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Logos Hope book ship closes in Kingston until further notice amid cement company protest

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair  has been closed to the public until further notice.   This is due to industrial unrest among staff of the Caribbean Cement Company.   "We are grateful for the warm...
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US judge overturns four life sentences for sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

A United States high court has overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago. A federal judge explained that the decision is based...
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Assault on rape - Attorney supports Chuck's suggestion to replace term in law

A member of the legal fraternity is supporting a lawmaker's suggestion that Jamaica should consider scrapping the term 'rape' and categorising it as one example of sexual assault.Under Jamaican law, rape is the penetration of the vagina with the...
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Some life sentences against Lee Boyd Malvo overturned

A United States high court on Friday overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago.A federal judge explained that the decision is...
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Doctor’s Advice | What do these two guys want?

Q Hello, Doc. What do boys mean by 'roasting a girl'?I am a female in my late teens and I suppose you could say that I have had a sort of 'disturbed' childhood. Anyway, I must admit that following this, I have done some real foolish things where sex...
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Raneil Thompson - Staying faithful to God in the hard times

It was nothing but strong faith that allowed Raneil Thompson and his family to keep going even when they did not have the means to do so.Thompson, who is only 22 years old, is no stranger to hard times and severe hunger.He told Family...
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Eugene showdown - Jamaicans brace for big tests at latest Diamond League stop

EUGENE, Oregon, (CMC):Elaine Thompson will renew her rivalry with Dafne Schippers in an all-star clash in the women's 200 metres, which will headline the third stop of the IAAF Diamond League at the Prefontaine Classic today.Thompson, the Rio...
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Flashback | Jamaican speed in Eugene

The date is May 31, 1975. The place is Eugene, Oregon. Having lost a tight 100 yard dash to top American sprinter Steve Williams, Don Quarrie is a step behind Williams as they emerge from the turn in the 220. Though his rival has run what DQ has...
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Red Stripe to add new production line, more beers

Desnoes & Geddes Limited, operating company for the Red Stripe Jamaica brewery, will invest €12 million or about $1.7 billion this year in order to develop a...
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Jack Ruby celebration and street festivals

Last weekend's second annual Jack Ruby Festival in Ocho Rios, St Ann, was an instruction in celebrating someone who was a community person. From what I have read about Lawrence 'Jack Ruby' Lindo and seen in footage on YouTube, he was intensely...
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Chart Watch - Billboard | Four albums move up in top five - Ifrica's 'Climb' re-enters chart at number 10

The top four albums in the Billboard Reggae Charts' top five for the week of June 3, 2017, have moved up from lower slots. This, of course, means that there have been casualties, and the biggest one is last week's number one, the Moment EP by The...
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Editorial | Fighting for our heritage

We applaud the latest efforts to restore the Ward Theatre to its place of cultural prominence in the capital's landscape. Making the iconic Ward Theatre one of the national Labour Day projects for 2017 was a major step in reversing its decline and...
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Lascelve Graham | Sports for students, not students for sports

Most children would love to represent their schools at something. Many don't because of a lack of confidence or because of circumstances beyond their control (e.g., being prevented by parents) or because...
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Letter of the Day | Don't sanitise rape; target culprits

THE EDITOR, Sir:Have you ever had a man press his body against yours without permission? Have you ever felt his weight crush your entire frame, muffling your screams? Have you ever tried to forget the stench of his...
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Thanks for repaved roads, but …

Within the last two months, we have seen the repaving of some of our roads in Montego Bay. As someone who lives and drives in the town and surrounding communities, I am very elated for...
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Bomber said to have told mother 'forgive me' before blast

MANCHESTER, England (AP):Britons faced stepped-up security as authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened on Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing.The investigation of...
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Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the United States and forced to be "modern-day sex slaves," according to an indictment unsealed yesterday that charges high-...
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