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Two in custody for lottery scam-related offences

A St James man has been arrested and charged for possession of identity information with intent. He is Jermaine Brown, 32, also called ‘Jail Bud’, of Montego West Village in the parish. In addition, the police say a woman has been taken...
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McNeil wants ZOSO declared in his constituency

Another Opposition Member of Parliament has called for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be declared in his constituency. ZOSO, one of the anti-crime measures employed by the security forces, seeks to contain criminality in a specific...
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Ghost town - Two dead, three injured in separate incidents as gunmen shatter peace in Standpipe

The increased police patrols in the Cedar Valley and Barbican Road communities of St Andrew in the wake of the killing of two men and shooting of three other persons Thursday evening have seemingly failed to assuage the fear that has now gripped...
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Nine months to carry them, nine months to lose them - Terrelonge says bad parents to lose children to adoption

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that legislation is in the pipeline for parents who abuse and abandon their children to automatically lose their parental rights once the...
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Polkerris Bed and Breakfast...A PIECE OF HEAVEN

Nordia Anderson- Wallace, teacher, Campbell's Castle Primary School interacts with students.

Doing it big - Campbell’s Castle Primary committed to excellence

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...
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Remmon Searchwell: the talented, artistic one

SUNNING HILL, St Thomas: In the rural community of Sunning Hill, St Thomas, lives a talented 25-year-old who is anxiously awaiting a new day when the fruits of his labour will be displayed on local and international shelves, feeding the eyes of...
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Jamaicans ready to boss Carifta again

Jamaica’s young athletes look set to continue their Carifta Games dominance when the 48th staging of the regional championships gets underway this morning at 9 a.m. inside the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. The meet will...
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Hydel primed for Penn relays hat-trick – Salmon

Hydel High School is going for a hat-trick at this year’s Penn Relays. Hydel has won the girls’ 4x400-metre relay twice in a row and heads back to storied Franklin Field, the Philadelphia stadium that hosts the celebrated relay carnival, after big...
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Kevin Donaldson , CEO of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited.

Sagicor to float $5b ETF on JSE

Financial conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica has bundled its holdings in financial stocks into a single entity, Sagicor Select Funds Limited, which it aims to float on the stock market as an exchange traded fund or ETF. It’s one of two ETFs that...
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Power companies JP, Wisynco join forces on snacks

Wisynco Group is buying a stake in the snacks business owned by Jamaica Producers Group, a deal that is meant to drive distribution of the products in existing and new markets. The $720-million transaction for 30 per cent of JP Snacks Caribbean...
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New York proclaims 4/20 Peter Tosh Day

New York: New York State Senator Kevin Parker on Thursday issued a New York State proclamation for Jamaica reggae icon, Peter Tosh for this year’s renewal of the national observance of 4/20. Tosh has been lauded over the years for his relentless...
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Denroy Morgan blasts hypocritical lawmakers on 4/20

Legendary reggae singer and patriarch of the Morgan (Heritage) family, Denroy Morgan, will definitely be lighting up his sacramental chalice at 4:20 p.m. today as he celebrates what he calls good over evil. “It is good that we have a day when we...
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Editorial | Plastic ban success

The ban on single-use plastic bags and straws which came into effect earlier this year is being hailed as a success by Senator Matthew Samuda. The young government senator has been one of the main drivers of this project. Judging from the images of...
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Tony Deyal | The cutting edge

In 1998, I left the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and took up a job with Petrotin, the national oil company of Trinidad and Tobago. Petrotrin was recently shut down by the Government, and with it the hospital. This is a recollection of...
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Letter of the Day | Fixing the unpredictable, unstable Ja dollar

THE EDITOR, Sir: For years I listen to the financial experts on our local airwaves with their message concerning the movements and unpredictability of our Jamaican dollar, relative to the mighty US dollar, and it would appear over the years we have...
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The house slave syndrome

THE EDITOR, Sir: Slavery was perpetuated by the house slaves who would carry information to the ‘Buckra Masters’ on the field slaves who did not have great privileges. The indignities that slavery presents itself with could have ended long before...
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Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe on Russia, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him...
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Notre Dame reopening in 2024 ‘realistic’

PARIS (AP): The cultural heritage envoy for French President Emmanuel Macron says it is realistic to reopen Notre Dame Cathedral to the public in five years. Following a meeting at the presidential palace about the cathedral’s reconstruction,...
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