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PNP calls for improved access for disabled at municipal buildings

Senator Lambert Brown, the Opposition spokesperson on the Public Service, has called on the municipal authorities in Westmoreland and Portmore to take remedial action to ensure that each municipal building is fully accessible to persons with...
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Criminal Records Office to relocate as of February 1

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the Criminal Records Office (CRO) will be relocating to 56 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, as of Monday, February 1, 2020. JCF says that in order to facilitate the reopening, special...
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Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson said many struggling Jamaicans are not captured in official economic statistics.

COVID bailout cry - Robinson calls for stimulus amid economic downturn

Another stimulus package is needed to give Jamaica’s tanking economy a fighting chance, Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson has asserted. Robinson said the bailout funds should be channelled into the productive sectors such as...
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Slow out the blocks - Gov’t fast-tracks accreditation as some private labs yet to start COVID antigen testing

The Holness administration is seeking to expedite accreditation of coronavirus testing sites amid the mushrooming of informal operators and the slow start by approved private labs. At least four of the eight private laboratories that have been...
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My Jamaica Your Jamaica

The Zipporah Intense Moisture System is infused with hemp oil and includes a hair butter, shampoo, conditioner and mist.

‘I needed to revise my entire life’ - Benign brain tumour leads Carmen Thomas to create natural beauty line

After her battle with a benign brain tumour, Carmen Thomas, the CEO of Zipporah Hair and Skin, began to realise how sensitive her skin and scalp became to the products she would normally use. “I underwent surgery with an amazing surgeon named Dr...
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North Carolina cities to ban hair-based discrimination

DURHAM, North Carolina (AP): Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or Afros. The Durham City Council on Tuesday voted to ban...
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Jamaica’s Damion Lowe and Leon Bailey celebrate a goal against Honduras during their Concacaf Gold Cup match at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday, June 17, 2019.

That’s more like it - Beckford praises JFF for measures taken to have more amicable negotiations with players

Sports management expert Carole Beckford says that she is encouraged by the initial discussions between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the national senior men’s team as they work towards reaching an agreement on long-term deals ahead of...
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Race days increased at Caymanas

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Chairman Solomon Sharpe says that the number of race days for this year has been increased from 80 to 85. Plans are also being made for an increase in purse this season. “For the past few years we have been...
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Household incomes still in recovery - New Statin study finds less than half of impacted earnings returning to pre-COVID levels

A survey by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, around COVID-19’s impact on households, conducted during the month of October, has found that 45.8 per cent of Jamaicans have had their incomes reinstated to levels before the coronavirus...
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Payout for Portland as business signs improve

Private equity fund Portland JSX Limited is dragging a US$1.5-million loss, due to write-downs in the value of its investments, but sees signs of a turnaround in its latest numbers to November. This month, it’s also due to collect income of US$977,...
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5 Questions With Gramps Morgan

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gramps Morgan released a “healing song”, People Like You. It was in May that he lost two persons who were very close to him, one of whom had succumbed to the coronavirus. That led Gramps to go in a friend...
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Engineer Rorey Baker honoured by JaRIA award - First Jamaican honour excites Grammy winner

Engineer Rorey Baker is beyond excited about being singled out by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) as one of the recipients of its 2021 Honour Awards. He will be officially handed his award at a ceremony scheduled for Sunday,...
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Editorial | Fix the accountability lapse

It is a significant oversight by all of us not to have noticed, until Jeanette Calder pointed it out this week, that the Parliament, for a decade and a half, has not debated any of the reports from either its public accounts or public...
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Nigel Clarke | Setting records straight on Third Supplementary Estimates

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, The Gleaner published an article, ‘COVID INJECTION – Coronavirus fight boosted, fire trucks scratched as Budget slashed by $3.5 billion’, which unfortunately contains inaccuracies concerning the Third Supplementary...
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Letter of the Day | Fresh approach needed to fight crime

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is a painful reality – murders are high over the past few years, there is a steady pattern of gang reprisal and domestic strife – and none of this likely to change in the near future. So we’re stuck with 1,300 murders a...
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A new beginning for United States

THE EDITOR, Madam: The insurrection in the United States (US) two weeks ago created much anxiety about the January 20 presidential inauguration, and if could proceed without incident. Fortunately, it did. The ceremony was powerful, with beautiful...
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President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, January 20, in Washington.

World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Biden

MEXICO CITY (AP): World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new US President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald...
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‘Democracy has prevailed’ - Biden takes the helm as president

WASHINGTON (AP): Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply...
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