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Former Port Authority head Noel Hylton dies

Former head of the Port Authority of Jamaica Noel Hylton has died. He was 86. Hylton, who dedicated many years to public service, worked at the Port Authority as chairman and chief executive officer from 1975 to 2013. He also served as...
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​16 women among 30 persons arrested in Westmoreland $2.8m ganja bust

A total of 30 persons were arrested by the Narcotics Police following the seizure of more than 700 pounds of ganja in Westmoreland yesterday. According to the police, the group, which included 16 women, was apprehended at a house in Orange Hill as...
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Steeper penalties for child traffickers - Lawmakers pass bills to double maximum sentence, allow for judge-only trials

Child traffickers now face up to 20 years in prison, which is double the previous maximum penalty under the Child Care and Protection Act.The Senate passed companion bills yesterday to amend the Trafficking in Persons and the Child Care and...
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Street lights shot out by gunmen in August Town restored

It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...
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You have not been forsaken - Pastor says God is in the midst of all tragedies

There have been a lot of atrocities committed across the world and especially here in Jamaica. Many in anger and hurt, look to God in whom they have placed their faith. However, they feel betrayed that, He, the all-powerful God who can prevent...
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How to get past your past

Ellen Street, Manchester:If you have never done anything in your life, at some point in time, to cause you to be ashamed, chances are you have not been living on this earth because, by nature, humans are flawed and prone to mess up.But, because God...
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McLeod out of World Indoors

Jamaica's 30-member team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships has been jolted by the withdrawal of defending 60 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod.News about McLeod's withdrawal came from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)...
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Spotlight on Gibson McCook Relays

The Gibson McCook Relays, the Caribbean region's leading one-day relay carnival, , gets under way at 9 a.m. today at the National Stadium with the preliminary round of the high school boys 4x400 metres and will close at 9:24 p.m. with the...
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NCB’s offer for Guardian lapses amid review by regulator

  The takeover offer by NCB Financial Group for Guardian Holding Limited of Trinidad has been allowed to lapse, even though the take up went beyond target. What that means exactly for whether the acquisition bid is dead or dormant will become...
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Big honours for top entertainers - Voting in two categories closes tonight

At tomorrow's 2018 Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards, outstanding contributors to a wide range of the multifaceted entertainment business will be recognised at the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston. With a standard position...
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Music and More | Now that Reggae Month is (almost) over

With tomorrow's Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honour Awards signalling that Reggae Month 2018 is almost over, as usual, I wonder what has been accomplished.Or, more to the point, what has been transferred from one generation of music makers to...
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Editorial | Cheering our boys

We often lament the fact that many of our boys are struggling at all levels of the education system while, increasingly, girls are making waves in Jamaica's schools. Many studies have highlighted the gender dynamics in education, and the topic has...
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Jaevion Nelson | Holness, rights and wrongs

The Holness administration's focus on economic growth over the last two years is commendable. It is really encouraging to see all these economic related projects (finally?!) being (fully?) implemented. However, while I applaud the Government for...
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Letter of the Day | Reparation lobby entrenches victimhood

THE EDITOR, Sir:No logical person would argue that governments in Europe were correct in enabling the enslavement of blacks. However, the horrors of slavery cannot be used to justify reparation for individuals of African descent residing in the...
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Don't blame peacemakers for August Town violence

THE EDITOR, Sir:Contrary to your belief as espoused in your editorial of February 22, 2018, titled '', it is not the peace builders and violence interrupters who are ceding the State to criminals. It is the State itself, as run in turn by the...
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US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

WASHINGTON (AP) :The Trump administration hit more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions Wednesday in its latest bid to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme.The administration billed it as the largest...
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103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer near US border

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the US border.Mexico's National Immigration Institute said yesterday the trailer was found near Ciudad Camargo...
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