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Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe

PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow and so does the new heat alert level for Paris. More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday — the second-highest level on the scale...
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Contempt proceedings filed against FLA board by policeman

The Board of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) has been taken court over its alleged failure to comply with a Supreme Court order to return the firearm of a policeman. Police constable Sancho Summerville is seeking an order that the FLA board...
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Members of the 1st Battalion Jamaica Regiment carry the coffin bearing the body of Edward Seaga past the monument memorialising his great political arch-rival, Michael Manley, at National Heroes Park yesterday afternoon. Gladstone Taylor/Multimedia Photo Editor

‘Titanic warrior’ - Seaga given hero’s farewell as last chapter of Independence era closes

Late Jamaican statesman Edward Seaga was yesterday lauded by his long-time political rival P.J. Patterson as a “titanic warrior” whose patriotism and legacy to nation building set him aside as an Independence-era legend. Addressing the congregation...
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US Coast Guard denies abusing fishermen

The United States Coast Guard has denied that five Jamaican fishermen who were held in 2017 and detained on the high seas for 32 days were subjected to inhumane treatment. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of...
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EU figures down, as US, UK soar

Another $15 million is needed to make Trelawny’s first traffic lights ready.

Trelawny’s first traffic lights almost ready

Although the physical structure for Trelawny’s first traffic lights has been erected, another $15 million is needed to make the lights, which are located at the North Coast Highway- Daniel Town intersection, functional. E.G. Hunter, the chief...
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Montego Bay wants Supreme Court branch

Damia Dawes-Monthrope, a director of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is recommending that the existing $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish court be increased to $5 million to alleviate the problems litigants face when...
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‘A man for all seasons’ - Seaga remembered for his love of sports in thanksgiving service tributes

The rivalry between former Prime Ministers P.J. Patterson and the late Edward Seaga is seen by many as arguably the fiercest in Jamaica’s political history. However, at the state funeral for Seaga, who was also chairman of the Premier League Clubs...
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Controversial end to ‘Trials’

What was shaping up to be an incident-free Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships ended in controversy at the National Stadium last night as the women’s 100m hurdles final was...
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JP to launch Caribbean logistics centre in UK

Food and logistics conglomerate Jamaica Producers Group is expanding its shipping business in the United Kingdom with new warehousing space to enable freight consolidation to the Caribbean. The expansion would increase warehousing capacity by 20,...
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Rubis launches new lubricants blended in Jamaica

Rubis Energy Jamaica will roll out a line of advanced lubricants across the country over the next two weeks as a marker of its fifth anniversary in Jamaica. The locally incorporated business of the big French fuels and lubricants corporation was...
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Big Yard’s Robert Livingston almost went bankrupt 5 times

Big Yard Music Group’s CEO, Robert Livingston, an artiste manager and producer whose list of accolades in the music industry is quite distinguished, has also had his (un)fair share of infamy, ironically from the same persons who he teamed up with...
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Gatffest opening night raises environmental awareness

The seventh annual GATFFEST Film Festival kicked off last Friday evening at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre, with videographers and photographers jostling to get the best shots of the carpet arrivals, among them distinguished guests...
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Editorial | The PM’s burden in party cleansing

Prime Minister Andrew Holness can’t fail to have noticed the deepening cynic’s view of his Government – one, as this newspaper’s columnist Peter Espeut put it, that has a “high threshold for … corrupt behaviour”. Reflecting on the scandals that...
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Michael Abrahams | Nuh breed fi joncro

Recently I was asked to give a talk to some antenatal patients at a forum being held at a public hospital. My presentation was on childhood trauma and its long-term effects. As I wrapped up my talk, I had one last piece of advice for my audience:...
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Letter of the Day | Change the PEP teaching approach

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is being said that doing well at the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), unlike the Grade Six Achievement Test, requires more understanding of the subject matter and better thinking and reasoning skills by students, rather than students...
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Saying vs doing our national anthem

THE EDITOR, Sir: Eternal Father, we beg you to bless our land, But what do we do? We destroy it. We ask you to guide us with your mighty hand, Instead, we do what pleases us. Keep us free from evil powers, we pray, Yet there is talk about...
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Reporter who exposed corruption, wouldn’t name source, dies

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP): Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. His friend, Dyana Koelsch, said on Saturday that Taricani died at his home...
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Heavy rains hit hard

BERLIN (AP): Swiss media say four people have been injured after heavy rains in western Switzerland saw rivers burst their banks and roads to become flooded. Online news site 20Minuten reported the injuries Saturday, but did not give further...
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(From left) Stacy-Ann Russell, Terice Blake and Gabriella James, of insurance brokerage firm, Fraser, Fontaine and Kong Limited, take a quick break from the festivities to enjoy a special Sagicor cocktail.

Sagicor Life takes brokers 'All Aboard' an evening of fun

Sagicor Life Jamaica, recently took over the Venetian at the Terra Nova Hotel, with a cruise-themed All Aboard party. The occasion, which was an Appreciation Event for the company's insurance brokers, came alive with music, drinks, dance, games and...
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Raising the 'Bar' with Dad's Outlook

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” This quote, articulated by a former American professional baseball third baseman, Wade Boggs, echoed in sincere sentiments at the recently staged Father’s Day forum: Dad’s Outlook...
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