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IRIE FM goes off air as workers protest lay offs
IRIE FM radio station went off air Tuesday afternoon as employees stopped working to protest against the management's decision to lay of six of their colleagues. Managing director Debian Dewar was contacted by phone late Tuesday evening,...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Lead Stories

IRIE FM goes off air as workers protest lay offs

IRIE FM radio station went off air Tuesday afternoon as employees stopped working to protest against the management's decision to lay of six of their colleagues. Managing director Debian Dewar was contacted by phone late Tuesday evening,...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....

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Sports

RSPL players react to possible pay cut

There are opposing viewpoints among Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) players concerning a potential pay cut, as clubs meet to discuss the way forward in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the sporting world to a virtual halt....

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Business

Distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitiser

Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers. Theyre combining their key ingredient – ethanol, which kills germs – with...

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Entertainment

Reggae music pioneer dies from coronavirus

The death of British reggae pioneer Delroy Washington, who passed away last Friday, is as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. His friend, Winston Francis, another veteran reggae singer who is also based in the United Kingdom, confirmed this to...

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Commentary

Editorial | Constitutional questions re COVID-19 response
Among the most difficult tests of a leaders commitment to the deeper principles of democracy is his willingness to adhere to constitutional order rather than opt for expedience, or the easy way out, even in times of crises. That is why this...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Do right by the little man
THE EDITOR, Madam: The Government, at this time, needs to fully outline how and when they plan to roll out the $25 billion stimulus package announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Honourable Dr Nigel Clarke, in his closing 2020-21...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

As the culture of ‘work from home becomes the new norm for the corporate world, and private-sector organisations help to play their part to curtail the spread of COVID-19, financial conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica, last Friday, March 27,...

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Shipping

Shipping – A resilient industry

FOR CENTURIES, the worlds shipping industry has proven its resilience in the face of pandemics, wars, hurricanes and earthquakes. Through all those disasters, the maritime sector has been the lifeline for citizens of the world – providing food,...

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World News

Governor begs for help amid `staggering' death toll

NEW YORK (AP): New Yorks governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, saying: “Please come help us in New York, now.” And tens of thousands of retired or sidelined nur

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