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UK police conclude probe into Johnsons ‘partygate scandal
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Metropolitan Police says it has concluded its investigation into breaches of COVID-19 regulations at British government offices, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson's official residence, and has issued a...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022
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The Government is banking on Jamaicas robust childhood inoculation record for success as it makes a renewed push to procure COVID-19 vaccines for five- to 11-year-olds and to blunt school disruptions amid a fifth wave of the virus. The decision to...

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Earth Today | Private sector gets education in the race to net zero

JAMAICAS PRIVATE-sector players were recently given an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about their role in support of the race to net zero, as the island moves to build climate resilience. The opportunity came with the recent...

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Alexander gets started

JAMAICAS FIRST Olympic alpine skier, Benjamin Alexander, is now in the island putting plans in place to ensure that the Caribbean country has a bigger pool of athletes to represent it at the next winter games in Italy in 2026. Although Jamaica has...

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UN cuts forecast for global economic growth to 3.1%

The United Nations on Wednesday significantly lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year from four per cent to 3.1 per cent, saying the war in Ukraine has triggered increasing global food and commodity prices and exacerbated...

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Beverley Kelso of Wailers fame to be honoured

Singer Beverley Kelso, one of the founding members of the original Wailers with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Junior Braithwaite and Cherry Smith, will be honoured with a United States Congressional Proclamation from Congresswoman Yvette D...

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Editorial | Vin Blaine, the JFF and crisis management
Vin Blaine is right. Stepping down as coach of Jamaicas womens football team is, in the circumstances, “the right thing” to do. The only surprise in Mr Blaines decision is the time it took him to arrive at it – more than a fortnight after i

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Letter of the Day | Time to tightly fortify our borders
THE EDITOR, Madam: Daily I read The Gleaner and The Jamaica Observer, and seldom have I not come upon news items of shooting, most of them fatal. In todays news, for example (May 17, 2022), the following are headlined: ‘Man shot dead on Hagley...

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Something Extra | Thursday

After an exciting countdown, last Thursday Prime Minister Andrew Holness cut the ribbon to officially launch the opening of Hyundais new showroom and service centre on Oxford Road. The company certainly had a lot to celebrate, considering it was...

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What's cooking in Gladys Caribbean Kitchen: Jamaican female chefs name restaurant in honour of their grandmothers

Food is the centrepiece for every occasion, and Jamaican chefs, Deidre Coleman and Patrice Gilman, are firm believers in making culinary masterpieces. After all, sharing food is their love language. Raised on authentic spices and rich flavour, the...

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Five monkeypox cases in men found as outbreak spreads

LISBON (AP): Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, and Britain announced another two, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugals General...

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