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Karl Samuda assigned to Education Ministry after Ruel Reid's resignation

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Karl Samuda has been assigned responsibility for the Education Ministry following the resignation of Ruel Reid. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the...
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Gas prices to go down by $0.03 Thursday

Gas prices are to go down by $0.03 on Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $128.50 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $131.34. Automotive diesel oil will go down by $0.73 per litre...
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Time to build! - PM unveils new NHT benefits

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced plans by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to increase the limit for loans by $1 million, raise the ceiling for construction loans, while reducing interest rates for all contributors. He declared...
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‘Roll out the cyaapet’ - Holness says legacy projects set for completion by summer

The Government is seeking “competitive” sources of financing to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development initiative to succeed the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which was in its winding-up phase, to significantly...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Negrilliers view ‘New Negril’ master plan with high suspicion

Hassle free travel, Caribbean style

Being born into a culture that has a vast impact on the world stage where food, music, sports and tradition, are concerned, is indeed something to be proud of. Every time you turn on the television, for example, and see the black, green and gold,...
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Technology in Focus | Social media scoring could become prominent tool for hiring

A few years ago, credit scores were foreign to Jamaica, until 2010 when the Credit Reporting Act was passed and its regulations a year later. This legislation allowed licensed credit bureaus, to compile and disclose ‘credit information’ about...
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Skerritt

Lloyd, Roberts back Skerritt ticket

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow yesterday received major endorsements from legends Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts in another major boost to their chances of...
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JCA has decided, but no results yet

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has decided who it will support in Sunday’s Cricket West Indies election for president, but the results of a vote taken on Monday remain a closely guarded secret. JCA director, Dr Donovan Bennett, told The...
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The entrance to Jamaica Private Power Company Limited, at Rockfort, Kingston.

$4b energy deal - Inter-Energy ­acquires JPPC from I Squared Capital

In a deal said to be worth $4 billion, the owners of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) have snapped up rival energy outfit Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) giving the American parent control over 250 megawatts of domestic rated capacity. The...
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Machel Montano and his dancers were flying high at ‘The Caribbean Identity’ campaign launch at the Caribbean Airlines Kingston Ticket office last Friday.

Steel band, Ding Dong, Machel celebrate ‘The Caribbean Identity’

The sounds of a steel band playing Latin-pop fusions like Despacito, soca tracks such as I Dare You and dancehall songs including Bam Bam and Bruk Off Yuh Back, could be heard from a distance, as Caribbean Airlines hosted the Jamaica leg of its new...
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Bunny Wailer goes to Cuba for treatment; no shows before 2020

Elder statesman in reggae music Bunny Wailer is still recuperating from a stroke and will not be ready to take the stage until 2020. Jah B, as the only living member of the iconic Wailer is also called, recently returned from a five-week stint in...
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Editorial | A lesson for Pearnel Charles from Speaker Bercow

We don’t know how closely, or if at all, Pearnel Charles, the Speaker of Jamaica’s Parliament, or any aspirants for the post, have followed the machinations of the Brexit debate in the United Kingdom House of Commons. Hopefully, they, and for that...
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Betty-Ann Blaine | No place for paedophiles in church

The recent case of the Kingston pastor charged with rape, a variety of sexual crimes, and impregnating a 12-year-old girl has once again cast a glaring and damning spotlight on the Church at a time when sexual crimes against children are increasing...
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Letter of the Day | From Highway 2000 to Railway 2030

THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...
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Peter Espeut should be fair

THE EDITOR, Sir: In his commentary ‘A modern Trojan Horse’, Mr Peter Espeut has reported serious allegations about Chinese espionage at the African Union (AU) headquarters and has alluded to serious threats to Jamaica. Before making such a serious...
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Why Facebook didn’t block live New Zealand shooting video

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn’t anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby none of...
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Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security....
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Workplace wellness

Too busy for a workplace wellness programme?

Time and time again in my clinical office or while volunteering at a health fair, I encounter individuals with superhigh blood pressure and urine dense with sugar, but they’re walking around looking otherwise fine. The only thing standing between...
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Fit 4 Life | The missing ingredient for a strong back

Strong, healthy spinal erectors are a fundamental element of a healthy body. The erectors are not 'show' muscles and they receive even less attention than other back muscle but their role is not something that should be overlooked. Still,...
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Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information, yesterday, to the audience at 'The Wendy Williams Show'. She says the only other people who knew...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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