Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:22:29 -0500 Update | Brown Burke eyes bigger role as PNP chair - Paulwell ranks his chances at 50/50

Unless warring factions of the People’s National Party (PNP) agree on an eleventh-hour compromise candidate, St Andrew South West Member of Parliament Angela Brown Burke could create political history if she emerges as its chairman on Sunday at the...

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:45:07 +0000 Bulls pushing JSE stocks higher

The bulls continue to prowl Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the All Jamaican Composite Index up to trade at 435,382.80, up 6,446.29 points after an hour of trading and is back the April 15 level. The JSE Main Index is up 5,761.51 points to 397189.72. Junior Market Index rose moderately moving from 2,529.92 […]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 04:07:34 +0000 Bulls roll on at Exchange Place

The majority of stock trading rose on Tuesday on Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after an exchange of 68 percent more shares worth 62 percent more than on Monday. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,982.72 points to 428,936.51, the Main Index rose 2,680.31 points to 391,428.21 and the JSE Financial Index […]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020 04:07:34 +0000 The bull roll on at Exchange Place

The majority of stock trading rose on Tuesday on Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after an exchange of 68 percent more shares worth 62 percent more than on Monday. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,982.72 points to 428,936.51, the Main Index rose 2,680.31 points to 391,428.21 and the JSE Financial Index […]

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Despite weather and COVID-19 — agricultural outputs rise

The following is taken from the July to September Economic Review presentation made by Dr Wayne Henry, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica.Real value added for the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry was estimated to have recorded an increase of 2.0 per cent.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Man wins appeal on error made by trial judge

A thirty-one-year-old St James man who was serving a 15-year sentence for shooting a man in 2012 was on Monday sprung by the Court of Appeal on the basis of an error made by the trial judge .

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 12:10:01 GMT Fewer children reported missing, says Williams

THERE has been a 37 per cent reduction in the number of reports of missing children, Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams has said.Between January and June, 545 children were reported missing when compared to the 868 reported missing over a similar period last year.Girls account for approximately 80 per cent of the number of reported missing children.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 12:01:19 GMT Rolling with dad

A father and daughter are seen making their way along a soggy Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew yesterday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 11:00:03 GMT Street scenes - November 25

Seeming to enjoy the scenery, a small group of people was spotted by Cane River in St Andrew earlier this week. Residents are seen on a currently debris-free Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew, earlier this week, following clean-up activities.(Photos: Karl Mclarty)Spotted in downtown Kingston yesterday, this man exercise a feat of balance as he makes his way along Darling Street.(Photo: Garfield Robinson) 

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Today's Horoscope - November 25

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Dynamic, productive and accomplished, you know how to save your energy for the long haul. You're driven to realise great success in your field, and 2021 establishes your legacy. Establishing yourself independently makes you even happier. If single, you reveal a sensitive and thoughtful personality, and take your time in deciding on a mate. If attached, your partner is a powerful individual and you're a fantastic team. SAGITTARIUS...

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT 'Not normal times'

MAINTAINING that “these are not normal times” Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday proposed a different Christmas and New Year under COVID-19 restrictions, tightening curfew hours for the holidays and limiting gatherings, a move designed to control the spread of the virus throughout the Yuletide season.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Microsoft providing 500,000 software licences to J'can students

Education Minister Fayval Williams yesterday announced a partnership with Microsoft to provide 500,000 of the company's 365 education software licences to local students.Williams said the approximate annual value, assuming all 500,000 licences are downloaded, is US$15 million, or J$2.1 billion.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT England to cut quarantine for travellers from abroad

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Travellers to England from abroad could face a shorter spell in quarantine from mid-December, the UK Government announced yesterday in a move welcomed by the battered aviation sector.From December 15, travellers arriving by air, ferry or train can end their quarantine if testing negative for COVID-19 at least five days after their arrival.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT The Notorious FCW

This character reference is in support of the Rhodes Scholarship application by Fitzroy Christopher Wickham. I often think of Fitzroy as “The Notorious FCW” who has already bequeathed legacies to A-QuEST, to York Castle, to Brown's Town, to Wesleyan University and, even after just a few days, to the Obama White House.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Toronto lockdown

Dear Mr Brown,I am thinking about visiting my wife for Christmas. I am wondering what your advice would be. Thank you again for helping us with her applications for school, study permit and our visas.— BMDear BM:You are most welcome. However, I am not sure how to advise you about whether to go to Canada.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Four more Wi-Fi hot spots for town centres by year-end

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Daryl Vaz says with nine public Wi-Fi hotspots established in major town centres across the island, Jamaica is on its way to becoming a digital society.In fact, by the end of the year, others are expected to be established in Ocho Rios in St Ann, Annotto Bay in St Mary, Chapelton in Clarendon, and Port Antonio in Portland.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Jarrett heads Global tourism centre finance committee

Jamaica National Group CEO Earl Jarrett has been appointed head of a sub-committee to oversee the financial structure of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC).Jarrett's appointment was announced at a GTRCMC board meeting last Saturday by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT 'America is back'

WILMINGTON, United States (AFP) — President-elect Joe Biden yesterday introduced a slate of veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying: “America is back, ready to lead the world.”

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT This Day in History - November 25

Today is the 330th day of 2020. There are 36 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1999: Five-year-old Elian Gonzalez is rescued at sea after a boat capsizes during a voyage from Cuba, killing his mother and 10 others. Elian is turned over to his Miami relatives, but his Cuban father demands the boy's return and a highly politicised custody battle rages for seven months.OTHER EVENTS

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Cubans receive last of remittances via Western Union

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force them to use less reliable ways to bring in money.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Quality of material triggers rejection of road rehab projects

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee yesterday turned back three multimillion-dollar road rehabilitation projects for St Elizabeth South Eastern after Chair Juliet Holness and others raised strong objection to the quality of the proposed material for the works.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT An abused wife's horror story

For most of her adult years she harboured the thought that the worst thing a man could do to a woman was cheat on her. But that changed when she found herself trapped in an abusive marriage and was eventually forced out of her marital home by her “charming” husband during the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT MIT student who won 2021 Rhodes Scholarship has J'can heritage

Danielle Grey-Stewart, one of two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students selected for the 2021 cohort of the Rhodes Scholarship programme, has Jamaican heritage.Grey-Stewart is the daughter of Jamaican Roy Grey-Stewart, who migrated to the United States in 1982, and his wife Denise, an American.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Delay to local gov't elections

The Jamaican electorate may have to wait close to 15 months for another opportunity vote, as the period within which the next local government elections can be held has been extended to February 2022.

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Wed, 25, Nov, 2020 07:01:00 GMT Distant Jr secures third term as JCC president

Re-elected president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Lloyd Distant Jr, yesterday reiterated the Chamber's commitment to the country's economic growth despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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