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NWA closes St Thomas bridge for repairs

The National Works Agency (NWA) has closed a St Thomas bridge for repairs following protests by residents yesterday. In a release last evening the NWA said the Shooting River Bridge in the community of Ramble, St Thomas was being closed with...
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Bunting calls on police to discontinue strike action

The  Minister of National  Security, Peter Bunting is calling  on  members  of  the  Police Federation to discontinue  their protest action.  In a release, Bunting said such action is inappropriate for...
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Bauxite blockade - Gov't wants Noranda exports halted till J$3.5b levy paid

Saying that it is wary of the company's ability to pay if allowed to rack up arrears on production taxes on bauxite it ships from the island, the Government of Jamaica has sought a court injunction to stop Noranda from exporting the ore. Or it...
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Lawyer questions whether cops were out for revenge

The briefing given to a contingent of police personnel in the hours before they were deployed to the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens in search of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke came under much scrutiny yesterday.The West Kingston...
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Footprints: Retired Court of Appeal judge laid to rest

Family members and friends on Tuesday paid their last tributes to renowned retired Court of Appeal judge Boyd Humbert Glouster Carey, who died at his Florida home at age 85 on May 11.For those in his rather...
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Fun in the park

The dirt flew with every kick of the ball, and there was not much shade from the sun for the domino players, but that could not stop the fun as residents of four communities in the greater Allman Town area enjoyed a football and domino fiesta in the...
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Oral Tracey: Blatter, Warner, Burrell have been good for Ja's football

With former CONCACAF President and FIFA vice-president Austin 'Jack' Warner, as well as the man who was his immediate successor in those two prestigious positions, Jeff Webb, being two of the most prominent figures at the centre of the scandal that...
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Gaters, Sharpes in Elite League final

Clarendon Gaters upst-aged last season's beaten finalists, St Catherine Racers, 35-33, while St James Sharpes turned back Manchester Spurs 42-40 in the Berger Elite Netball League semi-finals at the Leila Robinson courts on Sunday night.The best-of-...
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Jamaican Government takes Noranda to court over bauxite levy

Saying it’s wary of the company’s ability to pay if allowed to rack up arrears on bauxite production taxes, Jamaica has sought a court injunction to stop Noranda from exporting the ore until their dispute over the levy rate is resolved...
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Policyholders protest payout - to former CLICO directors

The president of the CLICO Policyholder's Group, Peter Permell, has raised objections to plans to pay TT$48.5 million to 10 former directors and their companies.Permell, responding to media reports that CLICO had allocated the funds for the payout,...
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A near perfect theatre storm - Excellent Hurricane Honeymoon opens at Little Theatre

Pathetic fallacy - the writing technique of attributing human emotions to objects that are not alive, animals, or events in nature - reigned supreme at Saturday's excellent opening night of Jambiz International Limited's latest production, Hurricane...
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Int'l Reggae Day from Kgn to Bombay - Radio, online programme part of celebration

As International Reggae Day (IRD) celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, New York, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale in the United States; Honolulu in Hawaii; England's capital, London; and Bombay in India are among the cities joining in the annual...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons: In defence of Jinx

Now before you Shandy-bottle me, hear me out.There is a very real and present classism in Jamaica that we as a people are touchy about - as we should be. Too many times, we see blatant instances where those born into the privilege of inherited...
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Aubyn Hill: Politics behind NationGrowth squeeze

I read with strong disapproval the headline in the May 31, 2015 edition The Sunday Gleaner which claimed 'Aubyn Hill to pay $46m'. The court ruling to which you referred is a case involving NationGrowth and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ)....
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Letter of the Day: Bolt is not the neighbour from hell

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been observing the brouhaha on social media about 'Jinx' and her issues with Usain Bolt as her neighbour.I am one of his neighbours, not in the manner of Jinx, who lives in a gated community...
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Defend Ja's name from pro-gay bigots

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with a deep sense of sadness that I observe the unwillingness of the Jamaican Government to defend our strong human rights record. Jamaica is seemingly being targeted by powerful Western nations and the United Nations while our...
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Bankrupt homeowners can't void second mortgage

WASHINGTON (AP):A unanimous Supreme Court ruled yesterday that homeowners who declare bankruptcy cannot void a second mortgage even if the home is not worth what they owe on the primary mortgage.The justices ruled in two Florida cases that bankrupt...
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Iraq veteran arrested in Washington state triple homicide

SPOKANE, Washington (AP):A decorated Iraq war veteran and son-in-law of one victim in a triple slaying near Spokane remained in custody Monday after the people were shot and their home was set on fire, a newspaper reported.Roy H. Murry, 30, of...
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Dr Tony Vendryes: Laughter is a great medicine

IF YOU found a medicine that was free, and powerful, that cured many ills, and was readily available, would you not use it? Well, laughter may just be that medicine. And it's infectious, as the sound of a loud laugh can be more contagious than a...
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16 A naturalista's bridal mane

More often than not, when a bride-to-be envisions her big day, she thinks about her jaw-dropping dress, flawless make-up and the picture-perfect hairdo. Of late, many women are returning to their 'roots' and becoming a -naturalista ...
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Shipping Schedule

AGENT/VESSEL ARRIVALCMA CGM JAMAICASeaboard Sun 03/06HS Caribe 03/06CFS Pafilia 03/06BF Leticia 03/06Hamburg Trader 03/06MSC Rosaria 05/06Frisia Loga 05/06Hammonia Pomerenia 05/06CFS Pagola 04/06Stadt Gera 05/06Marianne Schulte 05/...
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We want our piece of the pie - Ras Iyah V

With ganja steadily settling into the new decriminalised era with the smoking of the weed no longer an arrestable offence, ganja interest in western Jamaica will become a flourishing business and a source of legitimate financial empowerment.In fact...
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VOX POP: Do you feel comfortable with the government's promise to ensure that small ganja farmers get a stake in the local industry?

Hyacinth Jackson, businesswoman Traditional farmers are still uneasy and that is understandable, having had so many bad experiences with law enforcers in the past. It is going to be difficult for the government to win over the traditional farmers...
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