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USInauguration | Kamala Harris Sworn In As Vice President
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris sworn in as vice president, breaking historic gender and racial barriers in American politics. The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Lead Stories

COVID INJECTION - Coronavirus fight boosted, fire trucks scratched as Budget slashed by $3.5 billion

The Holness administration has cut spending on education to help bolster its capacity to fight the coronavirus outbreak as Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke unveiled a $3.5-billion Budget shift for the 2020-2021 fiscal year when he tabled the third...

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News

Mile Gully business owners lose everything in fire

MILE GULLY, Manchester: The early-morning phone call bearing news of misfortune is still ringing in the ears of three business owners of Mile Gully who lost all their merchandise valued at approximately $10 million. The Nash...

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Sports

TT saga takes new turn

Two separate Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) annual general meetings (AGM) were set on Saturday, following separate special general meetings (SGM) by rival fractions, led by incumbent Godfrey Lothian and challenger Andrew Lue. While Lothian...

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Business

Construction material prices on the rise - Shipping costs, vaccine news seen as drivers

They blame a spike in commodity prices and shipping costs. Hardware merchants and suppliers say theyre shelling out up to five times more on imports into Jamaica, and that the construction materials they trade in would inevitably become more...

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Entertainment

Pioneer Owen Gray grateful for JaRIA Award - But says he should be getting far more acknowledgement as honours list is unveiled

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards, the annual Reggae Month prestigious curtain-closer, will this year see 27 awards spread across 18 categories, as the organisation pays tribute to the stalwarts for their yeoman service...

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Commentary

Editorial | Good riddance, Donald Trump

The transfer of power in the United States, from one president to the other, is a big deal, not only for Americans, but the world. But few in American history, except, perhaps, for Abraham Lincolns succession of James Buchanan in 1861, and...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Swift and decisive action demanded on Auditor General's Report
THE EDITOR, Madam: The Gleaners expose on the Auditor Generals Report in regard to flagrant disregard for established procurement and contractual practices at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and other government ministries and...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Eyes are on Washington, DC, for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a history-making event in which the first black, South Asian and...

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Health

New COVID-19 challenge: Mutation rises along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could...

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World News

Biden must lead US out of ‘dark winter'

WASHINGTON (AP): President-elect Joe Biden predicted he would take office amid a “dark winter”, and the outlook is only getting bleaker. No matter his first acts in the White House, the raging coronavirus pandemic could take another 100,000...

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