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NWA to undertake $1.7b road rehabilitation works islandwide

The National Works Agency (NWA) is to spend another $1.7 billion to rehabilitate roadways across the island.According to manager of communication and customer services at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, some 21 roadways in seven parishes will be given...
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Gov't OKs NIDS - Opposition considering court challenge

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition....
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OCG urges probe into Hanna, St Ann council over contract awards - Report warns MPs, councillors to stop recommending persons for contracts

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has sent a copy of his special report on allegations of impropriety in the office of Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna, and the St Ann Municipal Corporation, to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (...
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Briefing | Strong global growth projections for 2017

What are the global growth projections?Higher consumer and business confidence is expected to increase economic activity and consequently increase economic growth this year. The World Economic Outlook (WEO) 2017 has forecasted that the global...
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Four UDC attractions cop premier travel awards

Four of Jamaica's attractions managed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) have copped certificates of excellence from the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, for 2017 for excellence in hospitality and for continuously meeting the needs...
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'4-match ban harsh'

Montego Bay United goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett says a four-match ban handed out to him by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) for head-butting Arnett Gardens striker Fabian Reid during a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Monday...
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Goal feast in MoBay

Western Bureau:Fourteen goals were scored in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup semi-finals at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James yesterday as Clarendon College and Rusea's High produced two impressive attacking displays to reach this year's final....
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ARC expands mesh wire operation - Plans fivefold increase in US exports

ARC Manufacturing has sunk $200 million into an automated fabric mesh wire plant, and is now looking to quintuple exports to the United States.Chairman Norman Horne says the new plant at Bell Road in Kingston should grow overall sales at the...
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Fifteen Starbucks stores in five years

Caribbean Coffee Baristas Limited, led by Ian Dear and Adam Stewart, opened its first Starbucks store in Jamaica on Tuesday and is expected to launch 14 more in five years.Jamaica becomes the American coffee chain's 76th market.The first cafÈ is...
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Dancehall halo over Forde's night angels

Janelle 'Jin' Forde, a young Barbadian/Trinidadian designer, won over the hearts of those keeping a keen eye on the costumes at the Xodus Carnival band launch last Saturday. While the main sections of the band's League of Angels its overall theme...
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Douglas Bennett remembered for creativity, generosity

Acknowledged as one of the giants of Jamaican theatre, Scottish-born Douglas Bennett (July 23, 1919 - October 30, 2017), was remembered by family and friends in a thanksgiving service at the University Chapel, Mona, last Friday. Not surprisingly,...
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Editorial | Lester Spaulding's big vision

There are a handful of people among them Trinidad and Tobago's Ken Gordon, Jamaica's Oliver Clarke and Harold Hoyte of Barbados whose contributions to the business end of media in the English-speaking Caribbean are probably equal to his.None would...
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Annie Paul | 'Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston'

How to "make life in and through violence" in Jamaica is the problem an exhibition at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia ponders. Titled 'Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston', the exhibition is constructed around a film called Four Days in May...
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Letter of the Day | Revive cruise shipping in Port Antonio

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just as I was about to ask, yet again, about the prospects for cruise shipping in Port Antonio, I saw a cruise ship, the Insignia, in port on Tuesday. It has been many months since a cruise ship...
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Jamaica's children of Britain's economic rape

THE EDITOR, Sir:I must thank Frank Phipps, QC, one of Jamaica's top legal minds, for the article written by him ('We don't beg at lord's table', Gleaner, November 20) about that greatest of acts against humanity, committed by the Europeans against...
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New leaders urged to respect rights

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):Human-rights groups are urging Zimbabwe to respect the rule of law as the country shifts into an era without Robert Mugabe.Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty said in a statement that the people of Zimbabwe...
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Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by cases of sex abuse

KEHRORE PAKKA (AP):Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her nine-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows...
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Are you drinking yourself sick? - Heart Foundation, Health Ministry launch campaign to tackle obesity

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica last week launched its obesity prevention campaign, dubbed 'Are you drinking yourself sick?', to encourage Jamaicans to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets.According to the foundation, this public...
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Healthy catch! - Rainforest Seafoods 'reels in' internal Jamaica Moves programme

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to launch their internal Jamaica Moves programme. The launch, held at the company's headquarters, follows the Ministry of Health's Jamaica Moves Get Moving Corporate Challenge launched...
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Miss Jamaica World Solange Sinclair returns home

Miss Jamaica World, 24 year old Solange Sinclair, returned to this island this morning, after finishing in the top 10 and copping the Caribbean Queen of Beauty award at the Miss World pageant in ...
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Byles inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame

On Monday, Chairman of the Sagicor Group Jamaica Richard Byles, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame. In a glittering banquet held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, leaders of the business community...
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