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Fraser-Pryce pulled by coach for 4X100m final, sore hamstring grounds Bolt at World Relays

NASSAU, Bahamas: There’s trouble brewing, as information surfacing from sources within Jamaica’s team at the just concluded IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas is that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was actually pulled from the women’s...
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Double tragedy - Shooting of cop, suicide of colleague leave St Ann in mourning

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in St Ann were yesterday left mourning the loss of two of their colleagues when a constable was apparently driven to suicide after killing his close friend. While witness reports could not settle on...
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Diaspora vote not on the cards ... for now

In light of recent discourse around the rights of eligible Jamaicans in the diaspora to vote, Arnaldo Brown, state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is seeking to make it clear that migration is not a basis for...
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Hospitality Jamaica Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Hundreds pay last respects to Jeffrey McKitty

Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects to the popular hotelier and custos rotulorum for St Mary, Jeffrey McKitty, who passed away last month following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer."He was a recipient of the Governor General's...
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Jamaica Association for the Deaf celebrates 77 years

It is Child Month, and in a gesture to show their solidarity against child abuse, scores of persons are expected to be attired in blue ribbons today and throughout the week, as the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) celebrates it 77th...
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USA, Jamaica pump up WC 4x100 clash

NASSAU, Bahamas:There was a flash of annoyance across Usain Bolt's face after he and his 4x100m teammates finished at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays in The Bahamas on Saturday night.After all, second place...
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West Indies beat England

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP):The West Indies completed a tense, hard-fought victory over England by five wickets in the extended final session of the third day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval yesterday.The hosts were set 192 to win and...
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TAJ tackling credit card fees, tax reporting as administrative upgrades

In pursuit of administrative changes to make tax collections more efficient, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has deployed new software and, through the Ministry of Finance, is pushing local banks to reduce fees associated with tax...
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BSJ develops standards for 'bag drink' production

Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has developed standards for the production of 'bagged drinks', which over the years have become a hot sell for drink manufacturers but are largely produced under conditions that are unmonitored.Bag drinks or bag...
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Courtleigh chock-full - of laughter

LIME Comedy CafÈ is on the move. Its first stop away from its accustomed South Beach CafÈ base was the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, last Wednesday. Organisers Ellis International chose the venue because "it's a nice place for comedy, with...
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'Avengers' performs box office heroics

LOS ANGELES (AP):The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering US$187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest US opening of all time, according to Rentrak estimates...
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Editorial: Supporting the move on MOCA

Tabling the DNA bill, as groundbreaking as that law will be, was not the only significant procurement made by Peter Bunting, the national security minister, in Parliament last week.Something that escaped attention was his disclosure that the Cabinet...
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It isn't easy being a woman

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them. That well-known quote from Desiderius Erasmus indicates the complexity of the female sex. Women fascinate me. I admire, respect and appreciate them, and the older I get, the more I...
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Letter of the day: Sugar is not too big to fail

THE EDITOR, Sir:The proposed imposition of a cess on imported sugar in the manufacturing sector goes against the spirit of free-market capitalism.If we accept that in a free market, companies and industries in an economy go through a life cycle,...
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Yallahs police shining examples

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to express my sincere gratitude to two great Jamaican institutions, the University of Technology, Jamaica and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, for whetting my appetite for voluntary service. All students pursuing a degree at...
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Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

YOLA (AP):Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free.They were among a group of 275 children and women rescued from...
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British leaders in final push before May 7 election

LONDON (AP):The leaders of Britain's main political parties used the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the general election.Prime Minister David Cameron and his rivals rallied supporters in the final weekend of...
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