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Rihanna declared national hero of Barbados

International hit singer Rihanna, 33, has been declared a National Hero of Barbados.  The declaration coincided with Monday night's transition of Barbados to Republic, cutting ties from the British. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the...
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UPDATE: Preliminary review indicates $30 million NSWMA fraud

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting based on a preliminary review, that the payment system fraud at the entity is around $30 million. The matter involves one of the NSWMA's regional subsidiaries, the MPM Waste Management Limited.
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Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels.

‘Barbaric’ Premium

Senior defence lawyer Bert Samuels has challenged Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on how sentences for illegal possession of firearms should be handled, cautioning that the judiciary ought to be free from the influence of the executive and...
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UNAIDS rep calls for condoms in prisons Premium

UNAIDS Country Director for Jamaica Manoela Manova is recommending condom distribution in prisons as an effective tool to help reduce the HIV transmission rate in local penal institutions. Noting that such a strategy has been shown to be beneficial...
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Jumoke Patrick, executive director, Jamaica Network of Serpositives.

Join the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination – Patrick

THE JAMAICA Network of Seropositives (JN+), one of Jamaica’s staunchest campaigners for the upliftment of persons living with HIV/AIDS, is encouraging Jamaicans to join the fight to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons who are...
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Growth & Jobs | Remittances keep families together at Christmas

ANTOINETTE MCKENZIE, a 32-year-old mother of one, relies on remittances in mid-December to ensure her Christmas is indeed merry. For McKenzie, if her mother does not send the funds, it means that she will be unable to host her annual Christmas...
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Mona High School’s Keneldo Brown (left) battles Papine High School’s Tayshawn Forrest during an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match at Ashenheim Stadium on Thursday, November 18.

‘No tier system needed’ Premium

The big scorelines in this season’s ISSA schoolboy football competitions have once again led to calls for a second-tier competition or a process of elimination for the very weak teams. St Catherine High School clobbered St Mary’s College 26-0...
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McConnell rallying for Jamaican culture Premium

RALLYCROSS DRIVER Fraser McConnell says when he races he doesn’t just do it for the love of the sport, but for the love of the Jamaican culture. He said this is why he takes advantage of the rallycross platform to spread the culture. “To have an...
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In this photo provided by Nissan Motor Company, Chief Executive Makoto Uchida, right, and COO Ashwani Gupta, left, pose with a Nissan Chill-Out concept car on November 27, 2021.

Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nissan said Monday it is investing ¥2 trillion (US$17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle line-up. The Japanese automaker’s chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said 15 new...
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Mystic heads back to court

The Supreme Court is being asked to resolve several issues that have derailed a scheme of arrangements for a payout to creditors of Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, which owns and operates the Ocho Rios-based attraction known for its bobsled and...
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Mayor of Tarrytown Thomas Butler Jr and Monty Alexander.

Jazz great Monty Alexander honoured in NY

NY: Jamaican jazz veteran Monty Alexander was last Friday bestowed with a US Proclamation from Westchester County (NY) Executive George Latimer. The presentation took place at the Westchester Music Experience concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall...
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Winnie Harlow wanted ‘white girl hair’

Winnie Harlow wanted “white girl hair” at the start of her career. The 27-year-old model is of Jamaican ancestry and has recalled wanting to have “white” hair during her younger years. Winnie, who was diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo as a...
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Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness speaks during the party's 78th annual conference.

Editorial | Don’t conflate laws with their enforcement

Andrew Holness, the prime minister, was perhaps a tad hyperbolic in declaring preference for the death penalty for people convicted for illegal possession of firearms. There is no question, however, about his intention to steer his Government...
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Michael Abrahams | The complex relationship between COVID-19 and mental health Premium

If the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative effect on your mental health, you are not alone. In fact, you have a lot of company. Globally, there have been reports of increased incidences of mental health issues in all age groups and across a...
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Letter of the Day | Haunted by vaccine inequality

THE EDITOR, Madam: The onset of COVID-19 has revealed many things about what really matters as it regards human existence. For example, handwashing can save lives; toilet paper is worth fighting for; and those big executives’ salaried jobs are...
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SOEs should be permanent in some parishes

THE EDITOR, Madam: King David was chosen by God to fight the giant Goliath, and he skilfully killed him. Likewise, the states of emergency (SOEs) is the only solution to tackle this crime monster significantly and bring him down; and it has been...
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Sandra Mason, president-elect of Barbados

Country prepares to bid farewell to The Queen as head of state

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The Caribbean island of Barbados on Monday prepared to wave goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as it cuts ties with its colonial past and becomes a republic for the first time in history. The preparations...
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WHO: Omicron poses very high risk

GENEVA (AP): The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday that the global risk from the Omicron variant is “very high” based on early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences”. The UN health...
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The couple is joined by their parents: Mark’s parents (from left) Hander Nain and Helen Walters and Naedine’s parents Pearline and Bevan Dawson Sr.

Meet The Bromfields From high-school sweethearts to husband and wife

Institution is a symbolic theme in the relationship of Mark and Naedine Bromfield. The couple met as sixth-formers while attending York Castle and Westwood High School, respectively, and strengthened their relationship while studying at the...

Something Extra | Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 23, the ‘She Thrives ’ Women’s Empowerment Conference held its media launch at the AC Marriott in Kingston. Under the theme, ‘Thriving through Crisis; Empowered for Change’, She Thrives was curated to inspire and empower women...
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William Brown was re-elected president of the Shipping Association of Jamaica at its AGM last Friday.

SAJ inducts shipping icons into Hall of Fame at 83rd AGM

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) announced the launch of its Hall of Fame during the body’s 83rd annual general meeting (AGM) last Friday, November 26, at its head office in Newport West. The SAJ’s re-elected president, William Brown,...
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Clive Coke elected president of CBFFAJ

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) elected the executive board for the administrative period 2021 to 2022 at its annual general meeting on Sunday, November 21. Clive Coke was selected as president and will be...
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