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Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse
MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, July 23, 2021
Lead Stories

COVID-19 pressure point

WESTERN BUREAU: Hospital bed occupancy is at pressure-point, positivity rate in transmission has increased significantly, and vaccination is too low for Jamaica to effectively fight a third wave of COVID-19. The raw truth has forced Minister of...

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News

Record number of doctors ‘Pursuing Residency in the US and UK'

WESTERN BUREAU: Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Jamaican-trained medical students are rethinking their career plans, owing to the climate of uncertainty regarding future residency and stability in the healthcare sector. An indication jitters...

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Sports

It's Tokyo time!

MUCH-LOVED and decorated track and field athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and first-time qualifier boxer Ricardo Brown will be Jamaicas flag bearers when the COVID-19 pandemic, year-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games officially get under way with its...

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Business

Digicel Ja to pump $30b into digital deployment

Declaring that Digicel is back, CEO of the telecoms Jamaica operations, Jabbor Kayumov, says the company will be investing US$200 million, or nearly $31 billion, to accelerate the build-out of infrastructure and deployment of new technology over...

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Entertainment

Five Questions With Usain Bolt

The worlds fastest man Usain Bolts love for music is well documented. One remembers Bolts first Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 when songs like Elephant Mans Gully Creepa and Nuh Linga motivated him to swiftly show off the dances with each...

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Commentary

Editorial | Mr Ahmad must tell more
What Asif Ahmad, Britains high commissioner in Jamaica, must now explain is what happens to the evidence when the trail from gunrunning and other transnational crimes leads to politicians in Jamaica, and why none ever seems to be charged and...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Concerned about the quality of our politics
THE EDITOR, Madam: Beyond the possible impending effect on our democracy that the destruction of the current Opposition, the Peoples National Party, would have, we have another disaster in the form of a chronically low quality in our political...

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Lifestyle

‘Wright' on Time

From drastic climate changes to incomprehensible diseases, we are truly living in some unprecedented times. The doom and gloom that the world is experiencing is only being exacerbated by all the negativity which continues to plague all walks of...

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World News

Violence overshadows memorial Mass for Moïse

CAP-HAITIEN (AP): A priest told mourners at a memorial service Thursday for slain President Jovenel Moïse that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev Jean-Gilles Sem spoke to...

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