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One person may have died from COVID-19 vaccine: St Vincents CMO
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – One person may have died as a result of being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine, St Vincent's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache told the High Court on Wednesday, on day one of the vaccine mandate...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, December 1, 2022
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Despite employing its Yard to Yard Find the Child Initiative earlier this year to re-engage unaccounted-for high- and primary-school students during the heights of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education and Youth is reporting that more than 7,000 are...

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Bolt statue left in the blocks

WESTERN BUREAU: The long-promised installation of a statue in Water Square, Falmouth, to honour Trelawny sprinting legend Usain Bolt will miss yet another deadline. At Septembers Trelawny Municipal Corporation meeting, Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager...

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JFF Gen Sec hopes Bailey not in hot water

DENNIS CHUNG, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), hopes national representative Leon Bailey hasnt found himself in “hot water” following scathing remarks aimed at footballs governing body in a podcast done earlier this...

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US lawmakers vote to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

The United States House of Representatives moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some...

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Toni-Ann Singh not counting out a career in music

Beauty queen-turned-recording artiste Toni-Ann Singh “feels it in her soul” that her move towards a career in music could be her next adventure, and according to fans, with her recent collaboration with dancehall entertainer Popcaan, she may be...

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Editorial | Mark Golding provides an opening

Mark Goldings exhumation of a proposal allowing for relatively lengthy precharge detention in Jamaica is a good starting point for discussions between the Government and the Opposition over the conundrum in which the Holness administration finds...

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Letter of the Day | Remove mentally ill people from the streets
THE EDITOR, Madam: For too long, Jamaicans have underestimated the seriousness of mental illness. Children and adults alike often poke fun at ‘mad people as they roam the streets. They give them names that are deemed to be funny and shout at...

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Something Extra | Thursday

Murrays Farm in Toll Gate, Clarendon, came alive on Sunday for the first staging of the Jamaica Art and Gift Festival (JAGFest), featuring culture and fashion. Sundresses and sandals dominated the fashion sphere, while floral and prints also made...

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French Caribbean Gastronomy Festival a red carpet for the taste buds

From start to finish, the St Martin Gastronomy Festival that ended last Sunday was heaven with a red carpet for the taste buds. This epic, epicurean event that ran throughout November enjoyed its second year on the French side of the island of St...

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Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Democrats after Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP): House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Representative Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time, as long-serving Speaker...

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