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Some US schools struggle to stay open as quarantines sideline staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing at least two weeks of remote learning. Not only did the worker who...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Lead Stories

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

Jamaicas 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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News

Earth Today | Going after plastics - New project aims to reduce pollution burden

JAMAICA IS putting the meat on the bones of a project that tackles the scourge of plastics pollution in the islands cities, as part of a larger Caribbean effort being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and with the support of the...

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Sports

‘We have lost a legend' - Argentina great passes away at age 60

November 25, 2020 marked one of the darkest days in the history of football, with the passing of one of its most iconic and legendary figures, Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona. Maradona died from a heart attack at the age of 60, sending...

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Business

Retailers want you to watch and shop

When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell US$10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on...

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Entertainment

Maxi Priest humbled by Grammy nomination for Shaggy-produced album

Reggae singer Maxi Priest was in-studio editing on Tuesday when his phone started blowing up with congratulatory messages. At first, he wondered what on earth was going on. A subsequent call from his manager, Toby Ludwig, confirmed the good news....

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Commentary

Editorial | Farewell, Mr Tapia; welcome the new agenda
THIS NEWSPAPER never comported with the brash, hectoring style of Donald Tapia which, perhaps, is what you might expect of a non-career diplomat appointed by Donald Trump as his legate in a country like Jamaica. Imperiously, and in public, he...

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Letters

Letter of the Day |Puerto Bueno is more than an environmental issue
THE EDITOR, Madam: ALLOWING A quarry at Puerto Bueno Mountain is more than an environmental issue. It is also a human-rights issue – the right to a safe and healthy environment in which to live. As a physician, I am deeply concerned about the...

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Food

Not Jus' a Salad - Restaurant promotes healthy lifestyle for lunch

Not Jus a Salad. Thats the mantra and name of the restaurant taking a healthier approach to lunchtime. With healthy food options such as lentil mushroom zucchini lasagna, the popular eatery finds creative ways to make good food, thats not only..

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World News

We are under assault - Rowley - UNHRO concerned about Trinidad's ‘deportation' of Venezuelan children

GENEVA (CMC): The United Nations Rights Office (UNHRO) Wednesday said it remained “deeply concerned” at the decision of the Trinidad and Tobago government to “deport” 16 Venezuelan children even as the government there maintained that the “refug

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