‘Butch’ Stewart remembers Sameer Younis as an extraordinary businessman, patriot, friend

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TODAY I bid farewell to Sameer Younis, OJ, an extraordinary businessman, a lover of his country, and a man I was proud to call my friend.Sameer and I shared not only a good game of dominoes, but a similar history as a salesman in our early careers. The travels through the length and breadth of Jamaica, going through small, remote hillside villages and major towns alike, exposed us to the conditions in which ordinary people lived.He never forgot to put people at the centre of his…

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Jamaica backs ocean-based climate action

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness is urging all stakeholders to unite in accelerating the progress on ocean-based climate action.The prime minister is part of the High-Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy in New York at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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Court dismisses lawyer’s argument in dreadlocks case

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THE Supreme Court yesterday dismissed arguments for children to be allowed into schools with dreadlock hairstyles, whether or not the hairdo is for religious reasons.

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US$10-m Fallout

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has revealed that Jamaica is likely to lose about 8,000 visitors and US$10 million in revenue from the fallout triggered by the collapse of travel giant Thomas Cook.The British travel firm declared bankruptcy yesterday.

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Altamont Court founder gets emotional farewell

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FAMILY members, loved ones and well-wishers on Saturday bade farewell to Terence “Terry” Jarrett, founder of the Altamont Court Hotel, at an emotional funeral service Saturday at Stella Maris Catholic Church in St Andrew.Jarrett died at age 81 after a short illness.

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This day In History — September 24

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 Today is the 267th day of 2019. There are 98 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2007: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questions the official version of the September 11 attacks and defends the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust, in a tense appearance at Columbia University in New York. OTHER EVENTS

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‘Not just another test’

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AHEAD of its introduction of the internationally recognised Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Ministry of Education is seeking to allay fear and anxiety among parents and students at the thought of sitting another exam.

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Bahamas Government denies ill-treatment of Haitians

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government has denied allegations that non-nationals are being mistreated after Hurricane Dorian and appealed to the international community “to seek trusted and credible sources of information” on the country.

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Jamaicans in Bahamas step up to help

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — As people from around the world step up to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, Jamaicans living in the 700-island archipelago are also doing their part to assist victims.

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Haiti senator fires at unruly protesters; photographer wounded

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An Associated Press photographer has been wounded in a shooting that erupted outside Haiti’s Senate when a senator fired a pistol during a confrontation with Opposition protesters.

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