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With road set to open, Savage Pen still driving fear
Frank Blake and his family narrowly missed death or injury on Thursday evening when a motor vehicle skidded off the steep Savage Pen road and landed on its top a few feet from their house. No one was hurt in that incident, but another vehicle...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, January 18, 2021
Lead Stories

DEADLY PARTY-CRASHER - Driver in Portmore triple tragedy was tipsy, warned to slow down

The driver of the ill-fated Toyota Wish motor car that flipped multiple times, killing three persons aboard, had been warned by friends that he was on the verge of drunkenness as the group went on a turbo-charged night of revelry and party-hopping...

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News

Call for glory for Jamaican war heroes buried in Egypt

WESTERN BUREAU: Kevin Thomas would go to bed dressed nightly anticipating that he would be on the last flight out of Cairo, Egypt. But little did he know he would have to stay to replay the stories of his dead countrymen. Stranded in Egypt for...

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Sports

Gloomy forecast for amateur clubs

Jamaica Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid is anticipating that a number of lower-league clubs will become defunct when football restarts. Speid says that financial difficulties will cause personnel at these amateur...

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Entertainment

Time running out for Toots' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honour

With a Tuesday, January 19 deadline looming and 4,800 of the 6,000 signatures needed to get music icon Frederick ‘Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals in the running for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organisers of a petition are urging...

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Commentary

Editorial | Muted headlines not the answer to address crime
If only the press didnt print those macabre headlines and lurid stories of actual homicides, or other crimes. If they didnt tell the truth, or found a way to finesse the facts. If they found a way to portray an alternate universe, or soften...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Tortured by lewd music and loud bikes
THE EDITOR, Madam: One wonders if the Noise Abatement Act is still in force, the way these taxi operators are allowed to play the lewdest and ungodly music in the ears of helpless passengers, much to the discomfort and disturbance of ones spirit...

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World News

Washington DC, statehouses brace for potentially violent week

The threat of extremist groups descending on statehouses across the country in demonstrations Sunday prompted some governors to roll out a massive show of force and ramp up security, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nations Capitol....

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