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Icylin Golding is new Custos of St Catherine

Businesswoman Icylin Golding has been sworn in as Custos of St Catherine. She received her Instrument of Office from Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen at King's House on Friday morning. Golding replaces Reverend Jeffrey McKenzie who...
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Vaz gets back US visitor's visa with rare waiver

The United States Embassy in Kingston has reinstated the visitor's visa for Energy, Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz two years after it was revoked for reasons unknown. Vaz was today issued with a one-year multiple-entry B1/B2 visa with a rare waiver.
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SEIZED!

Nearly $250 million in assets, suspected to have been acquired through criminal activities, were restrained by the Jamaican courts over a 13-month period that ended in May this year, official figures have revealed. These assets include six houses,...
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‘I feel bullied’ Premium

Twenty-nine-year-old Cassandra* is an employee at a popular resort in Antigua and Barbuda. Instead of preparing to celebrate her first anniversary on the job on September 27, Cassandra is worried sick that the coronavirus pandemic could leave her...
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Pharmacists participated in Government-organised training in the first quarter of the year, but currently do not fit into any category required by the Government for their participation in the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Push for more private-sector COVID vax sites

In an apparent response to cries from individuals in remote locations across the island to secure vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeking the assistance of private pharmacy owners and other...
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Chairman troubled by arrest of Clifton Boys’ Home employees

WESTERN BUREAU: Reverend Hartley Perrin, the chairman of the Westmoreland-based Clifton Boys’ Home, has described as “troubling” the latest news surrounding the arrest of three of the facility’s former employees for allegedly physically abusing...
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JPL a real shot in the arm for football Premium

FOR nearly two years, football players could not kick a ball. Coaches could not earn a salary. And clubs, even now, are unable to generate financial returns on home grounds as a venue. Football, as we know it, got a real kick-about. Within the past...
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Walsh: Series loss to SA a setback for Windies Women

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies Women’s head coach Courtney Walsh said losing the One-day International home series against South Africa Women was a setback to his side’s plans for the Women’s World Cup qualifiers later in the year. The...
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Mailpac adds price-cutter grocery e-store in busy online market

Mailpac Group, which is heavily into the e-commerce solutions business, has, through its Mailpac Local subsidiary, launched an online grocery store to grow market share, with a plan to retail products some five to 15 per cent less than traditional...
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ICAJ head wants tax breaks for multinationals revisited

Against the background of a recent survey showing that 12 multinational corporations, MNCs, operating in Jamaica would be subject to the proposed global minimum tax rate of 15 per cent, the government is being urged to revisit tax incentives...
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Mr Easy is best known for the 2001 song ‘Drive Me Crazy’ on Tony Kelly’s big bad Buy Out ‘riddim’

Reggae singer Mr Easy to sue Afrobeats artiste Mr Eazi

Reggae singer Mr Easy is on the cusp of launching a second battle for the rights to his name, and like the first, this is one he intends to win. His first was with EasyJet airlines, which is headquartered in Europe, and the second is against...
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Plans for Wailers Museum in Trench Town not up in smoke

Plans for the restoration of the boyhood home of Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer in Trench Town to include a Wailers’ museum have not gone up in smoke following last Saturday’s blaze at the property. Member of parliament (MP) for the area, Mark...
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Uncollected garbage piled up at Manchester Street, Spanish Town.

Editorial | Urgent need to rethink waste management

Jamaica has been struggling with its waste-management system for many decades, and there are alarming signs that the garbage problem could develop into a major public-health issue. Mountains of garbage are piling up in cities, towns, and makeshift...
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Nigel Clarke | Addressing fiscal risk of natural disaster – Jamaica’s Catastrophe Bond

The implementation and maintenance of a strategy to counter the fiscal risks of natural disaster are as important to Jamaica’s economic security as the preservation of foreign exchange reserve adequacy and debt sustainability. The Ministry of...
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Letter of the Day | Lack of information on COVID-19 and children is concerning

THE EDITOR, Madam: We are a group of concerned citizens who have noticed to date, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) and the Government of Jamaica have not been forthcoming with...
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Jamaica needs divine intervention

THE EDITOR, Madam: The true Church must be given the opportunity to operate again just like in the days of old, so that the fear of God can enter back into this nation. I must commend Prime Minister Andrew Holness for the good job he has been...
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Women’s voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

With cascading crises casting a pall over the proceedings at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová had this reminder on the first day of debate: “We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable:...
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Haitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment

The images – men on horseback with long reins, corralling Haitian asylum seekers trying to cross into the United States from Mexico – provoked an outcry. But to many Haitians and Black Americans, they are merely confirmation of a deeply held belief...
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Little Morgana Melvin enjoys an early morning playing on the white sand beach of the Charela Inn.

Charela Inn – an unceasing love story

Jamaican Daniel Grizzle first met his late wife Sylvie, then Sylvie Maucorps, at a nightclub in Birmingham when a friend asked him to watch out for her. “This was the time when mini skirts were the thing,” recounts Grizzle with a laugh, “and she...

Dream House | Rose Hall architectural achievement

Dare I say, this house is the epitome of dream living, island style? It is an architectural achievement that is the very embodiment of this weekly series – as it searches, finds and showcases the remarkable and unforgettable houses that inspire and...
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