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Finance Ministry withdraws moratorium to O’Brien International Audio

​National Security Minister Robert Montague has revealed that the Ministry of Finance has withdrawn the moratorium granted to the company contracted to supply cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force. A moratorium was granted for 66...
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Police sick out force postponement of El-Faisal extradition hearing

The continued sickout by rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has caused a postponement of the extradition hearing for controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal. The hearing was scheduled to start today in the...
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West Kgn residents to get paid before year end

The Government of Jamaica is to dole out just under $200 million to west Kingston residents before the end of the year as compensation for damages accrued during the May 2010 operations by the security forces in their attempt to arrest former...
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Defying the odds - Conviction pushes man to pursue law degree - Now among newest lawyers at Jamaican Bar

There were hugs and kisses all around as Isat Buchanan posed for pictures with a small group of family and friends on Tuesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.But the subdued celebration belied the improbable odds Buchanan defied to become a full-...
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Bartlett is Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year, according to the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017, carried out by the Caribbean Journal editorial team.The Caribbean Journal editorial team, in bestowing the award, said...
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Earth Today | 'Give yourself a climate gift this Christmas'

AMID THE hubbub of the season, Jamaicans have been encouraged to take the time to gift themselves something that can help to safeguard their climate future."People like to spend money at Christmas. I would say spend the money on things that are much...
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Ricketts 'excited' about JFF, Umbro partnership

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said that he is excited about the imminent partnership with British football equipment makers Umbro.Ricketts and other members of the JFF are currently in Panama where the deal will be...
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JOA to develop 'Olympic Manor'

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has announced plans to redevelop its headquarters to become a multicomplex facility. Newly appointed chief executive officer Ryan Foster announced the plans during a JOA press conference to outline the new...
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Guyana president confirms oil payment from ExxonMobil

President of Guyana David Granger Wednesday acknowledged that American oil company ExxonMobil had paid over US$18 million as a signing bonus to his government.It confirmed a disclosure by the oil company last weekend, but Granger said that his...
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Clarke elected chairman of RJRGLEANER Group

  Oliver F. Clarke was elected chairman of Radio Jamaica Limited, which trades as the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, on Monday, December 11. He fills the slot created by the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, who had been ill. Spaulding had...
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Poet's school tour part of Ja trek plan

Dub poet Malachi Smith has performed in Taiwan, St Kitts and Nevis, Canada, South Africa, Colombia, Nicaragua, "all over the United States" (where he lives), and, of course, repeatedly in the land of his birth, Jamaica.Still, his school tour of...
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Irish & Chin put J'can culture on exhibit at Miami's Art Basel

Last month, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne revealed his plan to put on display various recognisable elements associated with dancehall and sound system culture at the 16th staging of Miami's Art Basel. At the veteran deejay's curation, called 'Let There Be...
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Editorial | The Caribbean, climate and a post-fossil fuel future

Emmanuel Macron's effort at re-energising the global climate movement in the face of Donald Trump's withdrawal of America from the Paris Agreement, will hopefully prove a fillip to a new initiative by Caribbean countries to mitigate their...
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Mark Wignall | No game for my bright son

The man was hopping mad. His voice on the other end of the phone reflected that state. His son had been attending a school whose name he didn't want called because he, too, had been a student there in his high-school days. Loyalty.It was one of the...
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Letter of the Day | The ‘bruk off mi back pot holes’

THE EDITOR, Sir:Let me start this letter by saying I am not political. I think country first. You see, I have no intention of migrating now or in the future, and as such, the state of our economy is very important to me.I am, therefore, writing this...
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Unified effort leads to achieved goals

THE EDITOR, Sir:To those in wage talks, there are two roads ahead both under the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) guided targets. The first means lower wages for everyone. It may be a bit of bitter medicine for public sector workers, but the...
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Anti-jihadi African force gets US$130m

LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD (AP):A new African military force to counter growing extremism in the Sahel region should see victories "in the first half of 2018," France's president said yesterday after hosting a summit to boost support for the five-nation...
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Lawyer settles oil-spill-related defamation lawsuits

NEW ORLEANS, USA (AP):An attorney fired from the claims-processing office related to the 2010 BP oil spill has settled lawsuits claiming she was defamed.Court records show Christine Reitano's...
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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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The First Noel: Festive Feast

Christmas is all about tradition, and one of the most important ones may be the sweet indulgence of Christmas dinner. Still wondering what to prepare for the season? Well, do we have a treat for you! Food has enlisted the expertise of Chef Noel...
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Sweet Runnings makes its mark

Sweet Runnings Jamaican Recipe Galore is chock-full of authentic Jamaican recipes waiting for you to recreate in your home. Written by Dr Pamella Powell, the book earlier this year won the Special Award of the Jury Certificate from the Gourmand...
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