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Lincoln Downer appointed high commissioner to Nigeria
Lincoln Downer has been appointed Jamaica's High Commissioner-designate to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  High Commissioner Downer will take up his assignment in Abuja in October, fresh from a tour of duty as Consul General in Toronto,...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, September 28, 2023
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An overwhelming majority of Jamaicans believe that term limits must be introduced for prime ministers and members of parliament (MPs), while a significant number believe that elected officials should serve no more than two terms in office. The...

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Mass prayer rally pulls hundreds to Half-Way Tree

Dr Elaine McCarthy, chairperson of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC), hailed the hundreds of persons who turned out for the renewal of the annual mass prayer event in Half-Way Tree Square on Sunday to intercede for the nations...

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Reggae Girlz closing the gap on big guns – Gilbert

REGGAE GIRLZ assistant coach Xavier Gilbert says the gap between Jamaica and regional powerhouse Canada is closing after the Girlz narrow 2-1 defeat to the North Americans in the second game of their two-leg Olympic qualification tie at the BMO...

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Hyundai and Kia recall nearly 3.4m autos due to fire risk

Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the United States and telling owners to park them outside due to the risk of engine compartment fires. The recalls cover multiple car and SUV models from the 2010 through 2019 model years...

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The ‘Talia Touch' coming to ‘Rising Stars'

When asked what she hopes to bring to her newfound hosting duties, media personality and attorney-at-law Talia Soares says fans can expect to see the ‘Talia Touch in full effect. Soares was named the new host of Digicel Rising Stars on Television...

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Editorial | Revive Grants Pen initiative

A recent spate of killings, including a triple murder on Sunday in the St Andrew community of Grants Pen, suggests that the area is heading back to the worst of its times – the 1980s up to the early 2000s. Those days, shootings and killings,...

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Letter of the Day | If we want higher rates of conviction...
THE EDITOR, Madam: Your editorial on conviction rates in our higher courts indicates a rate of approximately 25 per cent. You then conclude your editorial by calling on investigators and prosecutors to explain why the rate is so low. May I...

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Something Extra | Thursday

SAINT International stars Tami Williams and Brit Knight are holding court with trendsetting American and Italian brands which summoned the Jamaican beauties to be the faces for their fall and spring collections. Fresh from her New York Fashion...

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V.O.D.A Lounge reopens less than a month after fire

On August 24, 2023, business owner Rashede Denniston received a call that would shake him to his core. His restaurant – V.O.D.A Lounge – had experienced an electrical fire. Picking up the pieces from the extensive damage caused, the restaurant...

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Tropical Storm Rina forms in Atlantic Ocean, trailing Tropical Storm Philippe

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Rina formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said, as forecasters continued to monitor Tropical Storm Philippe which was also at sea. Rina had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65...

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