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Miss Lous legacy of pride in everything Jamaican continues
Louise Bennett, “Miss Lou, “a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator, is the most decorated among Jamaican poets and songwriters and with good reason. Born on September 7, 1919, Bennett is most revered for the part she played...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Lead Stories

‘IT'S ALL A BIG LIE'

A day after Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith named former Senator A.J. Nicholson as the Peoples National Party (PNP) official who sent her threatening and harassing emails in 2014 and 2018, Nicholson has called her out, challenging...

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News

Mandeville's mother to many

For Wendy Freckleton, giving back to the community has always been second nature. In 2018, the mother of one and president of JN Circle, Mandeville, took over the reins of the non-profit organisation Candle in the Dark Ministries. With years of...

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Sports

Blue and white delight!

Jamaica College (JC) produced a gritty last-day performance to capture the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. JC finished with 328.5 points to bring the Mortimer Geddes Trophy back to Old Hope Road...

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Business

JamTeas considers carve out, listing of manufacturing operation

The owners of Jamaica Teas Limited are planning a restructuring of the group to carve out the manufacturing unit, the main component of the business, as a stand-alone entity. The company would then float the manufacturing operation on the stock...

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Entertainment

Pageant commentator names Miqueal-Symone Williams best bet for Miss Universe Top 21

One pageant critic has named Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) Miqueal-Symone Williams as a standout and a shoo-in for the top 21 candidates in tonight's Miss Universe competition. "When the picture-perfect images match the woman walking on stage, that...

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Commentary

Editorial | We haven't forgotten George Wright
Opposition motions usually grow cobwebs in Jamaicas Parliament. That mustnt be allowed to happen to the one on George Wright. In fact, the Speaker, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, must, at the next sitting of the House, announce when the matter will...

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Social

Dom Rep-born designer adds ‘magic touch'

The Miss Universe Jamaica Organization is tooting its horn after Thursdays parade of the national costumes on the 69th Miss Universe pageant stage. Miqueal-Symone Williams has made Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora feel proud as they watched...

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In Focus

Rashaun Stewart | Cyberbullying: The silent epidemic

Technology is exponentially pushing the bounds of possibility and changing the face of human interaction. Smartphones and social media have experienced explosive increases in popularity in the last decade. With the rise in use of these platforms,...

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Art & Leisure

88-y-o artist finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles'

WESTMORELAND, New Hampshire (AP) Much like the round clock faces, gears, and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle. Seaman, 88, has been drawing since he was a boy, and at age 60, left a real estate career...

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Auto

Evergo charging stations launched in Jamaica

InterEnergy Group, through its innovation division, InterEnergy Systems, debuted the eco-friendly subsidiary with an official introductory event in the Dominican Republic and Panama. InterEnergy has already installed over 150 charging stations in...

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World News

Pope Francis raises alarm about Italy's precariously low birthrate

ROME (AP): Pope Francis added his voice Friday to the chorus of alarm about Italys falling population, calling for government policies that provide the necessary financial stability to encourage young people to stay in Italy and have families....

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