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US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, December 6, 2021
Lead Stories

Birthday tragedy

What was intended to be a night of celebration of life morphed into tragedy for a 24-year-old woman celebrating her birthday and the motorcycle driver with whom she whizzed through Kingstons streets late last week. Those circumstances appear to be...

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News

Insurance sector on the rebound, with COVID battle scars

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the insurance industry, with a fallout in premiums causing job losses among sales agents who are the foot soldiers that keep the sector afloat and growing. But, despite a seven per cent fall in...

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Sports

‘We need answers!'

Football administrators Carvel Stewart and Herman Cruickshank say the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is taking too long to act on the recommendation of its Technical Committee to fire national senior mens team head coach Theodore ‘Tappa...

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Entertainment

Julie Mango visits for the first time since becoming TikTok celeb

‘Nuh weh nuh better dan yard was always the energy behind Julie Mangos TikTok videos, filled with Jamaican proverbs, personalities and popular pastimes. But when she shared the infamous garden photo on her Instagram account, we knew that she was..

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Commentary

Editorial | Seeking a softer, gentler Jamaica

It would be a shame if anything were to disrupt the custos of Manchesters stab at developing softer, more caring communities in the patch of Jamaica over which he has some influence. Nonetheless, we hope that Garfield Greens initiative,...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Repeal Integrity Commission Act's gag clause
THE EDITOR, Madam: National Integrity Action (NIA) is urging the Parliamentary Oversight Committee of the Integrity Commission to recommend to the Parliament, the deletion of Clause 53(3) of the Integrity Commission Act (ICA), which places an...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra | Monday

The top national artists who participated in the 2021 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition were awarded during the virtual exhibition launch and awards ceremony on Sunday. Some 75 artists from across the island received gold, silver, bronze and merit...

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World News

Smouldering debris, mud hinder volcano rescue

LUMAJANG (AP) Rescuers were searching for survivors Sunday on the slopes of the highest volcano on Indonesias island of Java after it was rocked by an eruption that killed at least 13 people, as smouldering debris and thick mud hampered their...

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