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Farewell Captain Burrell - Hundreds mourn JFF President at National Arena

Hundreds of mourners headed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips and other members of government and the sporting fraternity poured into the National Arena...
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Bolt unhappy with Ostrava time

OSTARVA, Czech Republic (AP): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was left disappointed with his time after starting the European leg of his final season before retirement with a victory in the 100m at the Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday. Bolt...
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Portia's journey - I endured it all, says retiring MP

Declaring she has "endured it all", including claims she was illiterate, Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's first female minister, has bid goodbye to representational politics, 43 years after her entrance as a councillor in the Kingston and St Andrew...
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No ordinary woman - Simpson Miller lauded as defender of the poor, champion of the marginalised

On Tuesday, February 5, 1974, she announced herself to Jamaica with a victory at the local government polls. As fate would have it, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, saw her triumphant exit, having left an indelible mark on the world over. As the tributes...
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Briefing | Economic transformation a new approach to inclusive economic growth

Jamaica's aspirations to increase economic growth to a consistent five per cent per annum in the next couple of years depend on the country's ability to mobilise meaningful increases in the value added and productivity of local industries....
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Online portal to fast-track applications for permits

A Development Applications Review Process Public Portal 11 has been created to improve the process of application for environmental and construction permits.It is part of the Application Management and Data Automation (AMANDA) system aimed at...
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Mills: Bolt has catching up to do

Coach Glen Mills admitted that star sprinter Usain Bolt has some catching up to do in terms of his preparation for the IAAF World Championships, but believes he has more than enough time to get the retiring sprinter into high gear ahead of the...
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Samuda promises changes

Newly elected Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president, Christopher Samuda, has promised changes when he fully assumes office.Samuda, who defeated Vishu Tolan 20-16 for the JOA leadership at the association's annual general meeting at the JOA...
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Portland Caribbean Fund backs Melville company - US$8m deal to drive regional expansion

Diverze Assets Inc, a holding company with ownership interest in Chukka Adventures, Tropical Battery and other Jamaican assets, has become the sixth investment for a regional fund under the control of Portland Private Equity (PPE).The Melville...
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Mandeville firm lands US$12m contract for airport taxiway rehab

S&G Road Surfacing Materials Limited, based in Mandeville, won a US$12 million contract to resurface the taxiway and supporting infrastructure at Sangster International Airport...
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J'can gospel film wins big at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

The BarriVision-produced Christian movie 70 x Seven , copped top awards at the recently concluded CaribbeanLens Film Festival in Hollywood, California. The Gleaner caught up with writer and director Judith Falloon-Reid, who shared her joy on the...
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Groovin' fans wanted more of Busy - R Kelly, rocksteady greats and symphony orchestra rocked

"You are looking at a walking miracle, a walking thanksgiving," Busy Signal told Groovin' In The Park audience members.It was the artiste's first performance in the United States and anticipation was high. Having already reeled off hits such as Step...
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Editorial | In the wake of Grenfell

Yesterday, authorities in the German city of Wuppertal evacuated 80 residents from an 11-storey apartment building over concerns that it might be a fire hazard. The building's facade carries cladding similar to the one that is being widely blamed...
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Annie Paul | Curry mi ackee?

It's not often that a columnist has the gratification of knowing that she's hit her mark. The amount of space the Jamaica Observer dedicated in its Sunday edition to dismantling my reputation merely proves the point I was making: that the once-...
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Letter of the Day | 'New' police powers will legitimise abuse

THE EDITOR, Sir:Exactly who does Ian Boyne think Jamaica belongs to anyway? The politicians, 90 per cent of whom never even had the respect for the job to try to acquire the requisite training prior to, or...
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Preaching ban crisis!? Please!

THE EDITOR, Sir:On Friday, June 23, I was listening to a popular discussion programme on my way home and, to my surprise, one of the central topics was enforcing the preaching ban on the JUTC buses. The ban was being discussed in depth, while the...
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New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

United States President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed and breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.Five of 12 private bed and breakfast owners in...
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Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attackWASHINGTON (AP):The Pentagon said yesterday that it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House threat that the Syrian...
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Make inflammation your business!

According to Louise Haye, author of the book You Can Heal Your Life, "We are responsible for creating the disease(s) in our bodies and the first point of creation is stress."From natural disasters to over-demanding bosses and household obligations,...
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Preventing new shoes from giving you blisters

Although you purchased the correct size shoes, breaking in a new pair can be a painful experience. But that doesn't have to be. There are several ways to break in new shoes without damaging your feet.We've all suffered from blistered ankles and...
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10 Self- Love Quotes to live by

Social media has caused many of us to value ourselves based on the number of likes, reposts and shares we get. Because of this, many of us have filtered and photoshopped our way to 'perfection'. But in reality, we are more than what social...
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'Twas Trending ... BET awards, feuding and a good old love story

From awards to pre-existing wars, we have all the weekend happenings in today's 'Twas Trending.   BET Awards   The highly anticipated BET Awards took place last night, and many tuned in to see the drab, the fab and all the winners...
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