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Holder named one of Wisden’s 2020 Players of the Year

LONDON, (CMC): Former Test captain Jason Holder has been named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year. The 29-year-old joins Englishmen Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Darren Stevens, along with Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan on the prestigious...
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JLP MP George Wright being interviewed by police

Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright is now at the Freeport Police Station in St James to be interviewed by cops. The Jamaica Labour Party MP arrived moments ago in the company of his attorney Able-don Foote. Westmoreland...
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Gloria Roberts was the first person to get the COVID-19 jab from midwife Odene Wynter (left) when vaccination restarted shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Linstead, St Catherine. The centre ran out of vaccines early in

‘TRAGEDY TO HUMANITY’

In a shot across the bow directed at world powers like the United States, Prime Minister Andrew Holness cast Jamaica’s mass vaccination of more than 75,000 people over four days as a global marker and laid down the gauntlet for hoarders of the life...
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'I don't know how to go on' Premium

Wayne Maitland is a broken father. From his St Andrew home, he spoke with The Gleaner on Tuesday ruing his daughter’s decision to travel on Monday from her Easter holiday trip to spend time with her relatives in Mandeville, Manchester. Janelle...
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A Salute to Woman

Melon crisis grips New Forest

NEW FOREST, Manchester: Farmers at the New Forest Agro-Park are counting more than a million dollars in losses after close to 100,000 pounds of melons failed to properly mature under mysterious circumstances. Investigations by technical...
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JTA brushes aside minister’s concerns over classroom engagement

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel has dismissed declarations from Education Minister Fayval Williams of declining classroom engagement time with students. Gabriel said that he has received no reports of...
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Better chance for Boyz ... but Premium

With some of the region’s top nations expected to field weakened teams at this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup tournament, local football insiders, while pointing out a possible advantage for Jamaica, are warning Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore...
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Yona training with purpose

Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says he can once again train with purpose after it was announced that the cancellation of the Olympic Games qualifier, the FINA Diving World Cup, was overturned. The Diving World Cup was due to take place in Tokyo, Japan,...
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Bank of Jamaica, Nethersole Place, Kingston.

Stress test fail Premium

While Jamaica’s financial system received a passing grade from the most recent report that gave it a health check, two banks and a securities dealer were said to have breached their minimum regulatory markers when hypothetical but possible adverse...
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Dolphin Cove rehiring after hard COVID blow Premium

Dolphin Cove is starting a shift in customer traffic back towards more foreign visitors, but is still far from a full recovery of the most lucrative segment of its market. The company has been mostly reliant on locals for business since the COVID...
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From food items to clothing, Skinny Fabulous is urging persons in the region to donate as it will benefit shelters and door-to-door relief.

The situation here is quite grim, says Skinny Fabulous

In the wake of La Soufrière volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines, popular musician, singer- songwriter Skinny Fabulous has been pooling resources with other cultural ambassadors to aid the devastated island nation. “It feels like a ‘...
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Jahdon’s cooking up album, YouTube series

The Jahdon story neither begins nor ends with music. The reggae artiste has several talents, such as making traditional coconut palm brooms and cooking. He even owned his own cookshop, but was faced with choosing between the kitchen and the stage...
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Editorial | Open up to Vincentians

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ declaration of solidarity with the people of St Vincent and his offer, if required, to deploy Jamaica’s Disaster Assistance Relief Team (DART), was not more than was expected in the face of the eruptions of the La...
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Why the US can’t send COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaica

A Gleaner editorial this past week stated: “Thus far, Jamaica has received 139,400 doses of vaccine – the 75,000 bought through the African Union’s Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP); the gift of 50,000 doses from India; and 14,400 via the...
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Letter of the Day| No need to dispose of freshly expired vaccines

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am totally opposed to the idea of disposing of the AstraZeneca vaccines as proposed by the opposition spokesman on health, Dr Morais Guy. From my experience as a public health inspector of food, drink and other edibles...
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Let’s get out of 2020 mode

THE EDITOR, Madam: Twenty-twenty was just that year for all of us. A lot of grieving and loss, a lot of adjusting and readjusting to something that came at us full force – COVID-19. It’s a year that I am quite certain will go down in history....
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Ash rises into the air as the La Soufriére volcano erupts on the Eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent yesterday.

St Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN (AP): Leaders of volcano-wracked St Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the Eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the...
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India reels amid virus surge, affecting world vaccine supply

NEW DELHI (AP): The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that...
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Treating autism with Applied Behaviour Analysis

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that affects a child’s ability to communicate and socialise. ASD can also result in challenging behaviours such as tantrums, hitting or biting, and stereotypical behaviours such as hand...
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Pap smear saves lives

Many women find a Pap smear test to be uncomfortable or scary and try to avoid going to their gynaecologist because of it. But the few minutes of discomfort are ultimately worth the health benefits. Pap smears help to identify suspicious cells in...
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