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Golden glory: Three gold among five-medal boost to Jamaica's Commonwealth Games haul

GLASGOW, Scotland: The writing was on the wall. From heats to final, if a Jamaican was in a women's 400m race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she would be the first across the finish line. So it wasn't too big a surprise when one after the other, the Jamaican threesome...

There's no food crisis - Kellier

Consumers are being assured that there is no need to panic, as despite islandwide reports of a pending food shortage because of the prolonged drought, the Government is insisting that depressed agricultural...



Preserving Maidstone's heritage

Part and parcel of the brutal system of slavery, Maidstone in Manchester was a 349-acre coffee plantation originally owned by Thomas Frith. Operations ceased on the plantation after Emancipation in 1838....



Sunshine Girls ready for NZ test

GLASGOW, Scotland: Jamaica's Sunshine Girls will look to tie up top spot in Pool A when they face defending champions New Zealand in Commonwealth Games netball action at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre this morning at 11:30 (5:30 a.m.



JN to open special FX window for manufacturers

The Jamaica Manufac-turers' Association (JMA) and the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) have joined forces to make foreign exchange better available to small and medium-size manufacturers in an arrangement that...

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Dates set for the ninth staging of the CaribbeanTales Films Festival

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) is celebrating its ninth anniversary and will this year return to Toronto, Canada, for the annual celebrations. Under the theme, 'Our Lens, Our Perspective'...



Keiran King: There’s no deeper meaning to life — deal with it

"The question of the purpose of human life has been raised countless times; it has never yet received a satisfactory answer and perhaps does not admit of one.” — Sigmund FreudIn the film The Invention...



Cynics holding Jamaica back

THE EDITOR, Sir:The outlook of Dara Johnson, whose letter, 'Health and logistics hubs are pipe dreams', was published July 28, 2014, and Sheree Downey, whose 'Really, Dr Ferguson? Jamaica a health hub', was published on July 23, 2014, both in The...




Fist bumps less germy than handshakes - study - According to a new study, the familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does...



Corporate Sightings

It's been a busy summer for the corporate people.We have scenes from Relay For Life, Reggae Sumfest, and there's a new governor in town.



Church legal clinic gives immigrants place to turn

INDIANA, Logansport, (AP):She's worried about her oldest daughter, now almost 18, who's residing with strangers in Honduras.She talks to her daughter almost daily, she said, but the last time she saw her in person was when her daughter was seven years...



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