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Kamala Harris ready for work, says she is proud of Caribbean roots
Lester Hinds/Gleaner Writer Caribbean performers on Sunday night paid tribute to United States vice president-elect Kamala Harris.  The performers included the Fab 5 Band, Jazz pianist Monty Alexander as well as entertainers from Barbados, St...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Lead Stories

BILLIONS AT RISK - Inefficient controls at ministries, agencies exposing public funds to fraud or abuse

Poor decisions at dozens of government departments have exposed more than $40 billion of taxpayers money to loss or misuse, an analysis of the last two auditor general annual reports has shown. And with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security...

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News

The horrors of having COVID-19 - Two Jamaicans share their experience of contracting the coronavirus

WESTERN BUREAU: For more than a year, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been spreading across the world at a rapid pace, leaving devastation in its wake. Yesterday, the global death toll surpassed two million persons from more than 93...

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Sports

‘I feel betrayed!' - JFF boss responds to leaked tape, sets up committee to handle salary negotiations

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, while noting that a committee has been established to handle future wage negotiations, admitted that he felt betrayed, after a recording of recent salary negotiations between...

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Business

Banks flee mail service to curtail card theft and cloning

An apparent increase in incidents of theft and cloning or attempted cloning of debit and credit cards sent to bank customers through the mail has led to commercial banks abandoning the Jamaica Postal Service as a method of delivering cards....

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Entertainment

Young acts jazz it up - Festival makes comeback with new blood

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, since its inception in 1996, has been an event geared towards a more mature audience. During the shows over two-decade history, Jamaica witnessed stellar performances from some of the biggest global stars in...

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Commentary

Editorial | Follow Justice Seepersad's proposal to insulate press
Last weeks court ruling that a police search of the Trinidad Express newspaper 10 months ago was unconstitutional was a victory not only for that newspaper, but for press freedom across the Caribbean. For while the case was about Trinidad and...

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In Focus

Masaya Fujiwara | Strengthening the pillars of Japan-Jamaica friendship

Japan and Jamaica have a long history of friendship since the establishment of the diplomatic relationship in 1964. The two countries have common values of freedom, democracy, market economy, and we have been collaborating on issues such as world...

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Art & Leisure

A Christmas in January

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and there is certainly something in the air that is indescribable. There are festivities and blessings in abundance – December and Christmas are synonymous. For the Russian Orthodox Church, January is when...

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Auto

Overtaking and passing the right way

Are we overtaking the right way? Overtaking involves making only one lane change into an adjacent lane of faster moving traffic and remaining in the new lane. Sergeant Morrison, a driver instructor, once made the point that much of the dangers in...

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