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NCB says sorry after system delays leave customers without salaries

Numerous customers of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) were left furious today amid delays in receiving their salaries because of ongoing upgrades to the bank's electronic systems. In a statement this afternoon, NCB CEO Patrick Hylton, said...
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Adam Stewart is deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International.

Sandals fights back - Denies claim it operates decades-long tax fraud scheme

Jamaican hotel chain Sandals has dismissed as “downright false” allegations raised in a lawsuit filed in the United States (US) that for decades, it “secretly” pocketed fees collected from guests as “local government taxes”. Lawyers for Vitali...
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Fishers net 11,000lb of trash - Tournament founder says boaters barely dented sea garbage

A whopping 11,336 pounds of trash was collected from the surface of the sea yesterday during the inaugural 2019 Kingston Harbour Trash Tournament, with the top three boats accounting for 4,483 pounds worth of garbage. Mama Mia, with 1,988 pounds,...
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Jamaica Giants ... A Massive Environmental Conservatory

Engaged members of the audience at last year’s Our Sons session.

Our Sons - A fun, interactive session for teen boys

B3 Parenting will on Saturday, June 15, launch the second installment of Our Sons – a fun and interactive session for teen boys. As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross section of socio-...
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Jamaica Broilers launches internal Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge

Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenger Jamaica Broilers, through their brand The Best Dressed Chicken, recently launched its internal wellness programme, Commit To Fit, on Global Move For Health Day (May 10). The launch, held at the companys group...
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‘In a good place’ - Praught-Leer makes changes, targets more records

Jamaican distance flag-bearer Aisha Praught-Leer, fresh from establishing a new national record in the 5000m, says she will be focusing on the 1500m event this season and is looking to continue rewriting Jamaican distance history. Praught-Leer, who...
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Windies ready for World Cup, says Holder

LONDON (CMC): Captain Jason Holder says the new World Cup format means teams will have to work harder to win the competition but says West Indies have fully embraced the changes and believes their chances are as good as any other side. For the...
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Executive chairman of Marlie Technology Park Limited, Valrie Grant.

Marlie fallout leaves Sagicor, client at odds over tech park

The relationship between tech park investor Valrie Grant and Sagicor Group Jamaica has soured, and now she is looking for new partners to follow through on the project that is partially formulated around women in the tech sector. Sagicor Bank...
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Epican partner reports pleasing sales for the medical ganja retailer

Epican Medicinals Limited, a Jamaican retailer of medical marijuana, plans wider distribution with an eventual push for online sales, according to its partner in Canada, The Green Organic Dutchman, TGOD. TGOD also disclosed that Epican earned CDN$...
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Five Questions with Conray ‘Rey’ Richards

To watch Shady Squad’s Conray Richards caper and bounce in the middle of a party will probably leave a non-dancer awestruck. His movements are effortless, his energy booms louder than the heaviest bass speaker, and his face always has the brightest...
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Walshy Fire sounds the horn with ‘ABENG’

Using his platform as producer, international DJ and member of the globe-trotting mega music group Major Lazer, Walshy Fire has undertaken the gargantuan task of pulling together Caribbean and African artistes in an inspired compilation album...
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Editorial | Provide better particulars on PM’s filings

Both the Integrity Commission and Prime Minister Andrew Holness owe Jamaicans further and better particulars about the PM’s income, asset, and liability filings for 2016, lest the issue becomes mired in deeper obfuscation and doubt, further eroding...
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Peter Espeut | A water plan for 2030

Due to advancing deforestation, over 100 rivers dried up on our little island in the 20th century. In my first column of the new millennium (in 2001), I predicted that the big issue of the 21st century would be water. As population increases, we...
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Letter of the day | Bus and taxi operators are not the only bad drivers

THE EDITOR, Sir: For the past two years, I have been attending a driving school in Jamaica. So far, I have done over ten formal lessons and have engaged in a number of at-home practice sessions. Despite all this, however, I have still not developed...
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Rio Cobre the only option

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has spoken strongly about the Rio Cobre supplying water to the Corporate Area and Portmore as the next best option to alleviate the water crises. We are waiting with bated breath to see this project...
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May reign nears end

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May’s fate looked sealed...
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Governor survives blackface scandal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP): The mystery of whether Governor Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and...
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A selfie moment at Saint Int'l Style Week - Posh in Black

Style Week JA's fashion symposium a hit

Style Week Jamaica hosted the third-annual, Careers in International Fashion symposium, which saw close to 400 students from high schools and post-secondary institutions from across the island gathered at the Courtleigh Auditorium to hear...
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Montego Bay businesswoman, ties knot with NY business mogul

Montego Bay businesswoman Paula Kerr Jarrett, exchanged vows with New York business mogul Daniel Wegman, last weekend in the U.S. The ceremony was very intimate, as close family members gathered for the occasion. Paula's children Josh and Rebecca...
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