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Trinidad rattled by two earthquakes

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude of 5.1, rattled Trinidad and Tobago minutes apart late on Monday night but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Seismic Research Centre at the St...
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Chang decries attacks against children

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has called the recent cruel and brutal attacks on children as shameful and un-Jamaican. Chang comments follows the discovery of the body of Raven Wilson on Sunday morning. The mutilated 14-year-old was...
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'Policy was hostile, racist' - 82-y-o Windrush victim says British gov't attempting to deny Caribbean people rightful place in history, society

An 82-year-old Jamaican Windrush victim says that the British government's "hostile environment" immigration policy was a covert racist attempt to deny people of Caribbean heritage their rightful place in British history and society.It is a view...
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Malahoo Forte flatfooted on PNP's arguments in NIDS case

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday struggled to rebut allegations that at least one aspect of the National Identification System (NIDS) will treat Jamaicans unfairly in comparison to non-Jamaicans who try to access goods and services...
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Growth & Jobs | Increase investment in disaster risk management - IDB

MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs) need to increase their investment in disaster risk management prevention, states Yuri Chakalall, natural disaster and risk management senior specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The micro, small...
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Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO targets tourism investments on Colombian investment mission

As Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) seeks to diversify Jamaica's tourism sector and attract investments from new markets, it led a promotional mission to Colombia to attract hotel investments at the Expo Cotelco, Colombia's largest hotelier...
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Being like Bolt - Sport psychologist says J'can athletes need mental strength

Licensed associate applied sports psychologist Olivia Rose says Jamaica's sports professionals should develop mental toughness, as the world of sport is still full of racism.Rose's comments came after a television host in Australia compared European...
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JFF reaffirms selection policy

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reiterated its selection policy for all players looking to get into its national teams.The federation released a statement yesterday saying that selection of players is the responsibility of the respective...
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US wants to sell more LNG to Japan, rest of Asia

A top American energy official said Monday that Asia is the centre of growth in energy demand and offers a great opportunity to expand American liquefied natural gas, LNG, exports.US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told reporters in Tokyo...
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Egg factory delay - Crafton Holdings in fear of imports

Nearly two years after serious market inroads for his egg-processing business, Damion Crawford's Crafton Holdings is in wait-and-see mode, based on the perceived threat of subsidised American poultry imports.Crawford says his egg production company...
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Legalise It - Reggae acts advocate for recreational cannabis

During the third annual Peter Tosh Tribute Concert held at the Pulse Complex on Trafalgar Road on Saturday, some young reggae acts voiced their support for the legalisation of the recreational use of cannabis.With Canada recently becoming the second...
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Power of Pink showcases powerful performances

Hope River turned pink as it flowed through Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Friday night when Agent Sasco delivered the final performance to top off a powerful evening of testimonies by women and music by men in support of the fight against breast...
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Editorial | Economic indedpendence and BOJ inflation targeting

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his finance minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, have both called on Jamaicans to pursue economic independence as the central national objective. This is consistent with Norman Manley's 1968 charge to the next generation to...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | Understanding poverty and violence

A man I know hit someone in anger who insulted him. It cost him his job. When asked why he allowed the situation to escalate to that level, with a cold calmness, he replied, "I'm a ghetto yute. All I have in this world is my pride. And if I don't...
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Letter of the Day | Don't tar and feather BPO sector

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is concerned at the comments made by the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Howard Mitchell, in your publication of Friday, October 19, 2018.The authority...
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Orville Taylor butt-hurt by LGBT activism

THE EDITOR, Sir:I always find interesting the group of columnists who are quick to be critical of the local LGBT community and its activists.There is a tendency on the part of columnists like Orville Taylor to throw rocks and hide their hands. They...
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May pleads for support, says Brexit deal is almost done

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to “hold our nerve...
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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa aims for Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an “extremely dangerous” near-Category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path to smash into Mexico’s western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by...
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Cops partner with stakeholders to clean up Half-Way Tree

The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) partnered with several stakeholders in a clean-up operation in Half-Way Tree on Friday. That exercise is a start to what, the PSTEB said,...
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CSA to review code of ethics to promote gender equality

Juan Carlos Croston, president of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), has stated his organisation's intention to review its code of ethics to promote gender equality in the maritime sector throughout the Caribbean region. The CSA president...
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Shipping Schedule Oct 23-29th, 2018

CARIB STARPORTO 23/10TORONTO TRADER 23/10AS FELECIA 24/10ZIM ANTWERP 24/10ASIATIC WIND 24/10TIANJIN 26/10CFS PAGOLA 26/10ZIM ROTTERDAM 27/10ANNE 27/10CFS PANAVERA 28/10TRINIDAD TRADER 29/10CMA CGMCFS PAFILIA 23/10CMA CGM L'ETOILE 23/...
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