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Policeman dies following highway crash

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is yet again saddened by the death of a colleague who died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway in Clarendon today. He has been identified as 33-year-old...
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Police searching for missing Manchester teen suspected of drowning

The Alligator Pond Police along with Marine Division, JDF Coast Guard and residents of the community are carrying out a search operation stemming from the disappearance of 16-year-old Christopher Wellington of Smithfield district in Cross Keys,...
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CALL FOR BACKUP - JCF urged to outsource some duties, redeploy cops in undermanned force

There are renewed calls for more police duties to be outsourced to private security companies as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its drive to bolster its boots on the ground. The JCF says there are just over 11,000 policemen and...
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Buju raid to shake up T&T police unit

The Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is to be overhauled after a search of the hotel room of reggae artiste Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie), who was in the twin-island republic for a show,...
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Polkerris Bed and Breakfast...A PIECE OF HEAVEN

Corporate Area water disruption

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Constant Spring Treatment Plant are now being suspended in order to facilitate emergency repair work along the company’s pipeline network. As a result, a number of...
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Growth & Jobs | Take retirement seriously – Smith

Sharon Smith, head of JN Bank’s Insurance Premium Financing and Pensions Unit, has urged the country’s teachers to take the planning of their retirement seriously. Addressing teachers during an investment forum organised by the Jamaica Teachers’...
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Jamaica’s Cedricka Williams breaks the Under-17 girls discus throw record with a heave of 47.94m on the third and final day at the Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands yesterday. Collin Reid photo courtesy of Courts Jamaica, Guardian Life, Supreme Ventures and Alliance Investments.

Sweep! - Jamaica dominant in relays and sprint hurdles to cap off fantastic Carifta 2019 outing

JAMAICA brought out the broom at yesterday’s final session on the third and final day of the 48th Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands. They were perfect in both sets of 4x100m and 4x400m relays and the sprint hurdles, where they had a clean sweep...
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No World Cup spot is guaranteed – Anderson

National senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson says none of the country’s overseas-based players are guaranteed a spot on Jamaica’s team to this year’s International Netball Federation World Cup tournament, which will be held in...
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‘Finsac-ed’ businessman refused permission to appeal property sale

The Court of Appeal has refused to grant permission to businessman Winston Finzi to challenge a lower court’s judgment in favour of the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation (JRF) which sold his property in St James after he defaulted on a settlement...
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Francis Wade | 8 employee skills that require zero talent

ADVISORY COLUMN: PRODUCTIVITY How can a manager be promoted, only for others to discover that he lacks certain basic, foundation skills? Someone somewhere dropped an easy ball that could have been corrected if the company had the right perspective...
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Scoffery goes from ‘Topless’ to the armour of God

Back in the day, when topless was almost a movement, Delroy ‘Scoffery’ Escoffery was a prominent member of the ultra savvy UPT crew. Today his life is a far cry from the days when he owned a crazy, modified pickup truck, that drove the girls crazy...
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No swimwear in Miss Jamaica World 2019

Following last month’s untimely passing of co-franchise holder of the Miss Jamaica World competition, Aston Cooke, there have been necessary changes in the entity’s leadership structure. While Weston Haughton retains the franchise holder position...
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Editorial | Jamaica’s foreign exchange market and Groundhog Day

Observing Jamaica’s foreign exchange market and its management by the now “independent” Bank of Jamaica, brings to mind the 1993 Hollywood movie, ‘Groundhog Day’ staring Bill Murray. It featured a cynical TV weatherman who finds himself reliving...
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Gordon Robinson | Passing of another legend

Legal legend and sports administrator supreme, Pat Rousseau, died last Tuesday. This is a very sad time. He was one of two private sector businessmen who were the architects of the 1970s’ bauxite levy, but had to sit and watch successive...
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Letter of the Day | Women will always have abortions

THE EDITOR, Sir: Open letter to Carole Bridge, a member of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS): Women will always have abortions – that is a fact of life that you and the JCHS will just have to accept. No amount of guilt tripping,...
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Farewell to a good friend, Alister McIntyre

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was only a few days ago I wrote you a letter on the death of the Hon. Patrick Rousseau, which you kindly published. I write you again of the death of another good friend and Caribbean stalwart, Sir Alister McIntyre. While much...
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Citizens of at least 12 countries killed in bombings

COLOMBO (AP): At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 30 foreigners died in the attacks. A look at some of the countries whose citizens...
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Tensions escalate after talks with military break down

KHARTOUM (AP): Tensions escalated in Sudan yesterday after talks broke down between protesters and the country’s military rulers, who called for the reopening of roads blocked by sit-ins established during the uprising that drove President Omar al...
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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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Sustainable arctic shipping

In 2013, Cosco shipping company sent its first container ship MV Yong Sheng through the Northeast Passage, which is a shipping lane running between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean along Russia’s northern coast. The route is, at least...
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The Caribbean Shipping Association’s mid-year conference

The Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) mid-year conference 18th, the Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference, is scheduled to take place in the vibrant cultural mecca of Kingston. The Shipping Association of Jamaica is hosting the event as...
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