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Usain Bolt, Kasi Bennett make ‘thank you donation to Nuttall Hospital
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and his entrepreneur girlfriend Kasi Bennett have donated medical equipment and a television to the Nuttall Hospital in St Andrew. The donation includes 12 digital blood pressure machines and two...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Lead Stories

Teen suicide shocks family - 17-y-o emotionally scarred after tragic fall left her limping in pain

MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate...

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News

Cross Roads cop dies on the job - Fought through pain to complete final shift

Near-four-decade veteran District Con­stable Morris Walker was scheduled to proceed on retirement on June 29 but wont get an opportunity to bask in the fruits of his labour. It was a sombre mood at the Cross Roads Police Station in Kingston on...

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Sports

Hit clubs where it hurts - ... Lowe wants harsher penalties for racial abuse

NATIONAL DEFENDER Damion Lowe believes that footballs governing bodies need to enforce harsher punishment on clubs for incidents of racism by fans. Lowe was speaking recently during a Gleaner Instagram live interview, where he discussed a wide...

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Business

Poultry producers overrun by chicken

Big poultry companies Jamaica Broilers Group and Caribbean Broilers say they are likely to still be holding record-high inventory of chickens for the next six months. That might have been good news in normal times for a country that favours poultry...

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Entertainment

Industry players urged to explore other platforms

WITH COVID-19 bringing the entertainment sector to a halt with travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, industry professionals have been keeping in touch with their fans via online platforms. Locally, Instagram and Facebook have been the...

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Commentary

Editorial | BPOs face threat from AI
TWO YEARS ago, Richard Byles highlighting of the need for upskilling, to ensure better-paying jobs in call centres, upset a lot of people in the industry. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sectors bosses should, though not necessarily...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | The risk of opening our borders
THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a matter of concern that the countrys borders will reopen to allow persons of unknown COVID-19 status to freely enter and move among our people. Colleagues of mine have expressed their frustration at having worked hard to...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Magnum gives back. Dancehall artistes Ding Dong and Spice, with the support of corporate sponsors Magnum Tonic Wine and Grace Foods, were able to assist more than 500 residents of Nannyville Gardens in Kingston and Old Braeton in Portmore, St Catherine. T

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Health

Continue breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic – WHO, UNICEF

A NEW report by World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has revealed that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes,...

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World News

Showdown - Law-and-order president vs protesters

WASHINGTON, United States (AP): Hours after a carefully orchestrated declaration by President Donald Trump to send out the military and “dominate the streets”, American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction that overshadowed...

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