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Rojas denies Ricketts victory in Diamond League’s triple jump

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Shanieka Ricketts finished second in the women's triple jump competition at the Monaco Diamond League in France on Wednesday. Ricketts, a silver medallist in the event at this year's World Championships, leapt...
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Lower prices offer Americans slight reprieve from inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, though overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Consumer prices jumped 8.5%...
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Minister Lisa Hanna exits a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus at the Bob Marley Museum during city tour on Emancipation Day, August 1, 2015. She revealed Tuesday that she will be leaving representational politics.

LISA HOPS OFF

St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna had become a lightning rod for disgruntled party supporters, forcing her to announce a premature departure from representational politics, a senior member of the Opposition People’s National...
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Hanna exits political stage leaving crumbling legacy

Lisa Hanna’s looming departure after 15 years as St Ann South East member of parliament (MP) has left a damaged legacy in the historical People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold. Internal strife has eroded a near impregnable support base, leaving...
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Perrin

ZOSO ‘may be losing its flavour’

WESTERN BUREAU: CUSTOS OF Westmoreland Rev Hartley Perrin believes that the zone of special operations (ZOSO), which was implemented in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, since January this year to stem the spike in murders, is now “losing its flavour...
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$70m in pension benefits heading to court

More than $70 million in pension benefits for 161 beneficiaries who are yet to be identified by the Financial Sector Adjustment Company Limited (FINSAC) could be handed over to the Supreme Court. In its 2021 annual report that was tabled in...
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West Indies head coach Phil Simmons kicks a water bottle as he wraps up the team’s final training session at Sabina Park yesterday.

‘It hurts!’

THE WEST Indies and New Zealand will begin a three-match T20 series starting with the first match today at Sabina Park at 1:30 p.m. Like they did against India just last week, and Bangladesh prior, the regional side will enter another series...
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Francis banking on momentum for World Cup push

SUNSHINE GIRLS head coach, Connie Francis, expects her players to maintain the level of focus and maturity they displayed at the Commonwealth Games going into next year’s World Cup in South Africa, where the objective will be similar. Unlike at...
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Persons are seen at Coronation Market, downtown Kingston, in 2020. The area is encapsulated in a multibillion plan for the development of a market and commercial district.

World Bank courted to fund $304b Kingston west development Premium

A preliminary price tag of about $304 billion has been pegged to an implementation plan and rail service that form part of the proposed redevelopment of downtown Kingston’s market and commercial district – one of about nine such designated areas in...
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PBS hunting cash for growth through preference share offers, forecasts record earnings in 2022

Productive Business Solutions Limited, PBS, aims to raise up to $2.6 billion in two preference share offers that will support business expansion at the company that’s already forecast to make its highest revenue and profit in 2022. The preference...
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Bahamian selector DJ Ovadose gave Daybreak partygoers a healthy dose of the mixes he had up his sleeves.

Fashion, fête, frolic satisfy Best Weekend Ever crowd

For its inaugural staging in Jamaica, Best Weekend Ever pulled a kaleidoscope of personalities from the United States, United Kingdom and across the Caribbean. The organisers of the event, which was staged at three different St Ann venues – Grizzly...
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Winston Smith, president of JTA

Editorial | JTA must take stand in Patois debate

It is surprising that the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), a professional and advocacy group for the island’s educators, never engages in the public debates on the status of Jamaican Creole/Patois, or how English should be taught in schools....
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Elizabeth Morgan | Jamaica’s achievements after 60 years of Independence – a mirage?

Jamaica marked 60 years of Independence on Saturday, August 6, being one of two CARICOM countries to become independent in 1962. Trinidad and Tobago will also mark 60 years of independence on August 31. Like many others, I was very interested in...
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Letter of the Day | Recalibrating the education system

THE EDITOR, Madam: Annually, Jamaican students, especially those at the elementary level, go through stress and sometimes trauma when the PEP results are published. The pressure point during the school year is very high, as they are expected to...
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Environmental impact of mining

THE EDITOR, Madam: In the last five decades, mining activity, particularly bauxite mining, has led to the loss of tree cover in 5,099 hectares of land and the loss of 3,214 hectares of forest cover. A hectare is 107,639.104 square feet or, put...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness (third left) breaks ground with (from left) Alejandro Sanchez (operations director for Jamaica Bahamas & USA); Carmen Riu (owner of RIU Hotels & Resorts Chain); Edmund Bartlett (minister of tourism); Tova Hamilton (member of p

Concerns mount as squatting escalates at Trelawny site

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MOVE by migrating workers at a hotel construction site in Coopers Pen, Trelawny, to illegally construct makeshift homes and live on lands owned by the National Housing Trust (NHT) has sparked security and health concerns. The...
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Beware of paedophiles, warns St James custos

WESTERN BUREAU: St James Custos Bishop Conrad Pitkin urged parents and guardians to be vigilant and to shield their children from online paedophiles as a free community Wi-Fi service was being launched in the Rose Heights and Farm Heights areas of...
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Uterine fibroids: What every woman should know

UTERINE FIBROIDS (leiomyomas) are the most common non-cancerous tumours that affect women of childbearing age. Uterine fibroids usually grow inside the uterus (womb), but in some instances, they can grow on the surface of the uterus or in the...
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Factors that affect haemoglobin levels and how to detect when it’s low

HAEMOGLOBIN IS a protein in your red blood cells. Your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. If you have a condition that affects your body’s ability to make red blood cells, your haemoglobin levels may drop. Low haemoglobin levels may...
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The co-owner and artistic director of Vybance Ja wasn’t always a fan of fitness. Now, he can’t imagine life without it.

Reimagine workouts with dance fitness

It’s hump day and for some, it’s halfway through the week of consuming planned meals and making necessary visits to the gym. For others, it’s the median between stress and anxiety. And for the selected optimists, it’s two days away from the weekend...
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