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New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...
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New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...

Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...
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Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...

JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...
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JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...

Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...
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Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...

Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...
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Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...

OPINION: Who will help the 600,000 migrants and refugees in Libya?

As Libya once again slides towards civil war, the European Union may not be able to turn a blind eye towards the more than 600,000 migrants and refugees in the country.
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OPINION: Who will help the 600,000 migrants and refugees in Libya?

As Libya once again slides towards civil war, the European Union may not be able to turn a blind eye towards the more than 600,000 migrants and refugees in the country.

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.
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More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the "land of the pure", but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred
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Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the "land of the pure", but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.

Scottish Maritime Museum stops centuries old tradition of referring to vessels as 'she' and 'her' 

The Scottish Maritime Museum says it is to introduce a ‘gender-neutral interpretation’ of craft and call ships ‘it’. The Clyde Puffer (pictured) is one of the ships on display at the museum.
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Scottish Maritime Museum stops centuries old tradition of referring to vessels as 'she' and 'her' 

The Scottish Maritime Museum says it is to introduce a ‘gender-neutral interpretation’ of craft and call ships ‘it’. The Clyde Puffer (pictured) is one of the ships on display at the museum.

Tory grandee Widdecombe defects to Farage's Brexit Party

The former minister, who was a Tory member for 55 years, has put retirement on hold because she believes Theresa May and MPs have betrayed the 17.4million who voted for Brexit.
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Tory grandee Widdecombe defects to Farage's Brexit Party

The former minister, who was a Tory member for 55 years, has put retirement on hold because she believes Theresa May and MPs have betrayed the 17.4million who voted for Brexit.

Islamist forces call to task military with Sudan's transitional leadership

April 24, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Islamic forces called for a transitional period led by the military council with a civilian government and an appointed parliamentary assembly. The call was made on Tuesday by the Popular Congress Party (PCP) and the Nati
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Islamist forces call to task military with Sudan's transitional leadership

April 24, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Islamic forces called for a transitional period led by the military council with a civilian government and an appointed parliamentary assembly. The call was made on Tuesday by the Popular Congress Party (PCP) and the National Coordination for Change and construction (NCCC) after separate meetings with the political committee of the transitional council. «The army has played a decisive role to achieve change in the country when it stood by the people,» (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Our commitment to excellence is unwavering – CWG boss

A full-service IT company, CWG Ghana, has stressed that it continues to pursue excellence in its business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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Our commitment to excellence is unwavering – CWG boss

A full-service IT company, CWG Ghana, has stressed that it continues to pursue excellence in its business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Chief Imam visited church to send a ‘radical message’ – Sheikh Aremeyaw

Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam has said religious tolerance has been deepened with Sunday’s gesture by the head of the Islamic community in Ghana.
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Chief Imam visited church to send a ‘radical message’ – Sheikh Aremeyaw

Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam has said religious tolerance has been deepened with Sunday’s gesture by the head of the Islamic community in Ghana.

Drunken yob, 20, caused holiday jet take-off to be aborted after foul-mouthed rant

Kodie Richardson's outburst terrified fellow passengers on board a Thomas Cook Airlines flight about to set off from Manchester Airport for Turkey, a court heard.
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Drunken yob, 20, caused holiday jet take-off to be aborted after foul-mouthed rant

Kodie Richardson's outburst terrified fellow passengers on board a Thomas Cook Airlines flight about to set off from Manchester Airport for Turkey, a court heard.

How two British fathers embraced at Sri Lankan morgue while searching for their children

Matthew Linsey, 61, said yesterday how he met Ben Nicholson, 43, as they searched for their families in the bloody aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.
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How two British fathers embraced at Sri Lankan morgue while searching for their children

Matthew Linsey, 61, said yesterday how he met Ben Nicholson, 43, as they searched for their families in the bloody aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Earthquake rocks Nepal: 4.8-magnitude quake strikes shake Kathmandu with tremors felt in India too

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in Kathmandu in Nepal, with tremors felt in India as well. The quake struck at a depth of 29km at around 5.30am on Wednesday.
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Earthquake rocks Nepal: 4.8-magnitude quake strikes shake Kathmandu with tremors felt in India too

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck in Kathmandu in Nepal, with tremors felt in India as well. The quake struck at a depth of 29km at around 5.30am on Wednesday.

