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'Shelly' begins historic quest!

TOKYO, Japan: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will today begin her quest to become the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the 100m event, when she lines up in the heats starting at 12:15 p.m. (on Thursday 10:15 p.m. Jamaica Time) inside the...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness announcing the imposition of a state of emergency for St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland during a press conference at Jamaica House on April 30, 2019. Looking on is Antony Anderson, the commissioner of police.

LAWSUIT THREAT

St Ann resident Shaquille Higgins and his family have threatened to file a lawsuit against the police and the Jamaican Government after he was arrested and cajoled into submitting a public apology for a foul-mouthed tirade against the prime...
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Shock as delinquent given millions in gov’t funding

Members of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee were on Wednesday perplexed as to why the Dr Cecil Cornwall-led Western Hospitality Institute (WHI) received the lion’s share of funding for students pursuing occupational...
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Earth Today | Scientist champions finance flows for regional adaptation

RESPECTED JAMAICAN and Caribbean scientist Professor Michael Taylor has flagged the need for a relook at finance flows which currently seem to favour mitigation over adaptation to a changing climate. The need, he insisted, is significant for the...
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Earth Today | ‘Private money vital for Caribbean resilience’

A FORMER climate change negotiator for Jamaica has driven home the need for private sector investment to support both adaptation and mitigation efforts in Jamaica and the Caribbean. “Global investments are driven by the private sector, which...
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Athletes get set for Olympics track and field

TOKYO, Japan: This has been anything but a straightforward and comfortable build-up to the Olympic Games by discus star Fedrick Dacres. Dacres, who won the silver medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, has had to deal with...
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Inspired by Atkinson Premium

TOKYO, Japan: With his first Olympic Games experience now firmly under his trunks, Jamaican swimmer Keanan Dols says he is inspired more than ever to continue his development and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of one of his biggest role...
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Customers view the new 24-inch iMac desktop computers in an Apple store in New York on May 21.

Big tech profits soar

Three tech companies that have amassed unparalleled influence while reshaping the way we live released strong earnings results in a flurry late Tuesday. Although Apple, Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet Inc make their money in different ways, the...
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MoBay medicos launch i-doc venture Premium

Dr Sherridene Lee, at 33, is a decade into medical practice and two years into health business venture i-doc Concierge Wellness Services Limited, a partnership with colleague Dr Jacqueline Chambers. Now the western Jamaica-based doctors, with the...
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Following the amazing response to ‘You’ll Never Find’, Chris Martin (left) said he and Robert Livingston are working on an album to be released possibly by the end of the third quarter.

Robert Livingston challenging Chris Martin to be better

‘Hunger’ is a word both Chris Martin and Robert Livingston used in separate interviews to describe their passion for music. The two are collaborating now, more than before, to satiate that need and give the world the proper medicine, especially in...
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‘Rally for Gladdy’ fundraiser for Wild Bunch Disco veteran on Saturday

Friends of veteran sound system man Gladstone ‘Gladdy’ Parker of Wild Bunch Disco have rallied around him in his time of need and will be staging a fundraiser this Saturday to assist with his mounting medical costs. Dubbed ‘Rally for Gladdy’, the...
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Editorial | Why not bite the COVID bullet now?

DESPITE A loophole for it to do something else, the expectation is that the Government will further tighten the COVID-19 protocols when the restrictions it announced on Monday are reviewed in a fortnight’s time. At least, that is the takeaway for...
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Lascelve ‘Muggy’ Graham | We are not serious about education

IS JAMAICA leadership serious about quality education for all our children? The answer to that question is a resounding no. Our leaders are certainly not serious, whether we are considering political, private sector, public sector, educators or...
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Letter of the Day | Call a spade a spade

THE EDITOR, Madam: If the decision by the board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica to invest US$3 million, or J$443 million, to acquire First Rock shares was a violation of the Public Bodies and Accountability Act, then it stands as a perfect...
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Keith Brown was a champion for education

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with much regret that the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust (DGMT) has learnt of the death of Mr Keith Brown, and the Trust sends sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The DGMT pays tribute to Mr Brown as...
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International Briefs

Pierre invokes divine intervention at swearing-in CASTRIES (CMC): Phillip Joseph Pierre was on Wednesday sworn in as the 12th prime minister of St Lucia since independence in 1979 and invoked “divine intervention in fulfilling the hopes and...
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Cuba embargo has run its course, CARICOM tells US

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have told the United States that its decades-old trade and economic embargo against Cuba has “run its course” and should now be lifted. In a July 26 letter sent to President Joe...
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From left: It’s an evening out with friends Noelle Lawson, Kristia Franklin and Nickette Henry, who were dressed and ready for brunch.

Something Extra | Thursday

Guests arrived ready to enjoy the fare at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse last Saturday at a special Heineken-sponsored brunch. Scrumptious food, energetic music and tasty cocktails were the perfect addition to the weekend. Here are some highlights.

Something Extra | Wednesday

Paper Planes, a celebrated fusion of art, culture and technology, captured the eyes and the hearts of guests left in awe by the exciting showing. Standing proudly as the brainchild of digital artist Bonito ‘Don Dada’ Thompson, the revolutionary...
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David ‘Rose’ to culinary fame

Cooking is love made visible. In the case of Chef David Rose, cooking is love made incredibly palatable. Since his recent rise to culinary fame overseas, the Jamaican descendant is now filled with excitement over his upcoming recipe book, which...
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Lifelong love of food spurs popular blog

If you have ever wondered which eateries are good and what items on their menus are worthwhile, then look no further than Where’s The Food, Jo? on Instagram. The brainchild of food connoisseur Jody-Ann Williams, the platform provides an inside look...
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