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Ganja seized at Kingston port

The police are reporting the seizure of $875,500 worth of ganja at the Port of Kingston. No arrest was made in connection with the recovery. The police say a team along with officers from the Contraband Enforcement Team of the Jamaica Customs...
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Bill Cosby trial was racist and sexist, comedian’s defenders cry

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first...
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$445m to security - .Gov’t to spend $791 billion this fiscal year First Supplementary Estimates reveal

Another $445 million is being allocated to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to fund, among other things, the various security measures imposed by the Andrew Holness administration to stem the country's murder rate and restore public order in...
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Gov't to get unclaimed $15 billion next year - Funds in dormant accounts to aid MSMEs

Plans are on track for the Government, by next year, to access at least a third of the estimated $45 billion in unclaimed funds lying dormant in accounts of local commercial banks."Tomorrow (today) between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., we are going to...
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Stacy Ann Stoner: Making a difference one life at a time

For as long as she can remember, Stacy Ann Stoner has always had a desire to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. It was a burden she bore until December 2014 when she founded the Stoner's Hope Foundation, with the main focus being...
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York Castle Alumni donates $1m, launches 5K Walk/Run

The York Castle Alumni, led by new president Jennifer 'Jenny Jenny' Small, on Wednesday, September 19 handed over a cheque for one million dollars to the school, while launching the inaugural 5K Walk/Run on October 13 to raise additional funds for...
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Francis makes his move - 400m star confirms departure from local track club to US outfit

JAD Professional Management Limited, the company handling the affairs of former Calabar High and national 400 metres star Javon Francis, has now confirmed that the Olympian will be leaving his local club Akan for a United States-based outfit.In an...
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Silver for Tomlinson, Kane in doubles

Simon Tomlinson and Kane Watson put Jamaica on the medal table at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships yesterday inside the National Arena. The pair played their way into the men's doubles final where their bid for gold was thwarted by Emil...
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GWest, JSE stand their - ground on stock transaction

GWest Corporation, a health-care company that listed on the market last December, insists that it properly disclosed a transaction used to swap out some of its debt for preference shares issued to shareholders, an assertion that has been endorsed by...
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Wisynco parent acquires 30% stake in Worthy Park

Wisynco Caribbean, the parent company for Wisynco Group Limited, has taken a 30 per cent stake in Worthy Park Estates, a sugar operation owned by the Clarke and McConnell families.The deal comes with a large distribution contract for Wisynco Group...
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UK artiste Jesta takes on JA - And makes no joke about it

On the other side of the Atlantic, reggae, dub and dancehall have long been recognised as the foundation to the scenes that created underground rave, drum and bass and another genre known as grime in the United Kingdom.With that recognition, a few...
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Cosby is declared a 'sexually violent predator'

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):Yesterday, Bill Cosby left a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs to begin serving a three-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Earlier, a judge declared Bill Cosby a "sexually violent predator" before the...
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Editorial | Need deeper analysis of states of emergency

We want to believe Prime Minister Andrew Holness that his administration has strategies, other than the declaration of states of emergency, for combating Jamaica's crime problem.In this regard, the Government and the police owe the public a greater...
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Matondo Mukulu | You're wrong and strong, Oral Tracey

Oral Tracey's most recent article raises an important point which is being ignored - a large number of our secondary-school students are not achieving their best, and they are allowed to travel on to the next stage of the conveyor belt of poor...
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Letter of the Day | Real men don't abuse women

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent murder of a mother and her daughter and the subsequent suicide of the woman's spouse have reignited the conversation about violence against women.I wept openly while watching the news with my family on Sunday, September 23...
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Sagicor hasn't taken away benefits

THE EDITOR, Sir:Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited wishes to clarify a recent matter that was published in a letter to the editor under the title 'Sagicor slashes insurance benefits' on September 19, 2018.The company has not removed any health insurance...
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Bill Cosby gets three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced yesterday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #...
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Trump says chaos in Venezuela is unacceptable

UNITED NATIONS (AP):United States President Donald Trump says the political and economic chaos in Venezuela is unacceptable. But he's avoiding commenting on questions about whether the US would ever intervene in the South American country.Trump...
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Man does not live by sugar alone - A balanced diet is more important than singling out individual nutrients or foods

I was recently messaged an excerpt about the Government's plan to remove bullas from school. This also contained a long list of comments...
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Jamaica Moves heads to schools

To prevent the nation's youth from acquiring non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Minister of Health Christopher Tufton said the Jamaica Moves programme will be expanded to schools, beginning this month.Dr Tufton said the Jamaica Moves team will be...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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