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Mystery illness at Caymanas Park

A mystery illness affecting some horses at Caymanas Park is unlikely to force the postponement of the Ash Wednesday race card today. That's the word from senior Jamaica Racing Commission veterinarian Dr St Aubyn Bartlett.    ...
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness gestures during an interview at Jamaica House yesterday.

Ruel had to go - Holness says former education minister would have damaged Government

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says not accepting the resignation of Ruel Reid as education minister would have compromised the integrity of Jamaica’s “entire system of government”. Now, almost one year after Reid’s resignation, Holness believes...
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Tearful tragedy as 8-y-o drowns

EPSOM, St Mary: With tears flowing, Kimesha Stewart recounted her ordeal Monday night when her eight-year-old daughter, Kimona Whyte, whose body was fished from the sea on Tuesday, did not return home from school. Stewart, who kept repeating that...
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Deafinately Jamaica Tours creates ACCESSIBLE tourism in Jamaica

Medicinal marijuana industry stalling - Government urged to amend law to make small farmers the centre of sector

President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica, Richard Crawford, is beseeching the Government to review legislation governing the fledgling medical marijuana industry to allow small farmers a greater stake. His assessment is...
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Manning’s School buckling under old age - Iconic 282-year-old institution crying out for repairs

Western Bureau: Manning’s School, which has been an iconic landmark in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, for close to 300 years, is currently attracting negative attention from some of its well-wishers, who are unhappy that the once-pristine entrance...
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Mystery illness will not stop today’s racing - Bartlett: There are over 1,100 horses on the track … I have not come across 50 that are affected.

A mystery illness which was detected at Caymanas Park yesterday will not force the postponement of today’s 11-race Ash Wednesday card at The Caymanas Park. The holiday meet will go ahead as planned according to senior Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC...
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Blake: Abandonment of 2020 Olympics would be disastrous

Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says a possible cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, due to the coronavirus break would be calamitous His comments came after senior...
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Lynden Heaven (second right), chairman of Future Energy Source Company, signs the memorandum of understanding that will see NCB Capital Markets become the lead broker and arranger of the fuel network’s initial public offering of shares later this year. Looking on are NCB Capital Markets’ Manager of Origination and Structuring Simone Hudson-Bernard (left), and Vice-President of Investment Banking Herbert Hall (second left), and Fesco Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Barnes (right).

Fesco IPO still on - But new date to be finalised in wake of Mandeville fire

Future Energy Source Company, Fesco, will need another two weeks to determine a new date for its initial public offering of shares on the stock market, says vice chairman Hugh Coore, a setback caused by a deadly weekend fire at one of the fuel...
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Weak 0.1% growth for Jamaican economy

A steep decline in the mining and quarrying industry due to the continued closure of the Alpart aluminium plant in St Elizabeth, and a slowdown in construction activities have been cited as the main contributors to the anaemic 0.1 per cent growth...
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Dennis Brown concert the soundtrack for Reggae Month

Adding its spice to an already flavourful Reggae Month 2020 was Sunday’s Dennis Brown tribute concert on the waterfront, downtown Kingston. The legacy of Jamaica’s Boy Wonder who grew to become the acclaimed Crown Prince of Reggae was celebrated by...
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Emma | The meddling matchmaker

In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends. Emma is a comedy-drama directed by Autumn de Wilde and written by Eleanor Catton. It is based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen. The...
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Editorial | Integrity Commission must send reports to Parliament

If we understand Seymour Panton correctly, he confirmed that, somewhere in the Integrity Commission, there is a report in which the agency’s director of investigations, David Grey, has recommended that at least six parliamentarians be prosecuted...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM heads: outcomes, questions

In my article last week, I addressed some of the trade and economic issues on the agenda or which should have been discussed at the 31st Intersessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados, February 18-19. With Jamaica’s prime...
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Letter of the Day | Cannot be business as usual

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to express my deep concern about the more than doubling of the murder toll in central Kingston and evidence of disorder in the city. That the homicide toll in central Kingston moved from 13 in 2018 to 29 in 2019 is...
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TALKBACK TUESDAY | How do we curb school-based violence?

Recent incidents of violent attacks in schools have reignited calls for urgent interventions. What would you want to see implemented to help curb school-based violence? n Mandatory parent classes for undisciplined students. Students and parents...
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‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus

(AP): China’s massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards, and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus. But with troubling outbreaks now emerging in...
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Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

WASHINGTON (AP): White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause”...
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Going to the gym and not losing weight

This is a common problem encountered by many on a fitness programme. They work out sometimes to exhaustion and still cannot see the results on the scale. Oftentimes this leads to frustration and abandonment of the fitness lifestyle. Hormones are...
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Consult your doctor before starting diet, exercise regimes – CAC

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising persons to engage their medical doctors before starting new diet regimes or exercises. Director of communications, CAC, Latoya Halstead, said the start of a new year typically sees persons...
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The Truth is.. with Krysta - I don't want your man

Life has this uncanny way of revealing some truths about people and about ourselves. Since I pride myself on being a storyteller, here's a little history for you. I can recall a time when jealousy invaded my personal space. I was never a real fan...
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International Men’s Day: 'MENtal' Health Matters

We are once again at that time of year when men are at the forefront of everyone’s mind for International Men’s Day. This year, the theme is 'Making a difference for men and boys', under the larger heading of 'Men Leading by Example'. The Bureau...
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