Pundits applaud Becca’s great knock

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Veteran cricket commentators Andrew Mason and Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira said that Caribbean journalism has suffered a great loss following the death of legendary cricket writer Tony Becca on Thursday. Becca, a former sports editor at The Gleaner, died…

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Dump class war - Riverton divestment delayed because site not located uptown – activist

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Successive governments have refused to divest Jamaica’s largest dump because the Riverton City site is located in the midst of mainly poor residents living on the margins and not the wealthier middle and upper classes, a noted environmentalist has…

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Mahfood fingers Bloomberg among US anti-sugar donors

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The estimated multibillion-dollar campaign designed to influence policymakers to impose a minimum 20 per cent sugar tax on drinks is funded by external forces with no genuine interest in the promotion of health, a Jamaican business czar has claimed…

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‘Stand your ground’ - Market vendors urged to beat back bulldozers

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As the demolition of the Constant Spring Market looms, vendors are being advised by their attorney-at-law to create a human wall of defiance until they are fairly compensated for their property by the Kingston and St…

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Don’t scapegoat Church for not passing laws, say clerics

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Church leaders in Jamaica are standing in the way of politicians making a change to the buggery and abortion laws, according to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck. Chuck, who was speaking at the PANCAP Sensitisation Breakfast Seminar held at The…

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Hospital staff shocked by St Ann’s Bay CEO’s death

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Fifty-nine-year-old Leo Garel, chief executive officer at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital since 2014, died suddenly, Thursday morning from a suspected heart attack, plunging the entire North East Health Region, and further afield, into mourning…

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Big death-penalty march in Brussels today

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BRUSSELS, Belgium: Approximately 1,500 campaigners will take to the streets of Brussels today to march for an end to the death penalty globally. The anti-death penalty advocates are in the European capital for the 7th World Congress Against the…

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Cracks force closure of Falmouth’s Rock Bridge

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WESTERN BUREAU: Structural damage to the Rock Bridge in Falmouth, Trelawny, has forced parish authorities to order its closure despite disapproval from and bewilderment of some local stakeholders. The 100-year-old steel bridge, which spans the…

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dump Class war - Riverton divestment delayed because site not located uptown – activist

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Successive governments have refused to divest Jamaica’s largest dump because the Riverton City site is located in the midst of mainly poor residents living on the margins and not the wealthier middle and upper classes, a noted environmentalist has…

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New KFC doesn’t worry St Thomas cooks

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So ‘finger licking good’ is the food at Richie’s Chicken and Chips restaurant in St Thomas that it is referred to as the ‘KFC of Yallahs’. The small establishment is snuggled among other shops on the Buchannan Plaza in Yallahs square and is run…

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