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24 people arrested, four firearms seized in St Catherine crackdown

Twenty-four people were on Tuesday arrested and three firearms seized during police-military operations in several St Catherine communities. The police say the arrests are part of their ongoing anti-gang and murder reduction strategies. The...
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Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposure

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging Jamaicans to take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to heat and limit the serious effects it can have on the body.  The Ministry says excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is...
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Sept PNP run-off - NEC recommends presidential polls two weeks before conference

The Peter Bunting Rise United camp’s opposition to a much earlier special delegates’ conference for the run-off between himself and Phillips in a People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race has seemingly paid off, with the National Executive...
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‘Shame child predators’ - Victim support exec urges Jamaicans to stop excusing sexual abuse by dirty old men

Jamaicans should stop glorifying and start naming and shaming “dirty old men” and “cradle robbers” – adult males who sexually prey on underage girls – Joy Crawford, executive director of Eve For Life, has urged. A panellist at the Female...
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Hospitality Jamaica

EU figures down, as US, UK soar

Growth & Jobs | Mitigating the maladies of medical debt

While many Jamaicans can access free healthcare and prescription drugs at government hospitals and clinics, the long waiting time to get certain surgical procedures done is often a deterrent for some, leaving many to opt to have it done privately....
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Growth & Jobs | NCDs could impact productivity – Tufton

Jamaica could lose an estimated $47 billion in workforce productivity over the next 15 years, if more is not done to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the population. Dr Christopher Tufton, who was speaking during the plenary...
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Boyz on the brink - Jamaica face Curaçao seeking Gold Cup quarter-final spot

The Reggae Boyz will have all to play for when they face Curaçao in their final Group C match of the Concacaf Gold Cup. The Jamaican unit is on the brink of a quarter-final berth as they go into the match as favourites, needing only a single point...
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Reggae Warriors honour late teammate

Spectators at the anticipated match between the Jamaica Reggae Warriors and the USA Hawks on Saturday at the UWI Mona Bowl were treated to a historic feat as the Jamaican team recorded their first ever victory against the Americans on home soil and...
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Mark Croskery, CEO of SSL Ventures.

SSL Venture Capital shares suspended

SSLVenture Capital Limited shares were suspended on Monday following a submission by the company in an attempt to work out technicalities with its regulator. The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), which regulates the market, granted approval for the...
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Eldorado buys Caesars casino for US$17b

Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at US$17.3 billion, creating a casino giant. The acquisition on Monday puts about 60 casinos and resorts in 16 states under a single name, one of the biggest gambling and...
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Buju Banton

Buju to perform at Border Splash

Grammy award-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton is expected to energise Geneva, Switzerland, when he makes his appearance as one of the main acts on this year’s Border Splash benefit concert. The event, set to be held at the SEG Geneva Arena on...
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Hallelujah party on Kevin Downswell realignment tour

The corporate area stop of Kevin Downswell’s Realignment tour was more than a concert. It was a session in spiritual upliftment, induced by moving songs of praise delivered by local and international gospel artistes. Held at the Ranny Williams...
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Editorial | More transparency in PEP, please

No matter how much Karl Samuda and his technocrats contort themselves and attempt to conjure an alternative reality, they can’t alter facts. And the fact is that the results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) for grade six students are poor....
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Gordon Robinson | Verbal abuse

I take my responsibilities as first recipient of a new national honour (a grade higher than O.M.) seriously. Some may say too seriously. As first awardee of the G.O.M. (Grumpy Old Man) Honour for relentless protection of the English language, I...
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Letter of the Day | Give customers incentives for reusable bags

THE EDITOR, Sir: One of the first laws of economics is that people respond to incentives. Really and truly, the solution is simple: instilling conservative habits until it becomes a lifestyle. But that is as simple as it gets. The difficulty is,...
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Is there a leadership crisis in the Government?

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration will not be distracted by discussions in the public domain on abortion, homosexuality and obeah, but it is his...
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Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

DUBAI (AP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. Pompeo is...
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Driver with Ebola team severely injured by mob

BENI (AP): A driver working with an Ebola response team is in critical condition after angry crowds hurled rocks at him and set his vehicle on fire. Monday’s attack in Beni is the latest against health workers trying to combat the virus that has...
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(From left) Stacy-Ann Russell, Terice Blake and Gabriella James, of insurance brokerage firm, Fraser, Fontaine and Kong Limited, take a quick break from the festivities to enjoy a special Sagicor cocktail.

Sagicor Life takes brokers 'All Aboard' an evening of fun

Sagicor Life Jamaica, recently took over the Venetian at the Terra Nova Hotel, with a cruise-themed All Aboard party. The occasion, which was an Appreciation Event for the company's insurance brokers, came alive with music, drinks, dance, games and...
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Raising the 'Bar' with Dad's Outlook

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” This quote, articulated by a former American professional baseball third baseman, Wade Boggs, echoed in sincere sentiments at the recently staged Father’s Day forum: Dad’s Outlook...
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Countering proliferation challenges in the Caribbean

On June 12-13, 2019, the Caribbean Centre for Security, Counterterrorism and Non-proliferation (CSCTN), in collaboration with the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, hosted a conference...
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The Shipping schedule

CARIB STAR CFS PANJANG 25/06 RHL AGILITAS 26/06 TAIPEI TRADER 27/06 CFS PACENO 7/06 SANTA LINEA 8/06 TIANJIN 29/06 NEW YORK TRADER 01/07 CMA CGM ORINOCO 25/06 CFS PANJANG 25/06 CMA CGM FORT ST GEORGES 25/06 MSC LEIGH 25/06 NADJA...
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