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Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of...
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Stocks Round Up | Portland JSX, Ciboney Group and TransJamaican USD today's top advancers

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed the week marginally down on Friday. The hectic trading session ended with an advance/decline ratio of 45/33. The JSE Combined Index declined by 458.67 points or 0.11 per cent to close at 407,...
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PNP General Secretary Dr Dayton Campbell addressing a press conference on Monday.

Ready! Set! Stop! Premium

Ahead of its 83rd annual conference this weekend, the People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that 98 per cent of its candidates have been selected for the impending local government elections. But the party is demanding that the prime minister...
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Jamaican-owned laundromat looks to clean up Antigua market Premium

WESTERN BUREAU: Antigua and Barbuda laundromat and dry cleaning operator Dr Onika Campbell has inked a major franchise distributorship deal with United States manufacturer of textiles and fine linen, Thomaston Mills. Campbell, who owns Express...
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Kim Mair (left), CEO of JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, presents a symbolic cheque valued at $1.7m to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) field hospital during a handover event at the 48-bed facility. Captured in the photo (from second left) are

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation gives $1.7m towards UHWI field hospital

The JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation has joined with other corporate donors to make the near-completed field hospital at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) a reality, with its donation of approximately $1.7 million. This facility, which...
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PwC Jamaica makes education a priority

PwC Jamaica made a donation of $500,000 to the Boulevard Baptist Church’s Student Affairs Programme on Tuesday in aid of 50 students seeking support to return to the classroom this semester. According to Leighton McKnight, territory leader, PwC...
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Jamaica’s Kemar Lawrence (front) and Honduras’ Alberth Elis, jump for a header during their FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on Wednesday.

Honduras win a catalyst – Whitmore Premium

National senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore said that their win over Honduras in their FIFA World Cup qualifier on Wednesday is a big relief for the Reggae Boyz and a step in the right direction for the team. The Reggae Boyz...
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Sunshine Girls ready for T&T challenge

National senior women’s netball team head coach Connie Francis says that the Sunshine Girls will not be taking Trinidad and Tobago (T...
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Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Richard Byles.

Central bank targets large merchants for digital wallets

Jamaica’s central bank wants cash-intensive industries to set up digital wallets to pay pensioners, enable toll road payments, and facilitate remittance flows. That would cover nearly one million people, cumulatively, based on the figures cited by...
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Proven REIT brings high-rise residential complex to Ocho Rios

A lready dotted with luxury apartments, the hillside overlooking Ocho Rios is to be further developed with the construction of a multistorey residential complex, with construction set to begin by year end. In its first investment in the resort...
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The 25-year-old wowed judges at the Miss Jamaica World coronation.

Five Questions With Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall

Khalia Hall, 25, was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2021 during the exciting finals of the competition held on October 9 at the Courtleigh Auditorium. She beat 14 other finalists for the title and was crowned by Miss World 1976 winner, Cindy...
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‘Truly honoured’

Basil Watson said he is “truly honoured” after he was chosen to design the national Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station in the United Kingdom (UK). “I’m truly honoured to be chosen to design this monument from an...
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Dr Grace McLean, the education ministry’s acting permanent secretary, should have stepped aside two years ago, in the wake of the arrest of the former education minister, Ruel Reid, and Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis’ probe of the Caribbean Mariti

Editorial | A fresh start for education?

The Government’s decision to send Dr Grace McLean on leave is an important, if belated, first step towards winning public confidence for any investigation into the quagmire of cronyism, corruption and incompetence that seems to pervade Jamaica’s...
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Peter Espeut | Accountability, indemnification and surcharge

Often, people in positions of authority want to have it both ways: they want the credit and the accolades when things go well, but they wish to avoid accountability for failure, or when things go wrong. What works for football coaches does not...
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Reminiscing on Goat Island Trans-shipment Port

THE EDITOR, Madam: With our economy undoubtedly contracting almost to the point of stalling and seeing how the level of vaccine hesitancy is preventing a return to normalcy, I cannot help reflecting on how the Goat Island Trans-shipment Port would...
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The ‘other students’ in the virtual classroom

THE EDITOR, Madam: As we grapple with the idea of normalcy amid the ongoing pandemic, it is evident that online school is fast becoming the default mode for teaching and learning. I applaud our Ministry of Education, Youth...
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People gather around flowers and candles after a man killed several people on Wednesday afternoon in Kongsberg, Norway.

Bow-and-arrow killings seen as an ‘act of terror’

KONGSBERG (AP): The bow-and-arrow rampage by a man who killed five people in a small town near Norway’s capital appeared to be a terrorist act, authorities said on Thursday, a bizarre and shocking attack in a Scandinavian country where violent...
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At least 46 killed in apartment building inferno

KAOHSIUNG (AP): At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said. Neighbourhood residents...
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Barbara Blake-Hannah, veteran journalist and member of the Cannabis Licensing Authority at the opening of JACANA’s new location in New Kingston.

JACANA opens new store in New Kingston

A circle forms around an older woman perusing JACANA’s four collections at its New Kingston opening last Friday. It’s veteran journalist Barbara Blake-Hannah, and her eyes sparkle above her mask as she absorbs the space as a member of the Cannabis...

Something Extra | Friday

Heineken hosted a premium private screening of the new James Bond flick, No Time To Die, at the New Kingston Drive-In on Wednesday. The guests, dressed in their best Bond-inspired looks, from sexy bodycon dresses to suits and tuxes, and shades of...
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