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Only emergency cases being accepted at Bustamante hospital as staff protest over security concern

The Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston is now only accepting emergency cases because of industrial action by the health records staff. They are demanding increased security arrangements after a health records clerk was injured at the...
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NWA announces plans to fix collapsed Dumbarton Box Culvert

The National Works Agency (NWA) has announced plans to fix the Dumbarton Box Culvert in St Ann, which collapsed during heavy rains last year December. The road remains inaccessible to motor vehicles travelling from Browns Town to Discovery Bay....
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Beef still banned - No lifting of restrictions on corned meat until completely satisfied, says Samuda

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is adamant that the ban on the importation and sale of corned beef products from Brazil will remain in place in spite of assurances from that country's embassy that none of the 21 meat-processing Brazilian companies...
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Cybercrimes Act is necessary - ODPP

Before last month, the charge of using a computer for malicious communication was an obscure criminal offence included in Jamaica's Cybercrimes Act 2015 - the legal framework enacted by lawmakers two years ago to regulate activities in cyberspace....
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Holness assures Portia of early by-election, silent on others

If Portia Simpson Miller resigns as member of parliament, she's been guaranteed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that a by-election in her St Andrew South Western constituency would be held immediately, although no such courtesies are being extended...
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'Stop wasting money on expensive burials'

Chief executive officer of COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union Limited Ambassador Aloun Assamba wants Jamaicans to stop wasting money on lavish burials for family members and relatives and, instead, channel their hard-earned savings into...
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2017 Contender: Champs or Chumps?

Jamaica Boxing Board of Control general secretary Leroy Brown has defended the decision to invite Canadian boxers in to this year's Wray and Nephew Contender Light-Middleweight Boxing Series, saying these fighters' were chosen because of good...
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Bell hails 'Special' medal winners

Executive director, Special Olympics Jamaica, Lorna Bell says she is extremely proud of Jamaica's outstanding performance, so far at the World Winter Special Olympics Games in Austria.Romaine Austin won gold in the Division 15 500m speed skating...
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Sinclair heads to Miami as Price takes over Jamaica

A two-month leadership transition has been set in motion at Cable...
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SCL heads north as construction market heats up

Construction support services company SCL Jamaica Limited is on a northward push with the opening of their first outlet outside the capital on Wednesday.The 22-year-old...
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For the Reckord | Children are 'El Numero Uno' - Annual production uses Pam Mordecai script

For different reasons, over the past fortnight, two sets of producers felt it was important to focus on Jamaican theatre. Pierre Lemaire acted in the interests of Jamaica's children, while Dahlia Harris and Nicole Brown in the interests of our women...
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Successful first Jamaica Women in Theatre Festival

About the time El Numero Uno was closing in the drama school's Dennis Scott Theatre last Sunday, over in The Blue Room at Phoenix Theatre on Haining Road, New Kingston, the Jamaica Women in Theatre Festival was wrapping up a successful week of...
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Editorial | Mr Holness doesn’t need a new law

Prime Minister Andrew Holness' proposed new law to tackle Jamaica's crime contains a potentially redeeming feature. Among its declared objectives is to "promote social and economic development in a zone through the efforts of various government...
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Peter Espeut | High schools as sports academies

Schools in the habit of importing athletes will face increasing local competition for buying track stars - and increasing costs - and will be forced to turn elsewhere. Too many dogs and not enough bones are here in Jamaica!After poaching all the...
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Letter of the Day | Don't be selfish with tourism tax

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to Omar Robinson's comments voicing his opposition to the use of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) outside of the tourism industry, I wish to add a few points.Mr Robinson, who is the...
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PM deceitful in NHT flip-flop

THE EDITOR, Sir:While there was overwhelming consensus that egregious was the most appropriate description of the Andrew Holness administration's move to take $11.4 b from the National Housing Trust, the nation's intellect is going to be hard-...
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Study: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON (AP):Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumour run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?Lifestyle and heredity get...
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US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

Probe of ex-Trump aide extends to CyprusWASHINGTON (AP):The United States govern-ment investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of...
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Make-Up Must Have

Bronzers, mascara, lipsticks just to name a few are some of the beauty treats that women use daily to enhance their look. While we all do not put on a full face there is that one item that has to be poked into the purse. Flair asked a few women...
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5 things no one tells you about the big chop

Some may want  to get some relief from the creamy crack while others just want their scalp to be relieved from the burns or their hair to be damaged and then there are those who just need a change.Change however comes with challenges and pros...
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