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Manchester gangster shot and killed

Tariano McKenzie, a member of the notorious Grey Ground gang in Manchester, was shot and killed in the parish last night.  
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Former Manchester Custos Gilbert Allen dies at 92

Retired Custos of Manchester and medical doctor Gilbert Allen has died. He turned 92 on March 25. Allen had been ailing for several years. In 2011, he retired as custos after 17 years in the post and was later succeeded by Sally Porteous. One...
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George Wright

Leave of absence for Wright

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is set to ratify that George Wright, the embattled Westmoreland Central member of parliament, go on a leave of absence from the party until investigations into allegations that he was involved in a brutal beating of a...
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‘He’s not a monster’ Premium

The acquittal of Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton has brought joy to his family, who believes that he was innocent of the charges from the very outset. Linton’s 62-year-old mother, Claris Senior, who described herself as a “born-again Christian”,...
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Easter Edition

A Salute to Woman

One of the most relaxing things to do is to sit by the deck.

Kareem’s Quest: Jamaica Inn – a piece of tourism history

Since the early 20th century, Jamaica has always been a getaway spot for the elites. When renowned laureate Ian Fleming saw the majestic St Mary coastline, he immediately called the place home – writing many of his James Bond novels at his house on...
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‘Travel chick extraordinaire’ Oneasha Martin finds peace in Jamaica’s gems

In the past year, staycations have become hugely popular, with many Jamaicans exploring local attractions more than ever before. However, for the self-described ‘travel chick extraordinaire’ Oneasha Martin, her love for local travel started long...
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Throwing in the towel Premium

Two of the nation’s top high school coaches said their athletes are frustrated and demotivated by the inactivity in the junior athletics season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been no track and field in Jamaica since March because of a...
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PFJL optimistic after perceived pandemic improvement Premium

General Manager Arlene Martin is now hopeful that Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) will receive a positive outcome regarding the approval from the Government for the start of the Jamaica Premier League this season. Martin told The...
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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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Five Questions With Yaksta

THE SOUNDS of crickets playing an all-too-familiar country nightlife concerto in Yaksta’s background sets the mood for a conversation that brings out the best in the entertainer. Adding to the natural vibrations, the friendly calls of people...
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Tixie’s death leaves void at Anchor Studio

“Family” was the word used by music industry veteran and producer extraordinaire Gussie Clarke when describing engineer, Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon, whose death last Friday stunned the industry. Tixie, who had been battling cancer, passed away at home in...
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Editorial | Dr Howard Gregory falls short

Howard Gregory, the Anglican archbishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Island and head of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, is a thoughtful and progressive theologian, whose campaigns for social justice often include an insistence on...
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Peter Espeut | Tackle toxic gender relations

Jamaica is a violent society. Parents inflict violence on their children in the name of discipline, and order is enforced in political garrisons by the barrel – of a gun, or the fear of being stuffed in a barrel. Relations between the genders...
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Letter of the Day | End discrimination against HIV-positive women

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a known fact that women in Jamaica are constantly in danger of harassment and discrimination. We see it every day in the news, on social media and in our everyday lives. We must also realise that some women face...
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COVID is not a joke

THE EDITOR, Madam: I read Dr Orville Taylor’s article on his bout with COVID-19. I went through something similar, although not with the lung infections much. But other symptoms were just as bad. I had no smell, no taste, I was so tired that I...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coordination Center of the Russian Government in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday.

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP): The Biden administration on Thursday announced the US is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential...
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Defence rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): Former Officer Derek Chauvin chose not to take the stand as testimony at his murder trial ended Thursday, passing up the chance to explain to the jury and the public for the first time what he was thinking when he pressed his knee...
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