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Curfew imposed in Central Kingston
A curfew has been imposed in sections of Kingston Central. The curfew began at 7 p.m. on Monday and will remain in effect until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. Central Kingston has seen a spate of violent gun attacks and murders in recent weeks....

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, June 21, 2021
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A 38-year-old taxi operator who endured two days of threats and was reportedly taunted by mobsters at shallow graves with worm-infested human remains has been freed after his family paid a $400,000 ransom. Now he is living in fear that they will...

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Struggling mother of three gets keys to own home

Relief came on Friday for 43-year-old Charmaine Lewis of Pedro district in Point Hill, St Catherine, when she was handed the keys to a new three-bedroom house under the Governments Housing Opportunity Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme....

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No margin for error

National defender Damion Lowe says that Jamaica must avoid complacency in their FIFA World Cup qualifiers later this year. El Salvador, Canada, and Panama won their second-round ties on Tuesday, joining the Reggae Boyz, the United States, Honduras...

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Children push Richie Feelings to excel

The year was 1997, and a 17-year-old Richard ‘Richie Feelings Bailey had just found out that he was about to become a father. A product of Kingstons inner city, the popular selector recalled that at that age, he was more excited than scared of...

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Editorial | Warning labels, camels and horses
When , as the expression goes, the team that set about designing a thoroughbred came up with the camel, they produced quite a worthy animal – one well adapted to its environment. But camels do not win thoroughbred races. Hopefully, Jamaicas...

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Letter of the Day | Fatherhood is a continuous journey
THE EDITOR, Madam: Fatherhood represents choice. A father is a womans choice to carry seed, hope, aspirations and future in life form. Where fatherhood was not chosen but imposed, it represents both fear and favour in the outcome, which is only...

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World News

UN office says ship fire caused significant environmental damage

COLOMBO (AP): The UN representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo, has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into...

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