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Our sons didnt murder grandma and girls, say women
The mothers of two men whose bodies were found in a macabre heap on a Portmore roadway on the weekend have denied that their killing was in revenge for the triple murder of an 81-year-old woman and her granddaughters. The deceased men have been...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Lead Stories

HOUSE FIGHT - Gov't backed into corner for $57b NHT drawdown

Financial expert Dennis Chung says the Holness administration had no alternative but to tap the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) over the next five years to shore up government spending in the wake of the massive fallout owing to the...

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News

Mayor wants ‘White House' named in honour of George Lee

Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas is hoping for support from council members on plans to name the under-construction municipal building in honour of the municipalitys first directly elected mayor, George Lee. The 22,654-square-foot facility situated on...

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Sports

Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP): Seven-time Formula One (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekends Sakhir Grand Prix. The Mercedes team said in a statement yesterday that Hamilton was tested three times last...

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Business

Mystic Mountain shake-up - Founding chairman to exit amid court battle for control

The Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures attraction in Ocho Rios, contending with more than a COVID-19 pandemic financial fall-out, is estimated to require US$2.6 million or $380 million in additional working capital over the next two years. As...

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Entertainment

No musical bandwagon - Female entertainers connecting to roots, Afrobeat

Female dancehall artistes are easing their way into Afrobeat. Among those who have tried their hands and voices in the West African genre are Macka Diamond, Jada Kingdom, Shenseea, Pamputtae and Curvy Diva, among others, and its more than just a...

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Commentary

Editorial | Unlock Petrojam's potential
Its a year and a half, a general election and two portfolio ministers since the Zacca committee presented its report on Petrojam. Yet, the Andrew Holness administration seems to have no clarity on what it intends to do about the task forces...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Mr PM, repackaged ZOSO is refurbished fiasco
THE EDITOR, Madam: After waiting for nearly five years to see a credible crime plan implemented by the Andrew Holness-led administration, Jamaicans are now being introduced to a repackaged zones of special operation (ZOSO), by the prime minister...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Kerry-Ann Aiken is blooming. The entrepreneur recently gave her floral and gift studio, KW Bloom Box, a storefront home in the Pulse complex on Trafalgar Road. Something Extra brings you the highlights from last Saturday's official opening.

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Health

‘I am an overcomer'

“I was devastated,” exclaimed Marcia Johnson*. “I was just 18 years old at the time, and I felt like my whole world had fallen apart,” she said. On a routine check while pregnant with her only child, Johnson received the news nobody wants to hear

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World News

Dozens of bandits seize city, loot bank

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of the streets as they assaulted a local bank. Video broadcast on the Globo television network showed hooded men...

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