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Barbados health ministry reports increase in syphilis among pregnant women
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Wednesday expressed concern about the high rates of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), among pregnant women in Barbados. Dr Anton Best, Senior Medical...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Lead Stories

Criminals running scared - PM says anti-crime plan is working very well

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is guaranteeing that there is an active national security strategy at work that has led to an overall reduction in crime. However, he pointed out that to make the details public was a sure way to ensure failure....

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News

Earth Today | Crop simulation modelling augurs well for Caribbean agriculture

The climate-change threat to food security has left Jamaica and the Caribbean in search of an effective response to safeguard their ability to feed their people over the long term, and it appears they have found one.It is called crop simulation...

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Sports

Weir has my full support! - Rugby Union head backs athlete's decision to migrate

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that he supports 200m sprinter-turned-rugby player Warren Weir's decision to migrate to Florida for track and field training.It was reported earlier this week that Weir will be...

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Entertainment

Underneath It All - Nude actors turning heads

Following its opening three weekends ago, David Tulloch's erotic play Sugar Daddy has, not surprisingly, garnered a lot of attention. With a promise of profanity and nudity, the players made good – and harbour nary an inkling of regret...

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Commentary

Editorial | Why Donald Trump is dangerous
He didn't address the issue with the contextual breath it deserved, and we are uneasy with some of his vocabulary. Nonetheless, Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness' affirmation of the importance of Jamaica's media as critical pursuers of truth was...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Not all Jamaicans are scammers
THE EDITOR, Sir:Recently, I became a casualty of the same fate that customers complain about due to irrelevant red tape at MoneyGram.It was my first time receiving money through MoneyGram from a friend who is currently in the United States on the...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

Sixes, fours and scores of runs in between, Jamaica Tallawahs 'jaminated' the St Lucia Stars, to win their Caribbean Premier League 2018 match at Sabina Park last Tuesday evening. Here is a sneak peek of the social scene in the party stand.

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Food

Murray's Fish and Jerk Hut - The ultimate jerk experience

It is that place on the Toll Gate main road that has a full parking lot. That same place that has the sweet chopping sounds and the skillfully-folded foil containing unmatched flavours of jerked pork or chicken and, if you please, rabbit.Murray's...

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World News

Italy declares state of emergency for Genoa

GENOA (AP):The Italian Cabinet has approved a 12-month state of emergency for Genoa after a key highway bridge collapsed, killing at least 39 people.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says his government won't wait until prosecutors finish investigating...

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