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‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...
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Guns and ammunition seized in St Mary, four arrested

Four persons are in police custody following the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of ammunition on the Georgia main road in Annotto Bay, St Mary. The police say they recovered a Springfield 40 pistol; a Ruger 9mm pistol; three...
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A shirt wrapped around a light post in the violence-pronce community of Farm in Clarendon in June in memory of a deceased resident of the area.

No SOE Grinch - Business hours to be extended for Christmas shopping

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says parishes currently under a state of emergency (SOE) will see more relaxed business hours in a few weeks to facilitate increased commercial activity associated with the Christmas season. “The end of November – or...
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NEW ORDER - Holness says new St Catherine model scheme will be strictly regulated

A St Catherine housing scheme that was shelved after the private-sector partner jumped ship is being resurrected and rebranded as a template for future housing developments in Jamaica. Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Chairman Norman Brown told...
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‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...
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‘A scary thought’ - Jamaican teachers reflect on passage of deadly typhoon in Japan

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...
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‘A dream come true’ - Gymnast Francis still revelling in Olympic qualification

At long last, Danusia Francis has captured her Olympic dream. The 25-year-old gymnast booked her place innext year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, recently after a stellar showing at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart,...
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Praught-Leer hoping to make a difference

Jamaican distance standout Aisha Praught-Leer is looking to make a real impact in her new role as a member of the IAAF’s Athletes’ Commission, and is hoping to raise awareness and effect change where athlete welfare and earning opportunities are...
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Mastercard Jamaica Country Manager Dalton Fowles (left) and Mastercard Caribbean Division President Marcelo Tangioni speak at a press conference to announce that Mastercard has set up office in Jamaica on October 15, 2019, at the AC Kingston Hotel in New Kingston.

Mastercard enters Jamaica, targets unbanked

It’s been roughly a month since technology company Mastercard settled into its new office space in New Kingston, but discussions are already ongoing to have the company doubling users of electronic payment systems across Jamaica over the next three...
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Business, consumer confidence dips in third quarter

Business confidence dipped in the third quarter of 2019 as firms have second thoughts about their positive expectations for the economy over the next year. Consumer confidence also fell for the first time in seven quarters, a decline attributed to...
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Tia ready to break out of cocoon - USVI singer spreading wings in reggae

With an EP heralding the release of her singles, Longing For You, featuring I-Octane, and Sweet Reggae Music, which has scenic visuals to match the positive vibrations, reggae newcomer Tia will not be ignored. Like a caterpillar that finds comfort...
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DJ Jungle Jesus has high hopes for production debut

Popular selector DJ Jungle Jesus has always had his eyes set on music production. Emerging as a mixtape DJ in 2014, the Arnett Gardens resident said he was waiting for the opportune moment to explore this venture, which came early this month with...
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Andre Wright | Will public transport survive Bobby’s bomb?

When Robert Montague rose in Gordon House on May 30, 2018, to announce the most explosive public-order disaster Jamaicans have ever heard, he was metaphorically strapped with C-4, clutching a grenade in one hand and a detonator in the other. Didn’t...
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Kapil Mohabir | Hemp-based CBD a diamond in the rough

The average farmer in the Caribbean working with two acres of fertile land currently earns only between US$5,000 and US$10,000 a year selling produce in the local market. It is barely enough to get by. But what if there is a crop that is suitable...
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Editorial | Get a move on JPS share divestment

Not for the first time, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has promised to divest the Government’s 19 per cent stake in the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS), the light and power provider, via a listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). “...
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Nobel lessons on education for Jamaicans

THE EDITOR, Sir: Three professors, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard, have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics for their research into the impediments to learning, how these can be removed,...
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Prince William, Kate kick off five-day tour

ISLAMABAD (AP): Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate kicked off a five-day tour of Pakistan yesterday amid much fanfare and tight security. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. They...
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Money, hatred for the Kurds drive Turkey’s Syrian fighters

BEIRUT (AP): The Syrian fighters vowed to kill “pigs” and “infidels,” paraded their Kurdish captives in front of cameras and, in one graphic video, fired several rounds into a man lying on the side of a highway with his hands bound behind his back...
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Are you protected against Hepatitis B? Getting this vaccine could prevent liver disease and cancer Hepatitis B: - Getting this vaccine could prevent liver disease and cancer

I recall a colleague frantically complaining that his blood tests showed that he was not protected against the hepatitis B virus, or HBV, blaming himself for having ‘messed up’ his immunisation schedule after missing two of the three doses required...
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Fit 4 Life | 5 reasons to load up on fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are known to be 'healthy' foods. Every nutrition plan and 'diet' pushes them as must-have foods to power your health and fitness, so there must be some truth to it. Yet, most people fall short of the recommended daily intake....
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Rotary District Governor Delma Maduro (left) is all smiles as she encourages president Yemima Garcia during a visit with Rotary Clubs in Montego Bay.

Western Jamaica Rotarians empowered by District Governor Delma Maduro

The Rotary Clubs of Montego Bay, at an historic meeting, recently welcomed its special guest, Delma Maduro, District Governor (7020 District) and her husband Audley Maduro. This reception also witnessed the induction of the first Corporate Member...
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Professor Keith Barrington Jones Feted

It was an evening of celebration for Professor Keith Barrington Jones, who was feted at his 90th birthday party at Mae’s Place in Pembroke Hall, Kingston last weekend. Jones, Jamaica’s first virologist who formulated the typhoid vaccine in the...
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