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Gold Cup | Wasteful Jamaica top group after Curacao draw

Jamaica made it through to the last eight of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup after playing to a 1-1 draw with Curacao in their Group C game at the Banc of California Stadium on Tuesday. Jurien Gaari's added time goal cancelled out Shamar...
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Manchester High principal Jasford Gabriel wins JTA presidential elections

Manchester High School principal Jasford Gabriel has won the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA's) presidential election. He will be sworn in as president-elect on Monday, August 19 and will take the reigns as president in 2020. Gabriel...
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Wrong target - DPP clears constable, puts senior cops, Gov’t in firing line for deadly police school foul-up

There was a litany of blunders, some by senior cops, in the moments before and immediately after a 2013 mix-up with live and blank rounds at the police training school in St Catherine, resulting in a five cops being shot, one fatally, a document...
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Johnson Smith commits to thorough review after fishermen saga

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has admitted that more could have been done to get updates on five Jamaican fishermen in 2017 after the Government issued a waiver of jurisdiction to the United States Coast Guard to transport the men...
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EU figures down, as US, UK soar

Technology in Focus | ICT Authority to improve gov’t efficiency

For many Jamaicans, renewal of one’s motor vehicle registration or certificate of fitness can take up to an hour or more, because of long lines at the offices of Tax Administration Jamaica. Depending on the hour, day or month, this experience can...
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Children witness bad blood between mayor, custos in Trelawny

Western Bureau: The acrimonious relationship between Trelawny Custos Paul Muschett and Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager was on full display at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association’s inaugural quiz competition final in Trelawny as the mayor flatly...
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Continuing the legacy - Williams determined to add name to J’can sprinting greats

While most of her peers try to figure out what to do with themselves, Jamaican teenage speedster Briana Williams is certain about what she wants to accomplish in life. The 17-year-old Florida native, who last week stamped her ticket to Doha, where...
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Athletes not allowed to run ‘under protest’ – Watts

Chief starter Ludlow Watts said he would have violated IAAF rules if he had allowed hurdler Danielle Williams to run in the final of the women’s 100m hurdles under protest after she was adjudged to have false-started at the recently concluded...
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Representatives of Community & Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union unveil a new sign in St Elizabeth in 2018 following its merger with the parish’s credit union. CEO Carlton Barclay is at right.

Credit union hits roadblock on JSE listing - Regulator questions whether deferred shares listing breaches ­cooperative rules

In what would be a first for a Jamaican credit union, shares issued to its members valuing $900 million are now targeted for listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, which could open up the possibility of non-members gaining ownership through regular...
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Tropical Battery pumps $60m into new Ferry HQ

Battery distributor Tropical Battery is pumping about $60 million into what will soon be its new headquarters at the Kingston 876 commercial complex in Ferry, Kingston. The new location – which spans 1.7 acre of which 25,000 square feet will be...
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Daniel Craig during the photo call of the latest instalment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as ‘Bond 25’, in Oracabessa, Jamaica.

‘Bond 25’ teaser trailer released?

Possibly an attempt to satisfy the curiosity of eager fans waiting to hear the fate of their favourite MI5 agent, the producers of ‘Bond 25’ have released ‘first look’ or behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled film. Curiously,...
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Mexican ambassador hails GATFFEST

With its emergence starting in the 1920s, it is undeniable that Mexico’s film industry is fully formed, boasting a repertoire of award-winning directors like Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu. This year, with the...
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Editorial | Energy uncertainty, war and Petrojam review

Oil futures rose six per cent last week in the face of rising tension between the United States and Iran. This upward movement follows a ratcheting up of military activities by the US in the Persian Gulf. The US has been imposing a series of...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Brexit/EU/ACP-EU post-Cotonou negotiations: transition phases

Discussions on Brexit at the 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference last week showed the passion, anxiety and confusion which this issue generates in the United Kingdom (UK). Members of the UK diaspora present at a location roundtable on this issue...
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Letter of the Day | Women are tired of being disrespected by men

 THE EDITOR, Sir: Females of this nation are overwhelmed and tired of the day-to-day treatment meted out to us in homes, the streets, businesses, workplaces, schools, etc., by large percentages of males...
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The country’s citizenry must lead corruption fight

THE EDITOR, Sir: Edward Abbey, an American author, said, “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” This statement expresses the reality about keeping corruption in any government in check. The desire for “more”...
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Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Berlin (AP): Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit, icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered yesterday in an early summer heatwave. Authorities warned that temperatures...
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More than 100 migrant kids moved back to troubled facility

HOUSTON, Texas (AP): United States Government officials say they’ve moved more than 100 children back to a remote border facility where, lawyers reported, detained youngsters were caring for each other and had inadequate food, water, and sanitation...
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Noise abuse produces a burden of disease, as it can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss, including perforation of ear drums.

Could noise cause your heart attack?

NOISE, in an article titled ‘Noise Pollution: A Modern Plaque’ by Lisa Goines and Louis Hagler in 2007, is defined as an unwanted sound that causes wide-ranging adverse health, social and economic effects. It also suggests that annoyance is also...
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Is plastic surgery risky business?

Recently, when I was asked to appear as a guest on TVJ’s popular Smile Jamaica programme to speak about plastic surgery, I was asked a seemingly easy question by the host, Neville Bell. He asked: “Plastic surgery, is it risky?” I immediately felt...
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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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