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Education Minister promises to unveil summer school plans next week

Education Minister Fayval Williams says the ministry is now in the planning phase for summer school classes and will unveil the details next week. She is also encouraging students to participate in the ministry's summer school to make up...
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LYRICAL GANGSTERS

Government Senator Charles Sinclair on Friday accused members of the entertainment industry of being the faces of gangs during deliberations on the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act, commonly referred to as the anti-gang...
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Patterson wants greater Africa-Caribbean collaboration Premium

Africa’s contribution of 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Jamaica in April was a good gesture, but former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson wants Africa and the Caribbean to collaborate further by merging their resources and collective voices at...
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George Nooks donated 18 mattresses to The Golden Age Home.

Sweet dreams!

At least 18 residents of The Golden Age Home in Kingston will now enjoy sweeter dreams, thanks to the donation of several brand new mattresses from reggae singer George Nooks. Cluster supervisor at The Golden Age Home, Morelene Moncrieffe, told The...
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Embrace concrete as alternative to asphalt for farm roads – Shaw

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw says the use of concrete to build roads should be embraced as an alternative to asphalt in the construction of farm roads. Concrete roads are durable and safe and are less prone to wear and...
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Jason Holder ... four for 75.

Windies sliding to big defeat

The West Indies are staring at an embarrassing defeat following day two action in the first Test against the visiting South Africans in St Lucia yesterday. The hosts will resume on today’s third day on 82 for four in their second turn at the crease...
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Shaw says goodbye to Bordeaux

National striker Khadija Shaw has ended her stint with French club Bordeaux, paving the way for her to take on a new adventure. Shaw, 24, took to Instagram yesterday to convey her thanks to the club for facilitating her growth as a player since...
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Andrew James, chairman of the Real Estate Board of Jamaica.

Real estate appraisers under the microscope Premium

Clients feeling short-changed when it comes to real estate valuations now have recourse through the newly formed disciplinary committee of the Real Estate Board of Jamaica, REB. The new committee started work in March on the insistence of Andrew...
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Express Catering expanding into new restaurants at airport Premium

Airport food service provider Express Catering Limited, ECL, will open a series of new restaurants at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, for which US$4 million ($600 million) of financing was secured towards the end of last year. ECL’s...
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The man responsible for the upcoming documentary – dancer, choreographer and educator, Johnnoy Johnson.

Johnnoy Johnson honours dance extraordinaire Ivy Baxter with upcoming documentary

Shaping minds and bodies through movement, Ivy Baxter is the foremother of modern contemporary dance in Jamaica. Now, her rich history will be told in a documentary by Johnnoy Johnson. A dancer, Johnson said it was important for him to share the...
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Safiyah to share her journey to motherhood in new single

At 20 years old, dancehall artiste Safiyah was diagnosed with endometriosis and cervical insufficiency. For the 2018 Magnum Queen of Dancehall, the latter meant that a lifelong dream of having children would be virtually impossible. Her health...
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Editorial | If and maybe we get parenting right

As shocking as it sounds, a six-year-old boy swearing that his ambition is to become a gunman may not be as rare as we may want to believe. Society ought to wake up and realise that there are too many vulnerable children in this country who live in...
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Terry Baker | Dying to quit smoking

It is estimated that every cigarette reduces the life of the smoker by 11 minutes; a pack of 20 reduces life by about three hours and 40 minutes, and a carton of 200 cigarettes reduces life by one and a half days. Many smokers will smoke 50,000-500...
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Dr Walter Rodney.

Government to formally recognise Dr Walter Rodney

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The Guyana government Thursday announced that it will honour prominent historian, political activist and academic, Dr Walter Rodney, nearly 41 years after he was assassinated here. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs...
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Minister refuses to see unvaccinated people

KINGSTOWN (CMC): Minister of Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports Frederick Stephenson announced on Thursday that he will not be seeing persons at his office, constituency office or home who are not fully vaccinated. In an announcement on...
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Veteran photographer captures the beauty of Jamaican orchids

An excerpt of Jamaica’s Wild Orchids – A Photographer’s Journey by Denis Valentine Shortly after joining the Jamaica Orchid Society over three decades ago, I recognised the need for high-quality photographs of our Jamaican orchid species....
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Wayne Green

Sacrifice is the greatest investment when starting a business

Starting a business is truly an obstacle course as there are several levels that must be unlocked to reach the destination. Also, huge sacrifices must be made to reap the just reward. Wayne Green, the owner of Spray Box, is a prime example of what...
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Boot taking on the electric vehicle challenge

As if the strategic location of the Boot service station at Drax Hall, St Ann, just after exiting the Edward Seaga Highway, were not enough, the range of amenities offered under one roof is just amazing. In addition to one of the largest...
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An aeriel view of prototype ‘city’ of the future which is built on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Masaya Fujiwara | Developing smart cities critical to sustainable development

Today, many people are talking about ‘smart cities’ in the world. In fact, pilot projects are going on in some places while in advanced regions concrete projects are being implemented. As Japan has tackled smart-city development for more than 10...
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Mark Golding | Moving forward, together

When I decided to run for president of the People’s National Party, I did so knowing that the job of uniting and energising our movement would not be easy. I understood then that mending fences and building bridges would mean real work for every...
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A silver spoon but not a silver platter for Nicholas Kenneth Benjamin

Nicholas Kenneth Benjamin might have been born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, but his iconic father Kenneth, founder of the security company, Guardsman, is not one who believed in handing his son life on a silver platter. He had to...
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Preelabs Limited: Translating vision to reality

“I LIKE to solve problems. I like to make things. I like to make things that solve problems.” Yekini Wallen-Bryan knows these statements might sound cliché, but they have been his truth since he was a child. The minute he becomes aware of a problem...
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