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Situation ‘dire’ as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The US Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days after a suspected human smuggling boat capsized in a storm. The...
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Disgruntled Garmex workers protest

Upset workers at the Garmex HEART Academy in Kingston this morning mounted a demonstration. The employees say they are disgruntled about the conduct of the director/principal at the institution Marcine Taylor Brown. They have since been called to a...
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Septimus ‘Bob’ Blake, president of the Jamaica Bankers Association.

BANKS PUSH BACK Premium

The Jamaica Bankers’ Association (JBA) has defended the decision of two of its member institutions to introduce new and increased fees to customers, insisting that local banks have suffered greatly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Both...
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Chicken producers cry foul over tariff talk Premium

Major poultry producers Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Broilers have cautioned the Holness administration against the proposed suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET), as well as stamp duties on imported leg quarters. That action, it is...
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Fifty-eight-year-old Joan Stone was killed by an attacker who shot her in the head while she stood by her stove.

Brothers on the run linked to Portmore woman’s murder Premium

Brothers wanted for the murder and shooting of a neighbour, allegedly in full view of others, have been elusive for close to two years and were recently listed as most wanted by the Portmore police. The St Catherine South police named, on the...
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COVID-19 fuelling human trafficking

COVID-19 and the restrictions that it places on the movement of people should have put a major dent in the illegal trade of human trafficking, but human traffickers have been finding ways to get around the hurdles created by the virus. This idea...
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Jamaica’s four-man bobsled team of Shanwayne Stephens, Rolando Reid, Ashley Watson, and Matthew Wepke in action.

‘Beijing is where everything changed for me’

COMING FROM Jamaica, I have no experience in winter sports. I don’t like cold weather, I prefer the sun. Besides track, the only other sports I really played were cricket and some football. The Winter Olympics usually escape my attention. But I do...
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Trainers pull back on Caymanas lockdown, accept ‘one-off’ purse increase

TRAINERS AT Caymanas Park yesterday morning aborted their threat of withholding nominations for this weekend’s Saturday-Sunday meet, accepting promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited’s (SVREL) counter-offer of a “one-...
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The Supreme Court building in Kingston.

Alliance loses second round of licence suspension court battle

Alliance Financial Services Limited, AFSL, has failed in its bid to have the suspension of its cambio and remittance licences lifted while it fights the action taken by the central bank in court. The Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, suspended the licences in...
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Soleco Energy secures US$24m in financing

Soleco Energy Limited has secured US$24.3 million in funding from IDB Invest, to fast-track its projects that are mainly focused on solar energy systems. “This loan facility will enable Soleco to provide competitive financing options to our clients...
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Film-maker J.P. Williams (left) and producer Simier Lanscend, with the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background during the scouting of locations for Uhuru-A Christmas Story.

J’can film-maker JP Williams eyes third film release

Jamaican film-maker J.P. Williams of The Studio Eight signalled that he was a force to be reckoned with in the local and international film industry with the release of his second film, Uhuru-A Christmas Story, shot on location in the East African...
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Opening Friday

Nightmare Alley If you displease the right people, the world closes in on you very very fast From Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro comes this neo-noir psychological thriller with a star-studded cast including Academy Award...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Editorial | Are vaccine mandates dead?

HAVING METAPHORICALLY flung his hands in the air and suggested that it is every man for himself and devil take the hindmost, Prime Minister Andrew Holness should also clarify whether his “argument done” remark also means an end to any...
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David Salmon | The failure of youth programmes Premium

EVERY GOVERNMENT in Jamaica’s history has touted their credentials and commitment to youth development. However, based on the current state of affairs, Jamaica has a far way to go before we reach the milestone of achieving meaningful youth...
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The Bellevue Hospital, Kingston.

Letter of the Day | Shame on you, Bellevue

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the procedures in place at the Bellevue Hospital for dealing with reports of mental health episodes that may occur in the community. One such incident occurred in the Trafalgar...
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I salute GraceKennedy

THE EDITOR, Madam: GraceKennedy Group Jamaica Limited, a true and time-tested Jamaican company, has over the decades consistently exhibited to the nation a genuine, efficacious framework underpinned by an abiding commitment to quality customer...
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People take to the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, yesterday to rally in support of the new military junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the country.

Hundreds march in support of new junta

OUAGADOUGOU (AP): Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital Tuesday in a show of support for the new military-led junta that ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the...
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Gov’t senator resigns in rent-arrears row

HAMILTON (CMC): An under-fire government senator and junior minister, who owes US$19,000 in unpaid rent, has resigned from Bermuda’s Upper House amid a growing storm of criticism over his treatment of his former landlady. Curtis Richardson, one of...
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A mixed-race mother sitting on her bed and  holding her three-month-old baby son in her arms

‘Aftershock’ highlights maternal mortality crisis in US

It was in 2017 when film-maker Paula Eiselt started seeing articles about rising maternal mortality rates in the United States. She’d had traumatic experiences giving birth to her four children, but didn’t realise that the problems were widespread...
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Deaths of US black children up in pandemic

The latest national child welfare report shows an increase in the number of black children who died, even though fewer abuse-related fatalities were investigated in the yearlong period that included the first several months of the pandemic. The...
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Diane Brown always loved taking care of her body. Her routine would include exercising at least three times weekly, swimming over the weekend, and getting in as much fruits and vegetables as possible.

Diane Brown promotes wellness with Dobfitness

Active in her approach to life, Diane Brown took the fundamentals she learned in her modelling career and applied them to fitness. She currently works with women 200 pounds and over to actualise their wellness dreams. “Dobfitness (DOB) has a very...

Something Extra | Wednesday

The atelier – the workshop of hands – took the Dior centre stage on Monday for a refined show on the first day of Paris couture week, which aims to elevate the work of the house’s behind-the-scenes seamstresses. Pulse star on the rise, Shantae...
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