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Prepaid electricity is here - JPS introduces option for consumers who want to better manage their energy usage

Prepaid metering is a growing energy management tool in the utilities industry and within our region. And now, Jamaicans are joining millions of consumers across the globe, including parts of the Caribbean, who have the option of using a prepaid...
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Cops crack down on bars - Central Kingston police to go after rum shops operating without licences

"It is my intention to apply for a spirit licence to sell rum, gin, brandy and other distilled spirit at the next court session" is a sign a seen so often at bars, pubs and taverns across the island that many believe it is a necessary part of the...
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'Inspired by Mandela'

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder says images of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, as well as his dead grandfather, flashed through his mind after scoring his maiden Test and first-class century on...
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No regrets for McFarlane

Every two years, for more than two decades, Jamaica's Danny McFarlane has either been immersed in World Championships (WC) competition or debate about his role in track's greatest spectacle outside of the Olympics Games. As another WC looms in August...
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JMMB rolling out four unit trust products

Chasing after new market share, JMMB Fund Managers Limited launched two new unit trust products on Monday - the JMMB Bond Fund and JMMB Real Value Fund - and will roll out another two in May.The fund manager says it aims to double its portion of the...
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Marriott spreading across the Caribbean

GEORGETOWN, Guyana:While tagging 2014 as a banner year in the Caribbean, Marriott International Inc says it is positioned for even more growth in the region as it rolls out new properties.The company's executives in an interview with Sunday Business...
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Vintage vacuum

Today, The Sunday Gleaner begins a series looking at the vintage concert scene - or, rather, the lack of one - as the stage show presentation of artistes from Jamaica's older performers is a far cry from the heady days of the mid-2000s when there...
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Chris Martin's whirlwind - A decade in music biz and still counting

With a career that has spanned a decade, Chris Martin has accomplished much. The Jamaican reggae artiste burst onto the scene in 2005 when he won the 'Digicel Rising Stars' competition. It speaks to Martin's talent and work ethic as an entertainer,...
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Editorial: CARICOM ripe for Jamaica-T&T alliance

The Trinidadians may now be too distracted campaigning for their general election, due next month. But immediately after that vote, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller should immediately engage that country's new PM, whether it is the incumbent,...
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Daniel Thwaites: Is Obama a waste man?

I'm of the view that, in general, we should take what our artists and entertainers say quite seriously. Reverend Boyne, among others, convinced me long ago of their vast influence. Of course, that also means subjecting what they say to criticism and...
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Suicide bomber kills 35

FAIZABAD (AP): A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch yesterday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack marks a major...
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Obama getting tough on critics

WASHINGTON (AP): Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully...
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Doreen

"Help mi, Freddy, help mi!" It was the same high, screechy little voice. Doreen was back, playing him again like a fiddle she had finely tuned.The big, heavy-set man walked with his head held low, his dirty boots dragging across the asphalt surface...
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Poems

Just 14 - Can someone tell me why my friend had to die?Just 14 and I have to watch his mother's eyes run dry. My friend wanted to be the fastest track star. Only God knows how much more I miss him as each day goes by. When the sun goes down, my heart beats...
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Midsize mania - SUV category dominates J;'can market

The style and sophistication of midsize sports utility vehicles (SUV) have created an enduring appeal which in turn stimulates high demand in both the new- and used-car markets.Vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi ASX, Hyundai...
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Ja's fastest meet on street - Both preparing to go faster this summer

When they greeted each other at the Bacchanal Carnival Road March in Kingston last Sunday, race car driver Doug 'Hollywood' Gore quicklynoted that the outstanding commonality between himself and multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is speed."...
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Ian Boyne: Obama's got unfinished work

US President Barack Obama should spend the rest of his term in office waging war on international poverty with drone-like precision. It would seal his Wilsonianism and establish a legacy of not just peace, but development.Barack Obama has had the...
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Norbert Fullerton: Bob Marley - pensions expert ahead of his time

Bob Marley was one of the most innovative and well-known reggae musicians of all time. He had a passion for social change, and with a stroke of genius, got his fans to dance their troubles away.Although some were love songs, much of his music dealt...
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All in the back

Back necklaces are a huge trend, and an easy way to glam up that plain or simple dress, or otherwise mundane outfit.This trend gives you the best of both worlds, and Kayla Ashli Collections guarantees to make your back sparkle....
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P.J Patterson still fresh prince at 80

Five years ago, P.J. Patterson promised those in attendance at his then 75th birthday party at RIU that he would see them in a similar setting when he turned 80.Well, the former prime minister kept his promise, but this...
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