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Jamaican man guilty of revenge porn targeting former American TV anchor

A Jamaican man accused of posting nude pictures on the Internet of his ex-girlfriend, a former American television news anchor, was today convicted in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in a case of revenge porn.  
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Tainted alcohol kills at least 19 in Costa Rica

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and...
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Highway madness! - Gov't takes on unruly motorists on Mandela

Indisciplined motorists are creating undue hardships for law-abiding drivers on one of the major highways connecting Kingston to other sections of the island, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness has taken the National Works Agency (NWA) to task to...
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‘Mass confusion’

United States-based attorney Millicent Clarke says many illegal immigrants in the United States, including Jamaicans, are now on the run as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teams carry out raids to send home foreigners with final...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Hotels pose NO OBSTACLE to airplanes after runway expansion

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Floyd Green (left), is in discussion with (from second left): Executive Director of Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Jennifer Griffith; and Director of Tourism, Donovan White, during the fifth staging of the Christmas in July trade show at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on July 18.

Government to establish five more business incubators

Five additional business incubators will be established over the next two years, which will provide much-needed business services and support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) operators. This was disclosed by Minister of State in...
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Action from the Vitality Netball World Cup fifth place match between Jamaica and Malawi at the M&S Bank Arena, in Liverpool, England yesterday.

Return of the ‘Mac!’ - Former technical director open to another Sunshine Girls stint

Liverpool, England: Former national senior ­netball team technical ­director Jill McIntosh, says she is open to a return to the Sunshine Girls set-up if she is called upon by Netball Jamaica (NJ) in the future. McIntosh, an Australian who is...
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Anderson considers Sunshine Girls’ future

Liverpool, England: It was a bittersweet day for head coach Marvette Anderson after Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls defeated Malawi 68-50 to end their campaign at the Vitality Netball World Cup (NWC) in fifth place here yesterday. Jamaica entered the...
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Caribbean Cement to convert old tyres to energy

Caribbean Cement Company plans to spend US$9 million ($1.2 billion) on capital projects this year, one of which involves converting old tyres from waste to energy at its kiln. The cement company has 35 projects planned for this financial year. The...
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Orange Hill added to ganja pilot - Green issues call for all illegal growers to emerge from the shadows

Illegal growers of marijuana are being offered the opportunity to formalise their operations through the Alternative Development programme under construction by the MICAF, which is meant to create a supply chain for the medical marijuana and pharma...
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Barefoot Buju basks in Reggae Sumfest love - Artiste Mo Bay homecoming bigger than music

WESTERN BUREAU: Easily, with no hyperbole, Buju Banton is the most anticipated reggae artiste in the world. For the thousands who flocked Reggae Sumfest last Saturday night, his homecoming to Montego Bay was historic. One of the country’s national...
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NDTC 57th – A season of freshness and excellence

A defining moment for any successful performing arts company comes when the younger generation is put to the test to prove that they are able to continue the success of their predecessors. The current members of the National Dance Theatre Company (...
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Editorial | A staff monitoring with IMF may be necessary

This newspaper notes with satisfaction last week’s disclosure by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) resident representative, Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, that the Fund will maintain its Kingston office for another two years after its US$1.6-...
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Michael Abrahams | Humans - The biggest jerks on the planet

Recently a thought came to my mind. I asked myself, if I had to choose one organism to eliminate from the planet, to make Earth a better place, which would it be? The first creature I thought of was the cockroach. I rarely use the word hate. It is...
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Letter of the Day | Progress at Cornwall Regional

THE EDITOR, Sir: Every effort is being made to ensure the rehabilitation of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in the best interest of the thousands of Jamaicans who rely on the facility for healthcare services and in the shortest possible time....
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Getting tough on corruption

THE EDITOR, Sir: A former Brazilian president is currently in jail, convicted for the second time on charges related to a vast corruption scheme spanning decades. Israel’s PM is also facing allegations of corruption. His wife (and first lady) was...
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With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

LONDON (AP): Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. Tomorrow the UK’s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country. Just over three months...
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Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

LONDON (AP): British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if – as widely expected – Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week. Hammond said Sunday that Johnson’s vow to take the UK out of the European Union on October 31 with or...
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Visitors to the island enjoy a cup of vibes courtesy of Jamaica Mountain Peak, at Reggae Sumfest’s Mawnin Medz, held recently at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay.

Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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Sachique Williams crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen

Sachique Williams has been crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen. The warmth, charm and charisma exuded by the winner, was evident from her opening sentences in which she displayed an unmatched confidence. “Words cannot express how elated I am...
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