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Jamaica to participate ZIKV vaccine clinical trials

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says Jamaica is to participate in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV). He says Jamaica’s participation forms part of an international...
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Hunting 'Duppy Film' - Did politician help Jamaica's most wanted escape police dragnet?

After updating the nation almost daily about their quest to capture the country's most wanted man, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, the security forces have gone eerily silent, and efforts to get an update last week proved unusually challenging.But a...
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'We want Steve' - Tivoli residents disappointed that trusted senior superintendent not returning

Several residents in the violence-plagued West Kingston Police Division were left angry recently when Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor quashed rumours that he had been sent back to lead the policing efforts in the area.McGregor's announcement...
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Reggae Sumfest set to make a 360° virtual reality turn

Fixing farming - Farmers weigh in on measures to grow the sector

Last year, the real value added for the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector declined by 0.1 per cent and accounted for 6.6 per cent of the country's gross domestic product.The reduced output of the sector was largely attributed to drought...
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'Mission accomplished' - Hyde creates history in 400m hurdles at IAAF World U-20 Champs

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland:Jamaica's Jaheel Hyde created history yesterday when he became the first athlete to win back-to-back titles in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.Hyde clocked 49.03 seconds to...
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Fraser-Pryce remains positive after placing third

LONDON, England: Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce described her injury-interrupted season as the most challenging one she has had to experience, but says she is remaining positive as she heads to the Rio Olympics looking to make...
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Downswing in creative market

The creative industries led by music, film, and dance generated less formal activity last year due to curtailed capital expenditure, a trend that included large festival Reggae Sumfest, according to official data.Government marketing arm JAMPRO, a...
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BOJ makes changes to management team

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) said last Friday that it has made two appointments to its management team and renewed the contract of one person.Dr Wayne Robinson, who has been appointed deputy governor on a five-year contract, will oversee the Research...
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Gospel artistes call for National Day of Prayer

The local gospel fraternity wants the Government of Jamaica to take a stance against the rising crime rate by "actioning" a national day of prayer.The call was made by a few well-known gospel artistes at the recently concluded Fun in the Son event...
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Pulse's Jeneil continues amazing run, new MAC, H&M star

Pulse model Jeneil Williams is enjoying 2016 after wrapping another fabulous year and possibly her best ever (2015) with new editorials in Glamour and SELF. But that was not all. Even with a career filled with superlatives as hers, her impressive...
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Editorial | Montague's special police needs clarity

There is merit to Robert Montague's pursuance of the police initiative to integrate private surveillance cameras into an expanded national CCTV network. It is an idea that this newspaper has supported in the past, for we have evidence of its...
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Daniel Thwaites | Ruel, we’ve had a problem!

I'm certain the parliamentary Opposition is taking note of something Andrew Holness either knew instinctively or just intuited: The electorate doesn't mind too much if election promises are broken. What matters is the emotional direction and...
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Alarm bells due to slippage in AIDS response in the Caribbean

"Complacency is largely responsible for the slippage in the AIDS response in the Caribbean".This is the view of the United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr Edward Greene, who was speaking from Durban, South Africa...
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Warner settles out of court with former Cabinet colleague

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):Former government minister Austin "Jack" Warner has agreed to pay a significant sum of money to his one-time colleague, Suruj Rambachan to settle a defamation lawsuit.The details of the agreement were not made public, but Justice...
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India Chronicles | Mud, wood, fire … food

Every evening, Savita Yadav religiously bathes, gets ready, goes into the corner of her home with a high zinc roof, the cemented courtyard lined with the pots of holy basil plants, pours ghee (clarified butter) on to the stack of fuel in a mud stove...
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Alarm alert - Vehicle security expert says systems inadequate

Evon Vassell of Diplomat Tracking Solutions Ltd has little comfort for motorists using one – or both – of the most popular methods of thwarting motor vehicle thieves. He dismisses car alarms and kill switches (which cut the supply of...
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US states sue VW, Audi, Porsche

ALBANY, New York (AP):New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating, accusing the German automakers of defrauding customers, misleading regulators, and then seeking to...
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Ian Boyne | Blythe no blight on PNP

Karl Blythe will be soundly thrashed by Portia Simpson Miller at her party conference in September and sent back as a scapegoat into the political wilderness. But that will be completely beside the point.Take his challenge as comic relief, as fodder...
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Gordon Robinson | The devil and the deep-blue sea

Jamaicans are spending too much time obsessing about Donald Trump. They can rest assured Trump doesn’t spend a millisecond thinking about them. Expressions of horror at Trump’s likelihood of becoming POTUS are everywhere. His utterances...
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How can I please my unfaithful wife?

Q Doc, I have a sad story to tell you. My beautiful wife has cheated on me - several times. I love her so much, and I can hardly believe that she has done this.Her lover is a young, athletic guy. I asked her why...
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For Women To Women- Empowerment Brunch Inspires

Love, tears and words of inspiration filled the Blue Mountain Suite at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, last Sunday morning, as For Women to Women hosted an empowerment brunch.The organisation...
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