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NETBALL: Sunshine Girls to make debut at Gibson Relays

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls are set participate in the Gibson McCook Relays for the first time at the National Stadium today. The squad will field a team for the 4x400m Invitational Relay as part of an overall training programme to improve their...

ATHLETICS: Hansle Parchment to open season at Gibson today

Olympic 110 metre hurdles bronze medalist, Hansle Parchment, will open his track and field season at today’s Gibson McCook Relays. The national record holder is expected to line up in the 4x400m relays for the University of the West Indies....
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Challenge them! - Digicel boss urges PSOJ to resist any new tax

Outgoing chief executive officer of Digicel Jamaica Barry O'Brien is urging the leadership of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to "question and challenge" any additional taxation that might be levied on private-sector businesses by the...

It was a hoax

A man who, on Thursday, made a false report that a Canadian woman was abducted by a lone gunman in Pembroke Hall, St Andrew, is likely to be charged with public mischief."He is not yet in custody, but we are contemplating charging him for making...
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Hospitality Jamaica

'Urgent development needed in Falmouth'

JAHJAH creates wellness centre for Hanbury Children's Home

Hanbury, Manchester:The worries of having to find an empty room conducive for a child who is feeling ill, and the inconveniences of having treatment administered in discomfort arefinally over for the children and staff of the Hanbury Children's Home...
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Clarendon College honours 12 retirees

'Good-bye tension, hello pension' is a happy tune that 12 retirees from the Clarendon College school family are now singing.A small and intimate pre-Valentine's Day Retirement Luncheon was held last Friday in appreciation of those who gave their...
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Windies sink to record CWC loss

SYDNEY (AP):The erratic nature of West Indies cricket was on full view at the World Cup in a record-equalling 257-run defeat to South Africa yesterday.Only days after a resounding 73-run win against Zimbabwe in Canberra, including a World Cup record...

Francis on show for Akan in 4x400m

Track and field fans who turn out for the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium today will be in for a treat as 2013 IAAF Moscow World Championships 4x400 metres silver medal winning anchor Javon Francis is expected to be on show. Francis...
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Appleton back with the Dream

After a two-year hiatus J. Wray...

CDB projects two per cent growth for region in 2015

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is forecasting average regional growth of two per cent in 2015.Economic expansion is currently being projected for all 19 borrowing member countries, with most set to once again grow by between one and three per...
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Struggling to make reggae matter

As he hosts events during Reggae Month celebrations, as well as others outside of February, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Ibo Cooper never fails to give context to Jamaican popular music's importance. He does it in at least three...

Flow breaks new ground with launch of latest cable service

The entertainment revolution has begun - courtesy of Flow. Over the last decade, the growth of satellite service and the birth of HDTV have left their mark on the television landscape. Now, a new delivery method threatens to shake things up even more...
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Editorial: Putting an end to farm pillage

Farmers and agricultural interests must be optimistic about the $15.7 million provided for praedial larceny prevention in the current Budget. We, too, are encouraged that serious attention will be given to this perennial problem that has been...

Editorial: Those who can pay, should

Bruce Golding, whose administration removed user fees from Jamaican hospitals, accepts that, like any policy pursued by a government, this one is worthy of periodic review.This newspaper, like one of Mr Golding's former ministers, Christopher Tufton...
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Letter of the Day: Seiveright targeting of civil servants is gutter politics

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a Jamaican voter and I am very disappointed that as a people, we do not see things for what they really are. Politicians keep using the media and the people for their own...

Fi God sake, Digicel, leave mi alone

Due to how Digicel tek set pon mi, yuh woulda think mi nyam sumthing fi dem.There is nothing more irritating than sleeping and being woken up by Digicel. I am not a doctor, nor do I drive, so I don't expect my...
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Missouri man goes on shooting rampage kills seven and self

TYRONE, Missouri (AP): A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life. Joseph...

Three men arrested in California kidnapping, sexual assault case

CALIFORNIA (AP):Three men were arrested in the case of a woman who reported being held captive and sexually abused for almost two months, authorities said.The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said investigators believe Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles...
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Is there a position which will prevent conception?

Q Doc, is it true that I can't get a girl pregnant if we do it in certain positions? I heard that from my friends.You see, I am deeply in love with this beautiful girl. We recently started having sex, but she will not let me 'go all the way' in case...

Doctor's Advice: He wants to whip me when we have sex

Q Doc, I am female, age 19, and I have met a nice guy who I am thinking of marrying. The only trouble is that for some reason, he wants to whip me whenever we have sex. Why?A This guy clearly has sadistic tendencies. He probably cannot have sex...
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Hanover records reduction in bushfires - ... But sporadic indicents cause concern

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite a reduction in bush fires over the last two years, the Hanover Fire Department says there is still cause for concern about illicit fires being lit by negligent and often wayward citizens.Head of the department's Fire...

Miss Stella 104 and going strong

WESTERN BUREAU:At 104 years old, Estella Thelwell has the distinction of being one of Hanover's oldest residents, and a very bright, chirpy and sharp one too.Fondly known as 'Miss Stella', Thelwell celebrated her 104th birthday on Valentines Day,...
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