$4b tax cheats - Multinationals under microscope for offshoring wealth

Gleaner on November 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s public service is being robbed of at least $4 billion yearly because of elaborate tax avoidance and tax-evasion schemes used by some companies, a new report has suggested. Fingers are being pointed particularly at multinational…

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‘Help me save my son’ - 9-y-o cancer patient wants to minister to sick kids for Christmas

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Nine-year-old Raje Josephs has been battling with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma for more than a year and is in urgent need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant after undergoing nine cycles of chemotherapy and 26 cycles of radiation. Cancer of…

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Help coming for women-beaters

Gleaner on November 26th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Holness administration is crafting intervention for men who batter and scar Jamaican women and children, oftentimes leaving the victims burdened by trauma long after their physical wounds have healed. An initiative to be spearheaded by the…

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Gov’t considers banning plastic replacements to styrofoam

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Environmentalist Diana McCaulay is calling for an immediate ban as the Government urges suppliers of packaging products to find more eco-friendly alternatives to plastic options that have replaced styrofoam in the food and beverage industry….

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Delivery deliverance for offline schools

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Alecia Sterling is almost at breaking point. The 28-year-old mother lives in the hilly reaches of Mavis Bank where two of her three children attend Mount Fletcher Primary School in rural St Andrew. Though Sterling has received a tablet from the…

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Two dead, houses shot up as gangsters trade bullets

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Western Bureau: Scores of residents in the Melbourne, Quarry, and Salt Spring road sections of Montego Bay, St James, cowered inside their homes on Tuesday night as gangsters brandishing assault rifles engaged each other in an hour-long gunfight,…

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Top station award boosts police morale in tough St Catherine North

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The Above Rocks Police Station yesterday emerged the top performer in Area Five, shining as a ray of hope in a proud moment for cops in the St Catherine North Police Division, the second bloodiest in the island. It has been a particularly…

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Miller, mayor in new clash over Portmore lands

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There appears to be a brewing war of words between newly elected St Catherine South Eastern Member of Parliament Robert Miller and Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas. A recent between the men has escalated to the point where Thomas had reported an alleged…

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Antigen testing being piloted at nine public health facilities

Gleaner on November 26th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has commenced the pilot of antigen testing for the coronavirus (COVID) at nine public health facilities islandwide. The month-long exercise, which got under way on Monday, November 23, is being conducted at the…

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Tens of thousands line up to bid farewell to Maradona in Argentina

Gleaner on November 26th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans eager to honour Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina’s most iconic soccer star on Thursday, some confronting police who tried to maintain order at the country’s…

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