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WINDALCO rejects blame for another Rio Cobre fish kill
The West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) has rejected blame for a Rio Cobre fish kill as a result of an effluent spill from its holding plant on Sunday. Fishermen who use the Rio Cobre in St Catherine say the effluent caused the kill. The...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Surging admissions of COVID-19 patients have sparked a bedspace crisis at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) — a snapshot in a montage of malady threatening healthcare services across Jamaica which is in the throes of a third wave of...

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Waning resistance to Portmore parish status

There seem to be a waning resistance to the idea of the municipality of Portmore becoming Jamaicas 15th parish on the part of some residents who spoke at the joint select committee of Parliament virtual town hall meeting last Thursday. Since the...

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Expectations high among Jamaican trio

TOKYO, Japan: JAMAICAS representatives in the womens 400 metres all advanced to the semi-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following first-round action inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium yesterday. Stephenie-Ann McPherson is the leading...

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Mystic Mountain creditors want trustee replaced

Creditors of indebted Ocho Rios attraction Mystic Mountain are scheduled to meet today in a bid to change the trustee in bankruptcy named last month by Mystic Mountain Limited, MML, as part of a proposal to settle nearly US$14 million, or...

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Gospel Star Erica Lumsden happy to put a smile on her father's face

Eighteen-year-old Gospel Star winner, Erica Lumsden, is happy that she could put a smile on her fathers face. Her dad, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, always told her that he was her biggest cheerleader, and despite suffering a stroke last year...

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Editorial | Ruining Spanish Town
At a meeting in China last month, UNESCOs World Heritage Committee voted to delist the English city of Liverpool as a World Heritage Site. Liverpool, the committee said, had suffered “irreversible loss of attributes conveying the outstanding...

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Letter of the Day | Beware of intolerance
THE EDITOR, Madam: The voices are getting louder, calling for persons who have not been vaccinated to be treated differently from people who are vaccinated. At first it started as a suggestion to incentivise persons to get vaccinated, in some...

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Not ‘HIIT-ing' your fitness goals?

The pandemic has left many people deprived of the opportunity to be active, and with less physical activity often comes weight gain and various health-related issues. However, meeting your fitness goals is easier than you think. Andre Brown, a...

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About variants of the virus that causes COVID-19​​

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorised vaccines will protect...

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World News

Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women

NEW YORK (AP): An investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New Yorks attorney general announced on Tuesday, hastening...

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