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Two killed in early morning crash on Spur Tree main road

Twenty-six-year-old Adrian Wilson of Hatfield, Manchester and 19-year-old Jamel Cox of Lincoln, Manchester today died from injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle crash on the Spur Tree main road. The Mandeville police say about 1:15 a.m.,...
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Search on for new BOJ governor

The search is on for a new governor for the Bank of Jamaica. The new governor will replace Brian Wynter whose contract is due to come to an end in November. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said in 2017...
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Vanessa Kirkland Murder Trial | Judge, prosecutor clash over crime-scene photos

A testy exhange of words between presiding judge Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick and lead prosecutor Kathy-Ann Pyke yesterday prompted the abrupt adjournment of the trial for the three cops charged with the 2012 murder of Immaculate Conception High...
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Ja silent on ‘new leader’ as protests rock Venezuela

Jamaica yesterday steered clear of endorsing Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, as interim president, even though the politician declared himself so in a defiant speech amid widespread protests against putative head of state Nicolas...
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Earth Today | Prioritisation of climate change non-negotiable for Caribbean islands’Non-negotiable

  THE TIME for procrastination on accelerated climate change adaptation and mitigation actions is past, evidenced by the recently published eye-opening special report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming and the devastating 2017 hurricane...
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Earth Today | Climate-change education comes to four communities

FOUR COMMUNITIES, among them Rocky Point in Clarendon, are to benefit from a climate- change education campaign, shortly to be launched by the internationally recognised Voices for Climate Change Education initiative of regional non-governmental...
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Compact 2019 racing schedule for Williams

Don’t look for sprint prospect Briana Williams to race here, there and everywhere in 2019. That’s because coach Ato Boldon plans to restrict her to 10 finals each in the 100 and the 200 metres. Boldon has imposed the cap for the second...
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Tourists take charge after Windies collapse

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,(CMC): West Indies lost four wickets in the last 38 minutes of the opening day to squander precious momentum and gift England the early advantage in the first Wisden Trophy Test here yesterday. Half-centuries from Shai Hope,...
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Hendrickson planning Jamaica’s tallest high-rise

  It would be the tallest structure in Jamaica if the plans gain traction, but for now, hotelier Kevin Hendrickson says the design of a 28-floor tower that he has under consideration for development in New Kingston is still going on the drawing board...
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Jamaica black castor oil market mostly exploited by foreigners

The market potential for Jamaica’s black castor oil in the United States alone stands at US$28 ­million (J$3.7 billion), but local producers are only tapping a fraction of that business, accordin...
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Dutty Berry makes it official

Over the past five years, Dutty Berry has worked tirelessly to build an online brand, which has surpassed his expectations. These days, fans of the comedian can find him hosting award ceremonies and other corporate events. Those gigs are a direct...
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‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history with best picture nod

LOS ANGELES (AP): Black Panther has broken through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step...
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Editorial | Debate worthy of Patterson’s crime commission

Unfortunately, P.J. Patterson’s proposal for a body similar to the Electoral Commission to provide oversight to Jamaica’s national security apparatus is being subjected to the rules of the old playbook. Rather than the idea being judged...
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Mark Wignall | The NWC doesn’t care

It’s an old story about old pipes and high pressure and precious water running into our gullies and eventually making its way to the salty sea. We know, of course, that it will come back later when the sun extracts it and dumps it as rain on...
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Letter of the Day | Dismantling gangs should be our priority in 2019

THE EDITOR, Sir: There have been good signs in the fight against crime in Jamaica in 2018. Much has been accomplished with the imposition of the zone of special operations and the state of emergency. We need to keep the momentum going this year to...
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In support of Chong, Geddes

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am appalled by the recent reports of the impasse between RUBiS and local gasolene retailers. The rapacious behaviour of this multinational is unbecoming and smacks of bias and impunity. When will we hold these large corporations...
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Country gets 5-party gov’t nearly 4 months after election

HELSINKI (AP): Latvia’s parliament on Wednesday approved the Baltic country’s new five-party, centre-right coalition government, nearly four months after a general election, breaking the deadlock on the formation of a Cabinet in the...
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Gov’t accepts Congo’s president-elect despite disputed election

JOHANNESBURG (AP): The United States says it welcomes the certification by Congo’s Constitutional Court of Felix Tshisekedi as the country’s next president, joining others in the international community in accepting the results of the...
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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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Joyful Blend - The Making of a Joyful Blend

Ahead of the 2019 staging of the annual RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards, Appleton Estate’s master blender Joy Spence sat down to lunch with the British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, CMG....
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Grace makes sweet reveal

Grace Foods, the brand that so many know and love, is renowned for being a Jamaican household name. Recently, the company announced that they would be making a big reveal last Sunday, whetting th...
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