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Interim senior women's coach Lorne Donaldson in training with the Reggae Girlz.

Donaldson unveils final 24 for Conacaf W Championship

Interim senior women's head coach Lorne Donaldson released the final 24-person squad for the Concacaf Women's Championship which starts next week Monday in Monterrey, Mexico. The squad consists of 13 players that were a part of the 2019 Women's...
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Update | Schools close as tropical disturbance nears Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Government of Trinidad & Tobago closed schools on Tuesday as forecasters warned that a tropical disturbance would bring heavy rains and gusty winds to the southeastern Caribbean. The approaching storm also...
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The toll plaza located in Portmore, St Catherine.  The toll rate is set to be increased on Sunday, July 4 2021.

TOLL HIKE ON Premium

Concessionaires of Highway 2000 have said that they will not defer this year’s rate increases after losing millions of dollars in 2020 at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Toll Authority of Jamaica CEO Lerone Laing made the disclosure on...
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PLATINUM PERFORMANCE

The chief public servant Jamaicans depend on to watch over the public purse, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis, has won the 2021 RG Platinum Award. Monroe Ellis earned the top RJRGLEANER Honour Award for her exemplary leadership in the public...
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Growth & Jobs | It’s critical for businesses to build climate resilience

The country’s premier micro and small business financier, JN Bank, says it is critical for entrepreneurs to seriously consider climate-proofing their operations. This is important not only to improve their chance of recovering faster from disasters...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaica’s road safety a major burden on development

With more than 400 deaths per year and hundreds more injuries, road crashes have become a major development issue for Jamaica, burdening the health sector and impacting the labour force, given the high percentage of especially young men who fall...
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Hammer throwers Nayoka Clunis (left) and Erica Belvit.

Hammer time in Birmingham? Premium

The final day of the JAAA National Senior and Junior Championships began with a riveting battle in the hammer throw, with Nayoka Clunis emerging as the winner. Clunis had to rally to beat the consistent Erica Belvit, and though they both missed the...
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Tapper optimistic about fixing mistakes ahead of World Champs Premium

It may be far from the easiest of seasons for Tokyo Olympics 100 metres hurdles bronze medallist Megan Tapper, however, she is hoping that the pieces will fall into place between now and the July 15 start of the World Athletics Championships in...
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Demonstrators protest outside Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland ahead of a visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 16.

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled on Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade...
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Three more banks preparing wallets for Jam-Dex Premium

Weeks after the Senate officially passed legislation to enable the full roll-out of Jamaica’s digital currency Jam-Dex as legal tender, another three banks have stated their intention to move swiftly on the launch of digital wallets to facilitate...
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Recording artiste OMI has much to celebrate.

‘It’s a joy’ being in Jamaica Premium

Billboard-charting recording artiste OMI was spotted having the time of his life in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, at the 2022 Jamaica Rum Festival last Saturday. Naming Romain Virgo as one of the headliners he came to see, the Cheerleader singer said...
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Med student crowned Miss Hanover Festival Queen 2022

WESTERN BUREAU: MARIEKA SHAW, a 21-year-old medical student at The University of the West Indies from Haughton Gardens in Lucea, has been crowned the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Miss Hanover Festival Queen 2022, topping a field...
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Abortion rights activist Amber Stanley, from Baltimore, Ohio, holds a sign during a rally organised by the Democratic Party at the Ohio Statehouse, following the overturning of Roe v Wade by SCOTUS, on Sunday, June 26, in Columbus, Ohio.

Editorial | America’s flawed Supreme Court

World leaders and people who believe that women should have inherent autonomy over their bodies have reacted with outrage at the decision by the US Supreme Court that overturned Roe v Wade, a half-century-old ruling that confirmed the...
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Michael Abrahams | Doctors are humans, too Premium

It was at least a decade ago. I was leaving a hotel in New Kingston after a meeting, and walking by the poolside bar. A man with a familiar face, but whose name I could not recall, approached and greeted me. He reminded me that I had managed his...
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Letter of the Day | Young professionals have no choice but to migrate

THE EDITOR, Madam: I was told from an early age that education is the key to success; however, this key has proven to be very dysfunctional. The educational system has failed to teach students about wealth creation, and has only prepared us to...
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Ja needs to salvage int’l respect

THE EDITOR, Madam: I fully concur with the points made in the article written by Mr Delano Franklyn, titled ‘Kamina Johnson Smith’s defeat – A divided CARICOM and Africa’, published on June 26. The actions of our prime minister and Minister...
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Supporters of abortion rights chant slogans outside a Planned Parenthood clinic during a protest in West Hollywood, Calif., Friday, June 24.

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

NEW ORLEANS (AP): The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country on Monday as one side sought quickly to put statewide bans into effect and the other tried to stop, or at least delay, such measures...
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Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

SLOVIANSK (AP): Scores of civilians were feared killed or wounded in a Russian missile strike on Monday of a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine’s central city of Kremenchuk, Ukrainian officials said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a...
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Veronica (left) and wife, Bridgette, are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together.

Veronica and Bridgette say ‘yes’ to forever in Valley of Dreams Premium

WESTERN BUREAU: Veronica ‘Wildchild’ Paige wrote a nice little letter asking Bridgette Young’s Jamaican mother for her hand in marriage. She received the approval, paving the way for a magical proposal in Tulum, Mexico, six months later. Bridgette...

Something Extra | Tuesday

The 2022 Jamaica Rum Festival, staged in Montego Bay last Saturday, was chock-full of fun and fashion. In true Jamaican spirit, festival-goers were fashionably dressed, and like our locally distilled rum brands, their outfits had different nuances...
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Kingston Wharves Limited CEO Mark Williams at the port company’s recent annual general meeting.

‘Strong and expansive vision’: KWL optimistic about its future

Following a financial year that saw revenues increase by double digits, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) CEO Mark Williams is optimistic about the port company’s future performance. “Despite the supply chain challenges induced by the pandemic, we...
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