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'Pot smoking joy seeker'...US presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faces scathing criticism from her father'

United States (US) presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faced scathing criticisms from her father for attributing her support for the legalisation of marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. “Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?...
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Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...
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Bloody Friday

Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday...
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Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT rulings

At least one trade unionist has pushed back strongly against the wave of growing complaints from employers that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is biased against them when they have disputes with employees. In a joint press release yesterday...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Montego Bay’s newest resort, S Hotel, offers guests

Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired

Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...
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Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...
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‘Golden’ Office?

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts is optimistic about the nation’s chances of hosting two games in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. Ricketts had said last September that he was worried that the JFF’s bid for...
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No Ari Rodgers regret – Myrie

Principal of Kingston College (KC) Dave Myrie said he has no regrets over his decision to allow injured middle-distance star Ari Rodgers to participate in last year’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. The Uganda-born Rodgers, who is yet...
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Peter McConnell, managing director of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, at the company's complex in Bog Walk, St Catherine. File

Trade Winds diversifies into pineapples, dairy plan delayed

Trade Winds Citrus’s ambition to become a dairy producer is still unfulfilled after 18 months awaiting permits for its preferred cattle breed....
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Cross Country invades the Park

It was TGIF excitement in St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston as the RJRGLEANER Communications Group kicked off their four-week Cross Country Invasion tour. People on their way to work cra...
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Red Rose in Kingston

The demise of the annual Montego Bay-based Jazz and Blues Festival has left music enthusiasts hungry for an event of similar style and content, to fill that void. According to Wallace Wyndham, marketing director for the annual Red Rose for Gregory...
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Editorial | Squatter problem all over again

It must have been déjà vu for the million or so Jamaicans who live in squatter communities listening to Thursday’s Throne Speech. Attempts to grapple with this problem and all its attendant social ills have eluded...
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Tony Deyal | Sons of biches

“My son is under a doctor’s care today and should not take PE today. Please execute him.” Since my father and mother never saw my report card or homework book because I relieved them of the hard labour of signing those useless...
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Letter of the Day | The hypocrisy in Petrojam saga

THE EDITOR, Sir: “You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye!” (Matthew 7:5). Why the hullabaloo about the Petrojam scandal? When I...
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We have a responsibility to maintain the biodiversity of the planet

THE EDITOR, Sir: There are several dolphin interaction facilities already in Jamaica. Why more? The risk this activity places on an already overexploited Discovery Bay is very serious. Discovery Bay is already heavily contaminated due to decades of...
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Canada issues travel advisory after protesters riot in Haiti

Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is "...
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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-...
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