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Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open...
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Three shot, one fatally, in Westmoreland, man charged

Detectives assigned to the Westmoreland Police Division have charged one man in relation to a shooting incident that claimed the life of a man and the injury of two women on Hudson Street, Savanna-la-Mar on Tuesday. The deceased has been...
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Policemen secure the crash scene which had deadly consequence for bearer FitzRoy Grant.

Bike road rage - Rider kicked from motorcycle in deadly Waterloo chase

A motorcyclist was killed in a bizarre case of apparent road rage yesterday afternoon after he was kicked off course by a fellow angry biker before ploughing into a utility pole at the end of a chase on a busy Kingston street. The deceased is 51-...
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‘These blasted buttus!’ - Conductor rips Ward Theatre reno crew for scrapping orchestra pit

The team undertaking a multimillion-dollar overhaul of the decrepit Ward Theatre has been criticised for failing to retain the iconic building’s core character and for not having sufficient dialogue with musicians and performers. The nub of the...
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OCHO RIOS Rebirth as Jamaica’s cruise shipping capital?

Earth Today | Extreme hurricanes forecast the future

FROM HURRICANES Irma and Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Dorian this year – all of which caused devastation in the Caribbean with their Category 5 strength – the future of a region marked by unprecedented climate is being foretold. Dr Tannecia...
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Former Reggae Girlz Head Coach Hue Menzies (back to camera) interacts with several members of the team during a training session held at the National Stadium on May 13, 2019.

The Girlz will be fine –Wint - JFF gen sec weighs in on Menzies departure

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says he is yet to receive official word of the departure of former Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies. He, however, believes such a development would provide opportunities for other...
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CC seek redemption - Clarendon with point to prove in Olivier Shield after Champions Cup let-down

Western Bureau: After their first back-to-back daCosta Cup titles since 1990, Clarendon College (CC) will go in hunt of a feat that has not been met in 48 years, when they face Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) for the Olivier Shield on...
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In this March 8, 2018 file photo, wetlands are seen beyond the Shell Norco refinery in Norco, La. The world may be heading into an oversupply of oil, and that possibility is hanging over members of the OPEC cartel.

OPEC nations grapple with oversupply of oil

The world may be heading for an even greater oversupply of oil, and that possibility – which could drive down fuel and energy prices – is hanging over members of the OPEC cartel as they head into negotiations Thursday. The oil-producing nations...
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Maduro foes baulk at UN-backed deal to address electricity crisis

A proposal to address Venezuela’s electricity crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolás Maduro’s opponents. On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last-minute scratched a...
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Beats, birthday and bashment party

It was what Miss Lou would have called a boonoonoonoos affair, and the millennials in the crowd no doubt considered it lit. Government ministers feeding each other with cake; performances from Sean Paul, Chi Ching Ching, Richie Spice and Jesse...
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Mariah Carey to release doc on mega Christmas hit

Mariah Carey is releasing a mini documentary on the making of All I Want For C hristmas Is You. The pop superstar released her iconic and timeless festive hit 25 years ago, and in an upcoming film from Amazon Music – which will premiere later this...
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Editorial | Tapia’s road to redemption?

After his crude attempt at lecturing Jamaica on foreign policy, Donald Tapia, America’s ambassador in Kingston, may well have rehabilitated himself and turn out to be a credible envoy who adds value to US-Jamaica relations. Rather than warning us...
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Mark Wignall | Tesha Miller is less than half the problem

One cannot declare if it was one of the seminal moments in the history of Jamaica’s underworld, but it happened during the 1990s. The thug brigade attached to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) had been taking a...
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Letter of the Day | Allocate more to fix nation’s libraries

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) welcomes the news that the Government of Jamaica will be allocating $169 million for the repairs of libraries across several parishes, to include the Kingston...
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Buyer beware

THE EDITOR, Madam: Many persons around the world have been offered the banking privilege of secured spending in the form a credit card. On the other hand, merchants are offered the privilege of using the bank’s point-of-sale machines, better...
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In this grab taken from video on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (third left) is seen standing in a huddle with French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne (partly hidden).

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after palace gossip goes viral

WATFORD (AP): NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London – but a spat over off-the-cuff chit-chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity. US President Donald Trump branded the leader of America’s northern...
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Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as North Korea raps Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain in his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his military chief lashed out at US President Donald Trump for...
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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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Red Stripe Meets Street Food Saturdays By The River

Saturdays levelled up when Red Stripe decided to join Simone Walker-Barrett, chef of 20 years, for her month-end ‘Street Food Saturdays’ food-pairing initiative. Tucked away in Mount James, St Andrew, just 30 minutes from Manor Park, this hidden...
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A Sangster’s Surprise

There’s nothing like the sweet indulgence of, you guessed it, rum! And last week, The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited was treated to a Sangster’s surprise. ‘Tis the season of giving, and Sangster’s Jamaica Rum Cream granted the gift of flavour to...
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