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Eight Jamaicans selected for Obama’s young leaders’ initiative

Eight Jamaicans have been listed among the first 250 young leaders from the Americas as part of an entrepreneurship programme announced by US president Barack Obama during his visit to Jamaica in April last year. The programme, called the Young...
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Obama's leaders - Eight J'cans selected for young entrepreneurs initiative in US

A little over a year after United States President Barack Obama visited Jamaica and announced his flagship Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), the first crop of young people to participate in the programme has been announced.The US...
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Protection failure - JPS says system flaw caused islandwide blackout

Early indications from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) have pointed to a breakdown in its protection systems as the most likely cause of the islandwide power outage that occurred over the weekend.While the company has said that more fulsome...
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Appleton Estate Rum Tour: The making of the world's finest rum

Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson - A National success story

Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson isn't the biggest fan of formal, glitzy affairs - particularly those at which he is the centre of attention. However, as head of Continental Baking Company, including its ubiquitous National brand of baked goods, the modest...
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Ask the Doc | My son has a learning disability

Q My son was tested for learning disabilities last year. He is going to another school this year. Should he be tested again? A Some schools require the latest information. The new psycho-educational test will let the new school know what his...
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I believe in my team - Schäfer

Head coach of Jamaica's men's national senior football team, Winfred Schäfer , said the Reggae Boyz will leave the island this morning for their crucial Group B World Cup qualifier against Panama on Friday in a positive frame of mind.The German told...
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Waterhouse part ways with 'Tuffy'

Waterhouse Football Club has parted ways with veteran striker Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson, citing a new vision for the St Andrew-based club.New Waterhouse FC President, Donovan White, said the decision reflects a change of focus."The executive of the...
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Bahamas to target disabled tourists

The Bahamas government said on Monday it is seeking to tap into the disabled travel sector that has long been overlooked and will now place accessibility at the heart of tourism development in the country.Director in the Office of the Ministry of...
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Tax refunds not a problem for employers, says expert - Firms may set off tax against refundable amounts

Senior Manager for tax at KPMG Jamaica, Denzil Whyte, is downplaying concerns that tax refunds to which employees are entitled under the Government's revised personal income tax threshold will be problematic for employers, in that it would affect...
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Jus' Skool every year - Commitment made to continuing back-to-school fair

Thousands of parents and children came out to the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Saturday for the Digicel/STAR Jus' Skool back-to-school fair.Now in its second year, the treat has experienced so much growth that telecommunications...
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Love, marriage and meddling in 'Ring Games' - Series set to premiere on TVJ

WESTERN BUREAU:Thespians Volier 'Maffie' Johnson, Deon Silvera, Rosie Murray, Dahlia Harris, and Desmond Dennis are in the cast of Television Jamaica's (TVJ) new original series, Ring Games.A romantic comedy set to premiere in the station's line-up...
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Editorial | Too many blackouts, Ms Tomblin

A major strength of Kelly Tomblin, the CEO of Jamaica's monopoly light and power company, is her readiness to engage her customers, even when they are angry and she has little with which to appease them. So, in four years on the job, among her more...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | Clean up the force, then the streets

Last week, the commissioner of police made a revelation that made me soil myself. It was a revelation, however, that to me explains a lot about the ineffectiveness of, and corruption in, today's force.He admitted that 46 per cent of recruits this...
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Letter of the Day | Arresting road fatalities

THE EDITOR, Sir:Even though there are fewer crashes, road fatalities continue to rise above last year's figures. The resultant economic cost to government and relatives is huge; dependent relatives frequently experience reversals in fortunes....
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Let's face reality

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has no equal. While the margins and operations of many producers of commodities the world over have not recovered from the 2008 financial debacle, due to depressed commodity prices, price increase on commodities in this...
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Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

BRASILIA (AP):Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators yesterday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office."I know I will be...
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Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan, gov't relents

ROME (AP):Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town and let them watch...
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Doctor's advice | Is it too small?

Q Doctor, I am a 17-year-old female student, and I have an embarrassing question to ask you. I dare not ask anyone else.You see, I am convinced that my 'female opening' is far too small to admit a man. I believe that it will be impossible for me...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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Shipping Schedule August 30, 2016 - September 5, 2016

KINGSTONAugust 30, 2016 - September 5, 2016CRUISE & OUTPORTS SCHEDULEVESSEL/AGENT PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL
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Shipping Association of Jamaica and Rotary – partners for health

Rekindling a partnership that began several years ago, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) reinforced its support of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal at the health...
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Bright Sparks | Provide basic etiquette for your children

Being a teenager has never been easy, but that's a fact that many of us forget after we become adults. Most teens are adult size, but they still haven't mastered adult skills.Parents can help their teenagers by listening and answering questions as...
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Tango's Entertainment and Digicel stage back-to-school fair

Last week, scores of children from Montego Bay, St James, turned out for a day of fun, frolic, and gifts as Tango's Entertainment, in association with Digicel Foundation, staged its annual back-to-school fair, where the youngsters received much-...
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