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FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11
United States regulators on Tuesday authorised a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. Everyone 12 and older already was supposed to...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Lead Stories

SUGAR THREAT

Industry players are hoping for strong action after tests on illegally imported brown sugar seized by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) have proven that it was not produced by either of the islands two sugar factories. The illicit trade, they...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Proper money management skills critical for financial success

Petal James, chief of retail sales at JN Bank, is advising Jamaicans that earning more does not always translate into wealth or financial success if they are unable to manage their money wisely. “Money is a vehicle that can take you places, but you...

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Sports

Blaine: I think this is the right thing

Senior Reggae Girlz coach Vin Blaine, in a shock announcement yesterday, declared that he will be handing in his resignation after only six months in the job. He admitted disappointment at not being able to see out the teams World Cup qualifying...

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Business

Rebuffed by Spirit, JetBlue goes hostile in takeover bid

JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed acquisition by Frontier Airlines. JetBlue, in going straight to shareholders with its offer on Monday, wants to push Spirit...

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Entertainment

Inaugural Kromanti Fest for Portland this weekend

Maurice Lees personal philosophy is to never change the vision, but instead, the method. Ten years ago, he envisioned orchestrating a musical event, and it will manifest on Saturday with the inaugural staging of Kromanti Fest in Moore Town,...

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Commentary

Editorial | Start with early childhood education

It is difficult to fathom that apart from naming Adrian Stokes to chair a committee to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of the Professor Orlando Patterson-led commission on the reform of Jamaicas education system, neither Prime...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | UK needs to stop illegal deportation of Jamaicans
THE EDITOR, Madam: The late Barbara Gloudon once paid me the compliment of saying that I had become a Jamaican “by osmosis”. Perhaps that is why I react with such visceral anger to the news that another 20 men are due to be deported to Jamaica...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra

The Constant Spring Golf Club was the place to be last Thursday as Sagicor Life Jamaicas Senators Branch hosted its annual awards ceremony. Dedicated to financial advisers who have done exceptionally well in the last year, the ceremony was...

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Shipping

Shipping | International Day for Women in Maritime to promote training and visibility

The inaugural International Day for Women in Maritime will be observed on Wednesday under the theme ‘Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment. The resolution to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained...

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