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‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word...
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Swiss eye local ganja - Firm heading to Jamaica with ideas to ensure small farmers benefit from medical marijuana industry

The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation that wants to set up shop in Jamaica. And it says it has a plan to ensure that the traditional small...
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'Let's find out if SOEs are illegal!' - PSOJ president suggests court challenge for extensions

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has indicated that he wants to know if further extensions of the states of emergency (SOEs) are legal before giving them his blessing."I fully understand it and...
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A great year for MBJ!

Weed Ed | The importance of operational standards to Ja's ganja industry

Operational standards in the manufacturing sector are an integral element to the global growth and success of any industry. They represent a universal language and methodology of achieving a specific outcome that ensures the product does exactly...
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Weed Ed | Ganja Facts

The UK is the largest producer and exporter of medical marijuana. The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board revealed earlier this year that the UK produced 95 tonnes of ganja in 2016, about 45 per cent of the world total; and exported...
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JCA considers Sabina name change

Major changes are coming to Jamaica's premier cricketing venue, Sabina Park, as Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Communications and Marketing Manager Garth Williams says the stadium could even undergo a name change.Williams was speaking about new...
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Girlz eager for Brazil clash

Far from being depressed about their tough draw for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Reggae Girlz are in fact looking forward to playing Brazil when the competition begins next year. Speaking to media as the Girlz continued their tour of the...
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JUCDA reverses course on vehicle pre-inspections - Policy driving up business in auto market, pressures Japan dealers

The used-car sector is walking back its howls of protest over the pre-shipment inspection policy for motor vehicles that they initially pronounced would have been the death knell of vulnerable dealers.But that was last year.Now, some 16 months into...
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Most of NIDS loan to be used for tech upgrades

Most of the US$68 million the Inter-American Development Bank has approved for Jamaica's controversial National Identification System (NIDS) will go towards upgrading the information and communication technology infrastructure across government....
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Double honours for Patterson in Miami

Each December, art fairs pop up in Miami, Florida, for a week. Art Basel, a contemporary fair which invites celebrities from all over the world, is the most popular - and this year Jamaican fine artist Ebony G. Patterson was the premier fair's...
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'Mary Lynch' directors plead innocence of bias

Andrew Roach, co-director of the recently staged play 'The Innocence of Guilt: The Mary Lynch Story, has swung back at critics who claim the theatrical piece is lending support to a convicted murderer. The play's run at the Jamaican Shopping Club...
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Editorial | Bulldozing ahead with Bernard Lodge city

In the absence of an obvious groundswell of opposition, the Government, it seems, is bulldozing ahead with its decision to create a new city on the alluvial plains of St Catherine.Last week, Daryl Vaz, a minister without portfolio in Prime Minister...
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Tenesha Myrie | A bunch of cowards

On December 11, 2018, the joint select committee reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and related acts published its long-awaited report. Some gains were made in the recommendations largely because of the persistent advocacy of civil-society groups....
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Letter of the Day | Can't fight crime with failed policies

THE EDITOR, Sir:First, why does crime control in Jamaica not follow the acknowledged problem-solving protocol?1. Identify and define the problem using scientific data with comparison to external parties suffering from the same problem.2. Using...
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This is PNP country

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his December 16, 2018, column, Mark Wignall said that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) needs to learn to win big.But let me remind him that this is People's National Party (PNP) country.Most of the middle class support the JLP, but...
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Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA (AP) :Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan...
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Another departure from President Trump's Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP):Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said yesterday.Trump, in...
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Fun-filled day with AHF Red

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the gardens of Devon House became the base of a jolly affair, as several families flooded the area to partake in a fun-filled day and health fair.Organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Jamaica (AHF), a non-...
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Island Child Style runway show a hit

The 2018 Island Child Style runway show had a successful staging at The Jamaica Pegasus last Saturday, as guests turned out to experience some amazing fashion. Here are the highlights.
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