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​Footbridge washed away in Orange Tree, St Thomas Audio

Residents of Orange Tree in St Thomas are now appealing to the government for a bridge. The residents were yesterday marooned after the footbridge they erected washed away due to heavy rains wh...
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Authorities prepared to work day, night to ready flooded MoBay for global conference

Local authorities say they are prepared to work day and night to restore Montego Bay, St James to order following yesterday’s flood which left numerous streets and buildings underwater, garbage and silt.
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Lawyers vow to vigorously defend Hanna - PNP awaiting Integrity Commission's review of OCG report

The People's National Party (PNP) Integrity Commission is expected, within a few weeks, to respond to general secretary Julian Robinson on the way forward following Tuesday's tabling of the contractor general's special report on allegations of...
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Costly malice - Court awards $12m to man dishonourably discharged from JDF over fabricated police record

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation's second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was...
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Sheila Sealy Monteith appointed new Jamaican Ambassador to Belgium

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade yesterday confirmed the appointment of Sheila Sealy Monteith as Jamaica's Ambassador to Belgium and the permanent representative to the European Union and UNESCO. She will also serve as the non-...
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Earth Today | Future of Adaptation Fund still unclear after 2017 climate talks

THE FUTURE of the Adaptation Fund (AF), from which Jamaica and other small-island developing states have benefited as a source of climate change financing, remains in question.This follows the recent global climate talks that ended in Bonn, Germany...
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It's a JC-STATHS final

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) and St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) will meet in this year's ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup final following contrasting semi-final victories at the National Stadium last evening.JC produced their usual gritty...
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Learn the rules!

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts has come out in defence of local referees.Speaking against the background of a well-publicised decision in the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup last weekend, Ricketts called on spectators and...
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Citgo chief arrested in anti-corruption dragnet

Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company's US subsidiary, and five other executives for their alleged involvement in a corruption scheme, officials said Tuesday. Jose Pereira and five Citgo vice-...
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Fifteen Starbucks stores in five years

Caribbean Coffee Baristas Limited, led by Ian Dear and Adam Stewart, opened its first Starbucks store in Jamaica on Tuesday and is expected to launch 14 more in five years.Jamaica becomes the American coffee chain's 76th market.The first cafÈ is...
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Rain doesn't stop army band - 90th anniversary calendar continues at Hope Gardens

Lounging on the grassy mounds or sitting on chairs they had carried, some 400 people (according to one official) enjoyed Sunday afternoon's concert by the Jamaica Military Band (JMB). Held at the Shell Bandstand, Hope Gardens, it was one of many in...
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Home's where Tosh Alexander's music is - Singer finds footing in Ja after US start

Tosh Alexander used to get annoyed when questioned why she isn't more established. "I used to feel so offended by that question and I'm so happy I get asked it now, because I've come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its...
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Editorial | Talk turkey on wage negotiations

While this newspaper endorses the Government's call for restraint in the wage demands of public-sector workers, it is not our sense that the Holness administration has approached the current salary negotiations with sufficient transparency and the...
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Mark Wignall | Later, rest in peace

The video of 13-year-old Davion Johnson of Grange Hill in Westmoreland, somewhat calmly introducing us to his impending suicide, is terribly haunting."Onnu probably know by now sey mi dead," is part of the opening words. "Mi tek words to heart," he...
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Letter of the Day | Tackling the coffee dilemma

THE EDITOR, Sir:Mrs Juliet Holness must be congratulated for staging what has been described as the first-of-its-kind coffee symposium for an industry beleaguered by all manner of ills for decades, in fact almost a century...
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PNP's hypocrisy on show

THE EDITOR, Sir:The People's National Party (PNP), headed by Dr. Phillips, is raising Cain about the National Identification System (NIDS) solely on the basis of raw political opportunism and not on any point of principle.The PNP has constantly...
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UK budget sees economy wilting under Brexit pressure

LONDON (AP):Britain's Treasury chief has outlined cautious spending plans to a nation bracing for the shock of leaving the European Union, amid a stream of worsening of economic forecasts that...
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Incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

HARARE, (AP):Zimbabwe's incoming leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, emerged from hiding yesterday, departing from neighbouring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation.The 75-year-old Mnangagwa...
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Miss Jamaica World Solange Sinclair returns home

Miss Jamaica World, 24 year old Solange Sinclair, returned to this island this morning, after finishing in the top 10 and copping the Caribbean Queen of Beauty award at the Miss World pageant in ...
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Byles inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame

On Monday, Chairman of the Sagicor Group Jamaica Richard Byles, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame. In a glittering banquet held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, leaders of the business community...
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Make it a Dining Escapade with Oceans 11

There are not many dining experiences that take you away from reality, but when you visit Oceans 11, it will not only be the food that takes your breath away.  At Oceans 11, you are afforded ...
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Dream Come true for Nicola Brown

Manchesterian Nicola Brown is still celebrating weeks after she finished third in PAN 2017 grand finals. "One thing I have learnt from entering the competition, is never to underestimate anyone...
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