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18-year-old charged with murder of construction worker
Eighteen-year-old labourer Travis Vassell, otherwise called 'Rue', has been charged for the October 2021 murder of a man on Spanish Town Road. Vassell, who is from Norman Lane in Kingston 11, was arrested and charged on Tuesday for the...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, January 28, 2022
Lead Stories

Update | Hackers hold NCU to ransom

A major data security breach at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester could cost the Adventist-run institution millions of dollars as hackers have encrypted accounting and other files and are demanding payment for their release. A...

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‘Very regrettable'

WESTERN BUREAU: HEAD OF the European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica and Belize, Ambassador Marianne Van Steen, says that despite many improvements in policies, practices and service delivery within the Jamaican justice sector, assisted by the EU...

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Jamaica's hopes on the brink after 2-1 defeat

The fat lady hasnt sung yet on Jamaicas World Cup qualifying hopes. But she is tuning up the band. Despite having the lead for nearly half an hour with 10 men, the Reggae Boyz could not hold on to their lead, losing 2-1 to Mexico at the National...

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Digital assets for JSE listing this year

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, JSE, expects to allow trading of tokenised listings this year through a platform developed by Blockstation, its Canadian partner. The move will usher in trading in digital assets and payments using digital currencies,...

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Five Questions With King Calie

In an effort to continue providing opportunities and a platform for emerging artistes to be seen and heard, Magnum Tonic Wine, unofficially labelled “the drink of dancehall”, in 2021 staged their first ‘Magnum Top Performa, a lyrical face-off...

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Editorial | Prof Wint a good choice

PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness could hardly have made a better choice than his appointment this week of Professor Alvin Wint as chairman of HEART/NSTA Trust. For not only is there much clean-up to do at HEART, that project now coincides with a...

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Letter of the Day | Has future been cancelled for young Jamaicans?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Recently, a Gleaner article reported that a young Jamaican, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said “a gunman“. No doubt he had woken up that morning, not been given an adequate breakfast with nothing to do,...

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Allison Mullings shines as the Gift Gofer

Who doesnt love receiving a thoughtful gift? Some of the greatest gifts, neatly packaged with a bow on top, add the perfect sentimental touch. But often, the process leading up to the presentation can be stressful, with many not knowing where to...

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Flair Cover | Jan 31

Men's Issue LEAD The man behind the brand — RandyMcLaren talks the future of Bresheh Five books every man should read for 2022

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World News

Gov't lifts COVID restrictions as Omicron threat recedes

LONDON (AP): Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britains government said its vaccine booster roll-out successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalisations. From...

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