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ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships mascot Champsy (right) celebrates with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Agency mascot Leo at Champs on Friday, March 23, 2018.

ISSA gets approval for Champs

The Government has given ISSA approval on Friday for the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs). ISSA President Keith Wellington welcomes the news and says it allows the body to move forward with planning...
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Full Statement: Why the police have closed the assault case involving Westmoreland MP

The police have now closed their assault case involving Westmoreland Central MP George Wright. A police source close to the probe said both the woman, Tannisha Singh, and Wright have indicated that they no longer wish to press charges. The assault...
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George Wright

EXPULSION LOOMS

Despite the police closing the assault case involving Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament (MP) George Wright, his political future weighs in the balance as the ruling Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Disciplinary Committee prepares to review the...
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Phone video shines light on false police testimony Premium

Queen’s Counsel Valerie Neita-Robertson has condemned the actions of two police inspectors whose false testimony against 32-year-old bearer Raheem Panton resulted in him being in custody for a year before he was freed on Thursday of illegal...
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A Salute to Woman

Florida-based county commissioner seeks to become first Jamaica-born in US Congress

FLORIDA: Dale Holness, the Jamaica-born mayor of Broward County for District 9 in South Florida on Tuesday signalled his intent to run for the vacant congressional seat in that state. The seat was left open after Democratic congressman, Alcee...
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Saturday operations for select tax offices

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will open select tax offices this Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24, as it continues efforts to bring greater convenience to taxpayers considering the recent amendments to the Disaster Risk Management Orders...
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Jamaica’s Nathon Allen (left) receives the baton from Rusheen McDonald in the men’s 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Optimism around Team Ja for World Relays Premium

Track and Field analyst Hubert Lawrence says that Jamaica’s selected men’s 4x100m relay team for the World Athletics Relay Championships is poised to secure qualification for the Olympic Games this summer. The World Relays will take place in...
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Forbes concerned by CAS ruling on Coleman Premium

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association First Vice-president Ian Forbes says the reduction of American sprinter Christian Coleman’s two-year ban could send the wrong message to athletes about missing drug tests. It was reported yesterday that...
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Angella Rainford, CEO of Soleco.

Rainford creates Soleco to fund private solar projects Premium

Angella Rainford, the businesswoman who conceptualised and led the development of Jamaica’s largest solar farm at Paradise Park in Westmoreland, has set up a new venture, Soleco Energy Limited, to fund solar power solutions for companies in the...
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Proven acquires Heritage education fund Premium

Armed with US$30 million in fresh cash from its recent additional share offer, Proven Investments Limited has stepped up its Caribbean build-out of portfolio companies with the outright purchase of Heritage Education Funds International Inc....
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Bay-C now has his own non-fungible token, the BayC coin.

Bay-C makes music, investment in NFTs

Reggae-dancehall recording artiste Bay-C has voiced his praises of the ongoing non-fungible token (NFT) trend, saying that “ it is the future for our music”. Sales of the blockchain-supported asset, which proves ownership of a piece of digital...
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Konshens and Spice ‘Pay For It’ a refreshing dancehall ballad

The usual themes of money and man footing the bills just because are played out in Pay For It, but there is really nothing regular about this creatively packaged dancehall tune. Konshens, the artiste who “gyal pickiney” absolutely love to love,...
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Editorial | Beware of video shame

From church services to court appearances, cloud-based platforms like Zoom have been facilitating video-conferencing, group chats and webinars, as more people adapt to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Against the background of...
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Ronald Sanders | Small countries need an IMF that is a lender of conscience

As undesirable as it may be, governments of Caribbean countries that are not in International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are being pushed in that direction. Through no bad policy decisions that they have made, governments are confronted with...
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Letter of the Day | Fighting crime is everybody’s business

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica has the most churches per square mile, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and has a people who, in the main, believe in the existence of God. Incredulously, it is also the country with the highest...
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Why must our women suffer?

THE EDITOR, Madam When we fervently say “Stop the violence against women”, just who exactly are we pleading to? Is it for those who prey upon the vulnerable? Is it the same ones who continue in their inhumane acts? It is in vain that we plea to...
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World Bank moves to aid Caribbean COVID-19 recovery

WASHINGTON (CMC): The World Bank has launched an early replenishment process of the International Development Association (IDA) to support Caribbean and other countries in their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and transition to “green, resilient...
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Who is the premier?

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Parliament is due to hold its first sitting on Wednesday next week following this week’s legislative elections, but there remains confusion as to who will head a new government in this British overseas territory...
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