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Student killed, 23 others injured in Portland minibus crash

A male student of the Titchfield High School in Portland has been confirmed dead in a major traffic crash in Black Hill, Portland. Twenty-three other students from the Titchfield and Port Antonio High schools as well as the bus driver and...
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St Andrew mother charged with producing child pornography, child cruelty

A 27-year-old St Andrew mother has been charged with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and cruelty to a child. The woman, whose name is being withheld because the victim is a minor, is scheduled to appear before the...
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Heart-wrenching! - Funeral director says ‘special kind of grief’ reserved for Shantae Skyers

Tears, anguish and overwhelming grief permeated the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Chancery Street, St Andrew, which hosted the thanksgiving service for murdered eight-year-old Shantae Skyers yesterday, leading the funeral director at...
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Run away triggers Sex, ‘hype’ lifestyle and abuse influence children’s decision to leave home

Founder of Hear the Children’s Cry Betty-Ann Blaine has said that many children run away from home because of various factors such as abuse, the allure of sex and the desire to obtain things that their parents cannot...
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Lee-Chin urges Jamaicans to save more and invest in assets

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee-Chin, has made a passionate plea for Jamaicans to save and purchase more assets, warning that foreigners will sweep in as the economy begins to strengthen. Lee-Chin, who was addressing...
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Technology minister wants more girls in IT

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams is pushing for the participation of more girls and women in the information technology (IT) and innovation sector, noting that they have major contributions to make to the discipline....
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National striker Khadija Shaw (11) celebrates a goal with teammates during their friendly international match against Panama at the National Stadium last night.

Signed, sealed, delivered! - Reggae Girlz put pen to paper on long-awaited contracts

Jamaica Football Fed-eration (JFF) General secretary Dalton Wint says the contractual impasse with the senior national women’s football team is over. After the Reggae Girlz’s historic qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next...
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Ja get strong send-off against Panama

Khadija Shaw netted a brace as the Reggae Girlz dispatched Panama 3-1 in their farewell game at the National Stadium last night, before the team’s departure to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Shaw scored in the 29th and 49th minutes to lead the way,...
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Debt collector JRF loses appeal on reneged land sale - Court rejects claim of bias against judge

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of more than US$940,000 – about J$128.3 million – against the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc (JRF) for breach of contract, the company having cancelled an agreement to sell property in Clarendon to a...
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VM Money Transfer Services expanding to Old Harbour

With Old Harbour in St Catherine experiencing one of the highest population growth rates in Jamaica, Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services perceives it an opportune time to expand its footprint with the opening of a branch in that area. “Our...
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Lorraine Klassen in performance at Jazz Under the Stars held at Devon House on Saturday.

Jazz Under the Stars spectacular

On Saturday night, the historic Devon House provided the perfect backdrop for what turned out to be a spectacular evening of quality entertainment. The sweet sounds of jazz reigned supreme at Jazz Under the Stars, as a star-studded line-up served...
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GATFFEST introduces film market and pitch competition

For their seventh staging, the GATFFEST Film festival returns with expansive ideas in action. This year, the largest community film festival in the Caribbean will add two particularly special elements – a film market and a pitch competition, both...
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Editorial | Consensus on strategic issues good for Jamaica

A recent op-ed in the US newspaper The Miami Herald (May 14, 2019), by Alex Van Trotsenburg, spoke to Jamaica’s ‘extraordinary’ macroeconomic turnaround over the last seven years. He placed significant attention on the country’s remarkable retreat...
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Garth Rattray | Water woes, recurring decimal

With the multiplicity of simultaneous ‘legacy’ roadwork projects going on, many teeming inner-city and several middleclass communities have been without potable water for months. I’m always mystified by a political machinery that espouses concern...
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Letter of the Day | Will the PNP ever distance itself from the ‘Hitler’ statement?

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, May 16, Krystal Tomlinson was on Nationwide Radio with Mark Wignall explaining the context of her tweet. She said she was comparing the prime minister to the first chapter of Adolf Hitler, not his last chapter. It seems...
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Why must leaders say the dumbest things?

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent statement to Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock has really “cracked the shell of a rotten egg”. In his bid to...
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Long lines for fuel

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP): United States sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation’s second-largest city, Maracaibo. Some drivers said they had to wait almost 24...
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Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war

MADRID, Iowa (AP): Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertiliser and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China...
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A selfie moment at Saint Int'l Style Week - Posh in Black

Style Week JA's fashion symposium a hit

Style Week Jamaica hosted the third-annual, Careers in International Fashion symposium, which saw close to 400 students from high schools and post-secondary institutions from across the island gathered at the Courtleigh Auditorium to hear...
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Montego Bay businesswoman, ties knot with NY business mogul

Montego Bay businesswoman Paula Kerr Jarrett, exchanged vows with New York business mogul Daniel Wegman, last weekend in the U.S. The ceremony was very intimate, as close family members gathered for the occasion. Paula's children Josh and Rebecca...
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