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New carnival band Yard Mas to be launched
Five Jamaican brands, namely I Love Soca, Fete Republic, Broadtail, CS and Zarmak Ltd have joined forces to launch the newest carnival band, Yard Mas, which is scheduled to be launched in January. The announcement was made a short while ago. Yard...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Lead Stories

CLASSROOM CRISIS

Despite employing its Yard to Yard Find the Child Initiative earlier this year to re-engage unaccounted-for high- and primary-school students during the heights of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education and Youth is reporting that more than 7,000 are...

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News

Bolt statue left in the blocks

WESTERN BUREAU: The long-promised installation of a statue in Water Square, Falmouth, to honour Trelawny sprinting legend Usain Bolt will miss yet another deadline. At Septembers Trelawny Municipal Corporation meeting, Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager...

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Sports

JFF Gen Sec hopes Bailey not in hot water

DENNIS CHUNG, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), hopes national representative Leon Bailey hasnt found himself in “hot water” following scathing remarks aimed at footballs governing body in a podcast done earlier this...

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Business

US lawmakers vote to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

The United States House of Representatives moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some...

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Entertainment

New carnival band Yard Mas to be launched

Five Jamaican brands, namely I Love Soca, Fete Republic, Broadtail, CS and Zarmak Ltd have joined forces to launch the newest carnival band, Yard Mas, which is scheduled to be launched in January. The announcement was made a short while ago. Yard...

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Commentary

Editorial | Mark Golding provides an opening

Mark Goldings exhumation of a proposal allowing for relatively lengthy precharge detention in Jamaica is a good starting point for discussions between the Government and the Opposition over the conundrum in which the Holness administration finds...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Remove mentally ill people from the streets
THE EDITOR, Madam: For too long, Jamaicans have underestimated the seriousness of mental illness. Children and adults alike often poke fun at ‘mad people as they roam the streets. They give them names that are deemed to be funny and shout at...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra | Thursday

Murrays Farm in Toll Gate, Clarendon, came alive on Sunday for the first staging of the Jamaica Art and Gift Festival (JAGFest), featuring culture and fashion. Sundresses and sandals dominated the fashion sphere, while floral and prints also made...

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Food

French Caribbean Gastronomy Festival a red carpet for the taste buds

From start to finish, the St Martin Gastronomy Festival that ended last Sunday was heaven with a red carpet for the taste buds. This epic, epicurean event that ran throughout November enjoyed its second year on the French side of the island of St...

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World News

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Democrats after Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP): House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Representative Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time, as long-serving Speaker...

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