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Man freed of murder in St Catherine
St Catherine resident Michael Harris, who was charged with murder following a dying declaration by the victim, was freed in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Wednesday. When the matter came up for trial, attorneys Earl Hamilton and John...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Lead Stories


As gunshots rang out inside a Scotiabank parking lot in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday afternoon, Jim James* 19 years of experience as a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) took charge. Around him, hell was breaking loose; team member...

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NWA undertaking road rehabilitation in Trelawny

The National Works Agency (NWA) is currently rehabilitating three main roads in Trelawny at a cost of nearly $180 million. Community relations officer at the NWA's Western Office, Janel Ricketts, told JIS News that the works, which started in...

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The DM conundrum

THE CONTINUED search for a stable presence at defensive midfield has led to a first-time call-up for English-born Jamaican, Jonathan Russell, a player that national senior mens head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson is giving an opportunity to evaluate in...

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NCB Capital creates real estate fund using bank branches

NCB Capital Markets Limited is raising $3.19 billion through an offer for investors to seed a new a real estate fund with a portfolio of tenanted assets that include NCB bank branches and car parks. The offer has been on the market for a week and...

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JAFTA president welcomes billion-dollar screen fund

President of the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), Saeed Thomas, says Governments proposal of a screen fund is not to be taken lightly as it would provide the much-needed support to an extremely viable Jamaican industry. Minster...

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Editorial | Sykes' backlog fear justified

Policy actions sometimes have unintended consequences. Which is what Chief Justice Bryan Sykes fears with the Governments intention to dramatically increase jail sentences for murder, as part of its tough-on-crime posture. He worries that this...

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Letter of the Day | Police presence needed across Portmore
THE EDITOR, Madam: Increased criminal activity in particular locations and environments do not always happen in isolation, they are oftentimes a symptom of a much greater problem in said location. The recent assaults on Beryllium security...

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Abigail Sinclair finds career in virtual dance fitness

At a time when the world came to a complete halt, Abigail Sinclair was restoring faith by encouraging others to get up and dance and pursue their goals — whether it is related to physical, mental or emotional health — right from the comfort of...

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The basics of the nutrition facts label

The nutrition facts label tells you what is in the food you are eating. It helps you determine if you have a healthy, balanced diet. Every packaged or processed product should have a label. Dr Rivane Chybar Virgo, medical doctor and health and...

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World News

Japan's PM offers support as China's Xi backs Russia

KYIV (AP): Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit Tuesday to Kyiv, stealing some of the attention from Asian rival President Xi Jinping of China, who met in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote Beijings peace...

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