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Seville shatters personal best to win men's , Thompson-Herah win 100m finals at JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series

Oblique Seville recorded a massive personal best to win the men's 100 metre final at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series at the National Stadium this evening.  Seville, who is coached by Glen Mills at the Racers Track Club, won the event in 9.86...
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Scotland on trip around Caribbean

Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland is currently in St Kitts and Nevis to attend the three-day eighth Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) ...
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Police investigators are now using the phone images to search for other girls they suspect Smith engaged in sex acts with.

Teacher facing multiple sex charges with underage girls Premium

A teacher accused of repeatedly engaging in sex acts with underage female students at two high schools where he was employed has been jailed on over a dozen sex-related charges, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed. In addition, investigations have...
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Mould disaster rattles ODPEM staff Premium

Staff at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) are becoming increasingly agitated over health risks at the New Kingston building from which they work and are fixing to file a lawsuit against the agency seeking redress...
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Blood stains mark the spot where 59-year-old Marcia Dillon was gunned down in Spaulding Gardens, Central Village in St Catherine on Friday night at the wake she was hosting for her mother.

Woman killed on eve of mother’s funeral

Fifty-nine-year-old Marcia Dillon travelled from the United States to Jamaica with the intention of burying her mother, but she was denied that opportunity when she was gunned down while attending the wake on Friday night. It was an air of sadness...
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Man wanted for murders in St Ann, St Catherine killed by cops

Manton Brown, 46, who was wanted for murder in St Ann and who the St Catherine police have had on their wanted list since 2007, is dead. Brown was one of two men who allegedly engaged the lawmen in a gun battle in Unity Valley, St Ann, yesterday...
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Parchment

‘Can’t read too much into it’

Despite setting a world-leading time in the 110m hurdles for the second time this season, Tokyo Olympic champion Hansle Parchment said he is not going to get complacent about his progress with fierce competition expected at the National Trials next...
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Kobe Lawrence, coach hatching World Juniors plan

HAVING WATCHED his charge finish a disappointing eighth at the 2021 World Under-20 Championships, Julian Robinson, coach of national junior thrower Kobe Lawrence, is eyeing a podium finish at this year’s event. The World Under-20 Championships...
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The port of Kingston.

More companies adopting ‘just-in-case’ inventory systems Premium

Unending supply chain bottlenecks and rising shipping costs, coupled with a general surge in demand for consumer goods, have forced local manufacturing and distribution companies to re-examine their approach to inventory management. War and the...
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DBJ ups funding in relaunched innovation grant programme

The Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, has upgraded aspects of its Innovation Grant Fund, one of the primary changes being a 43 per cent or $6 million addition to the financing each successful applicant can get. DBJ on Friday announced the relaunch...
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Sandra-Lee is all ‘blue and bougie’.

Fashion icon Sandra-Lee’s life and legacy in dancehall

Should Sandra-Lee Smith enter a party and see someone wearing her ensemble, she’s leaving. Better yet, “If I travel or go to a store in Jamaica and there’s only two or three pieces (of something I love), I grab all of them because I want to have...
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Montego Bay set to earn billions from Reggae Sumfest

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is forecasting that the city of Montego Bay will earn between $5 billion and $6 billion from the staging of Reggae Sumfest 2022. The festival, which took a two-year hiatus from the...
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The Ministry of Education offices.

Editorial | Overhaul education bureaucracy

For many head teachers and school boards, the education ministry’s directive that in-class students return to wearing masks is an “I-told-you-so” moment. Though not quite as obvious, the development also provides another reminder of the continued...
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Trevor Munroe | Let Labour Day 2022 begin greater accountability

Jamaicans are observing Labour Day 2022 with a number of headlines fresh in mind. • “Public sector workers give seventy-two-hour strike notice” • “JCSA withdraws notice” • “More than 2,000 NWC workers strike over compensation” • “Jamaica’s...
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CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the United States government said Thursday. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention quickly adopted the panel's recommendation, opening a third...
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African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been...
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One of Junette Alexander’s artwork

Junette Alexander – a wish to take fine arts across the region

Junette Alexander’s life is guided by her pursuit of becoming a visual arts teacher. Alexander, who is from St Lucia, travelled to Jamaica from her hometown of Morne Dudon to study fine arts because teacher training in this area is not offered in...
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Hyundai Palisade.

Palisade - A mixture of style and size

In 2018, Hyundai took a bold step by unveiling their mid-size SUV, the Palisade, which eclipsed their previous top-tier model, the Santa Fe. With a wheelbase of 2900mm and height of 1750mm, its a bona fide eight-seater that is intended to stand out...
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Sophie Grizzle Roumel has been installed as the French government’s representative in Negril, Jamaica.

A tête-à-tête with Jamaica’s new honorary French consul in Negril, Sophie Grizzle Roumel

Sophie Grizzle Roumel has been installed as the French government’s representative in Negril, Jamaica, second only to Ambassador Olivier Guyonvarch. With her deep ties to the area stemming from childhood, Roumel, along with her father Daniel...

Ebenezer Rehabilitation Centre brings awareness to mental illness and rehabilitation

Mental illness is a major public health problem in Jamaica. One in four persons will struggle with mental health at some point in their lives. And with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the troubled economy, many are in crisis right now. More than...
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Payton Gendron is led into the courtroom for a hearing at Erie County Court, in Buffalo, N.Y. Gendron faces charges in the May 14, fatal shooting at a supermarket.

Imani Tafari-Ama | Mental health is a human right

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and citizens are being encouraged to wear lime green on Tuesdays in solidarity with protagonists of preventative methods of promoting a clean bill of health for beleaguered brains. The stressor of mental health...
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Deborah Chen | Role of marketing unhealthy foods to children

With all the increased coverage surrounding the recent announcement of Health Minister Christopher Tufton’s key health initiatives for 2022-23, including highlights around policy reforms to curb the skyrocketing rates of non-communicable diseases (...
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