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French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter...

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Today's Issue Published: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Lead Stories

Sack them!

The board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) should be sacked for the controversial $443m investment in start-up First Rock Capital Holdings that broke the law, the opposition Peoples National Party has said. Transport Minister Robert...

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News

Brittany Brown makes giving back her lifelong mission

“Giving back means creating opportunities for those in need in order to add value to society.” Brittany Brown embodies this in her active role at the Jamaican Youth Empowerment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN). But her love for...

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Sports

‘The greatest honour'

TOKYO (AP): What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. The four-time Grand Slam winner lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics yesterday. It was a choice that...

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Entertainment

Tommy Cowan recalls the day Jamaica sang ‘Welcome Home, Mr Mandela'

Nelson Mandela International Day was celebrated on July 18, which was also the 103rd birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and former president of South Africa. Mandela, one of the most celebrated and respected statesmen in the world, had a...

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Commentary

Editorial | Jamaica needs to learn lessons from Surfside
The collapse of a condo in Surfside, South Florida, last month that claimed more than 100 lives has left many people who live in high-rise buildings nervously wondering about their safety. The disaster in Surfside has prompted coastal cities in...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | What does it mean to be educated?
THE EDITOR, Madam: The letter of July 23 under the headline ‘Universities are losing focus on education, by Jullian Blair, was as interesting as it was amusing. Some would argue that replacing ‘universities with ‘students would be just as

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Lifestyle

Vacation wishlist

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read one page,” said St Augustine. While travel has been a lot harder to do during the pandemic, as the world slowly opens up and all eyes are on Tokyo to celebrate the 2020 Olympic and...

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World News

Moïse laid to rest after private funeral service

PORT AU PRINCE (CMC): The casket carrying the body of former President Jovenel Moïse was draped with the Haitian flag and adorned with white flowers, as the private funeral service for the assassinated head of state took place Friday amid heavy...

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