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Nolan Hill to Border corridor in St Andrew blocked following bush fire

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the corridor from Nolan Hill to Border in St Andrew is impassable. The corridor is the major link to the communities of Lawrence Tavern, Mount Ogle and Border in rural St Andrew. Manager,...
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Portmore needs ... A PLACE TO BURY THE DEAD

A place to bury the dead is one item on the must-do list of acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas, who argues that thought should be put into building a cemetery in the dormitory community.According to Thomas, the cemetery would be a possible source...
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Modern market coming to Portmore - Vendors to be relocated from Mandela Highway entrance

It won't be anything like Coronation Market, but residents of Portmore, St Catherine, are being promised a modern market and business complex which will be more than adequate to meet their needs and provide well-needed revenue for the coffers of the...
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Large Abroad: Jamaican living dream of building skyscrapers

From the 44th floor of the Paraiso Bay Building, David Johnson can see Miami, Florida, stretched out before him until the McDaniel Memorial Bridge fades into the horizon. From this height, it is not the breathtaking view that moves him to tears, it...
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Impressive KC equal sprint-relay record

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Jamaican high schools stole the spotlight on yesterday's final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays in Philadelphia.Kingston College (KC) produced the most impressive display with a record-equalling 39.63 seconds to...
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Showdown for RSPL crown - Portmore ready for final, unclear whether MBU will show up

On the face of it, when the whistle blows at the Montego Bay Sports Complex this afternoon at 4 p.m., or whenever, signalling the start of the 2016 Red Stripe Premier League final, promoted team and multiple champions Portmore United should start...
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CHEC land deal excluded from toll - 1,200 acres still unidentified for transfer

The land that Government agreed to give China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) as offset for the cost of developing the North-South Highway appears to have not been a factor in the calculation of the toll, which motorists have bashed as being...
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NCB hints at further investments overseas

National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) hinted on Friday at preliminary plans to make additional investments in the region, but was silent on the specifics.The bank also remains bullish for the remainder of its financial year after posting a $3.6...
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J'can designer's handiwork in box office hit 'Creed' - Talks about her experience, getting ahead in the industry

Many Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora may have watched the box office smash hit, Creed, starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan, but few may have realised that the designs that enhance the film are the...
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Shaggy’s loyalty to Jamaica on show with Ready TV

For a long time now, the world has known that there is more to Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell than meets the eye. Shaggy, a Grammy-Award winning recording artiste, is known globally for hits like Oh Carolina, Boombastic, and It Wasn't Me. The latter is...
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Editorial: Mr Holness’ refreshing take on CARICOM

There is need for further and better particulars from Prime Minister Andrew Holness about his proposed commission to assess Jamaica's role in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). But based on his remarks last week on the matter, this newspaper is...
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Daniel Thwaites: Holness, Thwaites don't need tax cut

One time, me and my bredren stepped into the club and right there, over in the shadowy corner, was a scantily clad girl, who, from where we stood, was looking good. My friend immediately approached to open up a conversation. By then, of course, it...
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Protesters pour into Green Zone

BAGHDAD (AP):Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.Supporters of...
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Gov't burns huge pile of - ivory tusks to protest poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):Kenya's president yesterday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than one ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade...
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A visit to Nanny Falls, Portland

According to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, ".... in 1739, Cudjoe, Nanny's brother, signed a peace treaty with the British, leading to the Maroons becoming the first blacks in Jamaica to gain officiallyrecognised freedom".Nanny, at first,...
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Scented trouble Pt II

"The smell of that place was worse than a morgue."Margaret stood stiff, motionless, her face a portrait of pain. The glare in her eyes had become a hollow, blind stare as she peered into her own soul.Kathy watched, perplexed. Her mother looked dazed...
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Returning to glory - Karting interest renewed by older drivers

Some go-kart stars of yesteryear are back, and so, too, are diehard motorsport fans who have begun packing the grandstand at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston, once again.For some competitors, last Sunday's race meet was a memorable...
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Hyundai adds to Kingston presence - Plans to double US$10m investment by 2017

In matters of real estate, a corner lot is prized property, and on Wednesday night, Magna Motors Dealership Jamaica Limited used the L-shaped frontage of its new premises to good effect.So a Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Creta were on the Old Hope...
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Ian Boyne: Can the PNP be saved?

It was surreal: Impeccably socialist-credentialed Ronnie Thwaites of the People's National Party (PNP) writing an article titled 'Rethink school freeness mentality' inveighing against abolishing auxiliary fees, while conservative Jamaica Labour...
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Gordon Robinson: Real democracy

Picking at minor, niggling scabs like removing the British Queen won't cut it. Nothing less than full, comprehensive constitutional reform is required. Incremental change of a nation's foundation is the sanctuary of lazy political leaders, intent on...
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Champion Coach and Scholar: The Hanif Brown Story

To follow in the footsteps of the late, great Spelling Bee coach the Reverend Glen Archer was no easy feat, but when the head-coaching baton was passed to former Spelling Bee champion and Ardenne High...
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Dear Doc: My wife and her young lover

Q Doc, a pleasant day to you. I am a little concerned about my wife, who I think has taken a younger lover.I am in my late 40s, and I am 15 years older than her. She is a very attractive woman, and I know that I was lucky...
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