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St Mary woman charged with arson
A woman has been charged with arson after she allegedly set a three-bedroom dwelling located on Burnside Road in Preston Hill, St Mary ablaze. She is 31-year-old Vanessa Haye of Hampstead Street in the parish. The police report that about 10:00 a.m...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Lead Stories

COVID CRACKDOWN - Lobbies press Gov't to get tough with sanctions

The business community is warning that the Governments failure to enforce the COVID-19 laws governing beach parties and other entertainment events could cost the country dearly, reversing the economic gains achieved since the easing of austerity...

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News

Questions raised after hydrant opened in Jericho, Hanover

Questions are being raised about how former Member of Parliament of Eastern Hanover, D K Duncan, along with fellow Peoples National Party (PNP) supporters, were able to open the valve to a fire hydrant in the district of Jericho.  

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Sports

CPL ‘bubble' trouble - Franchises livid after local players allowed to train and play games in T&T

On June 3, 2020, former Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain Dwayne Bravo, in an interview with THE STAR, stated that none of the six Caribbean Premier League (CPL) teams will have an advantage with the Twenty20 tournament being staged exclusively...

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Business

McDonald's sues ousted CEO

McDonalds says it is suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging on Monday that he covered up relationships with three other employees and destroyed evidence. The company...

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Entertainment

A my time now – Big Youth

Manley Augustus Buchanan, more popularly known as ‘Big Youth, is a name that has become synonymous with reggae music across the globe. He has been an integral part of Jamaicas music industry since the 1970s, has given the world hits such as...

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Commentary

Editorial | Organise serious debates instead of old-style electioneering
It is almost a cliché for pundits to declare an election to be the most consequential in a countrys history. Usually, it is hyperbole. We will not make that claim about the general election that is soon to be held in Jamaica. It is beyond doubt,...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Use positive initiatives and youth to build Jamaica
THE EDITOR, Madam: No matter which part of the political divide we are from, we should make the commitment to ensure that we are not a divided people. We are very proud people and none of us wants to see our ‘Rock be a failure no matter how...

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Shipping

Marine pilots: Unsung heroes of the shipping industry

Every time we see a ship entering or leaving a Jamaican port, we can rest assured that no matter how massive that cargo or cruise ship may be, there is a Jamaican marine pilot at the helm. He is skilfully guiding that vessel into or out of harbour...

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World News

Lebanese gov't resigns after Beirut blast, public anger

BEIRUT (AP): Lebanons prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the...

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