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Fulltime report: Mattocks and Mariappa score, but Jamaica lose 2-3 to Nicaragua

When Jamaica tackle Nicaragua in their second-leg football match next week Tuesday in Managua, the Reggae Boyz must win to have any chance of advancing any further in their quest for a place at the 2018 World Cup final in Russia.
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FOOTBALL: Nicaragua shock Jamaica with 2-0 lead at half-time in World Cup qualifier

At half-time, Nicaragua hold a shock 2-0 lead over Jamaica's Reggae Boyz in their first-leg CONCACAF World Cup qualifying football match at the National Stadium in Kingston. Captain Manuel Rosas gave his team the lead at the fourth minute,...
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Multi-million dollar fix-up - CHASE to spend nearly $95 million renovating corporate offices

Nearly $95 million is to be spent renovating the corporate office of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund located at Belmont Road, St Andrew.Cabinet in June approved the award of a contract in the...
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Tessanne to the rescue - Jamaican songbird reportedly to headline ruling coalition's final election mass rally in Trinidad

Caught-up in a dogfight to retain its hold on power in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the People's Partnership has turned to Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin to help pull out a bumper crowd for its final mass rally before Monday's...
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St Peter's locks out craft vendors, accuses them of harassment

Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Morant Bay

For practitioners of many major world religions, pilgrimages are an important part of exercising faith and demonstrating belief. Described as a physical or spiritual journey to a shrine or other location of religious significance, pilgrimages figure...
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Joel Nelson - Dedicated member of the Jehovah's Witnesses

The New Testament scripture of Matthew posits that men should go into the world and make disciples of people by baptising and teaching them the ways of the Lord.One such denomination that has made the mission their own is the Jehovah Witness (JW), a...
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Ramdin axed, Holder to lead Test team

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC(:Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been axed as Test captain after just 15 months in charge and replaced by rising star and one-day skipper Jason Holder for the tour of Sri Lanka next month.The 23-year-old, who has played...
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Taylor named women's captain

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):Marquee batsman Stafanie Taylor has been appointed the new captain of West Indies Women, replacing the long-serving Merissa Aguilleira.The change was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday as it named the 18-...
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Lasco Manufacturing to add new filling line by January - Continuing expansion programme now costed at US$50m

Lasco Manufacturing Limited is to upgrade its capacity by next January to meet increasing demand for its iCool beverage line, Chairman Lascelles Chin has said.The company is adding a new filling line in the continuation of its expansion programme...
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Carreras to launch new smokes, double bike distribution

Carreras Limited plans to introduce new cigarette products under its Craven A brand in another two weeks, Managing Director Marcus Steele has said.Among other things, the new products are aimed at recovering ground lost to cigarette smugglers,...
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Carlene Davis gets first Billboard Top 10 hit - 'Dripping Blood', the only gospel album on that chart

Dripping Blood by recording artiste Carlene Davis is the only gospel album in the Billboard reggae Top 10, and it has been this way for the past four weeks.The album, which debuted at No. 2 last month, now sits at No. 7 on the chart and is flanked...
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DJ Sanjay to deliver at Absinthe tonight

Absinthe 'Road Block' is set to take over New Kingston tonight as the promoters continue to celebrate a 10-year-long milestone with Red Stripe as title sponsor. We caught up with DJ Sanjay from Coppershot sound who will be one of the DJs at the...
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Editorial: Where will this election money come from?

The issue of campaign financing is again receiving national attention, as Jamaica races towards a general election following hints by Portia Simpson Miller, the prime minister and president of the People's National Party (PNP).It takes money to run...
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Tony Deyal: The low-down on French cuts

In cricket, there is an inadvertent stroke called a French cut. A cricket blogger known as 'Stuart' describes it jokingly and ironically as "one of the most productive shots in cricket, but one hard to master. It involves deliberately striking the...
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Letter of the day: JAAA must unite athletics forces

THE EDITOR, Sir:Twelve medals, with more than half of them gold, was the final count for Team Jamaica following the conclusion of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Our men and women, even those who...
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Erect new court building in MoBay

Kindly afford me the opportunity to agree with Robert Dalley, writing in the People's Report section of The Gleaner of Saturday, August 22, that Montego Bay should be given a new court building with modern equipment...
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Guatamalan President resigns in corruption probe

GUATEMALA CITY (AP):Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court yesterday morning to hear the charges against him.Spokesman Jorge Ortega said...
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Obama gets key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP):President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign-policy victory yesterday as Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and Israel's...
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Ask the doc: My pastor is all about young people

Q My eight-year-old does little work at school and will complete his schoolwork at home with me beside him. How do I change this behaviour?A Have you asked your son why he does little academic work at school? Depending on the response you get, you...
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Ounce of Prevention: How to eat properly

A MAJOR truth I have constantly reminded readers of is: you are what you eat. But that's not all. You are also how you eat. Yes, the way you eat your food is also extremely important. Here are some useful tips on how to eat.Eat primarily for...
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