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Teachers protest after student floors dean of discipline at Oracabessa High
The dean of discipline at the Oracabessa High School in St Mary was today allegedly attacked by a male student. The dean was reportedly reprimanding the boy when he rained several blows on the educator and floored him. One source told The...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Lead Stories

Update | Cheaper roaming - Phone calls, data to cost less in Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados Nation): Phone calls and data access are set to become much cheaper in the Caribbean. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, in her maiden speech as incoming chairman of CARICOM, yesterday revealed that the regions first across-the-...

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News

Funds to be made available to refurbish Santa Cruz Market

Minister of Local Government and Community Develop-ment Desmond McKenzie says funds will be made available to refurbish the Santa Cruz Market in St Elizabeth in order to better address the needs of vendors and buyers. “The mayor (Derrick Sangster)...

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Sports

St Jago in charge at Central Champs

St Jago High are the leaders in both the boys and girls sections after day one of the two-day Digicel Central Championships at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport yesterday. After nine girls finals, the top five are St Jago 87 points...

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Business

Pulse looking to acquisitions for growth - Villa Ronai, cosmetics company, radio station among potential targets

Pulse shareholders on Tuesday approved the creation of an additional 5.55 billion shares in the modelling and hospitality company. That will take its authorised capital to 7.5 billion shares and sets the stage for Pulse Investments Limited to...

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Entertainment

Keznamdi has the ‘City Lock' with Tory Lanez - Reggae artiste says collab track is receiving major support from mainstream markets

Some three years ago when reggae artiste Keznamdi penned the verses to his latest single, City Lock, he envisioned the track as a collaborative effort with Canadian rapper Tory Lanez. Call it fate or simply speaking things into existence, whatever...

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Commentary

Editorial | Time to tackle urban decay
Among Jamaicas more impressive developments in public infrastructure in recent decades is the expansion of its network of highways and major roads. There is, for instance, the tolled east-west segment, between Portmore, St Catherine, and May Pen,...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Supreme Court not ready for certain gang matters

THE EDITOR, Madam: I strongly espouse the view of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that gang trials are posing serious challenges to the courts, primarily that of security and logistics. Some of these matters consist of multiple defendants, some as...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Just two days shy of Valentines Day, government officials and other specially invited guests viewed and fell in love with their favourite automobiles at the opening of the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom located on Arthur Wint Drive. Lets cruise on...

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Health

Hypertension: A cause of kidney disease

Hypertensive kidney disease is a medical condition in which the kidneys are damaged through exposure to chronically elevated blood pressure. It is one of the main causes of kidney failure, and its associated morbidity, mortality and reduced man...

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World News

EU removes Bermuda from tax grey list

HAMILTON (CMC): The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced it had removed Bermuda from its tax matters watch list because the British Overseas Territory was deemed fully compliant with the blocs tax standards. EU finance ministers made the...

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