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US records case of monkeypox
The US state of Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada. Health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Lead Stories

Crackdown on Jamaicans as Mexicans plug human-smuggling scheme to US

The Mexican government has toughened immigration processes in permitting landing to Jamaicans amid growing concerns over an illegal “human-smuggling” corridor to the United States. The development has caused increased scrutiny on travellers on bona...

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News

Continued use of WJC's facilities by CRH uncertain

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH REHABILITATIVE work on the Cornwall Regional Hospitals (CRH) main building projected for completion in 2024, there is now uncertainty as to whether the neighbouring West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC...

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Sports

‘This chapter of my life is over'

FORMER SENIOR Reggae Girlz head coach Vin Blaine, who officially resigned the post yesterday, says he will never coach again. “This [coaching] chapter of my life is over. It is now up to me to concentrate on what else I can do but I am waiting now...

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Business

Barita pumps $9b into real estate fund

Barita Investments, which has been building out a formidable real estate portfolio through an off-book company called MJR Real Estate Holdings Limited, has already spent $9 billion acquiring properties in just over a year since the special purpose...

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Entertainment

Jamaica Rum Festival has a new venue for fourth staging

Organisers of the 2022 staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) which is slated to take place on Saturday, June 25, and will be presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Tourism...

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Commentary

Editorial | Certifying skills - The Patterson Report
A disappointing feature of last months episode of the periodic national hand-wringing over a reported shortage of technical skills in Jamaica, is that the debate, such as it was, went nowhere. Neither Prime Minister Andrew Holness nor the other...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | What of the applications to import chicken back and neck?

THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing this letter for the attention of the Hon Pearnel Charles Jr, MP, minister of agriculture and fisheries. Mr Charles, I am writing to you about the lengthy time it is taking for your marketing department to make a...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra | Wednesday

It was ‘Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars last Saturday at Claire Pointe in Boscobel, the former residence of renowned artist Colin Garland. In keeping with Garlands legacy, AIR At Claire Pointe has founded an artist in residence programme, and..

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Health

Hypertension: The silent killer

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure that is higher than normal. Your blood pressure changes throughout the day based on your activities; however, having blood pressure measures consistently above normal may result in a...

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World News

CARICOM still divided on Commonwealth SG post

GEORGETOWN (CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will vote for “a candidate of their choice” when Commonwealth leaders meet in Rwanda next month to choose the next Commonwealth secretary general. This was communicated on Tuesday by CARICOM...

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