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Miqueal-Symone Williams 'honoured' as she receives Key to Broward County
Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams had every reason to feel welcome in Florida on Thursday. Williams, who landed in the Sunshine State ahead of the May 16 Miss Universe competition, was presented with a Key to Broward County by...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, May 9, 2021
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Madria Wellington* was at a bus stop near downtown Kingston waiting on public transportation to get home after a long day at work. It was close to 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening last month, and the 23-year-old supervisor would soon get into a car...

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As the British government contemplated its so-called traffic light travel list that would determine the level of restrictions placed on people returning from vacation abroad, tourism officials and policymakers in the Caribbean, as well as tour...

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Train at home, conquer the world

Stephen ‘Bomber Jones, who was recently re-elected unopposed as president of the Jamaica Boxing Association (JBA) for his fourth consecutive two-year term, said the body is preparing to host more international fights and launch a programme for...

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Arc Systems placed in receivership

Supreme Court judge Justice David Batts has placed Arc Systems Limited in receivership, granting the request of Exclusive Holidays of Elegance, a Montego Bay-based business controlled by Fred Smith, which is seeking to recover a debt. Arc Systems...

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Bounty, Richie, G-Mac poster ‘Mama's Boys'

From Garnet Silk to Vybz Kartel to Teejay, reggae and dancehall artistes have dedicated songs to their mothers, and even the grimiest artistes acknowledge that there is that one person who has their heart – mama. Mama Christie (Shabba Ranks); Miss...

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Camilo Thame and Maziki Thame | Poverty, pandemic and public priorities

In his final contribution to the Budget Debate, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke argued that Jamaica's democracy is alive and well and that decision-making included the people.

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The Pandemic Mom

Motherhood and pregnancy can come with many highs and lows. Add a pandemic to the mix, and what should ultimately be a joyous occasion can be filled with stress and anxiety about the unknown. Moms have had to adapt to the changing times in an...

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In Focus

Penny Carballo-Smith | It's a new world of work, so what can a mother do?

It was the summer of 2010. Our 15 year-old son was about to select his A-level subjects. He thought he would simply choose the subjects he enjoyed the most. This sounded reasonable. After all, thats what I did myself. But as a mother, I felt...

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Art & Leisure

Meeting Ground – honouring and celebrating mothers

In the collection of poems below, we hear from daughters in awe of their mothers, sons missing theirs, and mothers taking us into their childbearing confidences, as Meeting Ground expresses gratitude on Mothers Day. – Ann-Margaret Lim Mother in...

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A supportive mother and plant enthusiast

Stephanie McConnell is a lover of motorsports; her involvement in this sport developed because of her son Fraser McConnells interest in go-kart driving at a tender age. Apart from being a supportive parent, she devotes her time to being a plant...

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World News

South Africa's royal scandal

CAPE TOWN (AP): A new Zulu king was named in South Africa amid scenes of chaos after members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulus claim to the title following his fathers death, and bodyguards suddenly whisked him away from the...

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