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Teachers protest after student floors dean of discipline at Oracabessa High

The dean of discipline at the Oracabessa High School in St Mary was today allegedly attacked by a male student. The dean was reportedly reprimanding the boy when he rained several blows on the educator and floored him. One source told The...
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Stocks round up | 138 Student Living, Eppley among winners

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 38/28. The JSE Combined Index declined by 737.87 points or 0.15 per cent to close at 481,453.65 The JSE Main Market Index declined by 1,256.86...
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Update | Cheaper roaming - Phone calls, data to cost less in Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados Nation): Phone calls and data access are set to become much cheaper in the Caribbean. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, in her maiden speech as incoming chairman of CARICOM, yesterday revealed that the region’s first across-the-...
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Parliament on ‘Jamaica time’ - House of Representatives sittings started on schedule just once in 2019-20

Tardiness became a way of life for the Government that directs the legislative agenda in the House of Representatives for the parliamentary year ended 2019-2020. Parliament’s clocks appeared to be running on ‘Jamaica time’ – the facetious reference...
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Fort Clarence’s RENEWAL

Funds to be made available to refurbish Santa Cruz Market

Minister of Local Government and Community Develop-ment Desmond McKenzie says funds will be made available to refurbish the Santa Cruz Market in St Elizabeth in order to better address the needs of vendors and buyers. “The mayor (Derrick Sangster)...
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Hello mi neighbour | A nurse in need

Hello mi neighbour! Actually, the letter, shared below, was not intended for this column but I thought it was important enough to put it in the public domain (having seen it) in the hope that neighbours could come to the rescue of this family....
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Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen High wins heat two of the  Class One girls 200 metres on yesterday’s day one of the two-day Digicel Central Championships at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. Davis clocked 23.59 seconds.

St Jago in charge at Central Champs

St Jago High are the leaders in both the boys and girls sections after day one of the two-day Digicel Central Championships at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport yesterday. After nine girls’ finals, the top five are St Jago 87 points...
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Knight-Wisdom mines silver

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom captured his first medal of the 2020 season, winning a silver in the 3m springboard at the opening FINA Diving Grand Prix meet in Madrid, Spain, last Saturday. The Pan American Games silver medallist posted a score of...
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Pulse Investments Chairman Kingsley Cooper addresses shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Villa Ronai, Stony Hill, St Andrew. Co-Managing Director Safia Cooper is at left and Director Lois Sherwood at centre.

Pulse looking to acquisitions for growth - Villa Ronai, cosmetics company, radio station among potential targets

Pulse shareholders on Tuesday approved the creation of an additional 5.55 billion shares in the modelling and hospitality company. That will take its authorised capital to 7.5 billion shares and sets the stage for Pulse Investments Limited to...
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Mailpac reports $74m profit

Courier company Mailpac Group Limited beat its own revenue forecast for the December quarter, and is bullish about the year ahead based on expectations of growth in the online shopping space. The company in its first set of financials since its...
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Keznamdi has the ‘City Lock’ with Tory Lanez - Reggae artiste says collab track is receiving major support from mainstream markets

Some three years ago when reggae artiste Keznamdi penned the verses to his latest single, City Lock, he envisioned the track as a collaborative effort with Canadian rapper Tory Lanez. Call it fate or simply speaking things into existence, whatever...
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Creator wants ‘Joseph’ to bridge gap between Africa, diaspora

Coming soon … Jamaicans will finally get to see Joseph, the emotional, transnational feature starring Jamaican actors Kevoy Burton and Christopher McFarlane, Ghanian actor Mawuli Gavor, and Barbadian entertainers Alison Hinds ( Roll It Gal) and...
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Editorial | Time to tackle urban decay

Among Jamaica’s more impressive developments in public infrastructure in recent decades is the expansion of its network of highways and major roads. There is, for instance, the tolled east-west segment, between Portmore, St Catherine, and May Pen,...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM heads: Addressing trade and economic issues

CARICOM Heads of Government will be concluding their Intersessional Meeting in Barbados today. This meeting is chaired by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who has responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in the quasi-Cabinet....
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Letter of the Day | Supreme Court not ready for certain gang matters

THE EDITOR, Madam: I strongly espouse the view of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that gang trials are posing serious challenges to the courts, primarily that of security and logistics. Some of these matters consist of multiple defendants, some as...
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Stop the ‘dirty’ politics

THE EDITOR, Madam: I wish to join those who condemn homophobic remarks made on a People’s National Party political platform recently against a Jamaica Labour Party sitting member of parliament in the pursuit of political point scoring. I, as...
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EU removes Bermuda from tax grey list

HAMILTON (CMC): The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced it had removed Bermuda from its tax matters watch list because the British Overseas Territory was deemed fully compliant with the bloc’s tax standards. EU finance ministers made the...
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CARICOM Leaders open Intersessional Summit

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders began their 31st Intersessional Summit here on Tuesday with issues relating to public health, regional integration, crime and security high on their agenda. With the global health threat posed...
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Hypertension: A cause of kidney disease

Hypertensive kidney disease is a medical condition in which the kidneys are damaged through exposure to chronically elevated blood pressure. It is one of the main causes of kidney failure, and its associated morbidity, mortality and reduced man...
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PAHO prepares countries for lab diagnosis of COVID-19

Efforts to ensure that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are prepared to carry out laboratory diagnosis of new coronavirus (COVID-19) have continued with a training in Mexico City, held by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and...
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The Truth is.. with Krysta - I don't want your man

Life has this uncanny way of revealing some truths about people and about ourselves. Since I pride myself on being a storyteller, here's a little history for you. I can recall a time when jealousy invaded my personal space. I was never a real fan...
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International Men’s Day: 'MENtal' Health Matters

We are once again at that time of year when men are at the forefront of everyone’s mind for International Men’s Day. This year, the theme is 'Making a difference for men and boys', under the larger heading of 'Men Leading by Example'. The Bureau...
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