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180 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths
Jamaica has recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 1,187. Meanwhile, there were 180 new cases with ages ranging from one day to 95 years, pushing the total to 52,684 with 4,172 being active. Of the new cases, 107 are women and 73...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, July 30, 2021
Lead Stories

Moore boycott

WESTERN BUREAU: A rift has widened in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) over the naming of the newly unveiled headquarters after the sitting mayor, Bertel Moore, who has scoffed at detractors and insisted that they had no right and power...

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News

NWC, JPS top customer service rankings

The National Water Commission (NWC) has emerged top of the pile in the annual Office of Utilities Regulations mystery shopping survey, ranking overall provider performance in customer service experience, including in-store, call centre, and online...

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Sports

‘A lot of running'

TOKYO, Japan: Defending double Olympic sprint champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, admitted that it will be difficult for herself and the other Jamaican sprinters who are doubling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in the heats of the womens...

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Business

JSE adding brokers, reports progress on long road to shorting

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, JSE, announced that two companies have gained broker licences, upping the network to 15. The JSE also expects by next year to start allowing investors to make money from the fall in prices of certain stocks, otherwise...

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Entertainment

5 Questions With: Fan Edition

As the messengers of all things culture, recording artistes and creatives alike have a tall task of delivering hot tracks, all while trending and staying relevant in this fast-paced world. Fame aside, these hitmakers are not only excited to be...

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Commentary

Editorial | The police must apologise
Beyond the question of whether the indecent language law could, in todays circumstance, survive a constitutional challenge, the Shaquille Higgins issue raises serious concerns about an apparent malicious abuse of power by the police and their...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | We have a moral obligation to take the vaccine
THE EDITOR, Madam The Ministry of Health and Wellness is expected to receive some 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a gift from the British Government. We welcome this gift. Given what the world has experienced since the onset of COVID-...

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Lifestyle

Nurse on ‘cloud 10' after birthday photo shoot

Annique Hamilton got a special surprise for her birthday. The nurse, who has worked at the University Hospital of the West Indies for the past 10 years, was given the regal treatment July 18 after she was surprised with a photo shoot by her loved...

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World News

Biden asks states to offer the unvaccinated US$100

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is asking states and localities to offer unvaccinated residents US$100 to get their COVID-19 shots. The cash reward for vaccination was one idea in Bidens latest plan to boost lagging vaccination rates in many parts...

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