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Jephthah Ford found guilty of corruption charges

Well-known medical doctor Jephthah Ford has been found guilty of corruption charges. The verdict was handed down in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a short time ago by Parish Judge Simone Wolfe Reece. He is to return to court on August 22 when a date...
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$2 billion needed to fence state schoolsAudio

Some $2 billion is needed to erect fences at state schools across the island. This was revealed by Director of Safety and Security in Schools in the Ministry of Education, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Coleridge Minto. Speaking on Independent Talk...
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J'cans will design, build new Parliament building - UDC

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the new Parliament building will be definitely designed and built by Jamaicans, a position, it argues, that was always held, but which was lost in the 'noise' of public controversy over whether there...
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North-South Highway toll could rise by up to 31% - Government considering proposal

The Government has confirmed receipt of a request for an up to 31 per cent increase in toll rate for the North-South Highway due to take effect on September 9.In a press release issued yesterday, Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry stated...
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Earth Today | Jamaica eyes revision of Adaptation Fund project

Jamaica has reportedly signalled its intent to propose an alternate use of the funds that were allocated for component one of its Adaptation Fund (AF) project, which, up to last year, was subject to public scrutiny amid opposition from Negril...
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Earth Today | Small islands to shape priorities at upcoming climate talks

AS THE world continues the waltz towards a secure climate future, the 23rd global climate talks set for November in Bonn, Germany, is to be led by a small-island developing state (SIDS) - Fiji.For some, this is a timely development and one that...
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Windies not fazed by underdog tag

BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC):Inexperienced West Indies will hope to silence their many detractors when they clash with a dominant England in the historic day/night opening Test at Edgbaston here on Thursday, in what is likely to be their sternest...
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Campbell backs Henry, Anderson

Veteran local coach Sylvester Campbell said interim Sunshine Girls coaches Sasher-Gaye Henry and Marvette Anderson should be given the job full time.Henry and Anderson were appointed interim coaches of the Sunshine Girls team until the end of this...
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NAFTA renegotiation gets under way

The United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the top US trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.President Donald Trump has called the 23-year-old trade pact...
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Two Western Union outlets in Spanish Town to be closed

In an effort to further enhance its network oversight and the protection of customers, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) and Western Union will be ceasing money transfer services at two additional locations in St. Catherine. The affected locations...
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Despite no money, Tribe Sankofa off to Barbados for Carifesta XIII

Tribe Sankofa, a local performing arts collective, will journey to Barbados on Friday for the Carifesta XIII Symposium.Founded and artistically directed by Fabian Thomas, Tribe Sankofa was established in 2011. They describe themselves as a...
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Samsung, Live Nation to Stream Coldplay live in virtual reality

Today, fans across more than 50 countries can tune in to the Live VR broadcast of 'A Head Full of Dreams Tour' from Soldier Field via Samsung Gear VR.Samsung Electronics America and Live Nation, will broadcast Coldplay's tour live in virtual reality...
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Editorial | Peter Bunting, Heroes Circle and Allman Town

The nationalist fusillade Peter Bunting trained on Chinese companies in Jamaica last week reminded this newspaper of a proposed project involving one of Beijing's firms on which sensible intervention by the opposition MP and entrepreneur would be...
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Mark Wignall | Fighting for relevance in the PNP?

In the latter part of the campaign leading up to the February 2016 elections, Dr Peter Phillips had seemingly taken on a pet political project - questioning Andrew Holness over the ownership and construction of a mansion in Beverly Hills.The small...
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Letter of the Day | Pride in Jamaica

The Editor, Sir:This year, thousands of members of the local and diasporic Jamaican LGBT community and allies celebrated Pride in Jamaica. Throughout the week, I reflected on my own sense of pride and what it meant to be young, black...
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Leave the Chinese alone

THE EDITOR, Sir:Frankly speaking, the Master Builders Association and the Opposition who are backing them in their rant against the Chinese builders need to be quiet.Until they can show themselves to work efficiently and build roads and bridges like...
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Parliament repeals 'Marry the rapist' law

BEIRUT (AP):Lebanon's parliament yesterday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims.The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women's rights advocates....
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Obama's Charlottesville tweet is now the most-liked tweet ever

Virginia, United States (AP):He may not be the president anymore, but Barack Obama is still influential enough to break the Internet.The tweet Obama wrote in response to Saturday's white...
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Nothing wrong with a little bump and grind

Have you ever seen the picture of a man running away from his pregnant wife screaming, 'I poked the baby'? That is good for laughs but the truth is, sex during pregnancy is no joke. It can lead to an exploration of your flexibility while heightening...
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'Twas Trending ... highs and lows of IAAF World Championships

This week on 'Twas Trending, we have World Championships and a Wal-Mart glitch.  Farewell Bolt! Many Jamaicans were holding out for a gold, but the fastest man in history had to settle for a bronze. But that didn't seem to matter to...
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Taste of Summer with Chef Cunny

We still have a few weeks left in the season, so there is still time to enjoy a taste of summer with your very own blow out barbecue! Imagine this delectable spread - grilled corn on the cob, prepared not...
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Get in gear for INJ!N, powered by Red Stripe

INJ!N is here with new bitters, courtesy of Red Stripe.There was a special media mix-off held on Monday at the Gleaner Company (Media) Limited that had a head-to-head matchup between Teino Evans and Jody-Anne Lawrence. They were given five minutes...
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