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Rev Phillip Johnson appointed acting Custos of St Catherine

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has appointed St Catherine Justice of the Peace Reverend Phillip Kermitt Johnson as the acting Custos of St Catherine. Johnson, 46, succeeds Reverend Jeffery McKenzie who has retired. He founded Fingers...
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Poll: Why most unvaccinated Jamaicans will not take the jab

An RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll has found that Jamaicans have mixed views on taking the COVID-19 vaccine.  Two out of every 10 respondents have taken the vaccine, with 25 percent indicating that they will.  Another 25 per cent reported...
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Floyd Green arriving at Parliament hours after his resignation as minister of agriculture and fisheries on Wednesday.

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Cabinet colleagues of resigned Agriculture Minister Floyd Green have declared that he will be back. Green, the St Elizabeth South Western member of parliament, quit on Wednesday over a no-movement day party video that showed him among a group of...
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‘There was no other option’

Retaining shamed Agriculture Minister Floyd Green in the Cabinet would have damaged public confidence and compromised the Government’s campaign for compliance with COVID-19 health regulations in the worst phase of the disease, Prime Minister Andrew...
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People planting mangrove seedlings in the water along a section of the Palisadoes Road.

Earth Today | Marine ecologist weighs in on local mangrove stress

NOTED MARINE biologist and ecologist Professor Mona Webber has added her voice to the call for a relook at protection for mangrove forests, following recent reports of the continued destruction of the productive resource. “Mangrove loss is always...
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Earth Today | New US$13.9-million grant supports biodiversity conservation

HELPING COMMUNITIES conserve biodiversity, build resilience to climate change and pursue sustainable development will be the focus of a new five-year, US$13.9-million grant-making and capacity-building programme, launched by the Critical Ecosystem...
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Panama’s Fidel Escobar Mendieta heads the ball away while under pressure from Jamaica’s Kemar Roofe (right) during their FIFA World Cup-qualifying match at the National Stadium on Sunday, September 5.

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FACED with huge financial challenges, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be drawing on the expertise of all its directors and finance committee to devise a solution. At the core of the JFF’s problems is its FIFA World Cup-qualifying bill,...
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Drakes delivers Patriots’ first CPL title

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Dominic Drakes firmly etched his name in Caribbean Premier League history here yesterday when he held his nerve under pressure to slam a last-ditch cameo and propel St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to their first-ever title...
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Almost 3m Americans get health insurance in COVID-19 sign-up

Nearly 3 million American consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for subsidised health insurance coverage made more affordable by the COVID-19 relief law, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. He described the number...
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Barita clarifies finances, connections

Brokerage firm Barita Investments Limited and its regulator, the Financial Services Commission, FSC, say last week’s release of an addendum to the prospectus for Barita’s current share offer seeking to raise at least $10 billion, is intended to...
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Inspired by his own experiences with the Jamaica Youth Theatre, Jamaica actor and drama educator, Akeem Mignott is entertaining change by spearheading a speech and drama programme.

J’can actor and educator Akeem Mignott spearheads speech and drama programme

“Seize the moment. Do what you have to and live in the now.” With this lesson, Jamaican actor, theatre practitioner, and drama educator Akeem Mignott has shone a light at the end of the pandemic’s dark and winding tunnel, spearheading a weekly...
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No report of testicular swelling, says T&T health minister in response to Nicki Minaj claim

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh has denied a claim made by Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj that the COVID-19 vaccine has resulted in testicular swelling. “It is, as far as we know, at this time, there has been no such...
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Mark Golding celebrates with fellow Comrades at PNP Headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew in November 2020 after he was elected the president of the party.

Editorial | PNP faces bigger issues

Throwing the open vote for its leader to all its members – rather than a privilege exercised by select delegates – could well give new impetus to the floundering People’s National Party (PNP). It would certainly be a far more democratic way for...
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Basil Jarrett | COVID-19 in September

Ahh, September. Perhaps the most bitter-sweet month of the year. As a youngster, September meant returning to the schoolyard to see friends I hadn’t seen in months, the smell of brand new, freshly starched school uniforms and the promise of greater...
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Letter of the Day | We need to know how many people died of oxygen shortage

THE EDITOR, Madam: The chief medical officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, is reported to have said that it would not be possible to state if any patients who died from COVID-19 on the weekend when oxygen supplies were low, could have their...
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Readers’ reactions – Outrage as Floyd Green, councillor toast at party to no-movement day

There has been outrage on social media over a video that has emerged showing Floyd Green and Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Mona division in the KSAMC, Andrew Bellamy, at a hotel celebration toasting to a COVID-19 no-movement day. Green...
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In this July 20 file photo, Prime Minister Ariel Henry (centre) talks with former Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph as they stand surrounded by Henry’s cabinet after his appointment in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, weeks after the assassination of President

Gov’t faces fresh instability as PM comes under scrutiny

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Haiti’s government is starting to crumble as Prime Minister Ariel Henry faces increased scrutiny from authorities investigating the slaying of President Jovenel Moïse, with one top official resigning on Wednesday as he accused...
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Unvaccinated healthcare workers face suspension

PARIS (AP): Healthcare workers in France face suspension from their jobs starting Wednesday if they haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. With as many as 300,000 workers still not vaccinated, some hospitals fear staff shortages will add to...
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The Renee Bishop-led Deity New York made its New York Fashion Week début last week. Rocking the runway was Jamaica’s very own Naki Depass.

Something Extra | Thursday

New York Fashion Week came to a close last Sunday, and what a week it was! Fashion is back, and Jamaican models and designers surely rocked the runway and showcases. As we turn our trained eyes to London, Something Extra bring you the highlights...

Veronica Campbell-Brown talks VCB Fit and self-care

You might be familiar with Veronica Campbell-Brown, the track phenom, but with her spikes now hung up, we get an opportunity to meet VCB, the mother and entrepreneur. Life has been “busy, but it’s been fun” for the recently retired Campbell-Brown,...
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