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Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 16 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted...
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KSAMC councillor wants fines for public urination doubled

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) today passed a resolution calling for the Government to expedite the tabling and passage of public cleansing regulations which will, among other things, increase fines and penalties for...
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Not in my house! - Until Parliament rule changes, Charles firm on sleeveless ban

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders.The...
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Professor warns of possible mass migration of Venezuelans to Ja

Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...
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Growth & Jobs | JN Bank receives three-year ISO renewal

Following its transition to the ISO: 9001 2015 standard earlier this year, JN Bank has been recertified for another three years by the United Kingdom-based Lloyd's Register, which has again praised the bank's commitment to delivering high-quality...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaican peppers wanted in Canada

A call is being made for local producers, particularly those who supply peppers, to engage more with the overseas market in order for there to be greater collaboration and growth in the economy.Michael Burgess, chief executive officer of Nerpy's Inc...
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Weir, Minzie quit Racers Track Club

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall.Mills, who is the...
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McNab unconvinced by JFF leadership

Adviser in the Ministry of Sport, Allie McNab, a revered national footballer in his day, said he aches to see the direction in which local football is heading under the current leadership, and believes more proactive leadership is necessary at this...
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Musk talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn't done yet, Musk disclosed in a blog on Monday.The fund approached Musk about going private...
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NCB goes agile with one-month loan

National Commercial Bank Jamaica, NCB, has rolled out a second loan product on its digital platform, this time a pay advance loan that has no interest charge attached but comes with a monthly flat fee and is repayable in a month.The bank said on...
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Errol Fabien walks for 30 drug-free years - Samara Johnson, Owen 'Blakka' Ellis join 2-hour trek

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis laughs as he says Errol Fabien "never answer we" when he and Samara Johnson tried to engage him during the approximately two hours it took them to walk from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to Emancipation Park, New...
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J'can viola player tours with The Orchestra of the Americas

For the third time in its 16-year history, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas has recruited a Jamaican into its ranks. Darren Young, viola player and musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), recently wrapped up a...
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Editorial | Mr Moreno, NIDS and the Constitution

The constitutions of functioning democracies are not to be trifled with. If they can be changed at whim and the processes they delineate ignored, the rule of law is imperilled as are the rights and freedoms they guarantee to citizens. And there from...
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Kei Miller | Naipaul: creature of candour and contempt

The Trinidad-born novelist and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, will remain one of the most celebrated yet controversial figures in Caribbean literature.A master of the English sentence, he welcomed the celebration of his work...
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Letter of the Day | Special needs ignored in Kingston roadworks

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is remiss of the Jamaican Government to build brand new, state-of-the-art roadways, with upstairs road even, while completely ignoring the existence of persons with physically disabilities within these urban areas. The new...
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Beach access a fundamental right

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read an opinion piece by Carolyn Cooper titled: “J$13,000 a year to license Puerto Seco Beach!’  As an Antiguan, I was flabbergasted to read that Jamaicans have to pay to enjoy the use of beaches in...
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White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

ST PETERSBURG, Florida (AP):Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter yesterday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.Michael...
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Immigration audits affect Minnesota businesses

ST PAUL, Minnesota (AP):A St Paul baking company that shuttered after an immigration audit is among nearly three dozen Minnesota businesses United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted since President Donald Trump took office...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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SAJ hosts highly successful management workshop

On June 19 and 20 2018, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) hosted a highly successful Supervisory Management workshop at its Fourth Ave offices. Trainer extraordinaire Novelette Denton-Prince took the thirty participants from introductory to...
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