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Wemyss Gorman to become first woman army chief

Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman is to become Jamaica's first woman Chief of Defence Staff next January. She will succeed Lieutenant General Rocky Meade who will be retiring after 38 years in the army. General Meade was appointed Chief of...
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UIC president granted bail after being arrested during anti-vax march

The president of the United Independents' Congress (UIC) Joseph Patterson has been granted bail. Patterson was arrested today in relation to an anti-vax march for which no permission had been granted. WATCH: Party president among several...
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FIVE MORE YEARS Premium

Embattled former Education Minister Ruel Reid has applied for an extension of special leave from Jamaica College, the St Andrew high school from which he was seconded for national duties, until 2026. Hours after the incumbent minister, Fayval...
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Marked for death Premium

The prime target of Wednesday’s triple murder in Enfield, St Mary, was implicated in the killing of a retired policeman and had been hunted by gang enemies for the last two years, The Gleaner understands. The killing of Donald Westcart, 19, has...
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Some of the pop-up cards made by self-taught graphic artist Dareego Gordon.

Homeless software developer seeks big break

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: After losing his mother at age 12 then having his father, who he saw twice per year, die years later, Dareego Gordon and his older brother were eventually evicted from a house he and his older brother called home. Now, the...
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Earth Today | ‘A good, novel approach’

RECENT research into biomethane from rum distillery waste and sargassum seaweed as an alternative fuel for transportation in Barbados has inspired the interest of another professional from climate change circles. This is given its promise of an...
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Mark Rodney (centre) from Humble Lion tries to shield the ball from Dunbeholden players Rondee Smith (left) and Graig Gayle during a Jamaica Premier League match on Friday, August 27, 2021.

No JPL sponsorship issue – Martin Premium

General secretary of the Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Arlene Martin, insists that all the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) sponsors that were named at the start of the season remain committed and have honoured their obligations thus...
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‘Tivoli peaking at right time’ – ‘Admiral’ Bailey

Tivoli Gardens Technical Director Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey said his coaching staff got their plans right for the team to peak at the right time of the Jamaica Premier League. Goals from Stephen Barnett (18th), Trayvon Reid (62nd), Horatio Morgan (...
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In this file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods, at left, listens during a meeting with energy sector business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. AP

US Democrats call oil giants to testify on climate campaign

Congressional Democrats in the United States are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing, as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation...
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Revenues dip to $15b for telecoms during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having driven much of Jamaica’s business and social activities online, there has been a mere 4.5 per cent increase in the availability and use of broad internet service – both fixed and mobile – in the country over one...
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Earl Moodie died on Friday after a long battle with illness. He was 69.

Earl Moodie was a pioneer on the New York record scene

New York reggae music pioneer Earl Moodie helped to propel Jamaican culture and created a meeting spot for Jamaicans through his Moodie’s Records store. Moodie died last Friday. He was 69 years and had been ailing for some time. For over 40 years,...
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Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

LOS ANGELES (AP): Britney Spears said in a court filing on Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated. The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court from...
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The potential for this North-South vaccine schism became sharply apparent in Jamaica this week with the revelations of how Jamaicans who travelled from the island to Britain were forced  into prolonged isolation and additional COVID-19 tests.

Editorial | CARICOM must demand travel equity

Jamaica’s decision to raise with its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners what the foreign affairs minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, casts as Britain’s non-transparent system for determining which COVID-19-vaccinated people are let into the...
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Basil Jarrett | A man’s place

Schools’ parent-teacher associations (PTAs) have a conflicting and often inconsistent reputation. Despite being the official vehicle for parents and teachers to drive concerns relating to the most critical stakeholder group in the school community...
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Letter of the Day | Howard Hamilton was a man of the people

THE EDITOR, Madam: Within 24 hours, Hands Across Jamaica For Righteousness (HANDS) lost two of our stalwarts who made so much of the vision and work of HANDS possible. Howard Hamilton, when called by then Governor General Sir Howard Cooke to serve...
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Readers’ reactions – Connected parties to board, staff profit in nutrition products spending spree, auditor general finds

The auditor general has urged the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to immediately call for full disclosure of all existing contractual and transactional arrangements with connected parties at Nutrition Products Limited. Here are some...
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US Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, on Sunday.

Whips, horses against Haitians, leaders lash out at Biden administration

The sight of United States Border Protection agents on horsebacks and using whips to round up Haitian migrants on the Texas border has prompted an outcry by Caribbean elected and others leaders to urge the Biden administration to develop a more...
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Anger, confusion spread over UK’s new COVID travel rules

NAIROBI (AP): Travellers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious – and confused – about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification...
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Literature Queen, Shanique Sinclair, brought several of her book friends with her. But one of my absolute favourite books is ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’. ‘It’s always refreshing to read books that show women who take their lives into their

Something Extra | Thursday

Books are the gateway to imagination, knowledge, understanding and creativity. They are a gift that you can open again and again. So to honour National Literacy Month, these fabulous bibliophiles celebrate with stories that captivated their minds...

Barbee gets fit

It has been said that the pandemic resulted in a global athleisure boom, and that more and more fitness fashion brands are emerging that promote health, wellness, and deliver comfort as a result. Reggae-dancehall entertainer Barbee was not to be...
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Reggae artiste Jahdon has adopted a vegan lifestyle and finds himself experimenting a lot with wild rice and quinoa.

Cooking with Jahdon

Rice is much more than a vehicle for gungo peas and red kidney beans. Its boundless versatility absorbs flavours, transforming it into a delicious meal by itself or a side dish that can elevate any type of cuisine. Think beyond fried rice and go...
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Our Place...is your place

Our Place Restaurant, Lounge and Jerk Centre believes that sharing a home-cooked meal is fundamental to connecting with its customers, said Operations Manager Lisa Love. “There’s always food here, up to closing time. We serve authentic Jamaican...
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