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Woman dies, children injured after being doused with corrosive substance

The hunt is on for a taxi driver accused of fatally dousing his 24-year-old Clarendon girlfriend with a corrosive substance and injuring their two children in a bizarre attack last night.
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CAP funds stall - MOE says cash may take time to reach Campion’s account; other schools affected

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...
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KSAMC halts Scotiabank Centre project over lack of permit

Local government authorities have confirmed that a cease order was issued on refurbishing operations at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Kingston for breaches of the Building Act and code. On Sunday, the chief executive officer at the Kingston and...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Hotels pose NO OBSTACLE to airplanes after runway expansion

I quit! Kimone Shirley takes leap of faith into entrepreneurship

Five years ago, Kimone Shirley took a leap of faith and quit her job as a credit officer to become a full-time nail technician. At the time, she only had a few clients and, therefore, worked part-time. Now, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business...
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What a mess! - Stakeholders say Bogue sewage pond was reckless decision, stonewalling MoBay’s development

Western Bureau: With an oversubscribed demand for commercial space in Montego Bay, stakeholders are bemoaning a decision by the Government to establish a sewage treatment pond in the Bogue area of the Second City. The P.J. Patterson-led...
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Jamaica Olympic Association president Christopher Samuda (right) posing with some of the members of Jamaica’s team to the 2019 Pan Am Games, which will be held in Lima, Peru, from July 26-August 11, 2019.

Invasion! - JOA taking serious approach to aim of unprecedented Pan Am medal tally

A trip to Lima, Peru, in the summer might seem like the ideal vacation to many or the opportunity to experience its exotic cuisine and shopping in the city. However, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda has warned the...
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Menzies eyes local women’s league

After leading Jamaica to their historic participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France recently, Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies said that his next goal is to help the country establish a vibrant, sustainable women’s domestic league....
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In this July 8, 2019 file photo, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers place a man in handcuffs and ankle cuffs during an operation in Escondido, California.

Hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

There’s a new target in the clash over immigration in the United States (US) hotels: Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers (EU...
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Caribbean Cement to convert old tyres to energy

Caribbean Cement Company plans to spend US$9 million ($1.2 billion) on capital projects this year, one of which involves converting old tyres from waste to energy at its kiln. The cement company has 35 projects planned for this financial year. The...
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Recording artiste Maxi Priest.

Maxi Priest, the carpenter who built his music career on hardwork

“Music is a way of life, and being a musician is also seriously a way of life because once any momentum of success within the business is gathered, it can overwhelm and control your life,” Maxi Priest told The Gleaner. As a young man, Maxi Priest...
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Ce’Cile launches new label - Artiste moves into record production

Though she is primarily known for oozing sultry vocals on a blazing dancehall rhythm or softer ones on a reggae ballad, Ce’Cile cannot be confined to one kind of expression in the artistic discipline. She recently announced an upcoming children’s...
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CWI’s real World Cup embarrassment

On July 13, the Old Ball and Chain had her nose out of joint. Why? When she put Sunday lunch on the table, the family gathered (sans the Ampersand, who’s away) didn’t notice. Legendary commentator John Arlott once painted a word picture of iconic...
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Big-ups for the greatest reggae show on earth

And they said a reggae show needed foreign acts to be successful. They said it needed American headliners to pull a crowd. Goes to show just how much ‘they’ knew. The Reggae Sumfest venue was so full on Saturday night, the fire marshal had to...
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Proposed Port Royal cruise pier not viable

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am sitting here almost daily reading about the proposed cruise ship pier for Port Royal, which, to my mind, is really a cop -out for where the pier should really go, downtown Kingston. The tourism officials are probably ready to...
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Rethinking Port Royal

Lingering environmental concerns notwithstanding, the Government, through the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), is barrelling ahead with the long-standing plan to build a cruise ship facility on the Port Royal tombolo a few hundred metres east of...
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With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

LONDON (AP): Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride. Tomorrow the UK’s governing Conservatives will announce the winner of a contest to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and the country. Just over three months...
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Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

LONDON (AP): British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if – as widely expected – Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week. Hammond said Sunday that Johnson’s vow to take the UK out of the European Union on October 31 with or...
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Visitors to the island enjoy a cup of vibes courtesy of Jamaica Mountain Peak, at Reggae Sumfest’s Mawnin Medz, held recently at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay.

Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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Sachique Williams crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen

Sachique Williams has been crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen. The warmth, charm and charisma exuded by the winner, was evident from her opening sentences in which she displayed an unmatched confidence. “Words cannot express how elated I am...
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Bunkering operation in Kingston Harbour .

Jamaica growing as major bunkering hub and ready for IMO2020

With its geographical advantage, Jamaica is taking steps to become a true logistics hub for the Caribbean region. The projected increase in shipping traffic made possible by the widening of the Panama Canal, will provide the opportunity for Jamaica...
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Shipping Schedule July 23-29, 2019

KINGSTON CARIB STAR VESSELS ETA HADYN 23/07 RHL AGILITAS 24/07 TAIPEI TRADER 24/07 WARNOW BELUGA 24/07 CFS PACATU 24/07 PARSIFAL 26/07 AMERICA 26/07 CMA CGM VESSELS ETA HAYDN...
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