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Student killed, 23 others injured in Portland minibus crash

A male student of the Titchfield High School in Portland has been confirmed dead in a major traffic crash in Black Hill, Portland. Twenty-three other students from the Titchfield and Port Antonio High schools as well as the bus driver and...
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St Andrew mother charged with producing child pornography, child cruelty

A 27-year-old St Andrew mother has been charged with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and cruelty to a child. The woman, whose name is being withheld because the victim is a minor, is scheduled to appear before the...
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$9M money trail - Sydenham executive demands answers; president says they knew of controversial Petrojam donation

Five weeks after a controversial $9-million donation from Petrojam hit the bank account of the Sydenham Citizens’ Association, nearly all the cash was removed in nine withdrawals of $900,000 each, a Gleaner investigation has revealed. The donation...
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Residents, businesses call for permanent fix to Retirement fire nuisance

Western Bureau: Residents and members of the business community in St James are questioning the commitment of the authorities in preventing the outbreak of fires at the Retirement dump in the parish despite years of promises. Sections of St James...
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Growth & Jobs | Cosmetics company hires university students

Through her company, East Cosmetics Supplies Company Limited, businesswoman Jayshree Nagrani has managed to leverage her clients’ love for her products and their desire for additional income by employing university students as social media...
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Growth & Jobs | Transportation reform necessary for development – JAA

Reforms of the Jamaican transportation regulation and infrastructure, which are now being implemented are necessary for the country’s future development, said Gheildon Wright, manager for subscription sales and services at Jamaica Automobile...
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Sport Minister Olivia Grange (centre) and Caribbean Airlines director Zachary Harding (right) chat with members of Jamaica''s senior women''s football team at a farewell event hosted by sponsor Caribbean Airlines at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.

High hopes - JFF, Grange confident of Reggae Girlz advancing from World Cup Group C

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says he is very confident that the Reggae Girlz will make it into the second round of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, who will be making their debut at the...
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The ‘Alpha Factor’ - Jamaica gymnastics lands partnership with American apparel company

Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) president Nicole Grant says the body has signed a deal with an overseas apparel company to provide gear for the national teams over the next two years. Grant, who made the announcement at a press...
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This undated image provided by Little Caesars shows the Impossible Supreme pizza. Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product – meatless sausage crumbles – on Little Caesars pizza.

Impossible Foods debuts meatless sausage

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product – meatless sausage crumbles – on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars started testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima,...
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Debt collector JRF loses appeal on reneged land sale - Court rejects claim of bias against judge

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of more than US$940,000 – about J$128.3 million – against the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc (JRF) for breach of contract, the company having cancelled an agreement to sell property in Clarendon to a...
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Snow dominates charts 25 years after ‘Informer’

Who remembers the hit song, Informer, which was recorded by Canadian dancehall/reggae singer Snow on the East West Records America /Atlantic label? The song was released in 1993, and it immediately became a smash hit that stayed atop the Billboard...
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Artistes pay tribute to ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’

In 1979, Jamaican reggae group Black Uhuru released a song titled after the famous 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. It was reintroduced last year by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Dean Fraser, who produced a version that allowed Tarrus...
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Editorial | Trump’s adventure demands return to foreign policy centre

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was, on the face of it, unanimous in its rejection last week of Donald Trump’s rekindling of the contumelious Helms-Burton Act that allows Americans to sue foreigners who possess ­former US-owned properties in Cuba...
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Gordon Robinson | The essence of firefighting

A young married couple named Mary and Joe decided to take a vacation in Apocrypha, our favourite fantasy land beyond the clouds. Mary was seven months pregnant, so the couple decided to have one last idyllic holiday before the baby came and changed...
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Letter of the Day | We need your help, Mr Prime Minister

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness: Good day, Mr Prime Minister. These are my questions to the Government of Jamaica. Please note, this is not a political ­action of any sort, just a normal Jamaican who is currently...
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Are there checks and balances in Jamaica?

THE EDITOR, Sir: Many instances of injustice in Jamaica tend to disappear from memory, becoming the proverbial nine-day wonders. We tend to leave many of these national issues unresolved for years. Why? We no longer have effective supervision...
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North Korean farmers plant rice seedlings in a field at the Sambong Cooperative Farm, South Pyongan Province, North Korea.

Gov’t vows to send aid to North Korea quickly, may send food

SEOUL (AP): South Korea vowed yesterday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through UN agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it...
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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

DUBAI (AP): President Donald Trump warned Iran early yesterday not to threaten the United States again or it will face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Trump’s tweet comes after he...
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Style Week JA's fashion symposium a hit

Style Week Jamaica hosted the third-annual, Careers in International Fashion symposium, which saw close to 400 students from high schools and post-secondary institutions from across the island gathered at the Courtleigh Auditorium to hear...
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Montego Bay businesswoman, ties knot with NY business mogul

Montego Bay businesswoman Paula Kerr Jarrett, exchanged vows with New York business mogul Daniel Wegman, last weekend in the U.S. The ceremony was very intimate, as close family members gathered for the occasion. Paula's children Josh and Rebecca...
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PM lauds SAJ, CSA for contributions to national and regional development

Prime minister Andrew Holness has thanked the Shipping of Jamaica (SAJ) and the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) for their roles ”in assisting regional governments to develop policies, laws and regulations to foster growth and efficiency in...
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