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Hope Pastures residents granted request to appeal JPS power line ruling

The Appeal Court has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through...
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Dump disgrace - MoBay mayor, business leader call for urgent measures at Retirement landfill after major fire

Montego Bay’s mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for improved security measures at the Retirement landfill in St James, which was the scene of a major fire last weekend, and resulted in so...
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Kartel shocker - Damning text message came from 'modified' phone file

An electronic file lifted from the mobile phone reportedly taken from popular entertainer Vybz Kartel was "modified" three hours after the device was seized by a top police investigator, one attorney told the Court of Appeal yesterday.According to...
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Growth & Jobs | 'Teach entrepreneurship in schools'

Deandra Chung-Jones, president of the Young Entrepreneurs' Association (YEA), believes that entrepreneurship should not be seen as an option when alternatives have failed, but should be seen as a priority at the primary, secondary and tertiary...
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Growth & Jobs | JSIF spends $9 million to train unemployed youth

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million.The young persons, who are...
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Fix it now! - Riley calls for more attention for junior track and field programme

The Jamaican team is coming home from the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, with a fistful of four gold medals, but some observers believe better performances are possible. Among them is David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track...
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Not 'coaching against Trinidad' - Boldon hits back at claims he is ignoring T&T for regional rivals

Ato Boldon, coach of Jamaican junior sprinter Briana Williams, has dismissed criticism of him in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) that he is helping to develop rival nations' track and field programmes...
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US looks to the WTO to reign in metals tariff retaliation

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization (WTO), for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminium.The United States has...
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Golding pitches ganja credit union

Fearing backlash from foreign banking partners, local lenders are reluctant to do business with the emergent cannabis industry.Senator Mark Golding, a former minister of justice and now opposition spokesman on finance, is pitching to industry...
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A theatrics-filled JCDC Festival Song Competition

The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday's finals since the competition was launched in 1966.Sunday evening's finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on...
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Jumpstaat! - Playwright Heather Robinson-Foreman pushes the pedal on theatre career

Heather Robinson-Foreman is jump-starting her career in the theatre. The 'first-time' playwright make her local theatrical debut with the premiere of Jumpstaat on August 24. Though she has penned plays before, this marks the first time Robinson-...
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Editorial | Tahj Rowe and the PM’s moral hazards

No one would question, or would wish so to do, that it was Andrew Holness' humanity that impelled him to visit the home of brain-damaged Tahj Rowe and make a personal donation towards the care of the invalid boy.But, as Mr Holness would know, even...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | A Royal joke

Imagine watching all five instalments of Pirates of the Caribbean and conjuring up in your mind images of the Port Royal. The mysticism of buccaneers and sunken treasure and sin and sex are a magnet that draws you to that place.You hear the fabled...
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Letter of the Day | I had higher ambitions for Krystal

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent furore about Krystal Tomlinson's pregnancy is not exactly occasioned by her unmarried status.The core truth of it all is that Krystal has, whether intentionally or not, exemplified much of what becoming a woman should be....
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No redemption after conviction?

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write this letter to you after just reading about the parliamentary proceedings that involved the current NESOL boss who was revealed to have been convicted of drug trafficking 25 years ago.Mr Editor, I am unequivocally disgusted...
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Girl who fuelled opposition to splitting families joins mom

AP:A six-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were...
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Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

England (AP):President Donald Trump pressed ahead with his complaints that European immigration policies are changing the "fabric of Europe" and destroying European culture.During a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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PMAC comes to Jamaica!

Shipping Association of Jamaica member company Kingston Wharves Limited sponsored the 21st annual general meeting and conference of the Port Management Association of Caribbean (PMAC). It was hosted over three days, from June 27 to June 29, at the...
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Shipping Schedule July 17 - 23, 2018

VESSELS ETACARIB STARCFS PAGOLA 17/07CFS PANJANG 18/07VEGA SCORPIO 21/07CFS PANAVERA 22/07TAIPEI TRADER 23/07TRINIDAD TRADER 23/07CMA CGMAS PAULINA 17/07STADT KOELN 18/07CFS PAFILIA 18/07SEABOARD SUN 18/07CMA CGM MISSOURI 19/07CFS...
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