Hanna: We’d hate to see US descend into anarchy

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Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Lisa Hanna has said that for many who have followed United States politics for decades, yesterday’s development in Washington was disturbing on a number of fronts, particularly against the background of…

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CRASH COURSE - Principals, parents say grade six students not ready for PEP

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With the COVID-19-induced disruptions in the education sector since last March, some parents are opting to have their children delay taking the grade six components of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) tests this year, preparations for which one…

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PM slams SOE ‘hypocrisy’

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday took a swipe at the critics over their “hypocrisy” in calling for an end to states of emergency (SOEs) across the island last year. Pointing out that the Government has spent $40 billion on equipping the…

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‘This is un-American’ - Diaspora leaders shocked at storming of Capitol building

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Jamaican leaders in the diaspora have reacted with shock and horror at seeing violent protesters storming the United States Capitol building in Washington yesterday to protest the certification of the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. The…

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Richie Poo among two shot dead

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Reputed Gideon Warrior and one of Jamaica’s most feared gangsters, Kevin Tyndale, otherwise known as ‘Richie Poo’, was one of two men reportedly shot and killed on Old Hope Road in St Andrew yesterday. Tyndale succumbed to his injuries at the…

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Expelled footballer now an author, motivational speaker

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After a long quest to find his bearing, Romario Mullings has found his voice, having met his purpose as a motivational speaker. What many would consider as his glory days representing his alma mater, Manchester High School, in football was a time…

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Accompong Maroons’ 283rd annual celebration goes virtual

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WESTERN BUREAU: For the first time in their 283-year history, the Accompong Maroons in St Elizabeth held their annual celebration of the signing of the Maroon treaty and the birth of revered hero Cudjoe virtually. The celebrations were restricted…

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More say for women in agriculture

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Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green promises that there will be more programmes and resources specifically targeted towards female farmers in 2021 as part of efforts to get more women engaged in the sector. Green said most of the…

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38 new COVID-19 cases, no additional death

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Jamaica on Wednesday recorded 38 more cases of COVID-19, with ages ranging from three to 85 years, pushing the tally to 13,368 with 1,649 being active. Of the new cases, 18 are males, 19 are females and one case is under investigation. No…

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Firearm handed over to police in St Ann

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The police are reporting that a Glock 26 pistol with a magazine containing one 9mm round was handed over by a resident to the Ocho Rios Police in St Ann. It is reported that the firearm was found in a drawer in a room at a dwelling house occupied…

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