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Tornado kills 2 people and injures 29 others in Oklahoma

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado levelled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said today. The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles...
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UK Conservatives fear wipeout in Brexit-dominated EU poll

LONDON (AP) — Anti-EU and pro-EU parties look set to make gains in a Brexit-dominated election for British seats in the European Parliament, while the governing Conservative Party is bracing for one of its worst-ever performances. Daniel...
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College #MeToo - Victims expose Edna Manley sexual harassment cover-up

WESTERN BUREAU: An explosive sexual harassment scandal and claims of a cover-up are threatening to rock Jamaica’s chief fine arts school, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, sparking a toxic atmosphere of fear and...
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‘Why is he still here?’ - Sexual harassment victim alleges being hounded by Edna Manley teacher

WESTERN BUREAU: An alleged victim of the sexual harassment saga reverberating throughout the corridors of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is accusing the school’s administrators of negligence and gross dereliction of duty...
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Jamaica Giants ... A Massive Environmental Conservatory

Financial Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, under whom the Audit Commission falls, has been mum on its future.

Axe to fall on Audit Commission - State watchdog’s fate tied to rising concerns over underperformance

The Government is to disband the Audit Commission, an oversight body it created 13 years ago to monitor the performance of public-sector audit committees and make reports to the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. It is not clear whether...
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Engineers' Angle | Robotics as an economic tool –Part 2

Is Jamaica ready for increased use of robotics technology and automation? The answer is a resounding yes. The time to invest and implement automation in business processes is now. But, how will Jamaicans tackle the fear and job insecurity that...
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JFF must do better! – coach - Player, coaches livid about travel arrangements made by federation

Assistant coach for Jamaica’s national senior women’s football team Lorne Donaldson has hit out at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) for its management of the flight arrangements for the Reggae Girlz and their support staff for their final FIFA...
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A well-played inning - Former CWI president highlights achievements during tenure

It has been just over three months since Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan demitted the office of president and vice-president, respectively, of Cricket West Indies Inc, having lost the election to Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow back in...
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Conduent expanding in Jamaica

Call centre operator Conduent Inc will be expanding its Jamaican operations, a plan that is expected to lead to around 2,000 new jobs by early 2020. The size of the investment was not disclosed, but it appears to be substantial. Robert Corbishley,...
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Kingston Wharves reports progress on SEZ

Kingston Wharves’ car-transhipment business has outgrown the 18 acres of land it leased at the Tinson Pen aerodrome and filled up another 15 acres it bought near the wharf devoted to motor vehicle storage. And company officials are predicting even...
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Marcia Griffiths – A Timeless Journey In Reggae Music

When a young, impressionable, ingénue named Marcia Griffiths set off on her journey in reggae music, she had no idea whatsoever that half a century later, she would be living the words of her own song, which has become an anthem: “ I shall sing,...
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Nikki Z says NO to plastic at Reggae Sumfest

With many major entertainment events, there comes the issue of waste. Earlier this year, carnival bands campaigned about reducing plastic consumption by walking with your own party cups and providing biodegradable lunchboxes for the thousands of...
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Editorial | Sensible move by Government

The Government has acted sensibly, not only in deciding against appealing the Constitutional Court’s rejection of its national identification law, but in its planned approach to crafting the replacement legislation. According to the justice...
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Anthony Hylton | Cracking Jamaica’s SEZ code: An introduction to the SEZ players and their opportunities

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and not in the looking, and believe me when I say that the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a pudding layered with opportunity and profit! Well, maybe you still don’t believe me. And that is ok. There were...
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May reign nears end

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May’s fate looked sealed...
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Governor survives blackface scandal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP): The mystery of whether Governor Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and...
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Relearning, balancing and hip hop

Life, they say, is all about finding that equilibrium, work and pleasure being one key component in the grand scheme of it … and when there happens to be a union of both, it’s like finding one’s Zen on a rock and roll … and in Peter Wright’s case...
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Angles of fine art

In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides – The Pythagorean Theorem. A fundamental principle in mathematics, it is not surprising that this formula, attributed to...
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Sizzling 2019 expected for JRDC Circuit ‘Wheels on Fire’

One of the biggest racing events to take place annually on local soil happens today at Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Negril, Westmoreland, and from our estimation, all systems are go for a sizzling 2019. Speaking with Automotives,...
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Gordon Robinson | Sue them - NWC must take both CHEC and NWA to court

“It’s my theory, based on my years of work on the costly rock sewers, that clean water leads to a healthier population.” – Tyrion Lannister (a.k.a. ‘The Imp’), formerly ‘Hand’ (Prime Minister/Chief Adviser) to Queen Daenerys Targaryen (a.k.a. ‘...
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Martin Henry | Brexit: the UK will be ok, worry about the EU

Today, the remaining citizens of the European Union cast their ballots at the end of a four-day marathon elections for members of the European Parliament. The parliamentary elections began last Thursday, May 23, ironically, with Brexit Britain...
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Lorna Gooden: A leader with heart

Lorna Gooden is best described as a living, breathing paradox. Both her persona and life story is filled with delightful contradictions – factors that in theory do not combine, but, in reality, meld seamlessly together to create a truly admirable...
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Tracy Jackson Blake: recycled masterpieces

Tracy Jackson Blake is a clever, creative woman who is ingeniously making masterpieces from recycled fabrics. An educator by profession, the Canadian has surrendered wholeheartedly to her ingenuity, allowing it to take control as she produces...
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