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Musgrave Award Winners Honoured Earlier Today

  This year’s Musgrave Award winners stood tall and proud, as they were honoured earlier this evening at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street, Kingston. Among those honoured were Frederick ‘Freddie’ McGregor, OD (Silver, Art...
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JPS applies for average 2.8 per cent electricity tariff increase

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for changes to its tariff which could see the bills of its customers increasing by almost three per cent. The JPS submitted to the OUR on May 5...
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UPDATED: Hill free - Former Cash Plus boss walks as fraud case collapses

Locksley Comrie, a former Jamaican football administrator, was furious yesterday as he watched Carlos Hill, founder of the Cash Plus scheme in which he had invested $10 million, walk out of the Home Circuit Court a free man. "I invested ten million...
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Carlos Hill's Cash Plus timeline

Former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill was yesterday freed of fraud charges in the long-running case against him in which thousands of depositors lost money in the unregulated scheme he operated. It is the culmination of more than nine years of court...
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Earth Today | Shanghai Met Service: Making data generation, sharing a priority

With some 34 departments - 24 of them operational, 10 administrative and most, if not all, data-driven - China's Shanghai Meteorological Service is a study in the use of information science for cutting-edge weather forecasting and climate-change...
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Earth Today | Basic school shows what’s possible with used plastics

The 45 students and staff at Little Mount Olivet Basic School, along 100 Lane in Kingston, now have a shaded outdoor area for education and entertainment, thanks to some inspired thinking and 4,000 used plastic bottles."On a visit to Mount Olivet,...
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Goal shooter Nelson learning the hard way

Shimona Nelson is learning what is takes to stand up to the challenges of the senior netball game.The 18-year-old goal shooter only started playing the game three years ago, while attending Meadowbrook High School, but has rapidly moved up to the...
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I can only get better - Sterling

One of the outstanding performers for Jamaica's Sunshine Girls in their three-game friendly series against Barbados was goalkeeper Shamera Sterling..The tall 21-year-old, who was out of the national programme for about a year while she concentrated...
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Brazil president loses another aide as pressure mounts

Brazilian President Michel Temer has lost yet another of his key advisers - leaving him with just one of the original five at a moment he's struggling to hang on to power.Former lawmaker Sandro Mabel published a letter on Wednesday saying he needs...
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ReadyTV eyes 500,000 market

Digicel was initially a partner with Chris Dehring in the company that will operate new subscriber service, ReadyTV, but that relationship ended years ago.Now the two companies will vie in the same market when ReadyTV formally launches into business...
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Rita Marley Foundation competition finalists make courtesy call

Finalists from the Rita Marley Foundation (RMF) Public Speaking and Essay Competitions recently made a courtesy call on the heads of the island’s top tertiary institutions where they were encouraged to pursue their dreams and...
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Silver Musgrave for Shirley's music of words

In January 2015, when Tanya Shirley's poetry collection, The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press), was officially presented to the public, music played a major role in the function at Lecture Theatre 3, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of...
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Editorial | Why Dr Lecky would groan

A significant, but little noted, positive corollary to Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda's inelegant handling of the conflict-of-interest controversy over the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) planting of grass on his private farm is a plan by...
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Devon Dick | Methodists maturing at 50

On Sunday, the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (Jamaica District), in an impressive display, celebrated 50 years of autonomy from the British-founded denomination. This act of autonomy was following the lead of the Jamaican...
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Letter of the Day | Dead or migrate - domestic helpers’ alibi

The Editor, Sir:The traditional saying, 'Get a helper from the country', has now become archaic. Arguably, the introduction of technology where persons have been able to communicate and transfer information...
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Put restriction on gov't-issued phones

The Editor Sir:Jamaican public officials have a penchant for abusing privileges that comes with the office we have seen this over the years. But with increased scrutiny and the demand by watchdog agencies and an increasingly informed public, for...
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Investigators explore bomber's links to larger terror network

LONDON (AP):British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame...
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Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

MONTPELIER, Vt (AP):Republican Gov Phil Scott yesterday vetoed a bill that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalise recreational marijuana but indicated that he was willing to work...
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Tips on How to Deal with Stress

We all get stressed at some point in our lives, but it is how we deal with it that really matters. Here are a few tips on how to deal with different signs of stress from life coach Elizabeth Terry.  Sleeplessness  If you suffer from...
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Five signs you might be stressed

We live very fast paced life with a never ending 'to do' list. This constant treadmill combined with economic woes and goals, is usually accompanied with self neglect and stress. This can make us feeling constantly nervous, tense and...
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Culinary journey to world class

For Chef Nicholas Douglas, what began as a dream at age seven, has become a sweet reality, topped with unexpected success."Growing up, my mother was a domestic worker, so that pushed me even more to cook," he told Food.Later, whenever he and his...
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Cooking with Chef Ken Frank

WESTERN BUREAU: It is not often that I am fortunate enough to sit at the feet of master chefs or share the same kitchen with food aficionados who have mastered the art of cooking a very good steak. As a food writer, I am the first to admit that I...
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