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Boyz held by Guyana at home

Jamaica missed out on a chance of six group wins as they dropped points for the first time in their Group C, League B of the Concacaf Nations League with a 1-1 draw with Guyana. The game was played at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on...
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Ganja ‘high’ schools - Marijuana-laced cookies the rave among St James students

WESTERN BUREAU: Amid concerns of a permissive culture of drug use among Jamaican children, there are fresh fears that easy access to marijuana-laced foods is putting students at risk of health complications in ‘high schools’. Stakeholders in the...
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Journalists must be tough and fair, says Gleaner editor-in-chief

The press should be unbowed in its pursuit of the truth and not engage in self-censorship for fear of public backlash, says veteran journalist Kaymar Jordan, the new editor-in-chief of The Gleaner. Addressing a Press Association of Jamaica public...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Artsy Jamaica from Film Festivals and Tattoos to Cultural Icons

Growth & Jobs | Amanda James: Balances banking and horticulture

Entrepreneur Amanda James believes that a pot of plant can easily lift the spirits and that has been the testimony of several of the customers who have purchased fresh foliage through her company, Creative House Of Plants Etcetera. James started...
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Growth & Jobs | Trucking subsector growing ... But support needed for some operators

It seems that some Jamaicans living overseas are now looking into the local trucking ­industry as a more sustainable means of contributing to the development of their family and friends in Jamaica. John Ralston, managing director of Tank-Weld...
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Open for business - Blake welcomes new local meets to compensate for Diamond League exclusions

With the changes to the Diamond League format and adoption of the Continental Tour scheduled for next season, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Warren Blake says he is open to the island staging meets that include events that...
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JFF offers Clarke burial assistance

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has responded to the Reggae Girlz Foundation’s initiation of a funeral and memorial drive for late player Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke. Clarke, who also captained Waterhouse’s women’s team...
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The Fedral Reserve building in Washington.

Fed finds resilient financial system despite high debt

The Federal Reserve says that corporate debt remains at historically high levels, but overall, the United States’ financial system is resilient, a view in sharp contrast to the problems that led to the 2008 financial crisis. In its twice-yearly...
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Construction company sues Government for $10b

A construction company engaged by the Ministry of Education to build a school in Annotto Bay, St Mary, almost 21 years, ago is suing the Attorney General of Jamaica for $10.6 billion over the aborted contract. The value of the claim equates to more...
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Grammy nominations out tomorrow - Who will make up the reggae category?

The Recording Academy will announce this year’s Grammy nominees tomorrow and, as expected, there is much speculation about who will make the final five in the reggae category. Multiplatinum-selling, double Grammy-winning DJ/producer Wayne ‘Native...
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Awesome Package at Hospitality Jamaica Awards

Western Bureau : While they received no awards for their stellar performance, the group Package delivered a performance rich in quality, class and charisma as they added extra gloss to Friday night’s RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards at the...
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Editorial | Mr Shaw’s grasp of foreign policy

Audley Shaw gets it. Kamina Johnson Smith doesn’t. Or, so it appears. So, she shoots the messenger, rather than confronting the substance of the message. Mr Shaw is the minister of commerce and agriculture in Andrew Holness’ government. Mrs...
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Norman Marsh | Unnecessary poverty and hardship …Who is devaluing the Jamaican dollar?

The unending devaluation of the Jamaican currency against the United States dollar is caused by one simple fact – Jamaica is managing two official currencies. The Jamaican dollar, by force and authority of the Government, without regard for the...
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Letter of the Day | Do MPs deserve more money?

THE EDITOR, Madam: Once again the argument that members of parliament (MPs) should get a pay rise is back on the agenda. The question that many of us are asking is, do they actually deserve it? I can bet that many persons will instinctively say no...
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In recognition of Isis Clarke-Reid

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) salutes Isis Clarke-Reid on the occasion of her 100th birthday (November 18) and applauds her trailblazing Jamaica’s record in track and field. The 1938 Central American and Caribbean (CAC)...
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Johnson faces questions about ties to US woman

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced new questions Monday about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favours and public funds while he was the mayor of London. Johnson’s major speech to United...
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Campus under siege as police battle protesters

HONG KONG (AP): Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped Monday night in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. The...
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Olympian Elaine Thompson and husband Derron Herah

Elaine Thompson marries 'number one supporter'

Olympian Elaine Thompson, has tied the knot with longtime friend, she describes as her number one supporter. Thompson and Derron Herah, athletics coach and entrepreneur, wedded on Saturday, November 2 at Old Fort Bay in St Ann. "I have a best...
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What kind of vegan are you?

Vegans around the world recently celebrated, as November 1 is reserved annually for a jubilant celebratory moment for those who have chosen to abstain from eating and using animal products. For whatever reasons people choose to go vegan, the...
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Harriat Maragh conferred with honorary doctorate

Shipping Association of Jamaica past president Harriat ‘Harry’ Maragh was conferred on November 15, 2019, with a Doctor of Letters in cruise shipping and marine tourism honoris causa by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) during their annual...
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The Shipping Schedule - November 19-25, 2019

KINGSTON CARIB STAR VESSELS ETA HANSA MEERSBURG 20/11 VEGA SCORPIO 20/11 TAIPEI TRADER 21/11 CAPE TAINARO 22/11 CMA CGM VESSELS ETA CONTSHIP RAY 19/11 NADJA 19/11 BOMAR PRAIA 20/...
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