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Controversial Crawford in shadow Cabinet as Golding names allies and critics
Opposition Leader Mark Golding sought to show he held no grudges by appointing controversial People's National Party Vice-President Damion Crawford to his 19-person shadow Cabinet, with Julian Robinson emerging as the biggest surprise with the...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Lead Stories

UCHENCE LET-DOWN - Gang leader hit hard but cop hurt by cronies' short sentences

Despite convicted gangster Uchence Wilson being slapped with a 26-year prison term, perceived lighter sentences for some of his eight cronies dishonour the memories of their victims, a senior Jamaican police officer has said. Wilsons marauding...

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News

Earth Today | Hazardous waste policy headed to Cabinet

THERE ARE efforts afoot to ensure the enhanced management of hazardous waste on the island, with the updated Green Paper on the subject anticipated for Cabinet submission this month. Hazardous waste is considered as any substance which by reason of...

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Sports

No war of words - Butler seeks peace, while wife defends son Kyle

Sophia Smith Butler has jumped to the defense of her son Kyle after he accused his father, Craig Butler, of abuse and assault. However, attorney Christopher Townsend, who is representing Craig Butler, the founder and coach of Phoenix Academy, says...

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Business

GM rethinks planned stake in electric vehicle maker Nikola

General Motors will not be taking a stake in the electric vehicle company Nikola, and the company said it was scuttling one of its marquee vehicles, an electric and hydrogen-powered pickup, after GM pulled technological support from the project....

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Entertainment

Zimi Seh Music - Hit by COVID, entertainment company refocuses time and money into artistes

In a music industry beset with the challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic, the entertainment agency responsible for popular events Zimi Seh Brunch and Zimi Seh Riva has moved into music. “The moment the first case of the novel...

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Commentary

NHT drawdowns understandable, but …
NO ONE should be surprised or, in the circumstances, find it unreasonable that the Government, as Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke formally announced on Tuesday, will continue to tap the National Housing Trust (NHT) for J$11.4 billion annually over...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Our ship is sinking
THE EDITOR, Madam: At the time when the Titanic was around, it was believed by many to be the best ship to have ever been built. It was also thought by many to be unsinkable. In 2020, we know better and as they say, hindsight is 20/20. The captain...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life held its annual candlelight vigil on Tuesday, which was recognised globally as World AIDS Day. The event, held under the theme ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility, was streamed live and paid tribute to people...

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Food

Freshly Baked by Audrey shares a taste of Christmas

Its beginning to taste a lot like Christmas, and bringing that characteristic holiday flavour to palates everywhere is Freshly Baked by Audrey, with home-made sorrel and fruit cake. Baking and cooking from the age of nine, Freshly Baked by Audrey...

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World News

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine; will begin shots within days

LONDON (AP): BRITAIN BECAME the first country in the world to authorise a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine yesterday and could be dispensing shots within days – a historic step towards eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4...

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