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Farmer shot and injured in Bog Walk
The St Catherine North police are probing the drive-by gun attack on a farmer in Bog Walk in the parish on Thursday night. It is reported that about 7 p.m, the 32-year-old farmer was near Church Road in Bog Walk when he was shot and...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, February 23, 2024
Lead Stories

SLIM LEAD

Just days before the majority of the islands electors get a chance to cast ballots in the long-overdue local government elections, Jamaicas two main political parties remain in a dogfight. The battle for the 228 divisions and a single mayorship...

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News

Strong teacher presence among candidates out west

WESTERN BUREAU: Unlike some of their colleagues who have left their local teaching jobs to pursue more lucrative options in overseas classrooms, many teachers are targetting local politics, especially at the local government level, as an avenue to...

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Sports

Phoenix is affiliated with St Ann, says Beckford

St Ann Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Beckford says the Craig Butler-coached Phoenix Academy is registered with the parish association following comments from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) stating otherwise. Earlier this week,...

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Business

BOJ concerned about labour

THE FALL in Jamaicas labour productivity concerns the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), which now sees inflation cooling down in 2025 towards the target range, rather than this year. “The domestic labour market remains very tight,” said BOJ Governor Richard..

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Entertainment

British-Jamaican jazz-soul singer ‘excited' for local debut at F&B Downtown

Jazz vocalist, Zara McFarlane, names American jazz singer and pianist Sara Vaughan as one of her main inspirations, and she will pay tribute to her this evening at Herbie Millers Downtown Jazz at the F...

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Commentary

Editorial | Councils and taxpayers' money

Among the urgent matters that must be at the top of the agenda of the new municipal councils after next weeks elections is transparent accounting for taxpayers money. And it matters naught which political party ends up in control of any council...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | People need to come out in numbers and vote
THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to commend, applaud, and congratulate the organisers, sponsors, and the Jamaica Debates Commission for those two successfully held local government debates. From my perspective both the Peoples National Party (PNP...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra | Friday

A total of $109,054,616 was raised for the National Chest Hospital, Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital and the Danny Williams School for the Deaf as patrons turned up to walk, run and roll for the 2024 Sagicor Sigma Honour Run. Celebrating 26...

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World News

Justice Department announces arrests, indictments of Russian businessmen

WASHINGTON (AP): The Justice Department announced a series of arrests and indictments Thursday against Russian businessmen and their facilitators in five separate federal cases that span New York, Florida, Georgia and the District of Columbia. The...

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