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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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'Duppy' reprisals? - Port Morant residents fear blame by thugs for 'Film's' death

While some residents expressed relief at news of the shooting death of Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, the man dubbed Jamaica's most wanted criminal, others in the area in which he was killed by police fear that there may be reprisals.Perry, who had been...
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School Report | Reformation - B.B. Coke High School cuts shift system, offers more subjects and co-curricular activities

These days, the B.B. Coke High School in Junction, St Elizabeth, no longer faces repeated requests for the transfer of students placed there through the Grade Six Achievement Test.That reflects brighter days for the school, which has been turning...
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CaPRI | Harnessing the power of the people: Resolving Jamaica's petty corruption problem

On Wednesday, September 13, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) convened 30 stakeholders to discuss a proposed anti-corruption innovation. The high-level breakfast, held at the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington building, was designed to...
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Government to stand surety for bonded students

The Government will stand surety for tertiary-level students having difficulty identifying a guarantor for a loan from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB), under the condition that they are enrolled at a teacher-training institution and are willing to...
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Finding strength - Boys' Town's Wayne Williams learning to cope with recent death of girlfriend

The start of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season has caught Boys' Town midfielder Wayne Williams in a sombre mood. Losing their opening game to Humble Lion at the Barbican Complex yesterday did little to lift the mood of the player. Williams...
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Russell excited at prospect of home title defence

Junior North American Boxing Federation middleweight champion Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell has said that it is an amazing and special feeling to have the opportunity to defend his title in front of the Jamaican public in January.The location for the...
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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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Sports bars, lounges breathing new life into live music

Restaurants, bars and lounges are beginning to offer more than just a spot to have dinner and drinks. However, over the past few months, these 'chill spots' have begun to breathe new life into the live entertainment scene by offering a midweek...
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'Victoria and Abdul' the unconscionable

Victoria and Abdul tells the story in which Queen Victoria found friendship in the most unlikely of places, from a lowly Indian merchant.It is a film that will present itself as harmless, something you watch on a Sunday afternoon. A feel-good,...
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Editorial | Accelerate election finance regime

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' attempt at scolding Donna Parchment Brown for her presumed meddling in matters in which he believes she has no place, reminds us that there is unfinished business to enhance political transparency and limit the ability...
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Garth Rattray | Cruel social media practices

I recently saw a young lady who was extremely close to her younger cousin. In fact, they were like sisters. She was severely emotionally traumatised when she saw (viral) photographs of her little cousin's mutilated dead body appear on her smartphone...
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Letter of the Day | Prosecute people for taking footage at crime scenes

THE EDITOR, Sir :It really perturbs me seeing individuals being so caught up in taking pictures and making videos of injured persons then posting them on social media, instead of rendering...
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Letter of the Day | Don't give JTA upper hand, Minister!

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid is arguably the most engaged minister of government, presiding as he does over three substantial portfolios despite being a novice in the...
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Macron's party suffers hit in French Senate election

PARIS (AP):French President Emmanuel Macron's upstart centrist party suffered its first electoralblow Sunday, as traditional conservatives dominated Senate elections amid mounting disenchantment with...
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Hopes of finding Mexico quake survivors dwindle

MEXICO CITY (AP):Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two sites left where searchers...
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JWN'S Joy Spence among Food and Wine's Top 20

If the rate at which accolades pouring in is anything to go by, then Jamaica's Joy Spence is truly mellowing like finely aged wine.The J. Wray and Nephew Limited Master Blender has just received another...
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Tessenie Mowatt: Fluffy & Fine

Tessenie Mowatt knows what it's like to have body parts you want to hide. But now, she has learnt how to make those 'flaws' beautiful and stylish and has evolved into a confident woman...
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