Full Text: PM says ship would breach good faith sailing to Jamaica without approval

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asserted that there would be a “serious” breach of good faith if Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines intends to sail to Jamaica without notice or approval. Adventure of the Seas, with 1,044 Jamaicans aboard, is…

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Beneath the tough bark, Clarke was a softie for charity

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More than two decades ago, Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon contemplated starting a weekly newspaper through his charity organisation, Mustard Seed Communities. Ramkissoon remembers reaching out to an old acquaintance, then chairman and managing…

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High seas stand-off - Gov’t hints at accommodating ship workers but offers no timeline on decision

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Despite the Jamaican Government’s insistence that it has not granted approval for a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) ship with 1,044 Jamaican crew to dock in Falmouth today, there are indications that the administration might allow the returnees…

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RJRGLEANER Group leadership hails Oliver Clarke

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The hierarchy of the RJRGLEANER Group, reacting to the passing of Oliver Clarke, has hailed him for his contribution to media while vowing to protect his legacy. Clarke, 75, died on Saturday night after a battle with cancer. Chief Executive…

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Isolation anxiety could harm kids – professor

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Jamaican children shielded in restrictive home environments from the coronavirus pandemic may be vulnerable to early-onset mental-health disorders, says Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan. The displacement in school and family since Jamaica recorded…

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#JamaicaTogether | Joy Spence

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Fellow Jamaicans, this is a time for us to support each other, help our neighbours, take care of the elderly [and] keep in touch with those who are alone. We are a strong and resilient people who will rise above this adversity. Draw close to God…

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Praise belted out amid church mask era

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New measures including the mandatory wearing of face masks for the resumption of church services beyond a 10-person capacity could not muffle the praise of congregants at Power of Faith Ministries in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday. Scores of…

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OFC a mischievous, wicked wit

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For decades, Oliver straddled the Jamaican business community like a colossus. … He may very well be lionised for the monumental role he played in moving The Gleaner Company into one of the most powerful newspapers in the English-speaking…

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Who is going to hire Oliver?

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A cousin of Oliver Clarke’s remembers a conversation in the late 1960s between Clarke’s father and himself, which was the earliest signal he could recall of the accountant’s showing of his destiny to be one of the country’s powerhouses in business…

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Oliver Clarke’s Deer friend

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Barrington Deer was one of the closest associates of the man affectionately called ‘OFC’, reporting to him for 28 of his 32 years at The Gleaner Company. Deer, from the gritty south St Andrew community of Arnett Gardens, said he did not cry when…

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