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World Cup: Germany in the nick of time

Germany revived their hopes of becoming the nation to win back-to-back World Cup titles since Brazil in 1962 with a goal in the last minute of time added on that sealed a 2-1 win over Sweden. Toni Kroos scored the all-important goal...
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Deadly Fridays!

Fridays accounted for a majority of the road deaths recorded so far this year. The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport reports that 161 persons have died in 137 fatal crashes this year and that 36 of those fatalities or 22 per cent...
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Brazilian Bliss - Fans heave sigh of relief; celebrate first 2018 World Cup win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after the national team scored two stoppage-time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup, bringing it closer to a berth in the round of 16.With yellow-and-green T-shirts and...
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Double murder baffles Portland farming community

The farming community of Mount Pleasant in west Portland has been rocked by a double murder after the nude body of a Caucasian female, along with that of her husband, was discovered on Friday afternoon.The names of the murdered victims have been...
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Six GSAT students score 100 per cent in all subject areas

Six students - three boys and three girls - scored 100 per cent in all subject areas of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which was conducted in March.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, made the announcement at the...
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Busts erected to honour nation's heroes, heroine

Jamaica's heritage and culture has influenced the nation over several eras. Chief among the cultural highlights are the national heroes and heroine who fought for equal rights, justice and peace and paved the way for the nation's future. In a most...
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Dalton Myers | World Cup vs the Summer Olympics

The FIFA men's football World Cup is in high gear. The debates continue about the greatest footballer, the best team, who will win, and who won't make it through the first round. This is because the World Cup is considered the 'Greatest Show on...
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False-start farce at National Champs

There was mass confusion during the running of the first men's 100 metres semi-final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium last night.There were several false-starts and at least one athlete...
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Salada under pressure as market adjusts to cess, quota

Import rules around coffee, plus the new commodity cess imposed by regulator JACRA, have put instant coffee processor Salada Foods Jamaica Limited in an uncomfortable spot.Not only has local...
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KWL setting up pre-inspection facility for used car imports

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) is setting up a pre-delivery inspection facility at Tinson Pen in Kingston, with the aim of taking over the inspection service for used car imports.The...
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'Paradise Plum' sweetens deal with UK-based fashion brand - Cross-industry collaboration to take Naomi Cowan's single nautical

Entertainers often create their distinct stage look, and the same goes for fashion designers and their collections. Occasionally, fashion draws on musical culture for inspiration, which is what Alessandra Bell, founder of UK-based resort line...
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Mel Cooke | A matter of space and that Famous flop

Having been to the opening and a few events at Famous, including an excellent showing from Sanchez before he returned to the big stages in Jamaica, I have some thoughts on that Famous flop which are related to the staging of events - mostly...
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Editorial | Dr Wheatley and Petrojam’s big leak

The image of Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley emerging from a low-slung sports car assisted by models as he swaggered into Parliament to speak at the Sectoral Debate could convince the onlooker that his ministry was on target to "energise,...
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Jaevion Nelson | Talking corruption to death

Isn't it uncanny that despite the commitments by political leaders to tackle the pervasiveness of corruption, countless news stories and features/documentaries exposing corrupt practices, and a handful of organisations working tirelessly around...
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Letter of the Day | Resuscitate plans for Portmore hospital

THE EDITOR, Sir:The community of Portmore in St Catherine has all the elements of a thriving town worthy of city status. Business is booming and development occurring at a rapid pace.It is not unusual to leave the area and come back some months...
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Too much nepotism and corruption

THE EDITOR, Sir:Profligacy and public service seem to go hand in hand. I have no doubt that many who enter politics don't do so with the goal of acting in a profligate manner if/when they gain a parliamentary seat, win a seat in a municipal...
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Orlando airport to scan faces of international passengers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The...
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Florida man charged with the murder of Jamaican-American rapper

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership...
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