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Ken Jones, distinguished journalist and author has died

Distinguished journalist and author, Ken Jones, passed away peacefully this morning after an extended illness, at the Doctor’s Community Hospital in Maryland. He was surrounded by family members.  Jones, a justice of the peace and...
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Jamaica on track to pass ninth IMF test

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips has declared that Jamaica is on track to pass another review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The finance minister was speaking this evening at a People’s National Party face-to-face meeting at...
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high fine - Smoking motorists to be burned with heavy fee for driving with ganja

A MAJOR amendment is to be made to the Road Traffic Bill, with lawmakers now asked to consider legislating a fine of $10,000 for persons who smoke ganja and operate motor vehicles.Stating that there is ample evidence to show that the use of...
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JDF had 50-calibre rifles in Tivoli

A high-ranking member of the Jamaican military has revealed that the army deployed two 50-calibre rifles during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens but could not recall if they were actually fired.While acknowledging that he knew where the...
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Bail revoked for DJ who issued Samuels 'death threat'

A Corporate Area resident magistrate has revoked bail for a disc jockey accused of threatening the life of 66-year-old actor and comedian Oliver Samuels.Twenty-nine-year-old Junior Sommerville is charged with extortion, threatening to commit murder...
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Greece and the global economic challenge

What is the state ofthe global economy?The global economy remains fragile, seven years after the 2008 global financial crisis. On Monday, crude oil futures fell to a three-week low as Greece's economic crisis...
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Injury forces Bolt out of Diamond League meetings

PARIS (AP): Slowed by an injured left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew yesterday from this month's Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defence preparations for the World Championships in August."I'm disappointed not to...
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WI seek crucial points in tri-series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):The West Indies team will take part in a three-nation series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Zimbabwe, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced following its quarterly meeting here over the weekend.The tri-series will...
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Whispering Seas - condos hit the market

Lance Belcher's vacation condominiums, Whispering Seas, have hit the market with 24 of the 32 luxury units already sold.The beachfront property, located in Tower Isle, St Mary, broke ground in 2010 under a US$11-million investment by Belcher's UK-...
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Content Solar to connect with grid before year end

Robert Blenker, vice-president of the Florida-based WRB Enterprises Inc and director of Content Solar Limited, said Monday that the company is likely to require the entire lifetime of its current power supply agreement with the Jamaica Public...
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Kgn at hub of Int'l Reggae Day 2015

Today is International Reggae Day 2015, the annual July 1 celebration being marked across the globe in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and New York (USA), Honolulu (Hawaii), Bombay (India), as well as London (England), Rio (Brazil), Mexico City and Madrid (...
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Sixteen years since Dennis Brown's death

Dennis Brown, dubbed 'The Crown Prince of Reggae', died on July 1, 1999, in Kingston. He was only 42 years old, having been born on February 1, 1957. Four years ago, his contribution to music was recognised by the Jamaican Government with a...
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Editorial: Jamaica should back Baroness Scotland

When Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders hold their annual summit in Barbados later this week, there is an important issue on which Jamaica must exert its rightly vaunted political leadership: the matter of who should be this region's consensus...
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Hit Dom Rep racists in their pockets

The immediate response to the unjust treatment of Haitian-Dominicans by the government of the Dominican Republic should be a collective one. The opposition to the slated deportation or expulsion of more than 200,000 Haitian-Dominicans is a cause...
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Letter of the Day: Don’t bully gays, transgender people

Don't bully, taunt gays, transgendersTHE EDITOR, Sir:Years ago in high school, I recall one particular student (son of a prominent judge) who was so homophobic, his stares of scorn on the corridor could cause one to quiver. He verbally assaulted...
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Why the intrigue over Holness' house?

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Observer newspaper has published two news reports focusing on Opposition Leader Andrew Holness' ongoing construction of his private home currently being built in Beverly Hills, St Andrew, and concomitantly stating that the...
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Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest

NEW JERSEY (AP):A tough-talking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president yesterday with a promise to tell voters the truth, even if it makes them cringe.The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favourite who faded...
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Suspect handed - preliminary charges for boss' beheading

PARIS (AP):French investigators yesterday handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges to a man accused of beheading his boss at a French gas factory and suspected of ties to Islamic State extremists.Yassin Salhi was handed a long list of charges...
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Improving the lives of patients with lymphoedema in the head and neck

Commonly seen as a side effect of cancer treatment to the face, mouth and neck regions, lymphoedema can be quite depressing for the patient who may be embarrassed and frustrated by the disfigurement that the swelling can cause.The effects of head...
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Cuba first to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis

Cuba yesterday became the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis."Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest...
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