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Worst humanitarian crisis in 70 years hits Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid ...
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Dates set for Spencer, Hylton anti-doping hearings

The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel will convene the preliminary hearings into the  alleged anti-doping rules violations of Jamaican athletes Kaliese Spencer and Riker Hylton over the next two days.  Spencer and her legal team...
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Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground

A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to defend its research methodology which provided data suggesting increase ganja use...
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Big business for small hotels as Champs begins

Small hotels across Kingston and St Andrew are in for big business during the five-day period encompassing the annual staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...
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Tony Vendryes | Beware of cell-phone use

A cultural revolution called the Wireless Age has exploded worldwide. No other technology has grown on us like the mobile phone. Within three decades, this device has moved from zero to over 7.3 billion units worldwide. By 2014, there were more cell...
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Falmouth Hospital's new theatres to assist Cornwall Regional

The newly refurbished operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital, which have not been in operation since 2007, will soon be ready to take cases from Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). The refurbished operating theatres will assist with cases from...
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Champs 2017 | KC, Edwin for the win

AFTER months of intense preparations, the most anticipated high school track and field event, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships gets under way today, starting at 1:00 p.m., with defending girls' champions Edwin Allen and...
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Unfamiliarity cost us - Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Jason Holder said he expects West Indies to bounce back from defeat now that they have a better idea of the Pakistan side.The lanky all-rounder felt that unfamiliarity with a number of Pakistani players, especially...
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Aramco tax rate cut to 50% ahead of IPO

The new code, rolled out by royal decree from King Salman, taxes Aramco at 50 per cent on income retroactively, starting January 1.Aramco CEO Amin Nasser thanked the king in a statement for the decree reducing the company's tax rate from what he...
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TripAdvisor ranks Jamaica among world's best destinations

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice, among the world’s largest travel site, has ranked Jamaica number 12 on the World’s Best Destinations list. It has been ranked number one in the Caribbean. It ranked Jamaica among destinations such as...
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Church on the Rock leans on '70XSeven' - Film proceeds to Ocho Rios building

Several Jamaican gospel artistes, including Lubert Levy, URIM 7 and NexChange, have made their acting debut in the film 70xSeven. It premieres on Friday, March 31, at Moxons Beach Club in Stewart Town,St Mary.The film will be shown at Church on the...
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Free Yello listing for creative businesses

There will be a major change on the cover when the next print edition of Jamaican business telephone numbers is published in October 2017. A 'w' will be missing, as the former Yellow Pages has been recently officially rebranded as Yello across its...
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Editorial | Phillips’ new, old radicalism

Politicians often conflate declarations of intent with action, but Peter Phillips will know that a single speech doesn't translate to an overhaul of the ethos of his People's National Party (PNP), or adherence thereto.But Sunday's inaugural address...
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Gordon Robinson | 'The starving children in India'

It seems like the fallout from the infamous 2014 WICB pull-out of its Indian tour just won't go away.From the outset, the WICB appeared unable to maintain a consistent position on the simplest facts relating to the regional embarrassment. At the...
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Letter of the Day | Holness, Shaw have lost morality on NHT

THE EDITOR, Sir:The explanation given to the nation by Prime Minister Holness and Finance Minister Shaw regarding their use of funds from the NHT to back up the budget is an insult to the nation.The approach of Mr Shaw is not only ridiculous, it...
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Divestment binge makes us poorer

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jaevion Nelson strikes an optimistic stance in his piece 'Holness sounding the right notes' (The Gleaner, March 25, 2017).He is hopeful, and that's good, but the damage to Jamaica has already been done. Too many of Jamaica's valuable...
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NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through February 2018

NEW YORK (AP):Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous 'Charging Bull' will remain in place through to...
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Police: No evidence London attacker associated with IS

LONDON (AP):Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism...
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Make-Up Must Have

Bronzers, mascara, lipsticks just to name a few are some of the beauty treats that women use daily to enhance their look. While we all do not put on a full face there is that one item that has to be poked into the purse. Flair asked a few women...
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5 things no one tells you about the big chop

Some may want  to get some relief from the creamy crack while others just want their scalp to be relieved from the burns or their hair to be damaged and then there are those who just need a change.Change however comes with challenges and pros...
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SAJ stages writing workshop

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) staged a three-day workshop dubbed 'Business Writing for Professionals' on February 27 and 28 and March 2, 2017. The workshop provided participants with an in-depth exploration of...
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Shipping schedule

Shipping scheduleKINGSTONMarch 28-April 3, 2017AGENT/VESSEL ARRIVALCarib StarSEAPSPAN HAMBURG 28/03CONTSHIP RAY 29/03HANNAH SCHULTE 30/03ASIATIC WIND 31/03CFS PAGOLA 31/03ZIM SAN FRANCISCO 02/04ZIM NEW YORK 03/04PORTO 03/04CMA CGMPAUL RUSS...
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Negril Chamber raps Gov't for plans to extract TEF funds

Members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) are hopping mad at the Andrew Holness administration for its plans to transfer funds from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Audley Shaw...
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'Meet TEF obligations first'

Chairman of the Lucea Development Initiative Nerris Hawthorne says that the Government should only take money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) after the fund has fulfilled its obligations outlined in the country's Tourism Master Plan."The TEF...
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