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At least 5,000 affected by floods in Clarendon

The Clarendon Municipal Corporation (CMC) says an estimated 5,000 people were affected by the floods and it has begun to provide relief. The CMC says at least 1,000 homes were flooded by the heavy rains that pelted the parish over the last two days...
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Central Clarendon MP, Opposition leader among gov't officials who toured flood-affected Clarendon communities

Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, were among several officials from government agencies that toured flood-affected areas of Clarendon today. Several homes and buildings were damaged by...
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Laughable laws! - Chuck pushing for speedy review of legislation with ridiculously low fines

Persons, including journalists, who breachthe Criminal Justice (Administration) Act by taking pictures of prisoners in the precinct of a court in Jamaica could be fined the princely sum of $20 or a period not exceeding one month in prison.This is...
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1,644 work permits granted in 120 days - Ministry of Labour and Social Security defends process as unions cry foul

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has granted 1,644 work permits to foreigners in the first four months of this year while rejecting one application, but it has still rejected claims that it has been too free in the approval process.With...
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More turbulence in crime-plagued St James - Eight guns seized, brutal murders continue

WESTERN BUREAU:With St James continuing to bleed at unprecedented levels, the crime threat facing the parish was underscored last Friday when the police seized a shipment of eight guns and more than 1,000 rounds of assorted ammunition at the Montego...
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Holder shines on rain-hit day

Solid batting from West Indies captain and all-rounder Jason Holder has given the West Indies a realistic shot of posting over 300 runs in the first innings of their Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Cup first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park.Resuming on...
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Hyde, Portmore part ways

Portmore United, last year's Red Stripe Premier League's beaten finalists, could have undermined their chances of going one better this year with their untimely separation from technical director Lenworth Hyde.Hyde, according to sources, was...
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World's largest real estate franchise now in Jamaica

The world's largest real-estate franchise, Keller Williams, has awarded a permit to St Ann-based Meldam Realty to operate to operate offices in Jamaica under the American-based company's name.Chief executive officer of Meldam, Rory Marsh, said the...
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C2W Music explains why it ceased social media posting

Cash-strapped entertainment company C2W Music Limited has explained that it stopped social media posting for more than two years in order to cut costs at the company.Its website was also down for some time, but that is now back online. The company...
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Major road closures, traffic diversion for Carnival Sunday

It is carnival Sunday, and as revellers get ready to flood some of the major roadways in the Corporate Area with an unprecedented four bands being on parade today, the police have advised that there will be major traffic changes that will affect...
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Anita Antoinette reconnects with J'can roots ... As she moves forward with music career

Many may remember Anita Antoinette, the Jamaica-born singer who stole the hearts of countless Jamaicans when she entered The Voice competition in 2014.It was just two seasons after Jamaica's songbird, Tessanne Chin, had won the competition, and the...
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Editorial | Sultan Erdogan and cold turkey

Last Sunday's referendum eroding the foundations of democracy in Turkey has strengthened Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power and set the country careering towards the precipice of ideological isolation from Europe. It wasn't supposed to be like...
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Daniel Thwaites | So worth it: ‘Hundred Dollar Bag’

When Beenie Man released 'Hundred Dollar Bag' in 1999, on the Ants Nest riddim, no less, the clear message was that $100 was worth having and could buy you something enjoyable. Back then, he was talking about the high grade, but since then the...
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More than 700 medical workers killed in Syrian conflict

BEIRUT (AP):Missiles struck a medical centre in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said yesterday.The Britain-based...
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Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

ROME (AP):Pope Francis yesterday comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute with a special prayer service to the courage of 20th- and 21st-century Christian...
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Japan invests in Ja schools

The quest for knowledge begins with the chalk and blackboard - drawing lines and shapes, expounding concepts, forming sentences, solving riddles and puzzles - the boundless learning process, the flight of imagination and reasoning going beyond the...
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Motivate, plan and work hard to be successful

In a competitive, aggressive, and demanding business environment, it is important to prepare yourself as early as possible to achieve your goals. A huge part of being able to accomplish anything is the belief in yourself and your dreams, thus...
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A Ridgeline between elegance and practicality

The second-generation Ridgeline, which is built on a platform shared with the Honda Pilot, was produced in May 2016. Its distinctive unibody design seemed to be a hit with many Jamaicans, who imported the first-generation model independent of local...
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New York Auto Show : Lucid Motors dreams of becoming the next Tesla

NEW YORK:Add another start-up to the list of dreamers trying to become the next Tesla.With Tesla having briefly surpassed General Motors and Ford as the nation's most valuable automaker, it looks easier than ever to spring up from nothing to compete...
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Mark Wignall | Tesha Miller gives us a lesson

Last Tuesday, just before Parish Judge, Sancia Burrell shocked reputed leader of the Clansman Gang, Tesha Miller, with a 'massive' fine for making a false declaration to immigration officials, she signalled the quantum with a classic bit of sarcasm...
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Gordon Robinson | Crime dog chasing tail

So, the carousel continues as George Quallo becomes the next sacrificial lamb (oops, sorry, commissioner of police).As a semi-retired civil advocate, I've had little to do with Commissioner Quallo. I did deal with him once, many years ago, when he...
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Dear Doc | I'm in love with two women

Q Doctor, I am a deeply troubled man. I think I love my wife, but I have fallen deeply in love with a wonderful woman who I met a few months ago, through my job. I think about her all the time, night and day.Is it possible...
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'I Do' - Governor General's son embarks on happily ever after

Attorneys-at-law, Kurt Allen and Reem Sabbagh were all set to say their wedding vows at King's House where the groom's parents just happen to reside.However, during a meeting at the historic...
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