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Last-ditch virus aid talks in US collapse, no new help for jobless
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, August 7, 2020
Lead Stories

NO MORE MR NICE GUY - PM threatens tougher protocols amid 30-case COVID one-day jump

Amber lights are going off in the Government. The warnings were serious enough to force a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday to respond to a jaw-dropping 30-case spike in COVID-19 infections within a 24-hour span in Jamaica. Fearing that the early...

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News

Zan Hyde signs with Select

Pulse and Caribbean Model Search (CMS) TV rising star Zan Hyde has been signed to Select Models. Hyde, who was among the top three contestants in the 2019 CMS TV finals, signed the contract with one of international modellings best agencies,...

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Sports

Race Car finds right gear at Caymanas

RACE CAR overcame traffic problems down the backstretch yesterday and running four-wide into the lane to storm past SENTIENT and MASTER OF HALL close to home, making amends for his fourth-place finish when going for a fourth-straight victory two...

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Business

SVL diversifies into back-office services
Supreme Ventures Limited, SVL, has added a new business line which will see the company providing back-office support services to clients. Circumstances have forced the company to become more agile at a period when jobs and disposable income have...

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Entertainment

5 Questions with Tara Johnson

To carry on a musical legacy is no easy feat, but she does this with great passion. Her talent, tenacity, drive for success and rare beauty know no bounds. And already, she has earned the respect of others in this predominantly male industry. The...

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Commentary

Editorial | End delayed prosecutions
We guard jealously our capacity for outrage when the rights of citizens are abused, especially if the perpetrator is the State or its agents and what are attacked are constitutionally guaranteed entitlements, such as the right to a fair and speedy...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | National consensus needed to curtail crime
THE EDITOR, Madam: I am happy that there is an attempt to reach consensus on an approach to curtail crime in Jamaica but several of the proposals seem to be awaiting major reports, legislation or more detailed proposals when I believe some simple...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

Jamaica celebrated its 58th year of Independence with a virtual showcase of some of our finest in the entertainment industry at the National Arena last evening. Despite the coronavirus restrictions, the Jamaican spirit was present, cementing this...

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World News

Lebanese vent fury at leaders over blast

BEIRUT (AP): Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanons leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. Shouting, “Revolution!” they crowded around the...

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