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Tufton stops donations from tobacco or alcohol-producing companies
The minister of health and wellness has prohibited donations of any kind from any tobacco- or alcohol-producing company or their subsidiaries. This is after alcohol producers have contributed over $300 million to the country's COVID-19 efforts...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Lead Stories

‘We never knew we would be murdered'

WESTERN BUREAU: A Hanover woman who was among the congregants at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in Paradise, St James, on Sunday when deadly violence erupted is now emotionally drained after realising how close she came...

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News

Ava Tomlinson named Clarendon's top community volunteer

Ava Tomlinson has been a staple in Clarendons fight to vaccinate its residents against COVID-19. She was instrumental in coordinating three vaccination drives, which saw 932 residents of Longville Park getting jabs, while actively urging residents...

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Sports

Wadada meet JFF today on play-off appeal

Wadada head coach Daniel Ricketts is not optimistic going into todays meeting with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) regarding their abandoned Premier League play-off game against Montego Bay United (MBU), but hes hopeful it will produce a...

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Entertainment

Musician Gitsy Willis of ‘Murder She Wrote' fame has died

Lloyd ‘Gitsy Willis, the genius guitar player and producer who distinguished himself as part of the Treasure Isle group of musicians and also Sly and Robbies Taxi Gang, has died. His widow, Shakira Willis, told The Gleaner that he passed away...

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Commentary

Editorial | Concerned about BOJ rate hike

The surprise of the Bank of Jamaicas move this month to increase its policy rate by 100 basis points, to 1.5 per cent, is that the decision was unanimous. Which means that the two ‘independent, or non-staff, members of the central banks Monetar

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Letters

Letter of the Day | COVID-19: Reframing the conversation
THE EDITOR, Madam: Most persons are occupied by the debate surrounding mandating versus not mandating COVID-19 vaccines. While the discussion is valid and highly relevant, it ignores some of the realities of the COVID-19 disease that are not yet...

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Lifestyle

Reggae singer weds at Haile Selassie's former house

International reggae artiste Askala Selassie made history when she married her long-term partner, Marlon Dale, at Fairfield House in Bath in the United Kingdom (UK). The iconic venue has never been used before as a wedding venue, but as a...

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Shipping

Almost 600 people vaccinated during Newport West blitz

The recent vaccination blitz in Newport West resulted in the inoculation of nearly 600 persons. The blitz was staged by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in partnership with the Port Authority of Jamaica, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Kingston...

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World News

Powell's age, cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many until more of the population is immunised. Powell, a four-star...

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