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Imani Duncan-Price not to contest Central Kingston seat

People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for Central Kingston Imani Duncan-Price is not to contest the next election. Duncan-Price today indicated her decision to party president Mark Golding and party chairperson Dr Angela Brown Burke. She...
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Duo who submitted fake CXCs at JCF recruitment drive plead guilty

A man and a woman who submitted fake Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) certificates in applying to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force today pleaded guilty to fraud and were fined a total of $700,000 in the St Catherine Parish...
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Andrea Moore-Phillips, attorney for TODSS, addressing taxi operators during a meeting held at Melbourne Cricket Club on Sunday.

TAXI STRIKE THREAT

Commuters have been warned to brace today for the start of a three-day, all-island public transportation strike spearheaded by the One Voice Transportation Group that is expected to significantly impact mobility in Kingston and St Andrew. The...
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Lawyer warns of scam smearing ‘Skeng Don’

The public has been alerted to a scam in which unscrupulous persons are said to be using the name of well-known People’s National Party (PNP) activist and businessman Kenneth ‘Skeng Don’ Black to rob persons of their money. An advertisement was...
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Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, opposition spokesperson on land, environment, and climate change.

Pump more funding into climate change fight, says Frazer Binns

In an effort to provide climate justice to Jamaicans, Opposition Spokesperson Senator Sophia Frazer Binns is calling for higher budgetary allocations to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and, more specifically, the environment and...
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MSMEs encouraged to access productive inputs relief scheme

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being encouraged to take advantage of the Government’s Productive Inputs Relief (PIR) scheme, which facilitates duty-free importation of specific items intended for productive use. State...
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Rowland ‘Randy’ Phillips waves the National Flag as he celebrates Jamaica’s Davis Cup win over Estonia with teammates at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre in Kingston yesterday. Also in photograph  (from left) are Jacob Bicknell, Blaise Bicknell, John Chin

Jamaica overturn 25-year Group II hoodoo

JAMAICA SECURED their place in Group II of the Davis Cup with a 3-2 win over Estonia at the Eric Bell National Tennis Centre yesterday. Jamaica’s number one seed, Blaise Bicknell, consolidated Jamaica’s place in Group II for the first time in 25...
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Triathlon coming to Portmore Premium

The sport of triathlon is coming to Portmore in March. That’s the word from Carl Sharpe, Jamaica Triathlon Association President, who is looking forward to a bright 2023 season for the sport. Part of his optimism is born out of the bright start to...
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Chairman of AJAS Limited, Howard Mitchell.

AJAS being acquired by Menzies Aviation Premium

Global aviation services company Menzies has acquired a majority stake in AJAS Limited, a privately owned provider of ground and cargo handling services in operation for 82 years. The terms of the transaction between Menzies and AJAS owner Caricom...
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NCB lashes out at staff fraud

The management of NCB Financial Group Limited, NCBFG, lashed out against staff fraud at the financial institution while signalling that it will compensate any client affected. “NCB will reimburse our customers who are victims of internal employee...
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Bob Marley

Culture Ministry stages birthday concert for Bob Marley at Emancipation Park today

February 6, the birthday of Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, is a day that is celebrated throughout the reggae-loving world, with not just the playing of songs from the icon’s extensive catalogue, but also with concerts, dances and all things musical...
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Makiri Whyte, PM Youth Awardee in Music ‘overjoyed’

Musician Makiri Whyte was one of two 2022 recipients of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards in Music. Speaking with The Gleaner after the ceremony that was hosted on the lawns of Jamaica House Saturday evening, a passionate and overjoyed Whyte...
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Chen Daojiang (left), ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Jamaica, looks on as Professor Dale Webber, pro- vice-chancellor and principal, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, signs a cooperation agreement for a material testi

Editorial | Bolster industry, learning institution partnerships

The announcement that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) will jointly develop a civil engineering laboratory to service UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay reflects that kind of practical...
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Ronald Thwaites | Challenges we evade

Help me with some big issues we are afraid of confronting. Last week, the finance minister announced what he considers to be a decisive blow against rollover employment contracts in the public service. Sounds good. So will all contract workers be...
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Letter of the Day | Could Tyre Nichols incident happen in Jamaica?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Tyre Nichols, could his case happen here in Jamaica? Well, if yes, of course, it happens all the time. Was it racist? Yes, of course, just as it is in Jamaica with a social-class element too. Is it about power? Exactly so,...
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Shameful starving of cattle

THE EDITOR, Madam: It was only weeks ago we learned of the pollution of the Rio Cobre, caused by effluent from the Windalco’s Ewarton site, resulting in a massive fish kill and depriving fishers of their livelihood, and farmers and others of the...
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These men organise their belongings at a makeshift tent camp outside the Petit Chateau reception centre in Brussels.

EU migration impasse leaves refugees in the cold

BRUSSELS (AP): Some refugees and asylum-seekers in Brussels have been spending months in-between the Street of Palaces and the Small Castle — quite literally. Unfortunately, it’s not a dream come true at the end of their fearful flight from half...
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Pope makes final bid for peace, forgiveness

JUBA, (AP) Pope Francis made a final appeal for peace in South Sudan on Sunday as he celebrated mass before tens of thousands of people to close out an unusual mission by Christian religious leaders to nudge forward the country’s recovery from...
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Ruth Coward was punctual and perfectly attired to hear the sweet sounds of reggae in Rastafarian colours.

Something Extra | Monday

Reggae Month celebrations are on in full swing. With a packed calendar, event-goers headed to Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Thursday to enjoy the sweet sounds of Sanchez Live, hosted by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and...

Remembering Rex Nettleford Premium

The Latin definition of Rex is King, which would explain why Ralston Milton ‘Rex’ Nettleford was so majestic. Playing a significant role in helping to shape Jamaican culture, the visionary, Rhodes Scholar, professor, vice chancellor, social critic...
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