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UPDATE: It's Official! Ireland votes to lift abortion ban

The Republic of Ireland has voted 66.4 per cent to 33.6 per cent to overturn the ban on abortion in that country. The official result of the abortion referendum was announced earlier today, sealing a landslide win for those in favour of repealing...
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NIDS for child safety - Ministry could replicate Greater Portmore High's electronic system

A computer-based electronic identification system, introduced by Greater Portmore High School, as part of its entry in the Ananda Alert Safe School Competition, has won the backing of Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth...
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Holness, Phillips send congrats to Mottley on election win

The rise of Mia Amor Mottley to the pinnacle of the Barbados political landscape is not lost on Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who hailed her victory in the Caribbean island-nation's general election as proof again that women could ascend...
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Youth Day - a time to rejoice

The young people's department of the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Yallahs, St Thomas, hosted their seventh annual Youth Day on Wednesday.The day of worship and activities saw youth, who were richly clad in bright colours, in full...
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Eugene test for Thompson

The best women's 100 metres field of the season will assemble in Eugene, Oregon, today at the annual Prefontaine Classic.Standing ready will be Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson. The 25-year-old will face world champion Tori Bowie...
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Diamond Debate | Hot 100m expected at Prefontaine

Raymond Graham: Despite no major championships this year, fans are in for some excitement and one of the events that should attract a lot of attention, is the women's 100 metres.AndrÈ Lowe: It's been an exciting start to the season and things should...
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Sagicor hotel deal to close, directors get age reprieve

  The sale of Sagicor Group Jamaica’s hotel assets to Playa is scheduled to close on Thursday, May 31, and with it the handover of the Jewel Dunn’s River, Jewel Runaway Bay, Jewel Paradise Cove, Jewel Grande and Hilton Rose Hall...
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First Global to take lead on agency banking

First Global Bank faces limitations on the range of services it would like to offer through an agency banking network, based on the rules set by the Bank of...
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CeCe Winans for Gosplash in August

CeCe Winans is the headliner for this year's staging of Gosplash. The event, which is being promoted by Action Entertainment, will take place on Emancipation Day, August 1, at the Liguanea Golf Academy in New Kingston."CeCe Winans cuts across...
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Rondell Positive gives scholarships to eastern Jamaica students

Ten students in Eastern Jamaica will receive Heart Praise Great Start scholarships to fund the first three years of high school. The scholarships are being made possible through the efforts of Rondell Positive and his team."My purpose is impact....
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Editorial | JFF should embrace GC Foster

We believe G.C. Foster College lecturer Dwight Angus when he suggests that the institution is capable of lifting Jamaica's football to greater heights, in similar fashion to the success it has achieved in track and field.Now in its 38th year, the St...
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Owen Speid | Ill-prepared for PEP

If there was ever research done to reveal the impact of the Revised Primary Curriculum and the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) on the outcomes of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, I would certainly like to see...
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Letter of the Day | Save Heroes Park

THE EDITOR, Sir:Having heard the ongoing debate surrounding the construction of a Parliament building and other government entities in the Heroes Park area, it is evident that the social, economic, and environmental consequences of this project...
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We must demand change!

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write out of a place of deep concern for the current state of our country, Jamaica. This is not meant to point fingers, or to pass any judgement, but to simply ask what has happened to the values we once held in high esteem, such...
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Forecasters expect active Atlantic hurricane season

U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they were expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to...
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Missile that downed MH17 killing 298 people came from Russia - Probe

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday...
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