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PM announces new CMU council

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a new council for the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).  Holness who spoke in Parliament this afternoon, said the new council will be mandated to set up a governance committee in accordance with...
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Health Ministry's handheld temperature machine stolen from airport

The Health Ministry is reporting that its digital handheld thermal scanner used to detect high fever has been stolen from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
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Sex strike - Gender activists call for withholding of pleasure to protest violence against women

  Gender activists in Jamaica are hoping that the call for a more-than-one-month withdrawal of sexual privileges in romantic relationships will raise awareness...
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Woman killed in savage axe attack - Daughter hospitalised after home invasion

A woman was slaughtered with an axe and set ablaze while her daughter, who tried to come to her defence, is now hospitalised following an invasion of their Red Hills Road home yesterday. The St Andrew North police have launched a manhunt for the...
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Growth & Jobs | Plan to overcome the funeral debt trap –Tomlinson

“Most persons do not like to consider the subject of death, as they believe it is too morbid. Hence, many fail to prepare financially for funeral costs and final expenses,” says Oliver Tomlinson, general manager of JN Life Insurance Company Limited...
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Growth & Jobs | ... Planning for death

Death is a certainty; however, the stress associated with the costs of a funeral does not have to be, if plans are put in place to ease the financial burden, says Dr Damian Ffriend, senior manager - Sales, JN Life Insurance. Dr Ffriend notes that...
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Tuff talk! - Health Minister Tufton could bar Jamaican athletes from attending World Indoors in China

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton told The Gleaner that he is prepared to advise Jamaican athletes against competing at the upcoming World Athletics Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nanjing, China, if the coronavirus continues to spread...
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Kobe was my icon – Samuels

Former Cleveland Cavaliers centre, Jamaican Samardo Samuels, credited late American basketball icon Kobe Bryant for having one of the greatest influences on his career. Samuels, who played three seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers before moving...
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The General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is shown in Hamtramck, Michigan, on Monday, January 27.

GM outfitting plant for electric vehicles

General Motors, GM, is spending US$2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start...
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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index advances marginally

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index advanced marginally on Monday. The index moved up by 2,184.48 points or 0.45 per cent to close at 492,916.12. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 2,657.81 points or 0.54 per cent to close at...
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Xodus has the Remedy - Ready to claim ‘baddest band’ title

With just over two months to go before the highly anticipated Carnival Road March, the competition is on to see who will be the ‘baddest band’ on the road this year. As the soca fever steadily creeps to its climax, the Xodus band showed they are in...
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New Jamaican urban drama series unveiled

New Kingston Films, in association with the LAB and the Jamaica Film Commission, JAMPRO, officially announced its production of Jamaican urban drama series For Little Girls Who Are Afraid To Speak: August’s Town at the Jamaican Consulate in New...
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Editorial | Make parties report on anti-corruption activities

While no one, of whatever political persuasion, should find anything to celebrate in Jamaica’s slippage in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the Holness administration oughtn’t to be surprised at the decline. For...
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Glenn Tucker | Save our libraries

The subject of libraries has been in the news recently. There is a feeling in some quarters that with the onset of social media and Wi-Fi, libraries have become obsolete and should be closed. Things become obsolete when they are no longer used or...
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Letter of the Day | World Cup 2022 qualification campaign will need strong leadership

THE EDITOR, Madam: Last year, Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said on television that both he and the JFF believed that the ­voting system in which only 13 persons can vote for the president was flawed. He also...
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Don’t blame Kartel

THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica’s children’s advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison should know that removing Vybz Kartel as a role model for children does not necessarily translate to a 180-degree turn for them. Also, that a child liking Kartel’s music is...
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Turkish rescuers find last quake victims, death toll hits 41

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41. The...
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Canada announces 2 China virus cases, a husband and wife

BEIJING (AP) — Public health officials in Canada said Monday that the wife of the man who is Canada’s first case of the emerging virus from China has also tested positive for the virus. Ontario said the woman has been in self-...
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The Truth is.. with Krysta - I don't want your man

Life has this uncanny way of revealing some truths about people and about ourselves. Since I pride myself on being a storyteller, here's a little history for you. I can recall a time when jealousy invaded my personal space. I was never a real fan...
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International Men’s Day: 'MENtal' Health Matters

We are once again at that time of year when men are at the forefront of everyone’s mind for International Men’s Day. This year, the theme is 'Making a difference for men and boys', under the larger heading of 'Men Leading by Example'. The Bureau...
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Maritime Authority of Jamaica hosts IMO first Caribbean regional Knowledge Partnership Workshop

In an innovative approach, maritime leaders, along with international and regional development agencies, gathered in Kingston last week to participate in the first Caribbean Regional Knowledge Partnership Workshop on maritime technical cooperation...
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The Shipping Schedule - January 28 - February 3, 2020

CARIB STAR HANSA MEERSBURG 29/01 MAINE TRADER 29/01 VEGA SCORPIO 30/01 LAS VEGAS 01/02 SANTA LINEA 01/02 CMA CGM NADJA 28/01 CFS PAFILIA 28/01 CONTSHIP...
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