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IMF rep says Brand Jamaica 'severely under-leveraged'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr Longkeng Ngouana, says Brand Jamaica is 'severely under-leveraged' due to the high crime rate. In delivering the University College of the Caribbean's (UCC) Distinguished...
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Head of union representing correctional officers welcomes polygraph testing for new recruits

Chairman of the Jamaica Federation of Correctional Officers, Arlington Turner, is welcoming the move to subject new recruits to polygraph testing.  Turner says too many have entered the system who are not fit to serve. He says the test...
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Family is my only clan, says Tesha Miller - Reputed gangster denies any involvement in notorious Clansman Gang

He has been dubbed Jamaica's most infamous gang leader since Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was extradited to the United States, but Tesha Miller is adamant that he is being falsely labelled.In an exclusive interview with The...
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Tesha ran from lies - Miller says made up stories caused him to seek refuge abroad twice

With a series of deadly shootings in and around Spanish Town, St Catherine, in 2013 being linked to a rift in the notorious Clansman Gang, law-enforcement officials set their sights on the reputed leader of the gang, Tesha Miller, who it was...
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'A labour of love' - Mother who carried teen daughter on her back through floodwaters says she would gladly do it again

One week after 40-year-old Semone Butler carried her 17-year-old daughter on her back to prevent the child from having to walk through a flooded pathway to get to school for an external exam, the teenager blushed when a request was made for her to...
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Desperate dad - Father in pain as his son's mother denies him access to their child

It is a problem that largely takes place below the radar but it is one faced by scores of Jamaican men who want to be involved in the lives of their children and are shut out by the mothers.For the most part, the narrative is about the worthless men...
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Contender officials take punches from critics - Quality of officiating in popular TV boxing series questioned

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) Stephen 'Bomber' Jones has defended officials of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series. The officials have come in for heavy criticism from several local boxing stakeholders, who have voiced...
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'I am not aware of any choking' - Pitterson-Nattie denies accusations in Grenada of physical abuse

Former Sunshine Girls head coach Oberon Pitterson-Nattie has denied accusations that she choked a member of Grenada's national Under-21 team.The incident reportedly took place in St Martin in August last year during the qualifiers of the World Youth...
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Davon Crump takes hard knocks in stride - Says scarce capital hobbling BPO entrepreneurs

He is well known in Montego Bay as the owner and president of business process outsourcing (BPO) company, Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited, and as the straight-talking former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, but it has been...
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Heineken compiling list of willing sellers of Red Stripe shares

Heineken International now controls nearly 96 per cent of Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, but may be willing to buy up the rest...
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Vinyl collectors mark two decades - Four-day celebration attracts JTB support

Among the many steps in the vinyl record's trajectory from cutting edge music storage and playback technology, speculation about its relevance in the digital age is (as stated on vinyl-record.co.uk) RCA Victor making the long-playing vinyl record...
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Challenges of film-making revealed with Malcolm X screening

From conceiving the idea, to writing a script, to funding, to casting, to filming, to eventually promoting, the process of filmmaking has always been one that carries a certain amount of risk. The writer, producer, and director have to have a clear...
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Editorial | Jamaica in the spotlight on Venezuela

While we are disappointed about the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) inability to arrive at a consensus on an approach to Venezuela's political crisis, we are encouraged by the Community's reiteration of the principle of "non-intervention and non-...
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Daniel Thwaites | Crash Plus: beatings will continue!

These days, the longstanding expectation that prisoners would be put to work for society's benefit has been basically outlawed, and so, being idle, jailbirds tend to have a lot of time for exercise, to catch up on the latest news, and for deep...
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BA outage creates London travel chaos

LONDON (AP):British Airways (BA) cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports yesterday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy UK holiday weekend.The airline said it was...
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NOT REAL NEWS - A look at what didn't happen this week

This is a round-up of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out. Here are the facts:NOT REAL: NASA will pay you...
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Knowledge through time travel

Books take us on a quest for acquiring knowledge, enlightening the mind and opening windows to a world of imagination and endless possibilities, but when these are complemented by living those chapters in person, the resultant experiences can be a...
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Positive messages for black children

Riley Can Be Anything is a 10-page, easy read targeting parents of preschoolers, especially children of colour.In the narrative, Riley, a young black boy, has a discussion with his older cousin, Joe, about what he wants to be when he grows up.Joe's...
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Rebel Renz blazing a trail

Renee Singh's love for driving started while accompanying a friend to Vernamfield on the weekends. Even though she was only a spectator, there was an immediate connection. "I had a couple of friends who were involved in motor sports and I kept...
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Ford Explorer - Does a little of everything

The Ford Explorer, whose lineage goes back to 1990, refuses to be just another SUV. Armed with an aggressive front fascia and an acute-edged bonnet, it made all the design changes to keep up with the times. With that being said, it looks more mature...
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Carolyn Gomes | Constitutional reform - unfinished business

Ever wonder how it is that the average American citizen seems so familiar with his or her constitutional rights? It is not by accident. The State takes deliberate actions to ensure that citizens are informed about, and feel empowered by, the...
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Gordon Robinson | Why corruption's our best friend

‘Corruption’ has become a buzzword in Jamaica. Many inveigh against the monster daily. Yet, people who call on Government to take a stand against corruption start quarrelling about lost fiefdoms when action is proposed. No alternatives...
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Doctor's Advice | She doesn't discharge during sex

Q I am a 31-year-old male, and I don't know much about sex. I do have a loving girlfriend whom I love, but she doesn't discharge.I have watched porn films, and notice that very often while the men are having sex with the women, the women appear to...
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Made in Jamaica : Love the skin you’re in with Yerba Buena

Made in Jamaica Love the skin you're in with Yerba BuenaAs part of the Made in Jamaica series, we will be honouring some of our locally grown and manufactured products - after all, nuh wey nuh betta dan yard - by shining some light on their history...
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