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No parrotfish ban

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, has indicated that there is no ban in place on parrotfish. At a post-Sectoral Debate press briefing at his Hope Gardens offices in St Andrew on Wednesday, Shaw said that extensive...
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Opposition MPs call for gov't to address water crisis

Opposition Members of Parliament of four constituencies covering the western belt of lower St Andrew are calling for the government and its agencies to solve the water crisis affecting their constituencies for almost a year now. In a joint...
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New City Review - Holness orders study on Bernard Lodge buildout; backs housing in Kingston, MoBay, Mandeville

Public outcry about costs of the proposed Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine, as well as travel concerns and potential environmental fallout related to urban sprawl beyond the margins of Kingston, has caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to order a...
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Not even Hercules can clear court backlog - prosecutor - Taylor paints dismal picture of Easter term as 1,000 old cases compound workload

With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Polkerris Bed and Breakfast...A PIECE OF HEAVEN

Earth Today | New Green Deal gets thumbs up from J’can pros

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN involved in the local environment sector have applauded the New Green Deal, a United States Congressional resolution that lays out a plan to tackle climate change and which has been the subject of much debate between the...
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Earth Today | Wisynco celebrates Earth Day 2019 with ‘Bokkle Wars’

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, the Wisynco Group launched its internal recycling challenge, dubbed ‘Wisynco ECO Bokkle Wars’. Led by their team of environmentally dedicated ‘Eco Troopers’, the company’s staff members were urged to take in their...
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Here we come! - Windies name World Cup squad

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Dynamic all-rounder Andre Russell was yesterday named in West Indies’ 15-man World Cup squad, but speculation over the anticipated return of several veteran T20 stars proved pointless as they were overlooked for the ICC...
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I will work even harder - Powell - Jamaican vows to bounce back after disappointing omission from Windies CWC squad

Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell said his omission from the West Indies 15-man One-Day International (ODI) squad to this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales is a major wake-up call for his career. The 25-year-old Powell, who made...
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Boeing’s troubled jet derails forecast

Boeing estimates that it will spend US$1 billion to fix the 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The estimate was...
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Proven Global goes ‘live’

Proven Wealth Limited has launched a platform that allows Jamaican investors more options to live-trade US stocks at cheaper prices, becoming the second local broker known to offer such services. “Customers are demanding this,” said Johann Heaven...
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Kes The Band rocks Tuesday On The Rock

If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in...
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Sumfest goes ultra, not about 100 artistes

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO/founder of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is a happy man. Tickets for the July 14-20 event are selling as fast as fans of headliner, Buju Banton, can say ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Sumfest saw a whirlwind...
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Editorial | Mr Shaw’s hollow argument

Audley Shaw either misapprehends the arguments this newspaper, and others, have made against the Government’s planned new city at Bernard Lodge, St Catherine, or he has feigned ignorance. Either is bad. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Shaw,...
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Mark Wignall | The politics of guns, gangs and death

Our home-grown gang leaders and hitmen are not necessarily the fools we would prefer they be, as in the image of a schoolboy not quite grasping his schoolwork and instead making himself more attractive to a life of criminality. A significant number...
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Letter of the Day | Deterioration in Jamaica’s ease of doing business

THE EDITOR, Sir: Next month, the World Bank and International Financial Corporation will commence collection of data that will be evaluated for publication in their 17th report on the Ease of Doing Business Index: Doing Business 2020. In the...
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Fae Ellington is doing a good job on ‘Profile’

THE EDITOR, Sir: Veteran journalist and lecturer, the very tolerant and easy-going Fae Ellington, who replaced long-standing host, the late Ian Boyne, on the personality TV show Profile, which is aired at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays on TVJ, is doing a...
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An upbeat Kim arrives for Putin summit

VLADIVOSTOK (AP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armoured train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked...
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Japan apologises to forcibly sterilised people

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government apologised yesterday to tens of thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law which was designed to "prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants," and promised to pay...
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The Wrong Mr Right

Handsome, sweet, smart and charming. All these characteristics mark the making of a beautiful relationship. There's just one problem. Something doesn’t feel right. And it's in no way the fault of either parties involved: it really wasn't meant to...
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Tryall Club's Richard Ferdinand celebrates birthday in style

Tryall Club's Director of Club Operation, Richard Ferdinand, combined work with his recent birthday celebration at the Tryall Club. After an electrifying fashion show production at the Tryall’s 1834 Great House, with designers Keneea Linton and...
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Vegan by choice

No stranger to the media, Ama Donna, also known as the Ital vegan goddess, was excited about sharing her story with Food. Donna grew up eating meat like the average Jamaican, and as she got older, she gravitated to Rastafarianism in the early ’80s...
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Delicious delights from Chef Wenford Simpson

With more than two decades of culinary artistry under his belt, Wenford Simpson continues to please gustatory cells worldwide. He is now preparing to release his first cookbook in a few weeks. But first, Chef Simpson is giving you a delicious...
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