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Residents on margins of Clifton worried as demolition looms Thursday

Anxiety is mounting among residents now living in the informal settlement on the outskirts of Clifton in Portmore, St Catherine, following news of a planned demolition of their houses. The residents, some of whom have been living on the...
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DEMOLITION LOOMS ON CAPTURED LAND

The Government is cracking down on a criminal gang accused of a land grab on the outskirts of Clifton, St Catherine, and will today start the demolition of 30 illegally erected houses. The lands, which fall within the Government’s Greater Bernard...
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BGLC struggles to net big fish in gambling underworld Premium

Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Executive Director Vitus Evans is batting for tougher sentences for unregulated operators in the gaming industry, arguing that judges have been too soft. Evans said that because of this, the...
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Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke interacts with some of the 23 graduates of the Tax Audit and Revenue Administration postgraduate diploma programme during a ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Wednesday.

Clarke: Tax office build-out to transform customer experience

The Government is to embark on what it says is the biggest build-out of tax offices across Jamaica over the next several years. Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke made the announcement on Wednesday while addressing graduates of the Tax Audit and...
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Earth Today | Beware the climate pest risk

A NEW research paper, including the contributions of at least one Caribbean scientist, has reinforced the need to give attention to the linkages between climate change and projected increases in pest risk in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry...
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Romelda Aiken-George.

Last-minute chaos

As World Netball investigations into the near-failed Test series between Jamaica’s Sunshine Girlz and New Zealand in that country intensify, some of the chaos that ensued up to 24 hours before the first game has been coming to light. A news report...
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Joseph pleased with personal performances but wants wins

ANTIGUA-BORN WEST Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, on the back of a strong showing at the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League, CPL, where he captured a tournament-best 18 wickets, carried over his good form to Australia where he ended the...
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President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Mexican government considering army-run airline

Mexico’s president says his government is analysing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army’s increasing economic role...
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Sagicor offloads X Fund, exits board Premium

In what officials of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, SGJL, are describing as a deconsolidation of listed real estate investment company Sagicor X Fund from the group, SGJL has sold off all its shares in the former subsidiary and given up its two...
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Harmony singer KVY is ready to take centre stage.

Harmony singer KVY ready to fly solo with ‘You, Today’

Touring with Tarrus Riley and recording harmonies for other noteworthy reggae-dancehall entertainers, in her soul-searching era, singer and songwriter, KVY (pronounced KAY), learnt some invaluable lessons behind a microphone. The singer has her...
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Jolie details Brad Pitt abuse allegations in court filing

LOS ANGELES (AP): A court filing Tuesday from Angelina Jolie alleges that on a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt grabbed her by the head and shook her then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her. The descriptions of...
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Editorial | Make Guyana foray a first step

It is more than half a decade since this newspaper began actively urging Jamaica’s public and private sector interests to look for economic opportunities in Guyana, before the crowd descended on the country, after its oil boom became obvious. Last...
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Nicole Bella and Rebecca Tortello | Teachers are at the heart of education transformation

There is no doubt that teachers are at the heart of any education system. They drive and implement change. They support and encourage. They champion growth and development. Never has there been so great an appreciation for the importance of their...
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Letter of the Day | Some ‘more equal’ than others

THE EDITOR, Madam: Perception in Jamaica, more often than not, equals reality where public servants who breach, or are alleged to have breached the law, are concerned. Not so in Britain and other nations of the world. In 2000, then British prime...
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Having a whale of a time, Nineveh to Negril

THE EDITOR, Madam: Well, goodness knows that God really watches over all creatures. Is it possible that a Jonah may be marching on our coastlands issuing warnings to our islanders? The whale could have been reluctant, as Jonah was, but (had) to...
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A demonstrator prays on his knees during a protest to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Petion-Ville area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, October 3.

Breaking point: Economy tanks and violence soars

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Daily life in Haiti began to spin out of control last month just hours after Prime Minister Ariel Henry said fuel subsidies would be eliminated, causing prices to double. Gunshots rang out as protesters blocked roads with iron...
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A mainstay for Parisian luxury fashion houses and brands, SAINT’s Tomiwa was cast for designer Andrew Gn’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection which was titled Voyage.

Something Extra | Thursday

SAINT International’s model army slayed the just-wrapped Paris Fashion Week. The model trio of the Deiwght Peters-led agency including Tomiwa, Kai Newman and Brit Knight had a fantastic run on the catwalks for top French luxury fashion houses and...

Phyllis Kayceia Stevenson motivated to beat breast cancer the second time around

Phyllis Kayceia Stevenson found herself in the darkest place when she made a startling discovery: she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Her initial diagnosis, stage three, released the inner fighter in her. She went into remission, but...
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Simone Edwin’s pommerac leaf steamed fish.

Simone Edwin wows jurors with artistic dishes

The Maggi Food Court Caribbean kitchen has reached alarming levels of intensity as the defendants battle for their spot in the finals. The palates of the jurors have worked assiduously over the weeks and have helped them to make informed decisions...
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A ‘Cove’ away from home

In the middle of the busy Winchester thoroughfare of the capital’s Corporate Area is a dining space that despite the rise of delivery, take-out, and online ordering technologies, still values the physical, in-house experience. The Cove Coolout...
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