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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Lead Stories

US, Bahamas crime link | Killers, drug dealers, desperate head north on dangerous seas

The trip is not for the faint of heart. Smuggled migrants using The Bahamas to gain entry into Florida from Jamaica risk being robbed, shot, or eaten by sharks in a dog-eat-dog, every man for himself pursuit of the ‘American Dream. The lucky...

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News

COVID-19 reshaping fatherhood in Jamaica

It takes renewed resolve, serious discipline, and undying sacrifice to be a good father during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even more so, it seems, for those risking their lives on the coronavirus front line or for those entrepreneurs trying to weave a...

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Sports

‘He'll be there'

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says he is confident West Ham United striker Michail Antonio will be ready to play if selected for the Concacaf Gold Cup. Antonio was named to a provisional list of players from which...

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Business

COVID halts real estate momentum

Construction, which is captured as a goods-producing sector in the counting of national output, was a star in the real economy last year. But real estate, which is classified as a service, was unable to match it. Although the number of real estate...

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Entertainment

Father of 7, Heavy D, the proudest dad of all

There is no need to get iffy with this one. Plain and simple, proud dad is indeed a person, and his name is Junior ‘Heavy D Frazer. Silky and soft are not the types of adjectives that one would necessarily associate with the music industry titan...

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Commentary

Editorial | Get the dialogue on electricity going
In his report to Parliament on his portfolio a month ago, Daryl Vaz, the energy minister, announced that the Government would soon go to market with requests for proposals for renewable energy systems, in keeping with the administrations plan to...

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Lifestyle

Shawn Muir wants to secure a future for his boys

On a bench under a tree at the Liberty Academy at Priory in St Andrew, 33-year-old Shawn Muir guards the property while supervising and assisting his children with their studies. The Jones Town native says it eases his mind to see and help them...

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In Focus

R Masakui | What it means to be a father

Since I arrived in Jamaica about six months ago, I have been writing in The Gleaner on issues concerning the bilateral relationship of India and Jamaica, Indias economic and cultural aspects, and so on. But today, I will cross the rubicon and make...

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Art & Leisure

Honouring, celebrating and remembering fathers

These poems are reminders of how great and important fathers are in our lives. Meeting Ground hopes you fully experience the journey in the bouquet of poems. Happy Father's Day to our strong and beautiful fathers. A special shout-out to my dad,...

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Auto

2020 Mercedes-Benz E200 – the symbol of luxury

The E-Class was first created in the 1960s to move Mercedes-Benz into the upper tiers of automotive luxury. In 1993, the vehicle gained its important moniker, E-Class, and cemented itself in the companys vehicular offerings. It eventually moved on...

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