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Opposition willing to work with gov't to honour athletes Audio

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness says he is willing to sit with the Government to discuss a permanent way to honour Jamaica’s athletes. In the just concluded 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaica’s athletes won 12...
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Three shot, two killed in crowded Mandeville taxi park

Two men have been shot dead and a third injured in Mandeville, Manchester. The shooting happened about 7 o'clock in a crowded taxi park in the town centre. The police have not yet released the identities of those killed. Head of the Manchester...
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'Buy out poor' - Chuck backs urban renewal - with wealthier constituents

The Simpson Miller Government is being urged to consider leading a process of renewal in Jamaica's inner cities by purchasing, on a large scale, property owned by poor people and selling them to developers to build housing solutions for middle-class...
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Thou knoweth not - Pickersgill unaware of rivers in Manchester; Shaw rebuked for Bible quotation

Jamaica's water minister was until yesterday unaware that the central parish of Manchester had rivers.Robert Pickersgill was a picture of shock yesterday when his government colleague Mikael Phillips revealed in the House of Representatives that...
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Caribbean Maritime Institute facing space constraints as enrolment increases

Enrolment figures at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) have been on an upward trajectory since increased awareness about the expected expansion in Jamaica's logistics industry.Eight years ago when Dr Fritz Pinnock took over the leadership of...
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Auto Drive: Captured by Ladyblue - Kasington Watson in love with his VW beetle.

Thirty-three-year-old Kasington 'Kase' Watson was left heartbroken when he crashed his first car, affectionately called 'Lady-Canary' - a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. The accident occurred just three months after putting her in a road-worthy condition....
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Friday's WCup clash crucial, says Schäfer

REGGAE BOYZ head coach, Winfried  Schäfer, insists that Friday's World Cup Qualifying football match against Nicaragua will be the most significant for his team.In a year when Jamaica shot their way into the history books on several fronts,  Schäfer...
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Jamaica squad for Nicaragua World Cup qualifier

Rodolph Austin - captain (unattached), Joel Grant (Exeter City), Simon Dawkins (Derby County), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska), Lance Laing (Edmonton FC), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Michael Seaton (Portland Timbers), Alvas Powell (...
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Japan ready to reclaim Blue Mountain coffee market

Rising levels of coffee consumption in Japan mark the end of a post-recession slump in which that nation cut imports of the bean, a move felt sharply by the coffee industry in Jamaica which until then exported more than 80 per cent of produce to the...
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Seprod's Golden Grove estate to market its own sugar

When representativesof Golden Grove Sugar Company and officials from the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) sit down at 10:30 a.m. today, they will be signing the documents to give marketing agency status to the estate.It will become the second private...
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Dancers urged to become more marketable - Int'l choreographer says there is money to be made

Internationally renowned three-time MTV VMA-nominated dancer-choreographer, Tanisha Scott, was recently in the island, where she was a guest judge on this year's Digicel Rising Stars competition.Scott, who has been dancing professionally for more...
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Mellow Mornings Live Tuesdays insists on quality

Yesterday morning, the voices of Winsome Benjamin and Phillip Frazer were among those in studio at KOOL FM, Braemar Avenue, New Kingston.While there is nothing remarkable about performers' voices in a radio station, it is noteworthy that the two...
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Editorial: A water policy after all

We are gratified that Robert Pickersgill has, at least temporarily, been wrestled out of his torpidity and that Jamaica may, as a result, get an updated water policy. As vexing as we may have been to the water, land, environment and climate change...
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Editorial: Who wants to play Genocide?

Symbols, especially those we choose for ourselves, do matter. They help to define who we are, or who we want to become. Names can be powerful symbols.Maybe it is that the people who run netball in the parish of Manchester, or play or follow the...
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Letter of the Day: No chance for black beauty in Miss Universe contest?

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent Miss Universe Jamaica crowning was so predictable. MP Dr Dayton Campbell was absolutely on point with his statements about these pageants. We seem to celebrate and...
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No bastards live here anymore!

THE EDITOR, Sir:Imagine my shock and horror when reviewing a summons a few days ago, issued to a client of mine, I read the following words: (the names have been changed for the protection of the parties):"Whereas by an Affiliation Order made at a...
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Bones found during road project may be Spanish flu victims'

It was a morbid discovery along a Schuylkill County highway - a scattering of human bones, including a leg, ribs, skull fragments, and a piece of jawbone.The bones had been resting below a grass-covered stretch for a century or so as the country...
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Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP):A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed yesterday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes towards pot...
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Fixing Health:Has health care in Jamaica improved over the last 10 years?

Jamaica's Public-Health System Has Undergone Changes As It Has Sought To Service And Provide Health Care For More Than 2.6 Million People. There Are 1.3 Million Males And More Than 1.3 Million Females...
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Can cancers be prevented?

Cancers are considered by many as the worst disease because of their terminal nature, severe debilitation and heavy financial cost for treatment.Current statistics suggest that one per cent of a population will develop cancer every year. This will...
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