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Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 7:04 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

The Parade Ground at Up Park Camp was the scene of pageantry and colour on June 10, 1967, as the annual Queen’s Birthday parade took place. Their Excellencies, the Governor-General Sir Clifford Campbell and Lady Campbell, and Prime...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 6:55 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

It is hard to believe that in 1973, Junior Tucker was already a star. But the child star, at five years old, was already making hits. In later years, Tucker, who was known as the Jamaican Michael Jackson, would become known for hits like 1990s...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 6:41 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

Born to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother, living in the then Kingston-Chinese community of Vineyard Town, Sheila Chong would finish runner up at the Miss World pageant in 1959. The marriage of her parents, like the marriage of the cultures,...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 6:26 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

There is a certain reverence for the Queen in Jamaica, though diminished over time. But in 1953, nine years before independence, that reverence was there in all its glory. Crowds like never before seen turned up to witness Jamaica’s salute to...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 6:14 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

There have been hundreds of stories over the years about Jamaicans who made their way to England on the “Empire Windrush”. The generation has taken on the moniker ‘Windrush’, named after the ship that took them to a brand...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 6:36 AMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

A mother was arrested after pretending to be her teenage daughter and attending her school for a day. Casey Garcia posed as her 13-year-old daughter Julie by dying her hair and dressing up like a teenager in a bid to prove that the security at the...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 6:31 AMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

A company is selling jeans that make the wearer look as if they have wet themselves. US firm Wet Pants Denim has launched a range of denim that seems as if somebody has had an unfortunate accident with a watery stain at the front. The company said...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 6:26 AMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

A mother has claimed to have given birth to a record-breaking 10 babies. Gosiame Sithole explained how she was left in shock after delivering decuples in Pretoria, South Africa, last week. It would be the world's largest-ever live birth if it...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 6:23 AMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

Scientists have developed an 'electric nose' that is capable of sniffing out coronavirus. The technology sees participants breathing into a 3D-printed plastic device for 80 seconds in which volatile organic compounds are analysed for COVID-...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 5:59 AMBANG Bizarre, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

A bride died of a heart attack at her wedding in India - so the groom married his sister instead. The woman - who was named only as Surbhi - collapsed after suffering a heart attack while exchanging vows with husband-to-be Mangesh Kumar at the...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 6:19 AMDani Rodrik for Project Syndicate, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

CAMBRIDGE – On June 5, the world’s leading economies announced an agreement that will bolster their ability to raise taxes on global corporations. The agreement still needs formal approval from a wider set of countries, and there remain...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 6:14 AMBertrand Piccard for Project Syndicate, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

LAUSANNE – Our world is extraordinarily inefficient. We waste enormous quantities of energy, water, raw materials, and food. We even waste our waste and the precious resources it contains. We do so not necessarily because we lack ecological...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 5:41 AMGraça Machel, Helen Clark, Mary Robinson, Ban Ki-moon, and Gordon Brown for Project Syndicate, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

LONDON – This year must mark a global turning point. Whereas international cooperation often failed in 2020, we now have an opportunity – and the responsibility – to usher in a new era in which a healthier, greener, safer, and...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 5:28 AMJoseph E. Stiglitz for Project Syndicate, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

NEW YORK – Slight increases in the rate of inflation in the United States and Europe have triggered financial-market anxieties. Has US President Joe Biden’s administration risked overheating the economy with its $1.9 trillion rescue...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 5:21 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

GENEVA (ILO News) – The labour market crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and employment growth will be insufficient to make up for the losses suffered until at least 2023, according to a new assessment by the...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 7:20 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it is likely the cartoonist’s pen, chock full of underlying meaning and different ways of seeing an issue, maybe worth so many more. Take a look at this week past’s lineup of cartoons as...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 6:59 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

  The cancelling of the Grade Nine Achievement Test, while on the face of it, could be perceived as a kindness to students, who likely fall high among the 120,000 missing students since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the island...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 6:42 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

They say numbers never lie and at the rate the country’s children are getting pregnant, those numbers say Jamaica has a problem. The very real problem of a culture of silence and almost acceptance has seen the continued rise of sex...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 6:29 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

Jamaica has had the fastest man alive for the majority of the last two decades, but it was not until just this week past, that the island nation could boast of having achieved the same feat among women. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at a sprightly 34...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 6:22 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

At least one member of our elite intelligentsia is screaming at what could be construed as hypocrisy on the part of women leaders in the face of bourgeoning gender-based violence. Dr Maziki Thame has never been shy about speaking her mind on issues...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 6:14 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

Andrea Gordon will be paying for her crime for a lot longer than the seven and a half years she was sent to prison for after pleading guilty to defrauding the National Commercial Bank out of approximately $34 million. Gordon, who has admitted to...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 5:44 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

Whenever the Institute of Jamaica awards Musgrave medals, the moment must be cherished for these awardees represent the best Jamaica has to offer. And not just the best for an instant either. These awardees have proven over the course of their,...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 5:33 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production

Abusers, it is said, have always depended on the abused to forgive and forget, that is, until the next attack. So it may not have come as a complete shock when Stephina Ralston asked for clemency for the man who viciously cut her because she tried...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 3:48 AMMelissa Talbert/Gleaner Writer, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

Filmmaker, Cecile Emeke, turned her first short film ‘Ackee & Saltfish’ into an online web series. Around the same time, she published her independently produced documentary series ‘Strolling’ on YouTube. In so doing,...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 3:44 AMMelissa Talbert/Gleaner Writer, A Digital Integration & Marketing production

Jeanine McIntosh Menze inked her way into the annals of history, becoming the first black female aviator in the history of the United States (US) Coast Guard. McIntosh Menze was born in Kingston, Jamaica and spent her earlier days as a student at...

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