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Stand up, Mr Prime Minister
THE EDITOR, Madam: It is apparent to me that the Honourable Prime Minister, Mr Andrew Michael Holness is attempting to pass the buck as it relates to the increase in major crimes, mainly murders now gripping the country. Having read his comments...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, February 28, 2020
Lead Stories

Big money popping - Parties reeled in whopping $100m for Portland East by-election

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Peoples National Party (PNP) received more than $100 million to battle in the April 4, 2019, Portland East by-election. Some 10 months after the dust has settled, with the JLPs Ann Marie Vaz emerging...

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News

Ignorance or distrust: - Former PSOJ boss weighs in on resistance to divestment

With a recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll indicating that Jamaicans do not favour the privatisation of state-owned companies, former president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Howard Mitchell, has called for greater...

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Sports

Olympics concern - JAAA president worried after MOH considers to add Japan to list of restricted countries

After the Ministry of Health (MOH) stated that it is considering to add Japan, the host country of this summers Olympic Games, to the list of countries now under travel restrictions by Jamaica because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Warren...

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Business

BOJ working on universal access for cash cards

Michael Riley, who sells vape pens within the burgeoning cannabis trade in Negril, holds a cash card that provides him with flexibility, but only to a certain degree. He doesnt have a bank account, but uses ePay, a Mastercard-branded cash card...

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Entertainment

Quada on ‘Pain', forthcoming album and females - Hardcore dancehall entertainer talks about having the right attitude

“Them say life come with pain, sunshine after the rain,” are the lyrics that start the chorus of Quadas one-month-old single, Pain. It serves as a testimony to what is happening in his life, said the hardcore dancehall entertainer in a short yet...

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Commentary

Editorial | Holness faces tension between politics and economics
This weeks confirmation by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) of the continued softening of gross domestic product (GDP) output poses two significant challenges to the government, one economic and the other political. The most immediate, and...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Vybz Kartel is right

THE EDITOR, Madam: In a misguided society like Jamaica with inverted values, it is unsurprising that some opinion makers think that entertainers should be role models. Entertainers are mere actors who dazzle us with an intriguing performance....

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

The Fyah Garden was alive and active for SR Live held in a small oasis off Molynes Road last Saturday. The sessions were a mixture of music and meditation. The high point of the night was live entertainment by some of Jamaicas talented roots-...

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World News

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

BANGKOK (AP): Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islams holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming...

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