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Leaders remember 'iconic' Dorraine Samuels

The country’s leaders have reacted with sadness at the passing of veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels today. Samuels, a long-time employee of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died this afternoon at the age of 59. She had been...
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Education Ministry awaiting report on appointment of Central High chairman

The Ministry of Education says it is awaiting an update on information it requested on the court case against the Chairman of Central High School in Clarendon before making a determination on his appointment.   The People's National Party...
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Privy Council sides with JFJ

Former executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Dr Carolyn Gomes, is hailing a major ruling from the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which could place cops accused of extrajudicial killings under greater...
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UWI Graduate School for Tourism by 2020

WESTERN BUREAU: The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020. Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new...
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Negrilliers view ‘New Negril’ master plan with high suspicion

Growth & Jobs | Abolition of minimum business tax may woo MSMEs from shadows

Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, said that the Government’s move to abolish the minimum business tax is likely to spur more micro, small and medium-size (MSME) businesses operating...
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Growth & Jobs | Tech talent solves insurance challenge

Okari Banton might not look like one, but the software developer at JN General Insurance Company (JNGI) is a revolutionary. The computer programmer took the lead in the automation of JNGI’s funds-reconciliation process with its insurance broker...
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Preparation meets desire! - Coaches optimistic ahead of start of ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships

THE National Stadium will be buzzing with excitement over the next five days, starting today, as individuals and teams seek glory at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), in what is expected to be one of the most...
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Great super Champs rivalries - Facey versus McLaughlin-Whilby

In 1999, the first year of the merged ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics’ Championships (Champs), the ladies from St Jago High School continued a winning streak begun in 1996. Things changed in 2000, as Vere Technical High School regained...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, March 25, 2019. The embattled Prime Minister was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan as key Cabinet ministers denied media reports that they were plotting to oust her.

UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country’s departure from the European Union, and of Prime Minister Theresa May, both hanging in the balance. Here’s a look at what might happen next: DEAL OR NO DEAL...
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Moneylending slowdown - Access warns of fewer loans for micro businesses from regulated rates

Few microfinance companies have finalised their review of the legislation that will soon police their business practices, but those who have are worried. One of the top companies in the field, Access Financial Services Limited, warned this week...
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Third World collabs with Polynesian artiste Fiji

After four decades in the music industry, internationally renowned reggae band Third World is still in the business of setting trends and breaking new ground. Having realised how rapidly the reggae scene has been growing in Hawaii, the group...
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‘Social media a fair platform for aspiring poets’

Spoken word performer, George the Poet, firmly believes that social media have helped poetry thrive. The poet’s comments came in a BBC News article on World Poetry Day, celebrated annually on March 21 since the United Nations Educational,...
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Editorial | Calvin Rowe’s flaccid explanation

Calvin Rowe’s choice of language is instructive. Sanjaye Shaw, a physics teacher, he said, “spewed” allegations of an assault on him by student athletes, “notwithstanding the absence of evidence of the said assault”. The implication, therefore, and...
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Gordon Robinson | That Woman’s Day!

Today is The Old Ball and Chain’s 39th birthday. Again! On the twoth of March, she celebrated her 37th wedding anniversary (today is the 40th anniversary of unofficial marriage), proving that even if I plead “not guilty” to robbing the cradle,...
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Letter of the Day | US presidential engagements with CARICOM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On March 22, 2019, I read a Loop News report on the Florida meeting between five Caribbean leaders and United States President Donald Trump in which the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Allen M. Chastanet, is quoted as saying that the...
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Heartbreaking what’s happening to Discovery Bay

THE EDITOR, Sir: Although I now live a few thousand miles away, I care deeply for Jamaica, land I love. I pre-date ‘Millionaire’s Row’ and have cared for Discovery Bay ever since the days of my youth, when I used to trek through the bush to the...
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US cautions Russia over military mission

CARACAS (AP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Russian foreign minister that Russia’s dispatch of military personnel to Venezuela is increasing tensions there. US State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Pompeo called Foreign...
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Conservatives advocate creating ‘European FBI’

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is advocating stepping up security cooperation among European Union (EU) nations to create what it calls a “European FBI.” The proposal was part of a programme for the May 23-26...
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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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Hopefield Preparatory tours the ‘Carnival Horizon’

Shipping Association of Jamaica member company, Lannaman...
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Jamaica hosts High-Level Maritime Transportation Symposium

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) hosted regional ministers of maritime transportation and international maritime development at a high-level symposium (HLS), held in Montego Bay recently under the theme ‘Maritime Transportation: Harnessing...
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