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Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U....
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Japanese billionaire to make first tourist moon visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he’ll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight...
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In dark on plastic ban - Lead agency says legislation still being drafted; questions on penalties 'premature'

Una-May Gordon, director of the climate change division in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has dismissed as "premature" questions about the range of penalties/sanctions for persons or institutions that run afoul of the pending ban...
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No Jamaica-US rift, says Johnson Smith

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that the governments of Jamaica and the United States (US) are in talks over a new information-sharing agreement, but has denied that there is a rift between the two countries....
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Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO to highlight J'can products in Chile

In an effort to promote Jamaican products in the Latin American and Caribbean markets, Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) will be leading a delegation of agribusiness companies to LAC Flavours, to be held in Chile's capital, Santiago.The business...
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Growth & Jobs | Strengthened mortgage process will improve homeownership

In keeping with its 145-year old philosophy to make homeownership achievable for Jamaicans, JN Bank, the country's premier private mortgage provider, has further strengthened its mortgage process to deliver financing in an even timelier manner to...
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Practice makes perfect - Nevers pleased with Sunshine Girls training ahead of T&T, England series

Assistant coach of Jamaica's senior women's netball team, Winston Nevers, said the Sunshine Girls have intensified their preparations ahead of their two-match and three-Test series against Trinidad and Tobago and England, respectively....
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Wolmers had to show character - Thomas

Wolmer's Boys head coach, Alex Thomas, said he knew his team would have to show character to get three points against Holy Trinity in their top-of-the-table Group G ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup match at Heroes Circle yesterday. First-half goals...
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Two million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows that nearly one in eleven American students has used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the...
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$2b waterfront tribute - Multipurpose complex, The Spires, pursued in memory of Bunny Francis

Roderick 'Ricky' Francis, son of the late Roderick 'Bunny' Francis, says he intends to execute the dream project conceived by his father, a multibillion-dollar complex called The Spires to be developed on the Kingston waterfront.Bunny Francis was...
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Protoje on Lauryn Hill's tour

Noted by many music insiders as on one of the greatest album of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has stood the test of time. Having kicked off its 20th anniversary tour in the United States in June, local reggae star Protoje finds himself...
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Teachers practise the drama they teach

Teaching practiCe is part and parcel of the potential educator's training process. However, while every teacher is in effect making a presentation every time they step into a classroom and face the students, teachers involved in drama finds...
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Editorial | Lawyers Smith and justice backlog

While we venture no opinion on the merits of the specific case, the issues relating to the timely justice raised by the Smith family of lawyers further highlights why the Holness administration must act with dispatch to fill vacancies on the Bench,...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | The evil game of political tribalism

I'm struggling to take a hard-line position on the issue of political appointments. The age-old practice has always troubled me.Once there is a change of government, start counting the casualties of war.It's par for the course that not only are the...
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Letter of the Day | Three easy things for Government

THE EDITOR, Sir:When the Government announced the lifting of the ban on women wearing sleeveless garments into government offices, there was not a single voice of demurral in Jamaica. This shows that there are things that are easy to do in our...
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On choosing to be gay

THE EDITOR, Sir:"I'm a Christian now and I don't live this life anymore" was how a 'former' lesbian friend responded to my invitation to a discussion on LGBT human rights. Her false assumption was that Christians can't also be gay.However, she is...
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Kavanaugh, accuser ready to testify - but how?

WASHINGTON (AP):Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday that they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee shifted...
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Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a special...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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Shipping community ensnared by traffic

The shipping and logistics community in Newport West is finding it difficult to cope with the drastic changes made to facilitate the infrastructure development projects in the adjacent areas. The members of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ)...
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Shipping Schedule Sept 18-24th, 2018

Shipping Schedule Sept 18-24th, 2018KINGSTONCARIB STARVESSELS ETACFS PANJANG 18/09E.R. TIANPING 18/09SONDERBORG 19/09TAIPEI TRADER 19/09ARSOS 19/09SATURN 21/09AMERICA 22/09TAMPA TRADER 24/09AS FELECIA 24/09CMA CGMVESSELS ETACFS PAFILIA 18/09BOMAR...
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