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Cops in deadly Horizon Park shooting among national honours recipients
The four policemen shot in the deadly Horizon Park operation in June are to receive national awards for gallantry on Heroes Day. Superintendent Leon Clunis, Corporal Dane Biggs and Constable Decardo Hylton will be awarded posthumously, while...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, August 6, 2020
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CAMPAIGN CROWD CRISIS - COVID concern soars as election fever rises

Pressure is growing on the Holness administration to expedite the drafting of stricter rules governing crowd control at political events to safeguard against coronavirus risks amid heightened anticipation of a general election. Nudges for a...

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Sandy Bay, Clarendon under quarantine after COVID cases at church

The Health Ministry has placed the community of Sandy Bay in Clarendon under quarantine for 14 days starting today because of a significant risk for the spread of COVID-19. The measure is scheduled to be lifted on August 20. According to the...

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Setting the stage - Facility hailed for its significance in Independence celebrations and sporting success

Whether it was the standard of excellence set by track and field greats, past and present, or Jamaicas landmark achievement in football, experienced sports administrator Mike Fennell believes that the National Stadium has been instrumental in...

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Google unveils bargain Pixel phone as pandemic curbs spending

Google has started selling a long-delayed budget smartphone boasting the same high-quality camera and several other features available in fancier Pixel models that cost hundreds of dollars more. The Pixel 4a, unveiled on Monday, will be available...

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Reggae Icon awards for Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Shaggy

This years recipients of the Jamaica Reggae Icon Award, presented on Independence Day, are Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe and Orville ‘Shaggy Burrell. The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport say the special presentation will be...

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Editorial | Greater transparency in the courts welcomed
THERE IS much in Chief Justice Bryan Sykes statement on Tuesday with which this newspaper agrees, including his mild upbraiding of the attorney general, Marlene Malahoo Forte – who he referred to neither by name nor title – and his reminder to the.

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Letter of the Day | Independence is a good thing, though imperfect
THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is 58 and at a critical point in its personal and global history. The Governments strategy to use maximum force to fight crime via states of emergency and annihilating major violent criminals is accelerating. The...

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Something Extra | Thursday

It was pure musical magic when two powerhouses merged to create the 2020 virtual staging of Uppsala Reggae Jam Festival, held at the Harry J Recording Studios on Emancipation Day. Something Extra was on scene and brings you the social highlights.

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Something different for Independence

Over 58 years, Jamaica has developed an identity for its music, culture and culinary prowess. Being the creative people we are, chefs throughout the island are always looking for some new ways to prepare traditional dishes. It is no secret that we...

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