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St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (AP) — Officials in St Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting...
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Major advertising company makes about-turn on requiring staff to be vaccinated

A major advertising company based in St Andrew has withdrawn a threat forcing staff to resign if they refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In internal correspondence issued on April 12 under the signature of director Robert McCook, Caledonia...
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Able Don-Foote (left), attorney-at-law, reports to the  Montego Bay Police Station with his client, George Wright, member of parliament for Westmoreland Central, in relation to the alleged beating of a woman. An altercation captured on CCTV later became a

Wright walks free for now

Frustration is mounting in the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) over the handling of the allegations of domestic abuse stalking its embattled first-time lawmaker from Westmoreland, George Wright. Wright, who the police named Monday as a person...
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Vaxxed to the max

Powered by the five-day mass immunisation programme that ended on Tuesday, Jamaica has surged to become the English-speaking Caribbean country which has administered the most doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health...
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A Salute to Woman

Rainwater harvesting is being championed as a viable solution to water storage and security in the Caribbean.

Earth Today | ‘Collaborate for regional water security’

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the value of water, prompting the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) to call for regional collaboration to ensure sustainability and improve access to the precious resource. “Amidst the...
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Earth Today | Adaptation Fund doubles funding support for vulnerable countries

IN RESPONSE to the continued record demand for projects amid the ongoing climate crisis, the Adaptation Fund Board made the historic decision at its 36th meeting earlier this month to double the amount of funding that countries can access. The...
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Sunshine Girls Adean Thomas (left) and Nichole Dixon go through their paces during a training session at the Leila Robinson Courts at the National Stadium in June 2019.

Frustration! Premium

President of Netball Jamaica Tricia Robinson said her organisation is growing frustrated as they are yet to be granted permission from the Government for the Sunshine Girls to return to contact training. The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked fourth in...
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No weekend worries for JAAA Premium

Despite the Government’s extension of the weekend curfew measures, Ian Forbes, first vice president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), said this will not affect the body’s ability to stage meets locally, once they received...
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A EVgo electric vehicle charging station  at Willow Festival shopping plaza parking lot in Northbrook, Illinois.

Europe lacking in EV charging infrastructure

In line with its ambition to make Europe a greener place, the European Union wants to drastically reduce gas emission from transport by 2050 and promote electric cars. But according to a report from the bloc’s external auditor, it is lacking the...
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Stress test fail Premium

While Jamaica’s financial system received a passing grade from the most recent report that gave it a health check, two banks and a securities dealer were said to have breached their minimum regulatory markers when hypothetical but possible adverse...
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Thankful boys from Mount Olivet play the donated musical instruments.

Buju Banton Foundation, Audiomack bring music to Mount Olivet Boys’ Home

The residents and staff at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester are singing songs of gratitude for the gift of shiny new musical instruments, courtesy of the Buju Banton Foundation and music streaming platform, Audiomack. The presentation was...
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Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): American rap artiste and singer, Akon, is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to...
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Editorial | Attack CARICOM’s crisis with cross-border teaching

Last week’s disclosure of the findings of a survey showing that the bulk of trainees in early-childhood education do not want to teach mathematics has been heralded as a revelation of an imminent crisis. Rather, it is a reconfirmation of our...
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Elizabeth Morgan | COVID plus a sustained volcanic eruption

The Caribbean is beautiful, but it is fraught with danger. Here in the northern Caribbean, natural disasters are hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts, bush fires and a rare cold spell. In the islands of the eastern and south Caribbean,...
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Letter of the Day | COVID confusion

HOWARD MITCHELL, chairman of the National Health Fund (NHF), “has been bombarded by fraudsters seeking to cash in on the global hunger for the jab”. This is another example of the new outlook of some Jamaicans and foreigners to carve out a profit...
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Provide mental health support for educators

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am indeed saddened by the recent report of a two-year-old child in Falmouth, Trelawny, who was beaten severely by a caregiver. I would like to use this medium to empathise with the mother of this child. My heart also goes out...
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Dr David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides yesterday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin C

Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem

MINNEAPOLIS (AP): George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, contradicting experts who said...
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Men rape 3 at orphanage, kill guard

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP): More than a dozen men broke into a US-run orphanage in Haiti’s capital, killed the security guard and then raped two girls and a woman, the manager told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The incident occurred late Sunday...
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You have not lived until you have tried this Bourbon BBQ. You have not lived until you have tried this Bourbon BBQ.

Jason Walker gives food lovers a taste of paradise

With the lockdown protocols still in full swing, many are turning up their culinary skills to flaming degrees by creating dishes fit for kings and queens. And who could blame them? It saves both money and time. One company looking to assist you in...
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Chef Colin Hylton was a ‘culinary genius of his time’

Exquisite, flavourful and decadent. Those are three words that immediately come to mind when you hear the name Colin Hylton, the chef extraordinaire who passed away last week. His friend, Christopher Reckord, confirmed that his death was caused by...
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