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Buju’s son forgives him

Days after Markus Myrie, the eldest son of reggae entertainer Buju Banton, had a rant on social media about his father, he returned to Instagram today to express regret. Banton and his record producer-son were in a dispute last week that apparently...
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Fake recruitment ad causes thousands to descend on JDF headquarters

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that it is probing the origin of false social media postings about a recruitment exercise by the army which caused thousands of unsuspecting persons to descend on its headquarters today. In a statement,...
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St James police strike back - Five guns recovered, J$1.6m seized, top-flight gangster killed

Western Bureau: In a week when criminals staged a daring daylight robbery in Montego Bay, St James, escaping with millions of dollars and killing two persons (on March 10), the relentless efforts of the police in tracking down the wrongdoers paid...
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Atlanta politician loyal Buju fan

Le’Dor Milteer is a politician from Atlanta. But you probably wouldn’t know it just by looking at her. Milteer, along with her close friend Sarah, was among the thousands of ecstatic fans who gathered to welcome Buju Banton to the stage for the...
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Jamaica Rum Festival boosts tourism’s gastronomy offerings

Weed Ed | Cannabis and ADHD

Approximately nine per cent of children and teens and five per cent of adults globally suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This neurodevelopmental disorder is normally characterised by the inability to focus, or excessive...
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Weed Ed | From steamas to vapes

Long before marijuana vaporisers were touted as a healthier way to consume cannabis instead of smoking, the steam chalice has been an indigenous consumption method dating back to the 1960s. The practice of steaming ganja was established by...
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Portmore secure RSPL million-dollar prize

Portmore United secured the $1-million prize for topping the regular season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL)after battering relegation favourites Montego Bay United 5-1 at Wespow Park in the penultimate round of games yesterday. The top six...
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King’s ton not enough as Scorpions lose to Red Force

TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC): Brandon King blasted an aggressive century, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Jamaica Scorpions from going down to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 85 runs in their final match of the Regional Four-Day Championship. Set...
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A room inside the Pulse Centre boutque hospitality property at Trafalgar Road, New Kingston.

Pulse doubles down on leisure - And new investor Bogdanovich loves it

With the commissioning of a 22-room boutique on the cusp of New Kingston and pending rollout of new suites at Villa Ronai, Pulse is looking to carve out more earnings for the leisure side of the company that is better known for models and fashion...
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Court upholds $35m award for workplace injury

The Court of Appeal has upheld a $35 million award to a labourer whose legs were amputated nearly 13 years ago as a result of an accident, described as catastrophic, while cleaning a concrete mixer at the marl quarry where he worked. President of...
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Like A Champion, Buju Banton Returns

Gargamel fans can rest assured that the reggae artiste is truly back and in full form. Like those who got to hear his vocals live for the first time in eight years on Saturday night, patrons of the remaining dates for the Long Walk To Freedom tour...
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Cuban sculptor helps to bring Wailers statue to life

A life-size statue of the Wailers – Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – which was commissioned by the Bunny Wailer Foundation, as a way of honouring the legacy of the iconic reggae group, is coming to life with the help of Cuban sculptor...
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Editorial | Growth and the 2019-20 Budget

Despite minister of finance Nigel Clarke’s valiant attempt at playing up the growth numbers for last year during his Budget presentation, the reality is that the hope for acceleration of gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the Jamaican economy...
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Michael Abrahams | What is your ACE score [Part 2]

Last week I discussed the landmark ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study and the correlation between childhood trauma and poor health. To summarize, the study examined ten adverse childhood experiences under three categories: abuse, neglect and...
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Letter of the Day | Transforming Jamaica’s democracy, East Portland style

THE EDITOR, Sir: In Jamaica’s Vision 2030 publication, it is stressed that transformational leadership is required for the vision to be successful. In East Portland, at present, there is significant spending on improvement projects. According to...
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The importance of dieting while exercising

THE EDITOR, Sir: I think of myself as an individual who cares for the well-being of others: If sharing knowledge with someone can improve their lives in the slightest way, then, in my opinion, that knowledge is worth sharing. A few days ago, one...
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Mourners pay tribute to mosque victims, await burials

CHRISTCHURCH (AP): A steady stream of mourners paid tribute yesterday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the...
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Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP): Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson,...
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Damion Crawford to represent PNP in East Portland by-election

Kingston, Jamaica: People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Senator Damion Crawford has been approved to represent his party in the impending by-election in East Portland. The seat was left vacant due to the recent murder of PNP Member of...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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