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6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in a string of global cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, October 19, 2020
Lead Stories

SMOKE CLOUDS FIRE TRUCKS - Integrity Commission called on to probe multibillion-dollar contract award process

A company which was being entertained by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) as it selected another for a multibillion-dollar contract that was not tendered to provide 30 fire trucks has written to the Integrity Commission seeking its intervention. The...

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News

Fewer than half of JTA delegates verified for presidential election

Western Bureau: This months polls to find a president-elect for the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) could be a low-keyed affair, as according to Jasford Gabriel, fewer than half of the associations 25,000 delegates have been verified to cast..

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Sports

Can't stop, won't stop - National award recipient Khadija Shaw relentless in pursuit of further success

A historic 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup appearance, featured as one of the 100 best players in the world in womens football, becoming the all-time national top scorer for both men and women, and now, the recipient of a national award. The...

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Entertainment

Peter Tosh's Heroes Day birthday a ‘national mystic' - Call for Steppin Razor to be made national hero

The fact that National Heroes Day 2020 falls on the same day as the birthday of reggae legend Peter Tosh is a coincidence which is certainly not lost on those in his inner circle, and they have translated that into a call for the ‘Steppin Razors..

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Commentary

Editorial | States of emergency cannot be the only solution
Horace Chang, the national security minister, and his police chief, Major General Antony Anderson, have been having a public peeve at their loss, at least for now, of the use of states of public emergency in combating violent crime in Jamaica. They...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Remove stigma around mental illnesses
THE EDITOR, Madam: October 10 was celebrated as World Mental Health Awareness Day. There has been a lot done, including public education even amid restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this though, dark clouds still hang over...

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Social

Faces Going Places: Giving ‘Merritt' to Beauty

Make-up is art. Beauty is spirit. Blending them all in majestic fashion is the lovely Kayan Merritt. Merritt is no stranger to creativity. Growing up, she was so fascinated by beauty and style that she became the go-to for her sisters and friends...

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World News

Undecided torn as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP): Amanda Jaronowski is torn. The lifelong Republican from suburban Cleveland supports President Donald Trumps policies and fears her business could be gutted if Democrat Joe Biden is elected. But she abhors Trump personally,...

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