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Four killed in St Mary crash

Four people were last night killed a motor vehicle crash along the Wilderness main road in St Mary. The police say about 10 o'clock, a Toyota Corolla motor car was travelling towards Oracabessa when the driver reportedly lost control and...
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World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID variant

LONDON (AP) — Britain became the latest country Saturday to report cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defences by slapping restrictions on...
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The ill-fated house in Hartford, Westmoreland, which was set ablaze by gunmen on Thursday night. The criminals opened fire at the occupants as they fled, killing 17-year-old Delano Spence and injuring three other relatives.

GRISLY RAMPAGE Premium

WESTERN BUREAU: A Westmoreland family is struggling to come to grips with a deadly home invasion on Thursday night, which left a 17-year-old boy dead and other relatives injured as gunmen lit their board dwelling and opened fire at the occupants,...
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Golding’s gamble

As the Government’s states of emergency (SOEs) come to a screeching halt tonight, President of the People’s National Party (PNP) Mark Golding has indicated that he is willing to pay a political price for defending the constitutional rights of...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left, seated), signs the contract for the enactment of the Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project on November 24 in a ceremony held at Jamaica House. Other signatories pictured from left (seated) are Permanent Secretary in

US$274.5m contract signed for Montego Bay bypass

A US$274.5-million contract was signed on Wednesday for the Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project, which will see construction of a 14.9-kilometre bypass of the city. This is expected to create a safe and reliable alternative route for motorists...
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JMMB Group, UTech ink MOU to assist MSMEs

The JMMB Group SME Resource Centre recently formalised a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) at University of Technology, Jamaica, at a signing ceremony, held at the group’s head office. This five-year...
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Jamaica senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore casts an unhappy figure after his side only managed a point against the United States at the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday, November 16.

No progress made on Whitmore decision Premium

The job of senior men’s national team head coach, Theodore Whitmore, remains in limbo. This is more than a week after the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) technical committee submitted a recommendation to its executive for changes to its...
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‘Big 12’ Brown wants world title within three years Premium

Boxer Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, who recently signed his first professional contract, says the goal is to become a world champion in the next three years. Brown says that achieving his goal will not be easy but that the experience he has gained at the...
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Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica.

Mining weighs on economic growth

T he Jamaican economy grew 6.3 per cent for the July-September 2021 quarter relative to the similar quarter in 2020, reflecting continued recovery in most sectors, except mining, preliminary growth estimates from the Planning Institute of Jamaica...
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Kaya ships ganja to Australia

Marijuana company Kaya shipped five kilogrammes of cannabis flower to Australia, its first such export arrangement. The shipment, valued at $1.3 million, was made in November. Kaya, which operates a ganja farm as well as a chain of medical...
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‘If you know the struggles [we’ve] been through. The ups and downs, the smiles, the frowns. The confusion and the relentless search for solutions, you would know why this is, in itself, a triumph,’ shared Jesse Royal.

‘Royal team’ – Jesse Royal’s album production team hails project, says nod already a win

Songwriter, performer and recording artiste Jesse Royal circumvented the traditional record deal at an early stage in his career, opting first to pursue music on his own terms. Hailing from the rural farming community of Maroon Town in the parish...
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5 Questions with Renee 6:30

Renee 6:30 cannot recall a time when she wasn’t singing. Even when she danced on stages across the world, she would have her own mental, mini concert, singing the songs in her mind as she moved. For more than three years now, she has occupied a...
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Antony Anderson

Editorial | Rating the police commissioner

The continuing public debate about Jamaica’s crime situation eventually comes around to the performance of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), with scrutiny of its leadership, management and resources. This is understandable because the police...
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Tony Deyal | Going for the gold! Premium

All that glitters is not gold, unless it is around the neck of someone playing cricket for the West Indies. In the same context, when you see the present West Indian cricketer in his ‘shades’ or sunglasses with the lens facing the back or top of...
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Letter of the Day | Call for stricter penalties

THE EDITOR, Madam: Proverbially speaking, I think it’s time for us to ‘stir the anthill’ as it relates to revisiting some of the sanctions affixed to various offences in Jamaica. I strongly believe that if the punishment aligned to offences such...
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We should not be walking on our flag

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am a proud Jamaican. Maybe I am the proudest Jamaican as I walk the cities and streets of foreign countries I have had the privilege of visiting. The colours of the Jamaican flag make my heart swell with pride. The black,...
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People with masks at a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday.

What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON (AP): South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It is unclear where the new variant actually...
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OECS appeals for calm in Martinique, Guadeloupe

CASTRIES (CMC): The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has appealed for calm and “reasoned dialogue” in the French-dependent territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe, where people have been protesting the mandatory vaccination against...
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If you’re not the type who loves plants on your desk, a plant like the Monstera Deliciosa, that comes in different sizes, could be placed in a basket beside your work desk and add some style to your space.

The Plant Desk, how working from home has this ‘plantpreneur’ growing

When the origin and meaning of your surname is composed of the words ‘home’ and ‘power’ and your first name and even nickname translates to God’s grace and peace, it may seem serendipitous to find yourself in the world bringing something into the...

Feeling at home after death

Death is a reality of life. Sixty million people around the world die every year from natural and unnatural causes. For many of us, a dearly departed from our immediate household or otherwise is accepted with all its bereavement for what it is....
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