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Two killed in early morning crash on Spur Tree main road

Twenty-six-year-old Adrian Wilson of Hatfield, Manchester and 19-year-old Jamel Cox of Lincoln, Manchester today died from injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle crash on the Spur Tree main road. The Mandeville police say about 1:15 a.m.,...
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Search on for new BOJ governor

The search is on for a new governor for the Bank of Jamaica. The new governor will replace Brian Wynter whose contract is due to come to an end in November. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said in 2017...
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Pressure crisis - High levels of hypertension trigger alarm bells

Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) analysis showing that more than three-quarters of clients have abnormal blood pressure and that nearly 70 per cent are overweight has prompted the organisation to ramp up its sensitisation programmes in the lead-up...
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District constable, businessman charged for bomb hoaxes

Two men believed to have created panic in Kingston and Falmouth last year reporting fake bomb threats at courthouses to detract from cases they have before the courts have been charged....
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Oracabessa Primary build on Math success

Spurred by its success in winning the Ministry of Education’s Region Two grade four level mathematics championship last year, the Oracabessa Primary School has started a math club that seeks to encourage even greater participation in the subject.
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Technology in Focus | Academia supports upgrading regulations for net neutrality

At least two academics are of the view that an upgrade in local regulations is now needed to ensure that there is effective net neutrality in Jamaica. But they argue that there is no necessity at...
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It’s all in the head - Olympian Haughton ­pushing mental ­coaching and mentorship for ­Jamaican athletes

Three-time Olympic-medal winner Dr Gregory Haughton believes that with proper mental conditioning, Jamaica’s current crop of quarter-milers, which he described as the best in the country’s history, can rise to the top of the event...
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Regional win delights Scorpions

“One swallow doth not a summer make,” but it came as a huge sigh of relief to the players and management of the team when the Jamaica Scorpions finally came away with something in the ‘W’ column, a tense four-wicket win away...
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Hendrickson planning Jamaica’s tallest high-rise

  It would Hendrickson, who is in the process of redeveloping the former Wyndham hotel at 77 Knutsford Boulevard, is weighing the development of the tower on adjoining land currently in use as a parking lot. That high-rise would eclipse the...
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Jamaica black castor oil market mostly exploited by foreigners

The market potential for Jamaica’s black castor oil in the United States alone stands at US$28 ­million (J$3.7 billion), but local producers are only tapping a fraction of that business, accordin...
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Zunguzunguguzunguzeng enters the apparel market

If you saw King Yellowman’s appearance at Rebel Salute on Saturday night, you would have also caught an eyeful of the international dancehall star’s branded apparel.  Militant as ever, the dancehall superstar, his daughter, K...
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Abijah returns home

  Following his energetic cameo performance at Rebel Salute with his brother-in-law, King Yellowman, and niece, K’reema, singer Abijah told “I’ve been in the studio working same way. I know a lot of people in Jamaica have...
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Editorial | Will Gov’t buy out the Russians, too?

The Jamaican Government’s emboldened stance against the Nicolás Maduro regime opens the door to a more muscular foreign-policy ideology and strategy, particularly as they relate to important industries and treasured assets. The Andrew...
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Editorial | Foreign policy in the age of Trump and Xi

America’s dominance of the last century was cemented following the end of WWII in 1945. Europe was exhausted, Japan was on its knees, and USSR and its allies were contained. The United States was in the ascendency.  Its liberal values...
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Letter of the Day | What is the rod of correction for the education system?

An open letter to the Ministry of Education: THE EDITOR, Sir: In light of the recent publication in the media that many teachers continue to administer corporal punishments in schools, the Ministry of Education sent out memos to schools stating the...
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NWC, please replace faulty lock-off

THE EDITOR, Sir: For more than a month, I have been asking the National Water Commission (NWC) to replace a faulty lock-off device installed by the company on my premises. The device cannot turn off the water properly. It allows water to run...
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Russian police detains drunken man who hijacked plane

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of a passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the...
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China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign...
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What to do if your partner feels pain during sex

Sex sometimes hurts – especially for women. In fact, research finds that some 30 per cent of women experience some pain during vaginal intercourse and about 72 per cent experience some pain during anal intercourse. Sex adviser Debra Herbenick...
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Traditional Chinese medicine to treat abnormal uterine bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is any bleeding which occurs outside of a normal menstrual flow. This includes spotting small amounts of blood between periods or extremely heavy periods.  Normal vaginal bleeding or menstruation occurs every 21 to 35...
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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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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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