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PM says increased economic activity expected for Barbican Audio

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is expected to be an explosion of economic activity in Barbican and surrounding areas. Just last week news came that a hotel was to be built in the community. Holness says there has already been...
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Barbican road expansion work to be completed by DecemberAudio

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says once completed, work being done to expand the roadway in Barbican, St Andrew will result in an ease in the flow of traffic in the community and surrounding areas. The Prime Minister was speaking last night at...
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Not you, madam! - I am answerable to the contractor general, prime minister tells political ombudsman

Following a stern warning from Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown against the abuse of state resources in St Mary South East in order to gain political mileage in a pending by-election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he only answers to...
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Withdraw claim or face outcome, JMA’s ultimatum to Samuda

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the...
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Interactive TV to revolutionise hotel industry

Jamaica, T&T to acquire relief ship

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that discussions have been held with his counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago about co-sponsoring a ship that will provide relief to Caribbean nations during times of emergencies.Responding to Member of...
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Diary of the Ghetto Priest | My 78th birthday

My birthday was September 17. It was a surprise what happened. I asked Fr Hayden Augustine and other brothers to please keep it quiet. I wanted to fast and abstain. I wanted to pray all day. I wanted to give thanks to God for all He has given me and...
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No-nonsense approach to discipline for RSPL

Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) Chairman Don Anderson has warned that discipline will be strictly enforced in this season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), which starts on Sunday.The league was officially launched at the...
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Holy Trinity hunt win No. 4

Holy Trinity High's coach, Devon Anderson, said his team will be coming out firing on all cylinders when they take on Edith Dalton James in Group F of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition today.Holy Trinity, who made it to the semi-finals of last...
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Hayden-Cater looks to Jamaicans overseas as source of new business

Although JN Bank Limited is a new kid on the block in commercial banking, it comes to the market with decades of history as the premier private mortgage...
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Last laugh - 10th and final season for Ity and Fancy Cat show

The element of surprise has remained at a high for nine seasons of the popular Sunday night Ity and Fancy Cat show on TVJ, produced by Ellis International Limited. Ian 'Ity' Ellis and Alton 'Fancy Cat' Hardware had to learn to balance performing pre...
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5 Questions with Lee 'Scratch Perry' & Larry McDonald

Producer/vocalist Lee 'Scratch' Perry and drummer Larry McDonald have redone the Super Ape dub album, first released in 1976. Listed among the 100 essential reggae CDs by the Rough Guide publication, it includes tracks like Zion's Blood, Croaking...
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Editorial | The sugar problem hasn’t gone away

Karl Samuda, the trade and agriculture minister, may have bought the Government a partial respite, but by no means has it resolved the problem of Jamaica's doddery sugar industry. It still teeters at a precipice, facing the moral hazard of...
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Peter Espeut | What does social intervention mean?

In the beginning, the slogan describing the strategy to be employed in the zones of special operations (ZOSO) was 'clear, hold, build'. I don't see it in its publicity or on its website, which probably means that the strategy is not well understood...
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Letter of the Day | Leverage Brexit

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was interested to read an article published in The Gleaner titled 'British High Commission looks to hit reset button with Jamaica' (September 20, 2017). In the article, the British high commissioner to Jamaica outlines how they...
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Why move Jamaica Broilers AGM?

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Peter DePass, company secretary of Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG).I have just received the notice over your signature for the AGM of Jamaica Broilers Group scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, at the company's...
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UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (AP):UN investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved...
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Two of six arrested over London subway bomb freed without charge

LONDON (AP):Two of the six men arrested over last week's London subway bombing were released without charge yesterday, British police said. Four others remained in custody.One of those released is a 21...
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JWN'S Joy Spence among Food and Wine's Top 20

If the rate at which accolades pouring in is anything to go by, then Jamaica's Joy Spence is truly mellowing like finely aged wine.The J. Wray and Nephew Limited Master Blender has just received another...
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Tessenie Mowatt: Fluffy & Fine

Tessenie Mowatt knows what it's like to have body parts you want to hide. But now, she has learnt how to make those 'flaws' beautiful and stylish and has evolved into a confident woman...
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