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Gov't acquires home of Marcus Garvey, promises to compensate owners

Culture Minister Olivia Grange this afternoon revealed that the Government has now compulsory acquired the boyhood home of Marcus Garvey in St Ann’s Bay, St Ann. Grange said the property is to be used for the ...
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JCF says threat level against cops remains high, condemns murder of policeman in Westmoreland

The Police High Command is reminding members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that the threat level against police personnel remains high and is urging cops to be vigilant and to take swift and decisive action to protect themselves and their...
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Outdated hospitals - Tufton asks for more ingenuity to improve technology in public health sector

Failure to keep up-to-date with technology, coupled with poor maintenance of Jamaica's health facilities, were among the main contributing factors to the problems being faced in the country's health sector, noted Dr Christopher Tufton.Speaking at...
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Open your minds to new techniques, Foster-Allen urges teachers

WESTERN BUREAU:Elaine Foster-Allen, former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, wants teachers to utilise the latest available resources to educate their students, while opening their own minds to new teaching and learning techniques."...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans trained to provide harbour-towage services

Kingston Harbour is set to become the premier Caribbean hub for Post Panamax vessels after Ocean recently signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica's Port Authority for the provision of harbour-towage services.Ocean invested approximately US$60,000 on...
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Growth & Jobs | BOSS project to energise local animation studios

In recent years, Jamaica's animation sector has received recognition as an area with high potential for growth and increased contribution to the country's economic development. To boost the development of this screen-based industry and capitalise on...
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Step up! - Mixed opinions as former referees call on male counterparts to improve

Former FIFA referee Charles 'Charley' Barrett believes too much emphasis is being placed on female referees, to the detriment of their male counterparts.However, Peter Prendergast, another former FIFA referee, disagrees with his colleague's...
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Thomas calls for focus from Portmore

Portmore United head coach Shavar Thomas says his team is very determined to come away with a positive result when they play away to Honduran side FC Motagua in the quarter-final of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League on Thursday.Thomas, a former...
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As reforms begin, Conoco says Venezuela to pay US$2b award

American oil giant Conoco Phillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to recover nearly US$2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old expropriation dispute.Monday's statement from Houston-based Conoco says...
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JSE exploring cryptocurrency trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.Consequently, the JSE based in Kingston has signed a memorandum of...
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'The Parables' - Another hit for Father Ho Lung and Friends

The historic stage of the Little Theatre in Kingston came alive on Saturday with fine acting, singing, and dancing, colourful costumes, and dynamic lighting.Over the years, Father Ho Lung and Friends have fused popular Bible stories with the...
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Jamaica Poetry Fest a night of fun, depth and blackness

There were many rib-tickling punchlines from the performers and a few outbursts, smiles, and giggles from the audience. It was an evening of fun, but it was not comedy central. It was the 8th Annual Jamaica Poetry Festival at the Ranny Williams...
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Editorial | The route to better-paying jobs

Richard Byles is too much of a gentleman and too astute a businessman to be vulgarly inspecting the mouths of gift horses. So, as he made clear in his speech last week, he welcomes the recent decline in Jamaica's rate of unemployment - to 9.7 per...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | The truth hurts - but lies hurt even more

All of us, no matter how thick we profess that our skins are, some lies cut deep.I've recounted some magical, mystical stories about myself that would make for a great Mills...
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Letter of the Day | Beware of breeding, training dogs for aggression

THE EDITOR, Sir:Understanding dogs such as pit bulls requires understanding of the results of selective breeding, and it will make persons promoting this breed more cautious in so doing.In Russia, the selective breeding experiment of black foxes by...
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Dust annoying Hagley Park residents

THE EDITOR, Sir:Oftentimes agents of the State forget to abide by best practices, leaving citizens inconvenienced. In recent weeks, the National Works Agency (NWA) has been conducting drainage-improvement work on Clunies Avenue, which is located off...
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2 detained after shots - fired at US Embassy

ISTANBUL (AP):Shots were fired from a moving car at the US Embassy in Turkey before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained.There were...
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Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in south; 8 dead

MILAN (AP):Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers on Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing.The prefect's office said 23 people were rescued...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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SAJ stages financial reporting workshop

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) will stage a financial reporting workshop on September 26 as a part of the 2018 workshop series. The workshop will target financial professionals who are tasked with presenting their financial reports in the...
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Shipping Schedule August 21-27th, 2018

VESSELS ETACARIB STARVEGA SCORPIO 21/08PORTO 21/08ASIATIC WIND 22/08CFS PANJANG 22/08TAIPEI TRADER 22/08CFS PACENO 24/08ZIM ROTTERDAM 25/08ZIM CHICAGO 25/08JENNIFER SCHEPERS 25/08TAMPA TRADER 27/08TORONTO TRADER 27/08CMA CGMCFS PANAVERA...
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