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Virgin Atlantic airline files for US bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for protection in US bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus pandemic that is hammering the airline industry. The...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses scores of Jamaica Labour Party supporters who turned out for the opening of the Clarendon North Central constituency office in Chapelton. The old constituency office was located in Summerfield. To Holness’ left is

‘You feel it?’ - PM flies election kite in push for votes

With a pair of Clarks Desert boots and stark, teasing language, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has put the country on notice that he could be ready to announce the date for the next general election. And, no sooner than he told scores of excited...
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Threats to judges rile chief justice - Warns lawyers against misleading public

Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter The Jamaican public has been urged to desist from threatening the Supreme Court who delivered the judgment in a controversial constitutional matter sparked by the 2018 decision to bar a girl from school because of her...
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Donovan Stanberry, registrar of The UWI.

Offer interest-free loans to cover UWI fee hike – Thwaites

The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has been urged to extend interest-free credit to students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to cover incremental movements in tuition fees caused by recalculations based on the greenback. Hundreds of...
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Tribunal to hear Tommy Lee case 3 times next week

WESTERN BUREAU: A tribunal sitting to determine whether dancehall entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta should be released from police custody has been rescheduled for three hearing dates next week. The artiste, whose real name is Leroy Russell, had his...
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Oraine Williams from St Catherine Cricket Club plays a shot during his innings of 126 runs not out in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association’s all- island 50 overs competition against Kingston Cricket Club at Chedwin Park in 2017.

Pay up - Stakeholders support call for greater compensation for cricket clubs

Melbourne Cricket Club President Mark Neita agrees with cricket economist Tim Wigmore that clubs in the region should be better compensated for their role in developing world-class players. Wigmore, in a recent television interview, said regional...
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Pro league can attract investment

With recommendations being developed to improve Jamaica’s domestic football product, sports administrators Don Anderson and Carvel Stewart believe that professionalising the island’s top flight can attract overseas investors to local clubs. Former...
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Founder and CEO of Mapco Printers, Michele McCreath-Gabay.

Printing partnership - Mapco restructures, outsources production to Lithographic

Mapco Printers, a company that has operated in Jamaica for 34 years and holds a tenth of the market, has struck a deal that will see the outsourcing of its print productions to competitor Lithographic Printers. The production partnership falls...
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Eppley refinances USD preference shares

Eppley Limited, which mainly provides loan financing and manages a real estate fund, has extended the life of one of its four preference stocks by three years, a refinancing deal that will allow it to hang on to cash for other purposes. The Eppley...
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Deiwght Peters.

TVJ goes ‘Rolling with Deiwght Peters’

“It will be hilarious fun! Exclusive celebrity interviews and behind-the-scenes, international runway shows and features, politicians, supermodels, breakout stars, pop culture highlights, island magic and more,” shares a wildly enthusiastic...
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No Jamaica Festival Queen contest this year - 2019 winner, parish finalists to reign until 2021

When Khamara Wright was crowned Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019, she made history when her win brought to an end a 29-year drought for the parish which she represented, St Catherine. In 2020, Wright is again in history-making mode. Interim...
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Editorial | PM must act; Virgos should appeal

Two things should now happen. First, Prime Minister Andrew Holness must immediately back his declaration that schools should not bar students for wearing Afrocentric hairstyles by having the education ministry issue a directive to that effect to...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM sugar – A limping industry

Sugar is primarily the reason the Commonwealth Caribbean commemorated Emancipation Day over this weekend, August 1, 2020. A few countries marked it on Monday, August 3. With the coming of the British into the Caribbean in 1625 to Barbados, and...
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Letter of the Day | Black hair matters, too, Mr Holness

THE EDITOR, Madam: Dear Prime Minister Andrew Holness, I am of Jamaican parentage/ethnicity and reside in London as part of the diaspora. I was shocked and saddened recently to read the Supreme Court’s ruling on the wearing of dreadlocks in...
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Coronavirus fear for Jamaica

THE EDITOR, Madam: I can still recall my grandmother telling me “craven choke puppy” while growing up in the hills of St Ann. I am now forced to say this to the Government of Jamaica as we continue to open our borders, thus allowing for...
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People evacuate wounded after of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, yesterday.

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

BEIRUT (AP): A MASSIVE explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies...
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Tropical Storm Isaias whips up east coast, killing at least four

WINDSOR, North Carolina (AP): AT LEAST four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain on Tuesday along the US East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires...
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Breast is still best - Mothers encouraged to exclusively feed babies

Miracle, Blessing, a bundle of joy are a few of the words used to describe the precious gift of a baby. As such, babies are to be protected as much as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do so is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides...
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Nurses are more than white uniforms

THE YEAR 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Assembly. Can you imagine the joy we felt, and are feeling, to have a year specially dedicated to us? We started the year in high spirits. There were...
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