Police give up investigating HALF of all crimes if the chance of an arrest is too small

Many forces across the UK 'screen out' crimes they have no chance of cracking, and up to 80 per cent of bike thefts and muggings are dropped with no arrests made. Police blame funding cuts.
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Police give up investigating HALF of all crimes if the chance of an arrest is too small

Many forces across the UK 'screen out' crimes they have no chance of cracking, and up to 80 per cent of bike thefts and muggings are dropped with no arrests made. Police blame funding cuts.

Singer Neneh Cherry wins slice of £220,000 pot to boost career

Neneh Cherry (pictured in London this month), 55, known for her 1988 track Buffalo Stance, has won a slice of a £220,000 pot under the Music Export Growth Scheme.
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Singer Neneh Cherry wins slice of £220,000 pot to boost career

Neneh Cherry (pictured in London this month), 55, known for her 1988 track Buffalo Stance, has won a slice of a £220,000 pot under the Music Export Growth Scheme.

North Korea’s leader may visit Pacific Fleet’s headquarters in Russia’s Vladivostok

It is not ruled out that Kim will meet with representatives of North Korea’s diaspora in Vladivostok
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North Korea’s leader may visit Pacific Fleet’s headquarters in Russia’s Vladivostok

It is not ruled out that Kim will meet with representatives of North Korea’s diaspora in Vladivostok

Zelensky should not meet with Putin 'face to face', warns adviser

According to the adviser, Zelensky’s talks with the Russian leader should involve representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom
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Zelensky should not meet with Putin 'face to face', warns adviser

According to the adviser, Zelensky’s talks with the Russian leader should involve representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom

SCG goes ‘Bag to the Future’ with three top fashion brands

SCG Cement has launched the “Bag to the Future” project, in collaboration with the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and three of Thailand’s leading fashion brands – Issue, Kloset & Etcetera and Urface.
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SCG goes ‘Bag to the Future’ with three top fashion brands

SCG Cement has launched the “Bag to the Future” project, in collaboration with the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and three of Thailand’s leading fashion brands – Issue, Kloset & Etcetera and Urface.

Give us back our freedom - Francis Zammit Dimech

Only recently, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our country’s Freedom Day. Later on this year, we shall celebrate our 55th anniversary since acquiring Independence.  The significance of acquiring Independence and subsequently being able to declare tha
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Give us back our freedom - Francis Zammit Dimech

Only recently, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our country’s Freedom Day. Later on this year, we shall celebrate our 55th anniversary since acquiring Independence.  The significance of acquiring Independence and subsequently being able to declare that Malta has made further steps ahead by becoming a Republic and by proclaiming freedom from depending on having foreign forces stationed in the country, even if that itself was done on the basis of a negotiated contract that the Labour government had reached with the government of the United Kingdom in the early seventies, can only be that the people enjoy sovereignty and freedom. One report after another is indicting the present government for threatening our freedom, rule of law and our democracy.  Spokespersons for the government try whenever possible to put the blame on Nationalist politicians for somehow conniving to ‘betray the country’ and fester such reports. This kind of spin is itself an affront to democracy and to human rights, in particular to our freedom of expression, befitting more of a dictatorship than of a government that genuinely has our rights and the rule of law at heart. Still, even this spin can never...

The uncomfortable truth

Aware of how good governance has been thrown to the wind and the rule of law often respected in the breach, many may not have been surprised to learn that Malta dropped 12 places in the Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 press freedom index. But one may be per
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The uncomfortable truth

Aware of how good governance has been thrown to the wind and the rule of law often respected in the breach, many may not have been surprised to learn that Malta dropped 12 places in the Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 press freedom index. But one may be perturbed, even shocked, to realise that this island has fallen 31 places since 2016. In his now characteristic I-am-on-top-of-everything attitude, the Justice Minister reacted saying the government is committed to ensure journalists can work “without hindrance and in all freedom, in accordance with the core values of a democratic society”. He mentions the Media and Defamation Act, which, among other things, abolished criminal libel, introduced mediation and prohibited the multiplicity of libel lawsuits on the same journalistic report. The minister then notes that, last year, 19 civil libel cases were filed, a third of the amount presented in 2017 and a quarter when compared to 2008, considering this as being indicative “of the growing levels of freedom of journalistic expression”. The minister may be right, however, the drop in the number of libel cases opened in 2018 could also have been a direct and indirect result of Daphne...