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PM reports 726 murders in Jamaica since January

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reported that since the start of the year, a total of 726 persons have been murdered in Jamaica - that's a one per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period last year or an ...
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Massive fire along Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew

Firefighters are battling a major blaze raging at a warehouse along Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew. The fire started this morning. The flames have since engulfed the building. A man was rescued from inside the building by firefighters. Strong wind is...
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Lockdown - Jamaicans go into hiding as news of sweeping deportation raids drives fear into immigrants

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement last week of impending sweeping deportation raids beginning on Sunday has rattled communities across the North American country, sending several undocumented immigrants, including Jamaicans, into...
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Bunting urges Comrades to bank on his integrity

Mandeville, Manchester: People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting did not mince words during the launch of his Rise United campaign on Sunday in Manchester as he knocked the governing Jamaica Labour Party and sought to...
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Hotels pose NO OBSTACLE to airplanes after runway expansion

Growth & Jobs | From the market to university

MAY PEN, Clarendon: Twenty-four-year-old Noveter Nesbeth is defying the odds and standing tall as an inspiration in her community. The resident of Paisley Avenue in Clarendon will, in a few months, complete her bachelor of science degree in...
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‘We’ll keep fighting’ - Sunshine Girls vow to give everything in spite of slim semi-final chance

Liverpool, England: There was a look of shock and sadness on the faces of the Sunshine Girls as they walked off the court at the M...
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Step up in Plummer’s absence! – Menzies

As Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz get ready for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 26 to August 11, they have been hit with the news that captain and central defender Konya Plummer will miss the tournament through injury. However, head coach...
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In this February 8, 2019 file photo, the logo for Citigroup appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Citigroup profits rise, helped by higher interest rates

Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its second-quarter profits rose by 7 per cent from a year ago, helped by higher interest rates, a lower tax rate and a strong economy. Citigroup is the first of the big Wall Street banks to report results this...
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JMMB Real Estate Fund offers up to 78% return (Advertorial)

Financial experts tout real estate as one of the most viable assets you can invest in, as it typically offers investors above-average returns, with less risk, when compared to stocks, and gives you the opportunity to diversify your investment...
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Dale Elliott sprints after Hollywood dream

Many thought that when social-media application Vine bit the dust a few years ago, its demise would have brought down with it the popular personalities who had built reputations and fan bases there with often hilarious six-second-long videos. What...
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Oliver eyes Sebastian role in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Unsure if Disney Channel has already cast the role of Sebastian the crab in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Oliver Samuels is hopeful that he will be considered. The Jamaican ‘King of Comedy’ said that if he is selected to play the...
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Editorial | Integrity Commission fails transparency test

At first glance, the report of the Integrity Commission, which was tabled in Parliament last week, seems like a fulsome review of its first year as Jamaica’s primary anti-corruption agency. But a closer look suggests that the commission is...
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Gordon Robinson | The 80/20 rule

I’m often asked how I’ve managed to stay married for 38 years and ‘with’ the same woman for 40. Today’s youth find it incomprehensible. Depending on the questioner’s perceived acuity, I give a variety of answers. My favourite way to ‘take the Mick...
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Letter of the Day | JamPsych supports paternity leave

The Editor, Sir: A father’s love and care is just as important as a mother’s role in children’s psychological health and in an array of psychological and behavioural problems. The Jamaican Psychological Society (JamPsych) believes that a visionary...
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Cricket: Of joy and heartbreak

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Sunday, the final of Cricket World Cup was played at the home of cricket, Lord’s. The pre-tournament favourites, England, was facing a plucky New Zealand team. Neither of these teams had won the trophy before, so it was bound to...
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Rains, landslides kill dozens, affect millions in South Asia

PATNA (AP): After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northern India and submerging parts of Bihar state, killing at least 14 people, officials said Monday. Farther east, 17 others were killed by flooding in...
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Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave

BEIRUT (AP): In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms, surgical masks and red hard hats toil under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered last month. They have so far...
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Mario Figueroa (centre), general manager of Jamaica Producers (JP) Farms representing JP Tropical Foods, congratulates the newly crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen, Sachique Daneika Williams (left) and the outgoing Miss St Mary Festival Queen Ackera Gowie, on their achievements during the Coronation held on Saturday, July 6, at the St Mary Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria.

Sachique Williams crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen

Sachique Williams has been crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen. The warmth, charm and charisma exuded by the winner, was evident from her opening sentences in which she displayed an unmatched confidence. “Words cannot express how elated I am...
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The last lap: Four down, only one to go!

The Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge kicked off the summer season with the first ever School’s Out 5K held at Emancipation Park, in New Kingston. Summer means more time to spend with family and friends who can join you in your summer workout...
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Kingston Wharves donates to make learning more interactive

As part of its ongoing support for the Union Gardens Infant School, and to boost the school’s interactive learning programme, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) on July 4 donated a projector to the early-childhood institution, located on Daffodil...
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Shipping Schedule July 16-22, 2019

CARIB STAR JENNIFER SCHEPERS 17/07 ASIATIC HORIZON 18/07 TORONTO TRADER 18/07 CCNI ANDES 19/07 ZIM VIRGINIA 19/07 CSL SOPHIE 21/07 CMA CGM CMA CGM FORT ST LOUIS 16/07 CONTSHIP PRO 17/07 BOMAR PRAIA 17/07 SEABOARD SUN 17/07 O.M. BONITATIS 17/07...
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