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Editors' Forum | ‘Not fully free' - Literacy specialists bemoan challenges to freedom of expression in Jamaica

Jamaica continues to rank among the countries that most respect freedom of information in the world, gaining two places to eight in the recently released Press Freedom Index 2017 by Reporters Without Borders.But organisers of a Media and Information...

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Growth & Jobs | Alphanso Blake - The Professional Artist

His paintings are displayed in art galleries from Kingston to Port of Spain and New York, and Alphanso Blake is now considering expanding his focus beyond the Caribbean  and North America. Successfully sharing his artistic talent with the wider world r

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Bolt responds to statue issue

Sprint legend Usain Bolt has responded to a debate around the positioning of a statue, which is to be erected in his honour in his home parish of Trelawny, noting that he understands the calls for it to be placed in a public location.There is a...

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Prime debut for Toni Morgan Haye - SYN premieres on Amazon Prime Video

Wearing the hats of director, producer and screenwriter, Toni Morgan Haye has begun her career with a running start. On October 6, with the premiere of SYN on Amazon Prime Video, Toni Morgan Haye became the first Jamaican filmmaker to debut on one...

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Editorial | Dr Lambert and critical thinking
It is perhaps true that Jamaicans are not given to critical thinking, so they readily imbibe the populist spiels of politicians and others who hold power. On that matter, we defer to Clement Lambert, a lecturer at the School of Education at the...

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Letter of the Day | Forward march, Dr Alexis
THE EDITOR, Sir:I hope that by now we would have realised that like Dr Shane Alexis, there are many committed Jamaicans who have lived here or are living here who 1) don't have a Jamaican passport, or 2) are not Jamaican...

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Something Extra | Tuesday

The National Honours and Awards service at King's House saw several distinguished guests on National Heroes Day. The fashionistas came out in their numbers, and we have a few dignified men who stood out as well. Something Extra brings you the...

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CSA's 47th Annual General Meeting a resounding success

The Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from October 9-11, ended on a high note with featured...

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World News

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP):It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the Universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the Cosmos, including how gold was created.Astronomers...

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