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UPDATE: Police find taxi abandoned after driver mows down traffic cop

The police have found the Toyota Wish motor car that on Thursday morning mowed down ​a policeman in New Kingston.
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Shaw looks to gullies as new bypass around Kingston traffic

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says research is currently under way for the development of roadways above gullies across Jamaica, particularly in Kingston, as a direct response to increasing vehicular traffic in the capital.  
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Corruption stench rising - Perception of malfeasance in Jamaica increases on watchdog index

Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has positioned Jamaica as the fourth most corrupt state among Caribbean countries ahead of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. The 2019 index, released yesterday, showed...
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Defence attorney said evidence was not labelled or sealed

Questions were yesterday raised about two items the prosecution wished to admit into evidence which were, according to a defence attorney, not labelled or sealed. Yesterday, a witness who identified himself as a superintendent in the Westmoreland...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | A musical fairy tale

 Recipient: Mikayla ‘Koffee’ Simpson Category: Entertainment Koffee’s rise to the pinnacle of the entertainment industry could be described as a musical fairy tale. In December 2018, she, a fresh-faced 18-...
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Embassy opened in UAE

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abu Dhabi – becoming the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East. Speaking during the...
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Closer to construction - Grange says National Stadium set for renovation in 2021

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says the redevelopment of the National Stadium at Independence Park is expected to begin construction by 2021. She made the announcement yesterday at the launch of the this summer’s Racers/Adidas Grand Prix at the...
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Pride shame Scorpions on Day 1

The batting frailties of the Jamaica Scorpions were once again exposed by a fiery spell of fast bowling from Chemar Holder as the Barbados Pride ran rings around the Jamaica Scorpions on Day One of their Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket...
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A Gaspro truck parked at a terminal. Massy Holdings wants to become a reseller of LNG in Jamaica in order to manage the substitution threat to its LPG brand.

Massy eyeing LNG market in Ja - Aims to manage substitution threat to gas business

Trinidadian conglomerate Massy Holdings Limited wants to distribute liquefied natural gas, LNG, in Jamaica to complement its cooking gas operation, a strategy that appears designed to contain any likely business fallout from the switch to cheaper...
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Cru Bar gets new management

Food manufacturer and distributor Caribbean Producers Jamaica, CPJ, owner of the Cru Bar brand, has appointed an independent management company to run the entertainment spot. Cru Bar...
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Five Questions with … Ce’Cile

From the genesis of her career, dancehall entertainer Ce’Cile has always sought to break new ground so that she could plant the seeds for success – and she flourished – adding a bit of change that the local music industry needed to see from female...
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Pantomime: a community drama with colour and music

Because of the approach taken by the Edna Manley College’s School of Drama and the Sistren Theatre Collective, community drama in Jamaica is about helping communities to solve social problems. Often, the dramatic work is created through discussions...
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Editorial | Don’t miss Guyana, Suriname boom

Perchance no one in Jamaica has paid attention, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), concerns over political divisions notwithstanding, may be on the cusp of the long-elusive economic breakthrough. The issue is whether Jamaica is ready to grasp the...
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Peter Espeut | Entropy or evolution?

As someone who has studied both the natural and social sciences, I have been fascinated by the concept of entropy. Entropy is defined as “the degree of disorder” in a system, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the entropy of the...
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Letter of the Day | The effects of domestic violence on children

THE EDITOR, Madam: There is a growing concern over what seems to be an increase in domestic violence and the effects that it is having on the nation’s children. While it is widely accepted that this is not a new phenomenon, the graphic and severe...
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Negril needs attention

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to join the many writers to this newspaper who have expressed concerns about the situation in Negril. I visited over the New Year holiday period and was appalled at the level of hustling and badgering of visitors on...
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Cities locked down as virus spreads

BEIJING (AP): Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts...
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Trump says he’s open to witnesses as trial rules are set

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States (US) Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days, but solidly rejecting, for now, Democrats’ demands for more...
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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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