walk past a hair product billboard on the street in Soweto, South Africa. The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens first, but John Nkengasong, Africa’s top public h

As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

JOHANNESBURG (AP): At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it ‘The Hopeless Continent’. Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we...
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UNC leader not stepping down

PORT OF SPAIN (CMC): The leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar, has brushed aside calls for her to step down following the party’s defeat in the August 10 general election, telling her detractors she...
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Shake it up with juices and protein shakes

You are what you eat. This applies to the way you drink as well. Whenever persons are looking to bulk up or slim down, a major part of their go-to health option is to include a liquid aspect to their diet. So let’s shake things up and find out a...
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The Rum Versus Chaser Debate

Dominican Republic-based Cane Spirits Specialist Pavol Kazimir once said, “Best ideas come while sipping rum.” With that in mind, since rum lovers have resorted to assuming their new roles as home bartenders, the question swirling in their minds is...
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