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Speaker blocks attempts to suspend MP in assault case

House Speaker Marissa Dalrymple Philibert today blocked attempts by the Opposition to move a motion for the suspension of Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright. Wright has been listed as a person of interest in an...
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Tightened weekend curfews

The Government is imposing more weekend lockdowns as it seeks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Speaking in Parliament this afternoon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced another three weekends of tightened curfews. However, the hours will be...
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A policeman walks by the Toyota Hiace minibus that was involved in a crash on Highway 2000 on Monday.  Five people were killed in the collision.

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Moments before bodies were flung on to the asphalt in a macabre canvas of blood and gore, the driver of an ill-fated Toyota Hiace minibus had been warned of ominous sounds that foreshadowed the carnage that would unfold late Monday morning. The...
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Heat on Wright over beating video

Under-fire Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) legislator George Wright could face the police as early as today as his party considers denouncing him and as public pressure mounts for him resign from Gordon House. Investigators confirmed on Monday that...
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Growth & Jobs | Saving and investing: A path to financial security

Chavelle Campbell knows too well the importance of saving and investing and how these financial tools have assisted her in achieving her financial goals. The 30-year-old youth empowerment officer at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information...
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Growth & Jobs | Create pension plans for employees, Wizzart urges MSMEs

Operators of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being encouraged to learn more about creating pension plans for their employees. Speaking at a recent Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) ‘Virtual Biz Zone’ session...
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Jamaica’s Alvas Powell attempts to go past Guyana’s Trayon Bobb during a Concacaf Nations League match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday, November 18, 2019.

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General Secretary Dalton Wint said it is going to cost the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) over a billion dollars to sustain the national men’s programme during the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers which start in September. The Reggae Boyz...
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Dols overtakes Gunning on route to Tokyo

After meeting the Olympics ‘B’ qualifying standard for the 200m medley recently, national swimmer Keanan Dols jumped ahead of Michael Gunning for the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) allocated spot at the Tokyo Olympics in July. Dols clocked 2:...
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Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in US$16b deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about US$16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance’s widely used medical...
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Cannabis beauty products alliance Premium

Medicinal hemp producer Virtudes and Jamaican luxury skincare company Morgan’s Creek inked a partnership agreement that sees Virtudes becoming the main supplier of distilled cannabidiol, CBD, to the beauty brand. Morgan’s Creek recently moved into...
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Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts said deejays must shoulder some responsibility for the content of their music.

Producer, PNP politician agrees with Holness

Music producer and People’s National Party politician Patrick Roberts is in partial agreement with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who used a recent sitting of the House of Representatives to criticise certain aspects of Jamaica’s popular culture,...
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Former Miss Jamaica dies at 83

Marlene (Milnes-Fenton) O’Brien, the beauty who glided away with the Miss Jamaica title in 1955, passed away last Friday at her home in Fairfield, Connecticut, after a long illness, her daughter Sarah O’Brien, told The Gleaner. She was 83. The...
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Editorial | Volcanoes and CARICOM’s resilience bonds

Unless the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano becomes so geologically catastrophic as to make the whole country uninhabitable, it is unlikely that Vincentians will abandon the island. In the event, they do not have quite the same options as the...
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Rosalea Hamilton | The CARICOM fiasco: What next?

The Gleaner article ‘RIP CARICOM’ on March 28, 2021, referenced the article by Minister Camillo Gonsalves, titled ‘Every island for itself…’, which dramatically highlighted the vote that took place at the Organization of American States (OAS)...
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Letter of the Day | Racism is deep rooted in United Kingdom

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write as one individual (although I suspect I’m not alone) just as I’ve learned that a petition signed by 20,000 people is calling for the withdrawal of the recently published Sewell Report on Race and Ethnic Disparities. The...
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Butler presents pertinent arguments on domestic abuse

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am wondering how many people were able to read Dawn Butler’s remarkable article in The Gleaner, in the March 26-28 edition, titled ‘Let’s challenge domestic abuse against women’. I read it, and it was interesting – and a good...
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Send us pretty Vincentian women, says PM

ST JOHN’S (AP): Prime Minister Gaston Browne has sought to downplay opposition concerns over remarks he made regarding the persons being evacuated from St Vincent and the Grenadines, where the erupting La Soufriére volcano has resulted in several...
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Explosion rocks St Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN (AP): La Soufriére volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent late last week, with officials worried...
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Autism and communication: Early intervention is crucial for the best outcome

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability affecting one in 54 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2020. It affects children of every race, ethnic and socio-economic...
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Vaccine effectiveness

Jamaica has embarked on a COVID-19 vaccination blitz. It is important to note the following: • All COVID-19 vaccines currently available are effective at preventing COVID-19. • COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the COVID-19...
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