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No Jamaican affected in UK blast, Holness writes to Theresa May Audio

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has confirmed that no Jamaican was affected by the blast that killed 22 people and injured scores of others at a concert in Manchester, England last night. [48] She says Jamaica is saddened by the...
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Britain raises terror threat level to critical after concert bombing

Britain has raised the terror threat level to critical following the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena. British Prime Minister Theresa says this means further attacks may be imminent. May says investigators are unable to rule out whether...
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Major leap - Improved public-private partnership rating shows Ja on right economic path

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says that Jamaica's meteoric rise to fourth in the latest public-private partnership (PPP) programme index for Latin America and the Caribbean is proof enough...
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$100m rescue plan for Trelawny cane farmers

Western Bureau:The cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over cane farmers in Trelawny in the wake of the shutting down of operations at the Long Pond Sugar Estate is poised to be lifted, thanks to plans to establish an ambitious $100 million...
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UWI to host summit on Chinese expansion in the Caribbean

The government of the People's Republic of China through its embassy in Jamaica has partnered with the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies to host a summit under the theme 'China in the Caribbean: History, Politics,...
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Briefing | Ja's macroeconomic outlook for 2017-2018

Jamaica's macroeconomic indications have remained robust over the last nine months, displaying no overshooting or undershooting in response to global geopolitical and/or geo-economics occurrences. Prices (inflation) have remained...
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Duckie hopes to continue Humble Lion journey

After missing out on the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) championships title in the final year of his three-year deal with Humble Lion, head coach Donovan Duckie says he is still eager to lift that title and is hoping to continue his work at the...
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Allison-McCracken: We needed more time to prepare

Sunshine Girls head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken has blamed a short preparation time for Jamaica's below par performance in the just- concluded three-Test netball series against Barbados.The series ended level at 1-1 as the local girls were...
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ReadyTV eyes 500,000 market

Digicel was initially a partner with Chris Dehring in the company that will operate new subscriber service, ReadyTV, but that relationship ended years ago.Now the two companies will vie in the same market when ReadyTV formally launches into business...
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Caribbean Flavours open to joint venture partners under five-year plan

The new owners of Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances Limited are finalising a five-year plan to grow the company with consideration to revamp the product portfolio to add new streams of revenue and potentially reshape supply logistics.The plan will...
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Denroy Morgan: 'Music is a powerful medium. Use it!'

Foundation reggae singer and patriarch of the Morgan Heritage family, Denroy Morgan, is advocating for artistes to use the powerful vehicle that is called music to bring about change."Music is a vehicle; it is a very powerful medium to use for...
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Sophia Brown gets in the 'Love Zone' - Drops provocative new single

Reggae singer Sophia Brown, who has used her stirring voice to mesmerise fans over the years, is turning up the heat with her sizzling new single, Love Zone.The seductive song and video, which are laced with sexual innuendos, is sure to set hearts...
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Editorial | A new approach to terror

Like Theresa May, the British prime minister, we, too, are horrified and sickened by Monday night's terrorist attack at a concert venue in the city of Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and scores more injured.For, as Mrs May said, all...
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Annie Paul | Rudie with a cause

The case of Latoya Nugent, her arrest, and trial on three counts of 'using a computer for malicious communication' under the Cybercrimes Act came to a head on May 17, 2017. After pleading not guilty to the three charges brought against her by three...
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Letter of the Day | Samuda should resign over Mombasa grass

THE EDITOR, Sir:National Integrity Action (NIA) welcomes the launch by the Office of the Contractor General of an investigation into issues surrounding 'Mombasa Grass', the grant of a milk powder licence, and the conduct of Minister Karl Samuda,...
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Ishawna attacks rooted in hypocrisy

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having watched the Ishawna interview on TVJ's Entertainment Report, I believe Jamaicans are really 'bad-mind' and hypocritical. In her controversial song Equal Rights, which regales a woman's right to demand oral sex, Ishawna...
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New WHO chief: Top goal is universal health care

GENEVA (AP):The new head of the World Health Organization says his "central priority" will be working to achieve universal health coverage, while pledging to "provide value for money" and reform the U.N...
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Manchester bomber was local man of Libyan descent

MANCHESTER (AP):The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22 people, did not make a strong impression on his neighbours.Residents of the Manchester suburb of modest, brick semi-detached homes where 22-...
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Sports massage: a prescription that can remedy a string of exercise problems

Massage isn't an antidote for every likely condition that will affect your holistic health, but it's definitely an exercise prescription that can remedy a string of problems that you will encounter on the journey to achieve your wellness goals.In...
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Vitamin boosting IV therapy - Celebrity beauty and energy improving medical treatment launches in Jamaica

Celebrities such as Rihanna, Simon Cowell, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford have all been spotted undergoing IV therapies, which is said to provide many health benefits, such as increased energy, optimised immunity, weight loss and improved skin."The...
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Saluting Nurses -International Nurses Day

The recent press briefing held on International Nurses Day, offered a unique platform for LASCO and the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) to celebrate the outstanding work of Jamaica’s dedicated nurses. Under the 2017 theme — ‘...
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Tifa joins top American celebs to promote backless strapless bra

Dance hall artist Tifa, has joined the likes of Blac Chyna, Amber Rose and Paris Hilton, in a new online campaign to promote the Sneaky Vaunt backless, strapless bra. The announcement was made last Thursday May 18. "I am excited to be a part...
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