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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had...
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Members of the Jamaica Defence Force and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) conducting operations at a checkpoint along Waltham Park Road in the St Andrew South Police Division last Wednesday. The security measure, which was last week declared for an initial period of 14 days, has been extended until September.

SOE fight - Bunting challenges PM on viability of security measure amid rising murder figures

The number of murders recorded nationally in the 10 weeks immediately following a declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) across three western parishes soared by 21 per cent when compared with the corresponding period last year, opposition Member...
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More of Reid’s associates paid through CMU?

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips yesterday revealed that he has seen evidence where a member of Ruel Reid’s security team was being paid heftily through the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) as questions continue to mount over...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Hotels pose NO OBSTACLE to airplanes after runway expansion

Alleged Uchence Wilson Gang member claims police brutality - 7th accused walks free as trial continues

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang whose role was allegedly to cut burglar bars to gain access to properties, according to a Crown witness, has claimed that he was beaten and threatened by police when he was apprehended on August 9, 2017...
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NWC warns against unscrupulous people posing as employees

The National Water Commission (NWC) has renewed its advisory for customers to be on the look-out for unscrupulous people posing as employees or bill collectors. Often, people pose as NWC employees to gain access to others...
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‘Angry’ Sunshine Girls ask for support

LIVERPOOL, England: Jamaica’s senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler is urging netball fans in the country not to give up on the Sunshine Girls despite their poor showing at the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup. Fowler described the mood of the...
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‘A backward step’ - Daley-Morris reacts to Sunshine Girls World Cup horror show

LIVERPOOL, England: President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley-Morris, said her association is deeply hurt and shocked by the Sunshine Girls’ poor performances at the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup here. The Sunshine Girls, who were one...
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The grounds of the Jamalco refinery at Halse Hall, Clarendon.

CAP bauxite merger has hurdles to clear

Year-old plans to combine Clarendon Alumina Production, CAP, and Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited and float the merged business on the stock market may have hit a snag related to CAP’s chief asset, Jamalco, which itself was part of a separate...
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Eppley extends IPO to cash in on $45b of bond payments

The initial public offering of shares in the Eppley Caribbean Property Fund Limited SCC-Value Fund has been extended by two weeks, but the fundraising target is so far unchanged at $4.5 billion. Eppley Caribbean Chairman Nicholas Scott says the...
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Reggae Sumfest Street Dance loud - Foota Hype ‘shell it’

Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype’ Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined his selecting skills and his social media bravado, churning out non-stop excitement as he ‘shelled...
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BUJU'S 45TH ... Gargamel celebrates birthday with intimate, star-studded party

“In the dark places of human ignorance, it’s Thy hands that guide me. The light that light the pathway of desolation and lead I to a land of plenty. I have perceived thee from afar and the spirit within me yearns unto Thee, oh Almighty One. Soweth...
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Editorial | Donald Trump’s absent moral core

It is entirely possible that Donald Trump, the moronic xenophobe who occupies America’s White House, would, at any imagined provocation, advise Colin Powell to take a hike back to the place from which he came. And he’d probably call that place a ‘s...
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Christina Leon | My story on sharing Jamaica’s rich culture

We all hear of different misconceptions people have of Jamaicans. Well, here’s a shortened version of my story. It was at the age of 23 when I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and move to a country in which English was neither the first...
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Letter of the Day | Churches want non-partisan dialogue to address crime

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), at its recently held executive committee meeting, expressed deep concern about the crime situation in the country, and the level of brutality and brazenness to which it has descended....
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Reggae goes Grammy in Minnesota

THE EDITOR, Sir: Scholars at the University of Minnesota have decided to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Many view this act as evidence of reggae’s global impact. But it highlights the myopia of Jamaicans. Foreigners...
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An Indian woman carries her belongings on an embankment to take shelter in Pabhokathi village, east of Gauhati, India.

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

GAUHATI (AP): Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia yesterday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighbouring northeastern India battling to provide relief to more than four million people...
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US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI (AP): A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) travelling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the US to suspect that Iran seized the vessel amid heightened...
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Is criminalising HIV helpful?

According to the 2017 Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, one out of every five persons with multiple sexual partners never used a condom the last 10 times they had sex. Fortunately, due to certain features...
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Kidney stone disease easy to soften

The passage of a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful experiences one can endure; possibly even more so than childbirth. In addition, stones that do not pass can lead to blockage of the kidney, risking loss of organ function...
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Visitors to the island enjoy a cup of vibes courtesy of Jamaica Mountain Peak, at Reggae Sumfest’s Mawnin Medz, held recently at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay.

Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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Sachique Williams crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen

Sachique Williams has been crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen. The warmth, charm and charisma exuded by the winner, was evident from her opening sentences in which she displayed an unmatched confidence. “Words cannot express how elated I am...
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