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Mom complains of hospitals lack of urgency to treat newborn
The mother of a three week and five days old baby, who has been hospitalised for just under two weeks, is lamenting the poor communication and lack of urgency in carrying out medical tests on her young child. Natasha Williams son was born on...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Lead Stories

Pastors under threat - Defiant funeral crowds pressure clergy to ignore gathering ban

Stubborn resistance by mourners to the coronavirus law has forced some churches to refuse to officiate funerals, causing clergymen to even summon the police to defuse clashes that threaten to get physical. Religious leaders are being pressured,...

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News

Earth Today | Scientist insists on enhanced investment in coastal ecosystems

WITH JAMAICA and the Caribbean still under the weight of climate change threats, despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the case was recently made for a scale up of investment in holistic coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and...

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Sports

‘Tote-ally' worth the wait - SVREL still working to install modern display board at Caymanas Park

Following the recent demolition of the tote board at Caymanas Park, General Manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Lorna Gooden, said her company is now in the process of submitting the final cost for a new digital...

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Business

Google vows no new user tracking in Chrome to sell ads

Google says it wont develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from Chrome browsers, in a change that threatens to shake up the online advertising industry. The digital giant...

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Entertainment

Training ‘accelerated' for Miss Universe Jamaica Miqueal-Symone Williams - May date announced for Miss Universe pageant

Organisers of the local Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) pageant are excited following the announcement of a date for the Miss Universe pageant. Miqueal-Symone Williams was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica in December 2020 in a virtual coronation that was...

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Commentary

Editorial: Freeze school promotions in September
WE DO not understand the hesitancy, because the suggestion is obviously logical and sensible. It should have been the starting point of the new school year last September. And it is what Fayval Williams, the education minister, should be planning...

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Letters

Letter of the Day|Vaccinating 5,500 government officials is a betrayal
THE EDITOR, Madam: Reading information in the press from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) or the Office of the Prime Minister about the intended roll-out of the Governments vaccination programme makes me feel like it is a game of smoke...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

Jamaican cannabis company Jacana has officially opened the doors to its new Portmore location. The store, dubbed the home of Original, the new line of high-quality, affordable cannabis products, is located on the roof of the MacMaster Plaza in the...

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Food

Go Vegan with Amisony Treats Ja

Comforting chilli; chocolate chip cookies, fresh from the oven; and warm fudge brownie. What do all three have in common? For Amisony Treats Ja, theyre all vegan. “The chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies are soft, decadent, and gooey. You...

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World News

Security forces kill 33 protesters

YANGON, Myanmar (AP): Myanmar security forces dramatically escalated their crackdown on protests against last months coup, killing at least 33 protesters on Wednesday in several cities, according to accounts on social media and local news reports...

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