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US energy boost - Jamaica to benefit from US$90m clean-power project

The White House yesterday announced that the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) would intensify its focus on developing green-energy projects in the Caribbean and that Jamaica is to be the largest benefactor.

Live within our means - Rowe

Less than a month before the Government tables the 2015-2016 Estimates of Expenditure, Financial Secretary Devon Rowe has signalled that Jamaica will continue to walk a tightrope in terms of spending under the four-year extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).



IGL helps medical students, nurses

There were accolades aplenty for IGL at the company's evening at the Jade Garden Restaurant.But none was more moving than the standing ovation scholarship recipients gave the directors for helping them realise their dreams of becoming medical doctors and nurses.



MoBay strengthening Williams to boost shot at contract

Norwegian top division club FK Haugesund are keeping their eyes on the progress of Montego Bay United striker, Dino Williams, who recently completed a two-week trial stint with the Scandinavian club.



Cuba digs in heels on concessions in talks with US

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raśl Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to United States demands for greater freedoms.

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Excellent performances at first Blues in Negril

Rhythm and Blues took centrestage in Negril, Westmoreland, over the weekend with hundreds of persons converging at the Sea Star Inn in the town's West End for three nights dubbed Blues in Negril.



Kings and queens before we were 'niggers'

I resisted watching the movie 12 Years A Slave for almost two years. I stayed away for the same reason I don't need to see pictures of car accidents or mutilated bodies or sex tapes. I get the idea just from hearing the account: I don't need the imagery of a moving painted picture.



Coal dirtiest of fossil fuels

I'm delighted that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will lead a delegation to Washington, DC, to meet with Vice President Joe Biden with regard to the Clean Energy Summit of CARICOM.



Tuesday talk

1. Poisoned by jet fuel fumes! Some airline workers have made a convincing case and have received settlement for fuel poisoning.



Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her five-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began yesterday in the New York suburbs.



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