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IMF deputy secretary appointed Jamaica's chief fiscal advisor

International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy secretary, Calvin McDonald, has been appointed the chief fiscal advisor to Jamaica's finance minister. The appointment of McDonald, who is a Jamaican and deputy secretary with the IMF since 2012, was...
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Jamaica acquires long-range surveillance aircraft, helicopters to patrol territorial waters

It will not be business as usual for operators of shipping vessels who carry illicit items into Jamaica or who fish illegally in Jamaican territorial waters, now that the Government has acquired a KingAir 350 Extended Range surveillance aircraft as...
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5-y-o knew her sisters were dead - Young 'prayer warrior' shares pain of feeling her two siblings' death before being told

WESTERN BUREAU:Five-year-old Tamelia Thompson knew that her sisters, Tiara and Tiana, were dead long before her teachers confirmed her premonition."We saw her crouched in a corner, praying," said Carolyn Brown, principal of the Providence Heights...
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Thank God! - NRSC pleased Road Traffic Act will soon be a reality

The passage of the Road Traffic Act 2018 in Parliament on Tuesday brought some measure of relief for Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC)."Thank God!" Jones said yesterday.However, he quickly cautioned that the...
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Earth Today | Small islands advised to ‘negotiate hard’ for concrete actions at upcoming climate talks

WITH MERE weeks to go before this year's global climate talks in Poland, small island developing states (SIDS) are advised to ready themselves to "negotiate hard" for decisions that can translate the results...
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Earth Today | LASCO Recycling Project rakes in 2,300 pounds of plastics at 2018 Pink Run

THE LASCO Recycling Project, which was undertaken at last month's ICWI/Reach to Recovery Pink Run, has yielded significant returns, with as much as 58,700 plastic bottles - the equivalent of over 2,300 pounds - collected on race day.The initiative...
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Unravelling? - Morrison's Reggae Boyz future in doubt after unanswered Suriname invitation

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore said that he is disappointed in the unavailability of Ravel Morrison, noting that he was looking forward to the former English youth player being part of the squad, which is preparing for the upcoming...
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'Hope dem belly full now!' - Bennett revels in Hydel's Walker Cup win

Hydel coach Corey Bennett said the team was fuelled by those who saw them as pushovers."Many persons were talking before the game, saying is we dem want, dem get di right team. Well, I hope dem belly full now, two love" he said with a smirk after...
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Volkswagen to devote three plants to electric cars

German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday.Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen...
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German energy firm to launch IPO in Jamaica

A foreign investor in Jamaica's largest solar farm under construction in Westmoreland will be floating shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, via an initial public offering likely by month-end, as part of a regional plan to raise US$200 million in...
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Fashion and glamour at a touch of France

Glamour and high fashion reigned last Saturday evening as Saint International, stomped the runway at The Touch of France La Hot Couture show at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington tents.The stylishly chic event which had an enviable guest list of...
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Fashionably late - Collection MoDA's jazzy HER Runway

The Collection MoDA Runway had an enviable reputation. The event expertly mimicked standard behaviour of international fashion houses, like the notorious practice of starting on time. Such behaviours have marked this couture-clad occasion as the...
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Editorial | Towards high-end BPOs

This is the approach to which Richard Byles alluded in September when he spoke, to the ire of the sector's honchos, about lifting the quality of business processing outsourcing (BPO) jobs in Jamaica. In a way, it's a little like the future catching...
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Mark Wignall | Guns, gangs, death and pain

Two Wednesdays ago my ex-wife, my mechanic and I were in a little bar at the corner of Park Lane and Red Hills Road. I had assisted her in having my mechanic do some front-end repairs to her car and we came to the little joint to chat, drink, hang...
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Letter of the Day | The Integrity Commission’s recent interim appointments

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Integrity Commission recently announced the appointment of Colonel Daniel Pryce as interim executive director; Dirk Harrison as interim director of corruption prosecution; Ms Joy Powell as interim director of information and...
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Unbending rules at Catherine Hall Health Centre

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is amazing how inhumane security officers can be at the Catherine Hall Health Centre in Montego Bay.On Tuesday, (November 13) at about 8:10 a.m., I offered a ride to a mother with two-week-old twins. Her destination was Catherine...
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Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at US border

ESCUINAPA (AP):Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the US border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border...
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Police end investigation into former Interpol head disappearance

PARIS (AP):French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claim that she got a threatening call in...
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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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RW 2018 | Wine-Tastic affair with Select Brands

One night, four restaurants and five wines! The launch of Restaurant Week kicked off its savoury season with a bang with some bubbly from Select Brands. A fortunate batch of food bloggers from delicious walks of the island were privileged to cruise...
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RW 2018 | 100 scores with Restaurant Week Mingle

On Monday, The RJR-GLEANER Group celebrated its partners, sponsors, ambassadors and teams that worked ardently together to make Restaurant Week 2018 a reality. 100 on Old Hope Road hosted an exciting Restaurant Week Mingle which featured flavourful...
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