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JPS work crew rescued after being stuck in St Catherine floodwaters
Firefighters on Monday night rescued two workers of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) after the truck they were travelling in became stuck in floodwaters in Lluidasvale, St Catherine. The technicians were on a power restoration operation...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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A day after being spared the rainy wrath of Hurricane Ian when it was a less-powerful tropical storm, the weather system drenched southern Jamaica with near-relentless rain for much of Monday, ravaging roads and triggering landslides as it...

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Growth & Jobs | Aim for at least 75% income replacement ratio when planning for retirement - Blagrove

PLANNING FOR the golden years is an important undertaking since more persons are leading longer, active lifestyles beyond their working years. However, it is recommended that persons ensure that they set aside an adequate sum in order to maintain...

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Hallgrimsson embracing Argentina challenge

The first step in new national senior mens head coach Heimir Hallgrimssons journey with the Reggae Boyz begins tonight when they face the two-time World Cup champions Argentina at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey at 7 p.m. Jamaica time. Electing to...

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British pound plunges to new low as tax cuts spark concern

The British pound fell to an all-time low against the US dollar early Monday after UK Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng pledged a sweeping package of tax cuts, fuelling concerns about the governments economic policy as the United Kingdom teeters...

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‘This profession has no pension'

WESTERN BUREAU: One of the most respected reggae bands in the world, Steel Pulse, is reimagining how it does business as the music takes on new faces and new bands displace traditional hitmakers, staking their claim on the genre. The United...

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Editorial | NEPA needs attention
It ought to have long been obvious that the regulatory oversight of Jamaicas environment is in crisis and urgently in need of overhaul. Last weeks repudiation by the courts of a 2018 decision by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (...

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Letter of the Day | Be vigilant of oppressive political structures
THE EDITOR, Madam: In Jamaica, both legislation from Parliament and a referendum is required to transition from a constitutional monarchy to a republic. The United Kingdom also has a similar requirement. If she ever did decide to get rid of the...

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Veronica Campbell Brown welcomes second child

Retired Jamaican sprint sensation Veronica Campbell Brown has welcomed her second child. Per an Instagram post, the Olympian announced that her baby boy, Zane Lucas Brown ,was born on September 20, weighing six pounds 14.9 ounces. This is the...

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New CRI report tackles shipping instability

The third report on the state of Caribbean trade, maritime transport and ports by the Caribbean Research Institute (CRI) will be available in mid-October. The upcoming report, which describes the economic horizon as “cloudy”, points to the...

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Central bank fails to reassure markets after pound plunge

LONDON (AP): The Bank of England sought to reassure financial markets after the British pound touched an all-time low against the United States dollar on Monday, but its entreaty fell flat for investors concerned about a sweeping package of tax...

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