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NSWMA closer to becoming a regulator

Plans to divest the commercial activities of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are a little closer to reality now with the start of pre-feasibility study on the divestment possibilities. Chairman of the enterprise team...
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JUST IN: Shortwood Teachers’ College principal to wait longer for sentencing

Principal of Shortwood Teachers’ College Dr Christopher Clarke will have to wait a bit longer for sentencing after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Clarke was scheduled to be sentenced today have been found guilty in...
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30 years broken - Cornwall hit by decades of neglect; needs $100m-plus maintenance budget

Western Bureau:Calvin G. Brown, the outspoken former chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says lack of adequate funding and poor maintenance are to blame for the problems now plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay,St...
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Police killings shoot up - INDECOM alarmed at 55% jump

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) expressed concern yesterday about a spike in the number of police fatal shootings reported since the start of the year.In 58 days, at least 31 people have been shot dead by the security forces,...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Jimmy Cliff takes ecotourism to Somerton.

Innovative Three Hills farmers reaping success

Establishing the Three Hills Farmers' Association was the aspiration of Kenrick Johnson. He successfully did so in September 2007 after noting the needs of the local farmers. The current president, he is pleased with the fact that there are now 52...
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St Ann can do better - Earl Jarrett

An outdated economic model is responsible for St Ann being one of the poorest parishes in Jamaica, says Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group (JN Group)."The parish has a resource-based economy which has moved little...
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Goodison says work being undermined

Director of boxing at the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Kingsley Goodison, has denied rumours about the events surrounding his team's trip to Trinidad and Tobago recently for a competition.A source who did not wish to be named told The...
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NBL to return later this year

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Dr Mark Broomfield, is reassuring basketball fans that the National Basketball League (NBL) competition will take place this year.The NBL, which is the island's premier basketball tournament,...
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Saudi Aramco to invest US$7b in oil hub

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday that oil major Saudi Aramco will invest US$7 billion in a mammoth oil-processing hub in Malaysia, making it the single largest investor in the Southeast Asian country.The announcement came on the...
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Bank of Jamaica adjusts overnight rates

Bank of Jamaica has announced changes to its interest rates, as follows:     • The standard rate on the Standing Liquidity Facility, which provides overnight liquidity to deposit-taking institutions on demand, will decrease from 7....
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Laughter, lyrics for the Lord

The large turnout; engaging performances from stand-up comedians Leighton Smith, Ity and Fancy Cat, and Bello and Blakka; plus performances by gospel artistes iWorship, Rondell Positive and Kevin Downswell indicated that Saturday's inaugural Praise...
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Blakka stops resisting Master's call

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis accepted the Lord's calling in October 2016, but getting to that point was akin to Saul on the road to Damascus."It is funny. It came about because I was resisting it, actually," Ellis told The Gleaner at the inaugural staging of...
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Editorial | By any means necessary - including dancehall

In a 2016 National Public Radio (NPR) article on his book on how to teach in America's mainly black urban schools, Christopher Emdin gave an anecdote of his own experience as a student.One day in the 10th grade, the classroom door slammed. Young...
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Brian-Paul Welsh | Beauty queen has bigger balls than men

I must confess that one of my favourite characters over the years of watching each season of the local poppy show has been Lisa Hanna.In a career now spanning decades, she has played the roles of bright young reporter, queen of all the beautiful...
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Letter of the Day | Dancehall scapegoat for crime and violence

THE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the comments made by former Minister of Culture Lisa Hanna, the age-old argument surrounding dancehall and its effects on violence and crime is again back in the cross hairs.I...
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Hanna on right side of history

THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who is suggesting that Opposition Member of Parliament and Spokesperson on Culture Lisa Hanna's comments about Vybz Kartel's capacity to record and air his music, while serving time for a murder charge, as being akin to...
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The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

LONDON (AP):The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.In a...
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Nazi's son returns art that his family looted

WARSAW, Poland (AP):In a gesture welcomed in Poland, the son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during World War II.Polish officials said yesterday that they hoped the...
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The Oscar Envelopes-How they work

LOS ANGELES (AP) By now everyone has had their full and then some talking about the final moments of last night's Academy Awards that will go down in history. The musical "La La Land" was erroneously announced as the winner of the...
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Oscar trends — Gold, reds, birds, laces and sequins

  And the red carpet goes to ... the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Long sleeves and belts played major roles yesterday in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre,...
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Kingston Wharves leading Caribbean cooperation

Recognised as the leading multi-purpose port in the Caribbean, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) was again chosen to host the Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) Exchange Study Programme. The programme...
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SAJ supports Sigma

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joined more than 200 companies to support this year's staging of the Sigma 5K road race.The region's largest road race, Sigma raised $50.5 million to contribute to the Bethlehem Home...
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Environmentalist bats for the Cockpit Country

Despite the Cockpit Country having 'protected area' designation, environmentalist Hugh Dixon is still worried that the Government could still try to extract the estimated 300 million tons of bauxite in the region, which spans sections of Trelawny...
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... Area crucial to Ja's water security - Report

Western Bureau:A Technical report prepared by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Environmental Management, in September 2013, noted that residents are in agreement that the Jamaica National Heritage Trust should seek a nomination of...
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