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Grindley removed himself from Petrojam bank accounts – Lawyer

While Petrojam awaits word from its bank on the status of former general manager Floyd Grindley as a signatory to the two of the company's multimillion-dollar US accounts, it was this morning disclosed that he has removed himself from...
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JHTA head addresses tourism wages comments

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Robin Russell, is dismissing that he is against more pay for tourism workers. Russell says when he remarked that caution should be exercised if a policy was to be set to raise wages...
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Meridian Kohler

BAIL LAW ALARM

The proposed bail law may contravene Jamaica’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms because the provisions cannot be shown to be “demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”, a law lecturer warned a parliamentary committee...
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Duncan: Ja must begin to collar big fish Premium

Jamaica’s investment in infrastructure to tackle organised crime needs to rack up huge successes to convince citizens that the Government is serious about addressing corruption, according to Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President...
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Keith Duncan, president of Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica.

PSOJ: Corruption continues to hinder economic progress

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Keith Duncan has said that corruption and other crimes continue to be an Achilles heel for the country, preventing it from realising its true potential despite achieving macroeconomic...
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MoBay port pilots contactless clearance to improve process

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) and the Montego Bay-based Port Handlers Limited are expressing confidence that the new contactless clearance pilot will improve efficiency and tighten border security. The new Inspection Process...
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Omar Reid

Old rivals STATHS, JC meet again

Jamaica College (JC) and St Andrew Technical High (STATHS), a rivalry built on respect, ambition and exciting moments and what is turning into one of the most anticipated clashes over the past few years in schoolboy football, will close the 2022...
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Manning Cup finalists keeping the focus during World Cup Premium

A World Cup in the middle of the schoolboy football is unusual. Although the action in Qatar can have the potential to distract teams, it has brought either laser focus or an opportunity to bond together as a team and learn in the cases of Jamaica...
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Tyrone Wilson, CEO of iCreate Limited, speaks during an extraordinary general meeting held at Outpost Republic, 80 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston, on Monday, November 28.

Banking on new $750m junior cap, iCreate presses ahead with debt conversion Premium

The financing deal struck by iCreate Limited to shore up the business will end up pushing the company beyond the regulatory limit for listed junior market companies, but it’s banking on a proposal now under consideration by the Ministry of Finance...
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MFS Capital buying connected company, selling inherited shell ventures Premium

MFS Capital Partners, formerly known as SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited, SSLVC, is finalising the takeover of another business, a connected company known as Micro Financing Solutions Limited. The agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the...
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The clash between Ninja Man (right), and Super Cat at Sting ‘91 on December 26, is one of the most memorable moments for the event’s promoter Isaiah Laing.

Five Questions with Isaiah Laing

Dancehall is filled with stories, but not many have mastered the art of storytelling in the space quite like Sting’s Isaiah Laing. The former high-profile detective and executive chairman at Supreme Promotions Limited has a flair for the dramatic,...
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Dream Weekend goes VIP only

Dream Entertainment, the organiser of Dream Weekend, has announced that, ahead of its 14th staging in 2023, there will no longer be a general section at their Negril-based flagship festival. Dream Entertainment’s Managing Director Scott Dunn stated...
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Executive Director of Jamaican Network of Seropositives (JN+), Jumoke Patrick speaks to the congregation at the World AIDS Day Church Service, St Andrew Parish Church, on November 27.

Editorial | Eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination

Four decades on, HIV/AIDS, from which over 40 million people worldwide have died since the first diagnosis in 1981, isn’t the rampant killer it used to be. It doesn’t have to be a killer at all. But people still contract the disease. Globally, 38.4...
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Kristen Gyles | Homelessness, mental illness, mortality and our mentality

The recent gone-viral video of a licensed firearm holder pulling a gun on a woman, supposed to be homeless, in New Kingston, has brought to the fore one issue that we can’t ignore for much longer – the dangers associated with homelessness in...
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Letter of the Day | Is Canada gaslighting immigration numbers?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Gaslighting has been chosen as Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s word of the year. Defined as: “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one’s own advantage”, it is derived from a 1944 movie Gaslight, it...
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Arbitrary bank charges robbing people of money

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to highlight a great injustice being done on the citizens by the banking institutions. I consider this to be ‘legalised criminality’. In 2018, I opened a bank account for my daughter in order to encourage her to...
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A woman shops in a reopened grocery store in the district of Haizhu as pandemic restrictions are eased in southern China’s Guangzhou province yesterday.

China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests

BEIJING (AP): More Chinese cities eased antivirus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID measures and head off more protests. Following...
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Mayor: At least 12 killed as gangs vie for control

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): At least 12 people have been killed and numerous homes set on fire in a community near Haiti’s capital as gangs fight to control more territory, a mayor told AP yesterday. The incident occurred in the small town of...
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Gift ideas for her:  Some pieces from Glowbe’s Christmas Collection suitable for the ladies.

Denise Campbell’s Glowbe Shoppe offers your pick of worldly treasures

Born out of the idea of collecting souvenirs, Glowbe Shoppe is the home to authentic, exclusive and unique items from around the globe. With items ranging from home décor to clothing, jewellery and so much more, the retail business was started by...

Local visual artiste Cee Jay Carpio creates unique Ludo Boards

The adrenaline rush of staring down your opponents, while you make your way to victory, is the most exhilarating and rewarding feeling. Who says all the fun and games must stop once you become an adult? CeejArts is bringing the excitement of the...
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