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Cable & Wireless finalises Columbus International acquisition

Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) announced today that it has completed its US$1.85b acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity of Columbus International Inc.  Cable and Wireless operates in Jamaica as LIME and Columbus International...
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Ardenne beats St Jago to become six-time Schools' Challenge Quiz winner

Ardenne High School is the 2015 champion of TVJ’s Schools' Challenge Quiz. They comfortably beat St. Jago 28-16 to lift the coveted trophy for the sixth time in the competition's 46-year history. It was a keen tussle up to the buzzer...
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The CSEC Grade: Time for a change

Help our boys! Educators islandwide are clamouring for new and creative approaches to teaching that will capture the imagination of boys.It's well known that females are far outperforming their male counterparts at almost every level of the education...
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'It was my idea' - O'Hara claims 'extraordinary' act was his own plan

"I am an extraordinary person," Calabar track star Michael O'Hara has declared in response to the controversy surrounding his unveiling of telecommunications firm Digicel's tag line on Saturday.O'Hara's move made public his affiliation with that...
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Immigration Corner: When can my husband file for me?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am the wife of a green-card holder and he wants to start filing for me. He plans on going for his citizenship. Can he do that while sorting out his citizenship, or should he wait?- SRDear SR,A permanent resident of the...
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Credit union schedule of meetings for 2015

Credit union schedule of meetings for 2015• JDF Co-operative Credit Union - Thursday , April 16, 12:30 p.m. - JDF Museum, Up Park Camp• C&WJ Co-operative Credit Union - Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. - Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston•...
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ISSA to vote on ethics code

Deepening concerns over multiple issues threatening high-school sports in Jamaica, including possible corruption involving compensation, education and transfer of student athletes, has prompted the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)...
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'This is the sweetest' - Edwin Allen revel in Girls' Champs success

Absolute jubilation rocked the community of Frankfield in Clarendon at the Edwin Allen High School campus yesterday, as ecstatic students and appreciative community members celebrated the school's third hold on the coveted Inter-Secondary Schools...
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NCB to securitise up to US$250m of credit card receivables

National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCBJ) notified the local stock market on Monday that it plans to bundle its future flows of international merchant voucher receivables, and issue the security to "selected debt investors".Days before, on...
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US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

United States resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.South Korea, one of...
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Dexta Daps takes on Kaluga Kafe April 1

Some artistes have tried for years to enter the tightly capped music industry, tried to stay current and ensure that they put out hit music to woo the hearts of fans. Such is the same for this artiste. Louis Grandison, better known by his stage name...
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Keznamdi, Kabaka light up Earth Hour Concert

Lanterns lit the sky as lights were turned off for Earth Hour, but that beautiful view had to take a back seat to the performances from Kabaka Pyramid and Keznamdi, who were the highlight of the concert held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment...
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Editorial: That Champs - moral faux pas

This newspaper endorses and holds to the principle that robust - aggressive even - competition is good for markets and, ultimately, consumers. Indeed, it is a critical tenet of capitalism, which is the most effective and efficient form of economic...
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Horace Levy: Government can't do it alone

On March 16, civil society held a press conference to present its unanimous position on the Riverton fire. To resolve this decades-old problem, it proposed that a committee modelled on the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) and on the...
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Letter of the day: Bipartisan Cabinet dream team

THE EDITOR, Sir: What happens when one party leader is a key member of the inarticulate majority and frequently embarrassing, while the other is constitutionally ignorant, politically inept and talks way too much about...
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PM stooped to hecklers' level

THE EDITOR, Sir:If I were Jamaica's prime minister, my response to the New York hecklers would have been different.When we accepted the invitation to give the keynote address at the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in New York, my advisers...
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US leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference

KUWAIT CITY (AP):The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors' conference for Syria yesterday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year, the organisations largest appeal...
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Appeal of judge's hold on immigration action filed

WASHINGTON (AP):The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.The 69-page brief was filed with the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments...
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My daughter started a fight

Q My 14-year-old daughter was involved in a fight at her school with a 12-year-old boy. The boy, who is bigger than her, calls her names because of her mixed heritage. She spoke with him about it while at the bus stop near the school and he came...
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My husband left me for a younger woman

Q: I am still hurt that my husband left me for a younger girl. I am 59, and two years ago my husband left the matrimonial home and took off with this girl and now they are married.Our two adult children will have nothing to do with him and I am...
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CMI wins International Quality Award

An additional international stamp of approval has been secured by the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) as it charges towards university status. The institute was awarded the prestigious Geneva 2015 Century...
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Shipping Schedule

AGENT/VESSEL ARRIVALCARIB STAROOCL Halifax 01/04CFS Palencia 01/04CFS Palamedes 01/04MSC Monica 02/04MSC England 03/04Hyundai Grace 03/04Vega Saturn 03/04Stadt Gera 03/04Vega Sachsen 03/04Zim Haifa 04/04Woge 04/04CFS Pafilia 04/...
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