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CRICKET: 2nd ODI - Windies 289-6 (50 overs)

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies, sent in by England, reached 289 for six off their 50 overs, in the second One-Day International at Kensington Oval here Friday. Scores: WEST INDIES 289 for six off 50 overs (Shimron Hetmyer...
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R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-...
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UTech wants $5b - University awaiting sign-off on staff numbers

Administrators at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica have agitated for the Government to hike its subvention by 136 per cent to almost $5 billion to cover the salaries of faculty. UTech is now awaiting the results of a staff-verification...
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Looming shutdown, layoffs prove Petrojam crisis – energy minister

Newly installed Energy Minister Fayval Williams has defended the Jamaican Government’s decision to explore the possibility of shutting down Petrojam’s refinery portfolio and operating as an import terminal if the ageing state-owned entity fail to...
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Beach park to transform downtown MoBay - Bartlett

WESTERN BUREAU: The construction of Montego Bay’s Closed Harbour Beach Park, for which ground will be broken today, will transform development in the city’s downtown area, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has predicted. Both the Tourism Enhancement...
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Trelawny police chief hails safest parish out west

WESTERN BUREAU: The commanding officer for Trelawny has praised the police for being the third-most successful parish at suppressing murders, behind only St Elizabeth and St Mary in per-capita analysis. Trelawny and St Elizabeth have both recorded...
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‘Build a cycling culture’ - Australian coach: Jamaica can be awesome in cycling

International cycling coach, Australian Donna Rae-Szalinski, says that Jamaica must look to build a cycling culture if the country wants to become successful in the sport. Rae-Szalinski, who is currently in the island conducting a number of...
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New owner Norbrook to develop Express Fitness into regional brand

Norbrook Equity Partners has acquired the Express Fitness chain of gymnasiums from the Clarke family, with plans to grow the business into a Caribbean operation. The investment holding firm has taken a 70 per cent stake in the gymnasium, and is...
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Davina Bennett sets up modelling agency in Paris

In two months, Davina Bennett will officially open the doors of a modelling agency to fresh talent in Paris, France. The 23-year-old has taken a different career track, choosing to go to the beating heart of fashion as an entrepreneur through a...
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Five Questions with ... Heavy D

Junior ‘Heavy D’ Fraser is a ­multifaceted dynamo. Having been involved in the music industry for more than 40 of his 60 years on planet Earth, Heavy D has seen a lot and has done much more. He has managed more artistes than he can count and has...
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Dennis Brown tribute concert to honour the man behind the music

According to the organisers of the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, this Sunday’s event will be more than a tribute to a musical genius as they will also be paying homage to the man behind the hits. Junior Lincoln, chairman of the Dennis Brown...
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Editorial | Talk turkey on university funding

This week’s protests by students and faculty of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, demanding increases in the Government’s subvention to the university, is more than a squabble between that institution and the administration, and ought...
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Peter Espeut | Poor debating technique

In a debating competition, each team takes a side of the moot, and then tries their best to argue that position, whether they agree with it or not. One team wins, not necessarily because their position is valid, but because of their eloquence, the...
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Letter of the Day | No shame in speaking in one’s mother tongue

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since 2000, the international community has been celebrating International Mother Language Day on February 21. The observation of the day was an initiative of Bangladesh and was facilitated by the United Nations Educational,...
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Laughter is good medicine

THE EDITOR, Sir: When last have you had a good laugh? Or how long has it been since you have listened to some cracking jokes? It’s been said that ‘laughter is medicine; good medicine, too’. It has also been said that people who laugh more and are...
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Pope offers 21 proposals to fight abuse at start of summit

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse-prevention summit yesterday by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words. The tone...
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Resumption of high-level US-China trade talks raises hopes

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States (US) and China resumed high-levels talk yesterday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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