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Aubyn Hill appointed new EGC CEO, targets 2.3 per cent growth next year

Former investment banker Aubyn Hill has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Growth Council (EGC). He replaces Maureen Denton, who left the post in August. The appointment was made public by Prime Minister Andrew Holness...
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Road fatalities hit 300 mark

Jamaica has again failed to keep the number of road fatalities under 300 in one year. The Road Safety Unit in the Transport Ministry is reporting that 300 persons have been killed in 273 crashes since the start of the year. Victims of road...
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Lukewarm response to MoBay crime plan - Residents fed up with announcements; want collaborative effort

Western Bureau: Violence-weary residents of St James are seemingly not enthusiastic about the latest crime strategy crafted by the Police High Command to combat the wanton lawlessness, which has resulted in more than 300 murders in the parish since the start of the year...
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Bartlett: Tangible change needed to stop murders

While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica's international image as a crime-infested country, says...
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Briefing | What to expect of Jamaica’s economy

The Jamaican dollar nominal exchange rate against the US dollar stood at approximately J$126 to US$1 as of Tuesday morning. Since mid-October 2017, this nominal appreciation, coming from approximately US$131 to J$1, shows signs that the currency...
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Divestment of Norman Manley Airport to be completed by 2019

The divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is scheduled to be completed by June 2019, noted president and chief executive officer of the Airports Authority of Jamaica and NMIA Ltd, Audley Deidrick.Outlining the stages that have...
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Visa woes hit schoolboy stars

Two of St Andrew Technical High School's (STATHS) Manning Cup stars were not selected in a 20-man all-schools team for the Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) annual tournament in Florida this weekend.Outstanding goalkeeper Jaedine White...
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Brilliant Gayle slams 20th T20 hundred

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle crunched a world-record 18 sixes and passed 11,000 runs in Twenty20s, as he struck his second hundred in three innings to fire Rangpur Riders to a convincing 57-run win over Dhaka Dynamites and to the...
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PCJ weighing re-entry into retail gas market

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) exited the retail gasolene market when it sold off subsidiary Petroleum Company of Jamaica Limited, or Petcom, last year, but now the state agency is wondering whether to get back into the business.The state...
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National Bakery to open new distribution centre

Continental Baking Company Limited, operator of National Bakery, is building a new bakery outlet in Kingston that will feature storage facilities and 5,000 square feet of retail space.The new distribution point at the corner of Skibo Avenue and...
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Barry Moncrieffe hangs up dancing shoes

With the dawning of a new year, a new era awaits the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). One of its long-standing members, principal dancer and more recently the artistic director, Barry Moncrieffe, will retire at the end of this month.Last...
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The music of NDTC an amazing emerald

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) concluded its 55th anniversary celebration on an emerald note, at the Little Theatre, recently.Titled The Music of NDTC - The Emerald Edition, the concert showcased the talented singers and orchestra of the...
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Editorial | In a state of anarchy

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness is able to muster the will, he would ban all year-end parties by government ministries and agencies, declare Jamaica to be in a state of anarchy, and recall Parliament from its Christmas holiday for an urgent debate...
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Annie Paul | Art and artifice

Art has been in the headlines globally, regionally and locally in the last few weeks. On the global stage, Christie's mid-November auction featuring a long-lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, 'Salvator Mundi', was very much in the news especially after...
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Letter of the Day | What's the role of Robert Nesta Morgan?

THE EDITOR, Sir:When I see tweets like the one that accompanies my letter, I am forced to question whether the position of Robert Nesta Morgan, director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, is...
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Letter of the Day | Let's get serious and punish litterbugs

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....
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Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday signed into law a sweeping defence policy bill that authorises a $700-billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defence programmes to counter North Korea's growing...
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Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

NEW YORK (AP):The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump...
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Responsible drinking tips for the holiday spirit

It's the most wonderful time of the year again and the holiday party season is already upon us. Celebratory glasses of bubbly are on hand and delicious cocktails are being served as we spend time with...
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Fit 4 Life | The myth of turning fat into muscle

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard the myth of turning fat into muscle repeated. The simple truth is, it is physically impossible. Sure, you can lose fat and gain muscle, but muscle and fat are two very different types of tissue and one...
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Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
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Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
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