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UWI academic warns there should be no 'Brexit' in CARICOM

One regional academic is warning that Britain’s separation from the European Union (EU) will impact the economies of CARICOM members and is urging regional leaders not to allow this to influence a similar decision in the group. University of...
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PNP national executive council holds marathon meeting

Members of the Opposition Peoples' National Party (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) say they are prepared for a marathon meeting today. The meeting, which started at 10 a.m at the University of the West Indies School of Engineering lecture...
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Killer cops - Some 300 policemen linked to majority of fatal shootings over past four years

A policeman implicated in 21 incidents which ended with the fatal shooting of civilians over the past six years remains in the force despite concerns by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)."The Police High Command has been...
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Justice system stalls INDECOM - Almost 100 cases against cops moving at snail's pace through the courts

More than 95 cases involving cops charged with various crimes, including murder, by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are meandering through the court system as several issues delay the quest for justice.This has caused INDECOM...
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Hospitality Jamaica

UK Caribbean infrastructure fund approves steam engine railway for Portland, St Mary

Funding fears - Jamaica could lose international grants to fight HIV/AIDS by 2018

With the international financing institution, The Global Fund, set to transition its support from Jamaica come 2018 as a result of the country's middle-income status, some local groups are expressing concern that the gains made in fighting HIV/AIDS...
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Derby disqualification! - Orpheus given victory; Future King, Bigdaddykool relegated

High drama engulfed Caymanas Park yesterday following a double disqualification in the 96th running of the Cal's Jamaica Derby over 2400 metres for native bred three-year-olds.In an exciting stretch duel involving the three top contenders, 2-1...
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Confident WI look to trump Aussies in final

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies will seek to write a happy ending to a promising Tri-Nations campaign when they clash with Australia in today's final, in a contest that brings together the champions of the Twenty20 and 50-overs World Cups.The...
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Contractor general carrying out 'review' of Caricel operator - Ian Moore, George Neil added as company directors

Telecom regulator the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) confirmed that it gave requested information about Symbiote Investments Limited, the holding company for Caricel, to the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) as part of a formal review.But...
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Jamaica Producers sells mining company, braces for Brexit

Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) has sold its stake in Four Rivers Mining Company to Jamaica Aggregates Limited, a deal that calls for the new operators to pay royalty to the food and logistics conglomerate.But with that now out of the way, Jamaica...
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Hollywood celebs share craft with young J'cans

Christina and Andrew Bachelor started the RuJohn Foundation in 2003 to honour the memories of their Jamaican grandparents, Ruth and John...
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Roy Black | Laurel Aitken was 'Godfather of Ska'

Laurel Aitken has the distinction of being the first Jamaican in popular music to expose the island's music to the outside world. Aitken's exploits in the United Kingdom (UK) forged a new wave of musical transformations that changed the lives of...
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Editorial | Holness must drive consensus on Tivoli report

Peter Bunting's response in Parliament last week to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry report was to hail it as a vindication of the People's National Party's (PNP) decision, when it was previously in opposition, not to support an extension of...
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Carolyn Cooper | ¿Qué pasa, Jamaica? Wa a gwaan?

On a recent visit to Cuba, Prime Minister Andrew Holness got the bright idea to make Spanish an official language of Jamaica. That's what's going on! I don't think the PM fully understands the implications of his sudden decision.What makes a...
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Obama immigration plan blocked - Supreme Court vote ends in deadlock

WASHINGTON (AP):The Supreme Court deadlocked yesterday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the United States (US) illegally from deportation and granted them work permits, effectively killing the...
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Cop acquitted, officials urge patience, respect

BALTIMORE (AP):A judge found a Baltimore Police van driver not guilty of all charges in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose broken neck in police custody set off Baltimore's worst riots in decades.Six officers were charged in Gray's death,...
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When you hit a plateau or spiral downward

This situation happens to everyone in all industries and it doesn't discriminate for gender, class, background, or education even to NY Times Best-selling Authors. You have to constantly be on the go, be consistent, and disciplined when it comes to...
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Gregg, Hutchinson take Macklin Peterkin rally

Gregg, Hutchinson take Macklin Peterkin rallyNeville GrahamStaff ReporterWhen the Joel Jackson ópiloted 2008 Subaru STI N14 crackled and popped its way to the start line last Sunday, it signalled that the first of nine cars meant business in the...
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Hyundai makes statement at Barbican Square

Hyundai vehicles inundated Barbican Square, St Andrew, two Saturdays ago as new-car dealer Magna Motors had an all-day display and test drive opportunity, which many persons took advantage of, getting a look at and feel of the brand's models. The...
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John Rapley | Brexit: dilemma or deliverance?

The result was decisive and the outcome clear. However, Britain's future in the wake of its decision to leave the European Union is now anything but obvious. Rather, the country has taken a huge leap into the unknown. And its ride there is very...
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Orville Taylor | Tek Brexit and mark death: No to Jamxit

When someone finds something repugnant, they often say, "EU!" And that is exactly what the British have said.After 43 years of being in the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) has lost its appetite for a federation and said 'no' to a...
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Ruel celebrates 50!

In the company of dozens of well-wishers, friends and family members, Senator Ruel Reid celebrated his 50th birthday on Saturday, June 18 at Jewel Runaway Bay Resort in St Ann.Guests from Jamaica and overseas included members of...
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Will my enlarged prostate affect my sex life?

Q I recently had a full medical check-up and was told that my prostate was slightly enlarged.I am very concerned about this, doc! I have started thinking about my sex life and wondering whether I am going...
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