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Cops probing reports of police impersonators stopping motorists

The Police High Command says it is aware of a voice note being circulated on social media claiming that motorists are being stopped by persons dressed as police personnel and travelling in an unmarked vehicle with blue flashing lights. In a...
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Annan was a great humanitarian icon - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holiness says the world has undoubtedly lost a great humanitarian icon with the passing of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan.  Annan, 80, died this morning in Switzerland after a brief illness. In...
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Bad Vybz - Two jurors on Kartel murder case facing tough times overseas after seeking safe haven

Two of the jurors who handed down the guilty verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial in 2014 are claiming that their lives have been transformed into nightmares since then.The two are now living overseas and say it has been difficult trying to make...
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J'can casualty in Genoa - Westmoreland woman, husband and daughter among Italian bridge-collapse victims

WESTERN BUREAU:Hopes of finding Jamaican Dawna Munroe and her nine-year-old daughter Crystal were crushed last Friday when Italian authorities confirmed they were among the 43 people killed when a bridge they were driving across collapsed in Genoa,...
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The women of Beersheba - Almost all female parenting group ensuring that all students of their primary school return to classes fully equipped

Committed to the mantra, 'it takes a village to raise a child,' several parents in Beersheba, New Market, St Elizabeth, have joined forces in an effort to ensure that children at the Beersheba Primary School are fully ready for the start of the new...
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Police seek help to find killer dogs

The Spanish Town police are appealing for information from residents of Hampton Green and surrounding communities in St Catherine who may be able to assist them in their investigation in the death of 66-year-old Whittington Cole of Dempster Road,...
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Hue hails Whitmore - 'Coach giving home-based players more opportunities ...'

Former national midfielder Jermaine Hue has high praises for Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore's move to give local-based players more opportunities to represent the country.Last Friday, a senior men's team, made up of local-based players, beat Grenada 5-1...
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Easy for Azan's Peking Cruz

PEKING CRUZ took on SIR BUDGET in a speed blitz and left his older rival standing at the top of the lane to easily win yesterday's five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint.Partnered by Panamanian Dick Cardenas, three-year-old PEKING CRUZ...
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JSE exploring cryptocurrency trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.Consequently, the JSE based in Kingston has signed a memorandum of...
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Hike in hospital fees to hit insurers

Arising from the increase in user fees in public-health facilities on August 1 for individuals who have health insurance, local insurance providers say that they expect the annual payout to local hospitals to increase.Already, these charges have...
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Musical Chairs | Phillip Paulwell - a true bacchanalist

Opposition Spokesperson on Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has been to approximately 20 carnivals in the past 23 years - essentially the same number of years that he has been involved in politics."I believe in balance. I do not consider myself a...
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Blvk H3ro time travels for Levi's vintage Campaign

In promoting its new vintage clothing line, Levi's has recruited the looks of Unga Barunga, well-known producer and drummer of Notice Productions, along with up-and-coming reggae eccentric Blvk H3ro. "They just wanted a few images based on the film...
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Editorial | No banks for ganja business

Maybe when he gets around to the promised reorganisation of his Cabinet, which he says will happen in short order, Prime Minister Andrew Holness will act on Chris Tufton's not-so-subtle recent hint of where Jamaica's fledgling medical marijuana...
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Lebert Langley | UTech: funding the national university

The University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university, and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are to be empowered...
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Tributes flow for 'Mr UN' Kofi Annan

ACCRA, Ghana (AP):Tributes flowed in from around the world yesterday as official confirmation came that Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat, and the first black African to become United Nations secretary general, had died at age 80.His...
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Busy Putin dances at Austrian wedding, talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN (AP):Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister yesterday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Austrian authorities imposed tight...
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Online learning can - prepare students for - a fast-changing future

Take a moment to think back to the first classroom you ever entered. Whether it was at school or a nursery, chancesare there was a blackboard, with coloured chalk where you focused most of your attention. You were probably working from a booklet or...
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Cries of Anguish, Cries of Hope: The Voice of Christena Williams

Book: Black GoldAuthor: Christena AV WilliamsCritic: Glenville Ashby, PhDFrom the outset Christena Williams appears tepid,but slowly, she grows infervour.Her tone and unremitting cadence define a soul rebelling against mediocrity, lassitude, and,...
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Full speed forward for Fraser McConnell

NG Road Racing member and motorsport competitor, Fraser McConnell is only accelerating as he paves his way in local as well as international motorsport. The young man was on the track from early as merely a nine-year-old with a love for engines and...
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Suzuki Swift - an upgrade in design

Since the mid-90s Suzuki has been a favourite among Jamaicans in the subcompact car category. At the time, its lightweight sheet metal body, large cargo space, good fuel consumption, and affordable price were things buyers appreciated.Now 34 years...
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Dollar devaluation is serious business

Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Nigel Clarke seems to be doing everything to play down the continued decline of the Jamaican dollar and the devastating impact of reaching a record low. Last Thursday, it closed at $137.35.In a column in last...
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Abortion: whose choice is it?

I see the on-again, off-again abortion debate was on again for nine days or so.According to media reports, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, moved by experiences of her constituents which they relayed to her (THE reason for any MP to move ANY motion in...
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Melodies and Diaries of Stephanie Wallace

"When I was young, I was certain of two things. I wanted to be a singer and a writer. I'm now living that dream."- Stephanie Hava WallaceGrowing up was a dynamic experience for Stephanie Wallace, who moved from being raised in rural St Catherine,...
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Get Your Pickney Pampered

Get your Pickney PamperedKids will now sit in comfort as they take a break from the pressures of school and the exhaustion of the playground.Danielia McLean, inspired by her own journey as a mother, recently opened the doors to Pickney Pampering...
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