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UPDATE: Two in custody following fatal shooting of Duppy Film

The police say two persons were detained this morning following the fatal shooting of Jamaica's most wanted criminal, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, in Port Morant, St Thomas. According to Superintendent Beau Rigabe, head of the St Thomas...
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Fitz Jackson defeats Hylton to become new chairman of PNP

Fitz Jackson was just elected the new chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) by its National Executive Council.  He becomes the PNP's 6th chairman following the 25-year reign of Robert Pickersgill, who retired from the post....
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Tolled by thugs - Motorists being forced to pay to enter and leave shortcut

A dirt track used by some motorists who want to escape sections of peak-hour traffic along Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area has been 'tolled' by a group of thugs, who demand they pay $100 to enter the road and a further $100 to exit.With...
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Corporate scam - Criminals placing ads to lure jobseekers

Police investigators are being kept busy by scammers who are using the names of well-established local entities to lure unsuspecting persons into possible danger with the worrying undertone of a possible attempt at human trafficking.The scammers are...
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Interactive TV to revolutionise hotel industry

School Report | Ascot overcoming challenges

The St Catherine-based Ascot High School has maintained its effectiveness rating of 'satisfactory' as assessed by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), despite the challenges presented by the low levels of literacy and numeracy among incoming...
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School Report | Sixth-form success at Ascot

The administrators at the St Catherine-based Ascot High School are gloating about the performance of its their sixth form, which was established in 2011.Academic performance has been consistently high as indicated by the pass rate in the Caribbean...
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Spotlight on BT, Lions clash - 2017-18 RSPL season kicks off

After a three-week delay, the 2017-2018 season of the Red Stripe Premier League will finally get going with four matches today and two tomorrow.As if to ease the fans into the season gently, the finalists and the promoted teams will not take to the...
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Get up, get active and keep moving - Powell’s new line of personal-care products to encourage healthier lifestyle

Jamaican sprinting star Asafa Powell is hoping that his new line of fitness and personal-care products will not only help to encourage a healthier lifestyle, but will also play an active role in the fight against breast cancer while providing...
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Hi-Lo going online - Grocery-shopping platform, deliveries for next year

Hi-Lo supermarket will be developing an online shopping platform, which it plans to roll out next year.Groceries ordered and paid for through the platform will be delivered to households, at additional cost, says General Manager of Hi-Lo Food Stores...
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Conduent to hold invitation-only job fair

Business process outsourcing firm Conduent Jamaica says it needs 300 workers and will be holding a job fair for pre-selected applicants, in a departure from its open-door invitations last year that resulted in the company’s complex being...
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Song from Jah Jah Yute's album on TBS TV series

New Jersey-based reggae artiste Jah Jah Yute is smiling from ear to ear because a track from his latest album has ended up on the upcoming TBS television series The Last O.G.Jah Jah Yute's single Rough Life, from his recently released album Fresh...
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Paul Campbell recovers from heart attack ... Gives up smoking, continues working

Popular Jamaica actor Paul Campbell is today counting his blessings following a heart attack earlier this month.The incident happened while the actor was at his Florida residence, just a week before the passage of Hurricane Irma.Campbell, in an...
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Editorial | Speak, Mrs Parchment-Brown

In essence, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Donna Parchment-Brown, the political ombudsman, to butt out. For, on government contracts, of their award and execution, she has no jurisdiction. These are matters for the National Contracts...
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Martin Henry | Getting things done

So Miss Paula has finally got off her high horse of prosecutorial dignity and resorted to blocking the road! Or has she moved her office as director of public prosecutions to South East St Mary? How else do you explain the rapid response she's got...
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Not real news | A look at what didn't happen this week

A look at what didn't happen last weekA 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. The Associated Press checked these out...
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New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP):A strong new earthquake shook Mexico yesterday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people...
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Celebration of cross-cultural experiences

The world is a global village, it is said, and what better way to explore this village than to experience first-hand the land, culture, tastes, sounds that are diverse, intriguing. Since 2000, more than 350 Jamaicans can share their testimonials of...
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Parent as a consumer of education

In the traditional framework, education is based on the 'ability of the average' to receive, understand, and reproduce a body of work.As parents, this means that we may not consider how our children learn, or even what they are learning, until our...
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The 2018 Subaru XV is here

Jamaica's oldest car dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), has pulled the wrappers off the all new 2018 Subaru XV. This is just a short time after the mid-summer early launch in Japan, Europe, and Australia.The cavernous KIG showroom was...
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You may not live in Florida or Texas, but your insurance rates could spike because of hurricanes

You may not live in one of the areas hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but that doesn't mean your insurance rates will go unscathed.Motorists and homeowners throughout Texas and Florida as well as those who live anywhere from Alabama to Wyoming...
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Ian Boyne | Phillips scores in maiden outing

Perhaps the most important observation about Peter Phillips' historic presidential address to the annual conference of the People's National Party (PNP) was its sobriety, measured tone, and lack of demagoguery and hubris.He could have spent most of...
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Mark Wignall | Where is the report, Contractor General?

Two Wednesdays ago, I emailed the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) the following in relation to the St Ann Municipal Corporation:"Dear sirs, in late 2016, the contractor general said, in reference to his investigations so far, 'Hanover is a...
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Party with Purpose

Last Saturday evening, Barbican Beach was indeed transformed into a 'Fiesta Latina' for a worthy cause by the Latin American Women's Club of Jamaica in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy.It was a fun-filled night. Guests came...
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Beauty, brains and influence: Miss UWI Mona 2017, Brithney Clarke

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but for Brithney Clarke it's even heavier, because she wears two - Miss Preston 2016-17 and Miss UWI Mona 2017-18. The 20-year-old, who is a...
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