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Gov't changing law to allow for local and general elections at the same time
The government has tabled a motion in Parliament proposing changes to the law to allow for local government and general elections to be held at the same time. Leader of Government Business in the House Karl Samuda tabled the motion on behalf of...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Lead Stories

Sweetheart probe - RADA orders audit into farm benefits to minister's partner's company

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has ordered an audit of benefits given to farmers at the Holland Estate amid concerns about conflicts of interest involving some of its officials and the private company managing the state-owned...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Embracing the new norm - Small and medium tourism enterprises hopeful about reopening of sector

Kemilee McLymont-Campbell and her husband, Peter, operators of the 75-room Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, are hopeful that the reopening of the tourism sector will bring about an improvement in their current fortunes. McLymont-Campbell...

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Sports

SVREL pumps more funds into Guineas

Despite Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) increasing their sponsorship of both races by $800,000 each, there has been a reduction in the purse for this years 46th staging of the 1000 and 2000 Guineas. SVREL chairman...

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Business

Report: New players help Maduro evade tanker sanctions

As United States sanctions scare away the worlds largest shippers from Venezuelas oil industry, new players are willing to brave the heightened risks and help keep leader Nicolás Maduro afloat, according to a new report. In the first year since...

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Entertainment

Latin love with Rash Royalty

When you hear of sensual artistry in motion, Latin dance immediately comes to mind. Embodying sultry moves and putting on passionate performances onstage, on the dance floor, and in the studio is Rashida Bignall. More popularly known as ‘Rash...

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Commentary

Editorial | Don't lose the doctors
If there is a class of professionals likely to be warmly welcomed by advanced economies at this time, it is physicians. These countries health systems, especially those of the United States and Britain, to which Jamaicans are wont to emigrate, are...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Stop stealing electricity
THE EDITOR, Madam: It is extremely alarming to learn that Jamaica Public Service has been padding peoples bills. This has been a long-standing rumour, which they have now confirmed. The owners, board, and management of this company should be...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

Digicel added a fresh round of excitement to the Jamaica Festival Song 2020 Competition last Sunday. Fans were able to hear all the songs in one place on a special edition of the DMusic-powered Digicel Unplugged. Here are the highlights.

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Shipping

Local cruise players urge retraining as sector remains closed
Local participants in the cruise shipping business recommend serious efforts to retool the sector as US-based cruise companies decided voluntarily to extend the suspension of operations, despite the expiry on July 24 of the ‘No Sail Order, issued...

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World News

Trump rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijings significant maritime claims in...

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