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Samuda is the new JOA president

Attorney Christopher Samuda was on Tuesday voted in as the new president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). Samuda, who served as Secretary General under the immediate past president Mike Fennell, who did not seek re-election after 40 years...
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Noxious fumes affecting Cornwall Regional Hospital again; nurses fall illAudio

It appears that poor air quality is again affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James. President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Janet Coore Farr, says five nurses had to seek treatment this morning after falling...
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Holy tears - Classmates mourn slain 11-year-old

It's been four days since masked gunmen aimed their guns at a group of men in the Fleet Street area of central Kingston last Thursday night, killing 11-year-old Taysha Hughes in their rampage.Her death has ignited an outpouring of sentiments in...
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Fleet Street killing sparks march - Residents want peace and reconciliation

Moved to action by last week's horrific murder of 11-year-old Taysha 'Angel' Hughes, Fleet Street residents in Kingston staged a peace march yesterday in hope of spurring critical action on the path of the authorities in cauterising an ongoing turf...
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Brand Jamaica a hit at the JIE

Growth & Jobs | Jamaican Xperience with a difference - creating jobs too

A Doctor Bird seeming to greet visitors, as it swiftly flaps its wings and plunges its elongated beak into a fiery-red ginger lily in pursuit of nectar, is all the confirmation one needs to know that he is in for a truly authentic Jamaican treat....
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Interim JFF - president soon - Training centre renamed in honour of Captain Horace Burrell

The Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) board of directors is expected to make a decision on whether an interim president will be named, at a meeting on July 1 at the body's headquarters in New Kingston."The process is straightforward according to...
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Fennell promises smooth transition

Outgoing Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell promises a smooth transition of power for the incoming leadership and gives both presidential candidates, Vishu Tolan and Christopher Samuda, the vote of confidence to build on the...
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Arconic curbs sale of panels used on burnt London high-rise

American cladding maker Arconic on Monday said that it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite panelling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower as Britain's government sought to manage a...
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'State power run amok' - Appeal court upsizes award 2100% to pilot for confiscated plane

Jamaica's appeal court has massively upsized the award to a Bahamian pilot who had his plane confiscated by the State over unsubstantiated allegations of drug running, capping his two-decade fight for redress.The court effectively increased a lower...
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Sevana 'Loses It' in new TV series

Since she appeared on the scene, singer-songwriter Sevana's career has enjoyed relative success. Earlier this year, the 'Carry You' singer, opened for Protoje and the Indiggnation band across eight cities in the United Kingdom...
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Vinyl not only vintage - Pressing done abroad as J'can plants closed

Ahead of the organisation's 20th anniversary gathering (called a 'sit-in') of the Vinyl Records Collectors Association (VRCA) in St Andrew and St Catherine late last month, the organisation's Michael 'Louis' Owens dismissed any misconceptions of...
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Editorial | No to bullying of Qatar

It may seem distant and the issues complex, but Jamaica has good reasons to pay attention to the row, led by Saudi Arabia, between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours.Not least of why we should have an interest is that more than a handful of...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | Not one more dollar

Between mosquitoes and thieves, despite the campaign promise of the prime minister, I still can't sleep with my windows open.As the murder crisis intensifies, I look to the leadership of the country for a plan. A real plan. Not just tough-talking "...
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Letter of the Day | JFJ wrong about age of consent

THE EDITOR, Sir:The position taken by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in rejecting calls for the raising of the age of consent from 16 to 18 years old is, in the view of Hear The Children's Cry, incorrect, unhelpful, and an...
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Bartlett's lament has merit

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been following with great interest the howls of disapproval by media folks and their like-minded allies over comments made by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett regarding what he sees as the media's affinity for decorating its...
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Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP):Making a final push, United States President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare".Expressing frustration, he complained about...
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Supreme Court reinstates parts of Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travellers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action Monday is a victory for President Donald...
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'Twas Trending ... BET awards, feuding and a good old love story

From awards to pre-existing wars, we have all the weekend happenings in today's 'Twas Trending.   BET Awards   The highly anticipated BET Awards took place last night, and many tuned in to see the drab, the fab and all the winners...
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Five Benefits of Cucumber

When you think about cucumber, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s a tasty vegetable, then that’s great! But what about the health benefits? The answers will surprise you! See below the fantastic five health...
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Jamaica accedes to the Maritime Labour Convention

On June 14, 2017, Jamaica presented its instrument of accession to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) commonly known as the 'Seafarers' Bill of Rights'.MLC is the primary treaty which protects...
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Shipping schedule

VESSEL DATECarib StarTAIPEI TRADER 28/06HYUNDAI MERCURY 28/06FALMOUTH 30/06CFS PACORA 01/07UASC BUBIYAN 01/07CFS PACENO 01/07ZIM NINGBO 02/07CMA CGMFRISIA INN 27/06NADJA 27/06RIO THELON 27/06DUBAI EXPRESS 27/06ANGOL 28/06TAIPEI TRADER...
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Hanover's Leanora Watson full of verve at 105

Leanora Watson is one of Hanover's longest-living citizens, and at 105 years old, she is still flourishing and full of verve. Auntie Leah, as she is fondly known in Brissett, where she lives, was born in Mount Peace in the parish to James Watson and...
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