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Rihanna declared national hero of Barbados
International hit singer Rihanna, 33, has been declared a National Hero of Barbados.  The declaration coincided with Monday night's transition of Barbados to Republic, cutting ties from the British. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Senior defence lawyer Bert Samuels has challenged Prime Minister Andrew Holness position on how sentences for illegal possession of firearms should be handled, cautioning that the judiciary ought to be free from the influence of the executive and...

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Join the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination – Patrick

THE JAMAICA Network of Seropositives (JN+), one of Jamaicas staunchest campaigners for the upliftment of persons living with HIV/AIDS, is encouraging Jamaicans to join the fight to eliminate stigma and discrimination against persons who are...

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‘No tier system needed'

The big scorelines in this seasons ISSA schoolboy football competitions have once again led to calls for a second-tier competition or a process of elimination for the very weak teams. St Catherine High School clobbered St Marys College 26-0...

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Nissan investing in electric vehicles, battery development

Nissan said Monday it is investing ¥2 trillion (US$17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle line-up. The Japanese automakers chief executive, Makoto Uchida, said 15 new...

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Jazz great Monty Alexander honoured in NY

NY: Jamaican jazz veteran Monty Alexander was last Friday bestowed with a US Proclamation from Westchester County (NY) Executive George Latimer. The presentation took place at the Westchester Music Experience concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall...

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Editorial | Don't conflate laws with their enforcement

Andrew Holness, the prime minister, was perhaps a tad hyperbolic in declaring preference for the death penalty for people convicted for illegal possession of firearms. There is no question, however, about his intention to steer his Government...

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Letter of the Day | Haunted by vaccine inequality
THE EDITOR, Madam: The onset of COVID-19 has revealed many things about what really matters as it regards human existence. For example, handwashing can save lives; toilet paper is worth fighting for; and those big executives salaried jobs are...

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Meet The Bromfields From high-school sweethearts to husband and wife

Institution is a symbolic theme in the relationship of Mark and Naedine Bromfield. The couple met as sixth-formers while attending York Castle and Westwood High School, respectively, and strengthened their relationship while studying at the...

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SAJ inducts shipping icons into Hall of Fame at 83rd AGM

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) announced the launch of its Hall of Fame during the bodys 83rd annual general meeting (AGM) last Friday, November 26, at its head office in Newport West. The SAJs re-elected president, William Brown,...

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Country prepares to bid farewell to The Queen as head of state

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP): The Caribbean island of Barbados on Monday prepared to wave goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state as it cuts ties with its colonial past and becomes a republic for the first time in history. The preparations...

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