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Farewell Captain Burrell - Hundreds mourn JFF President at National Arena

Hundreds of mourners headed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips and other members of government and the sporting fraternity poured into the National Arena...
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Bolt unhappy with Ostrava time

OSTARVA, Czech Republic (AP): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was left disappointed with his time after starting the European leg of his final season before retirement with a victory in the 100m at the Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday. Bolt...
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Anti-crime consensus | Gov't, Opposition coalesce to pass controversial crime bill

The Government and the parliamentary Opposition yesterday moved from positions that threatened to divide them on a critical piece of law to fight crime to near unanimity after hours of deliberations to tweak the so-called Zones of Special Operations...
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MPs decry lack of insurance payout for flood damage

Some legislators were left outraged yesterday on hearing news suggesting that Jamaica would need at least twice the damage from mid-May rains that have left, preliminarily, $5 billion in rebuilding costs, to get a payout from a regional catastrophe...
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Light On Corruption | 'Fish rots from the head down' - Trust and corruption

You live in a society where everybody steals. Do you choose to steal? The probability that you will be caught is low because the police are very busy chasing other thieves, and, even if you do get caught, the chances of your being punished severely...
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Jamaican stakeholders weigh in on US retreat from Paris Agreement

IN THE weeks since the United States (US) revealed its decision to exit the Paris Agreement, Jamaican stakeholders appear to have come to terms with it, some going as far as to suggest it augurs well for those sticking with the deal."I am glad that...
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Glowing tributes at final farewell for Burrell

Many glowing tributes were paid to the late Jamaica Football Federation president Captain Horace Burrell at his thanksgiving service which was held at the National Arena yesterday.Hundreds of mourners, headed by Governor General Sir...
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Bolt wins 'slow' 100m

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP):Usain Bolt started the European leg of his final season before retirement with a victory in the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meeting.At the meet, where he has most frequently competed in his career with nine...
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Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state...
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Portland Caribbean Fund backs Melville company - US$8m deal to drive regional expansion

Diverze Assets Inc, a holding company with ownership interest in Chukka Adventures, Tropical Battery and other Jamaican assets, has become the sixth investment for a regional fund under the control of Portland Private Equity (PPE).The Melville...
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Philip Sherlock Centre celebrates 50 years

The Philip Sherlock Centre is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.Located on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, the performing arts centre is considered as the epicentre of all things cultural on the campus.The activities...
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Ochi seafood fest promises to be huge

The 10th anniversary staging of the Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, set for Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1, at Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, was launched recently at the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records in Pineapple, Ocho Rios.According to...
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Editorial | As Mrs Simpson Miller marches off

  Portia Simpson Miller didn’t bring to her politics or leadership a deeply philosophical, intellectually transformative or moral authority that distinguishes a handful of those who are entrusted with power.  She offered no large,...
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Mark Wignall | Which politician will hand over his gunmen?

I never met Lester Lloyd 'Jim Brown' Coke, the infamous enforcer based in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) garrison of Tivoli Gardens, but I suspect that I would have been repulsed by his company.While awaiting extradition to the USA in 1992, a...
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Letter of the Day | Tread cautiously with Special Zones Bill

THE EDITOR, Sir:I welcome the measured response of the Holness administration to the burgeoning criminality and the murderous rampage that is afflicting our society, but I am concerned about one of the major...
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Garvey's legacy, not statue, is cause for concern

THE EDITOR, Sir:This little country of ours has produced many notable sons and daughters, perhaps none more consequential than a man born in the garden parish of St. Ann - a man by the name of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Mr Garvey, who was the forerunner...
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Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue - at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP):A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early yesterday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol,...
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Bail set at $6.4m for surgeon charged with child rape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):A judge set bail at $6.45 million yesterday for a Northern California brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children.Prosecutors had opposed bail for Dr James Kohut, saying...
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10 Self- Love Quotes to live by

Social media has caused many of us to value ourselves based on the number of likes, reposts and shares we get. Because of this, many of us have filtered and photoshopped our way to 'perfection'. But in reality, we are more than what social...
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'Twas Trending ... BET awards, feuding and a good old love story

From awards to pre-existing wars, we have all the weekend happenings in today's 'Twas Trending.   BET Awards   The highly anticipated BET Awards took place last night, and many tuned in to see the drab, the fab and all the winners...
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Always the weekend at The Pub

Sometimes we want to get away to a place with good food and great cocktails. Whether it be alone, with that special someone, or an evening with friends, then The Pub's the place for you.Contrary to its name, The Pub is a cosy hideaway restaurant and...
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Pasta Supreme Ja | Pasta with a difference

Pasta lovers made last Sunday a foodie fun day when they made their way to the Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew for the second staging of Pasta Supreme. Sponsored by Eve, among many others, and powered by Serge Island Milk, patrons treated...
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