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Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43

Gas prices are to go up by $1.50 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $138.03 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $140.86. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.43 per litre to sell for $137.57. The...
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Spanish Town Hospital accused of negligence after body held for more than a year

A family in mourning is threatening to take legal action against the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine after the body of a relative has been held in storage for more than a year because of the delay by the health facility to issue a burial order.  
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Minister of Health Christopher Tufton

Measles risk - Tufton raises concern amid global outbreaks and local decline in vaccination

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has raised concerns about the fall-off in recent years in the number of Jamaicans vaccinated against measles even as he sought to assure the country that no imported case of the disease has been recorded. In a...
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Parents of missing teacher remain hopeful

The parents of 41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, who went missing last Friday, have said that despite his car being found and no leads days after his disappearance, they are remaining optimistic for the safe return of their son. “I am still...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Polkerris Bed and Breakfast...A PIECE OF HEAVEN

Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...
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Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...
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Some members of Jamaica’s team to the Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands pose shortly after their return to the island at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.

No stopping us - Blake hails Carifta team after ­another dominating ­performance

Jamaica Athletics Admin­istrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says that despite some of the ­nation’s top junior athletes pulling out of the recently concluded Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands, the country continues to show its...
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CONCACAF Caribbean Cup set for Stadium East

Jamaican clubs Portmore United and Waterhouse FC will enjoy the benefits of home comforts when the FLOW CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championships are held in Jamaica from May 12-19 at Stadium East. The top two clubs in the island, who, like they did...
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Johann Heaven, CEO of Proven Wealth Limited

Proven Global goes ‘live’

Proven Wealth Limited has launched a platform that allows Jamaican investors more options to live-trade US stocks at cheaper prices, becoming the second local broker known to offer such services. “Customers are demanding this,” said Johann Heaven...
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NCB launches online mortgage portal

National Commercial Bank (NCB) has developed a new online portal for mortgages that is meant to move loans through the door more speedily. It is part of the bank’s digital initiative, the Agile lab, which has now grown to 10 services since its 2017...
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Members of the NDTC performing “Inward Stretch Outward Reach” at A Morning of Music and Movement 2019, held at the Little Theatre on Easter Sunday.

NDTC ‘Morning of Movement and Music’ promotes hope

On Easter Sunday, one of Christianity’s holiest days, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) continued its tradition of celebrating the season with an early-morning feast of movement and music. The 38-year-old show saw new pieces in music, but...
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Kristofer Madu has a mission and the music for it

“Rather than controversial, the choice in topics and titles of my music are more on the provocative side,” explained Kristofer Madu to The Gleaner, during an interview that would later unearth the Kingston-raised rapper’s true mission. Madu has a...
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Editorial | Sir Alister’s value

It has the ring of cliché, but is profoundly true. Alister McIntyre, who died on Saturday, age 87, was of a passing breed of West Indian nationalists who placed their prodigious intellects in the service of the Caribbean. In Sir Alister’s case,...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICHAM: Strengthening the regional private sector

In my article on the role of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s private sector in international trade published in February, I pointed to the need for the regional private sector to be strengthened and to be more engaged in promoting intra-regional and...
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Letter of the Day | Why evil exists

THE EDITOR, Sir: Irreligious people, in a smug manner, often argue that the Christian God is either powerless or evil, because a good God would never allow senseless atrocities. The examination of why a benevolent God would permit evil in the...
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Process to license teachers is far advanced

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information and its agency, the Jamaica Teaching Council, share the concern of letter writer Zavia Davis published April 11 under the title ‘Teachers need to be licensed’ – specifically on the...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

NEW YORK (AP): The Trump administration’s decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October. Industry experts said Monday that...
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Joe Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) : Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season in the United States, former Vice-President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar...
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LEFT: Ashane Leslie touches the fragile area, that was impacted when his father’s car  veered into a cement post. Next month, he will undergo surgery to replace the bone fragment.

Below 300: Little Ashane’s long road to recovery

For the past six years, Jamaica has lost over 300 lives every year to road collisions caused by faulty vehicles, speeding, lack of seat belt use, lack of helmet use, distracted driving, and drinking and driving. Through its campaign ‘Below 300...
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Eye care mission could exceed surgery target

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the visiting Bright Journey Eye Care Mission is set to exceed its target of 500 cataract surgeries. The 11-member Chinese technical team is performing free cataract surgeries at the Kingston Public...
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The Wrong Mr Right

Handsome, sweet, smart and charming. All these characteristics mark the making of a beautiful relationship. There's just one problem. Something doesn’t feel right. And it's in no way the fault of either parties involved: it really wasn't meant to...
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Tryall Club's Richard Ferdinand celebrates birthday in style

Tryall Club's Director of Club Operation, Richard Ferdinand, combined work with his recent birthday celebration at the Tryall Club. After an electrifying fashion show production at the Tryall’s 1834 Great House, with designers Keneea Linton and...
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