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Education minister to discuss future of Hampton board following apology from members

Education Minister Ruel Reid is to discuss the future of the board of the Hampton School for Girls after its members were forced to apologise to him for the manner in which it handled the request for the submission of a report on the conduct of the...
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New Alorica BPO facility to push employment in sector to 200,000

The J$4 billion investment in a new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility at the Portmore Infomatics Park in St Catherine by United States-based Alorica is expected to push employment in the sector to 200,000. Prime Minister Andrew Holness...
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Deportation crackdown - Fear spikes as US tightens policies on illegal immigrants

Veteran immigration attorney-at-law Dahlia Walker-Huntington is of the firm belief that the Jamaican economy will soon feel the sting of the ramped-up deportation exercises currently taking place in the United States.The heightened fear of...
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Operation Clean Sweep reaps success

The police have vowed to continue Operation Clean Sweep over the long term as they move to ensure order in public spaces.Operation Clean Sweep, which started last month, involves the deployment of police personnel in public areas to provide...
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'Grandstand if you want' - Tufton counters Opposition criticism of handling of toxic fumes at Cornwall Regional

Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has turned back stinging criticisms from his opposition counterpart over the issue of noxious fumes choking patients and staff at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James.Horace Dalley on Friday launched an...
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Steve Lyston | No one listens to you when you are poor

Ecclesiastes 9: 15-16 says, "Now, there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man. Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his...
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$3 million a month ... Caymanas Park lowers light bill in effort against illegal connections

Jason McKay, CEO of McKay Security, says the electricity bill at Caymanas Park has been lowered by more than $4 million over the last few years, helped largely by a continued effort to control illegal connections from neighbouring communities to the...
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INSPORTS could face legal action

The INSPORTS board of directors could find themselves facing legal challenges from Ian Andrews' labour attorney, John S. Bassie.Andrews was recently issued a suspension letter from Deputy Chairman, Newton Amos during a recent board meeting.The...
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Bank fees draining dormant accounts - JBA recommends long-term deposits

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) is suggesting that customers would be better off selecting a long-term savings or investment product offered by their banks, rather than leaving the funds idle in a regular savings account.Over time, such idle...
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JPS sees positive outcome from Softbank acquisition of Fortress Group

Power utility boss Kelly Tomblin views Softbank's acquisition of Fortress Investment Group, to which New Fortress Energy is affiliated, as positive for furthering plans to build out gas facilities in Jamaica,American company New Fortress Energy is a...
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Ward's curtains ready to rise by summer - $40-$50m budget to get theatre operational

Jonathan Greenland, executive member of the Ward Theatre Foundation, is the most optimistic he has been about restoration efforts since being part of the team.Following a meet-and-greet at the North Parade,...
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John Wick's second chapter bloody satisfying as first

It's easy to think that originality in Hollywood is dead. Case in point: The LEGO Batman Movie, a film built on a line of toys based on a comic book character. The cynic in me wants to give up on cinema altogether. Then a movie like 2014's John Wick...
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Editorial | Government must accelerate divestment

We keep our fingers crossed that after its overlong gestation, the divestment of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) will finally be delivered. Under the agreement recently signed between the Government and the gaming company, Supreme Ventures Limited, the...
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Michael Abrahams | Marriage – not for everyone

One morning, a few weeks ago, I went to my office and planned to catch up with the overwhelming load of paperwork on my desk and not make any appointments. However, three patients of mine contacted me, asking to be seen, and I obliged. It turned...
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Letter of the Day | Research centre for GC Foster welcome

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was pleasantly surprised by the revelations in an article by Gleaner sports reporter Rachid Parchment on Saturday, February 18, 2017 ('G.C. Foster to open research centre').The splendid...
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Maggotty students inspired by principal

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am compelled to pay tribute to my principal, Sean Graham, for his inspirational leadership at Maggotty High School. It is not common that a principal of any school can enjoy such great overwhelming support among the students he...
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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad yesterday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.It was the first flight...
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Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances

MUNICH (AP):United States Vice-President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honour its commitments to end...
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'Twas Trending... Adele versus Beyoncé, keeping up with Rob and Chyna and so much more

Things are heating up on the international scene. We have the inside scoop on this week’s 'Twas Trending. Adele vs Beyoncé The Recording Academy certainly did not expect Adele to break her Grammy into pieces to share the Album...
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Five signs you might be depressed

On a daily basis, many of us may have moments when we feel sad, or overwhelmed.   However, when we tend to feel this way over an extended period of time, it might be a bit more than a stressful day — we maybe suffering from...
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