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Oil exploration mission progressing well in Jamaica's off-shore

Tullow Oil is reporting steady progress in its oil exploration 3D seismic survey with just over 45 per cent of the data capture already completed. The survey, the most advanced study to be carried out in Jamaica’s off-shore, is being...
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Jamaicans appointed to lead The Salvation Army for the first time in 131 yerars

For the first time in its 131-year history, The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory will be led by Jamaicans. They are Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton and Lieutenant Colonel Verona Haughton who have both been promoted to the rank of Commissioner....
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False hope - Workers resigning with wrong expectation of redundancy payment

Scores of employees have been resigning from their jobs with the mistaken expectation that they will receive redundancy payments from their employers, a Ministry of Labour official disclosed yesterday."There's a misconception out there among the...
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McKenzie holds talks with Chinese ambassador on fixing parochial roads

With deplorable road conditions in many parts of rural Jamaica posing serious problems to farmers and motorists, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has begun preliminary talks with the Chinese ambassador to explore areas of support,...
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Earth Today | Announced national spatial plan gets mixed stakeholder response

NEWS OF a national spatial plan (NSP) that takes account of climate change and which has been some time in coming has been greeted with mixed views from civil society and academia."The NSP is very important and it would be great if Jamaica could...
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St Catherine man freed of gun charge

A St Catherine man has been freed in the Gun Court after the complainant told the hearing she was not attacked with a gun. Twenty-three-year-old Clifford Mills of Old Harbour, St Catherine had been charged with illegal possession of a...
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Swimming solo - Atkinson discusses Commonwealth Games disappointment, diversity in swimming

Standout Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson, while expressing disappointment with the local support for swimming, is looking to continue encouraging diversity in the sport after her global impact was brought to the fore at the recently concluded...
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Our track and field is safe - Grange points to all-round CWG success

Sports Minister Olivia Grange has said that Jamaica's performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, demonstrates that the country is expanding its reach in athletics.Grange, who was at the Norman Manley...
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Miguel Diaz - Canel selected as next president of Cuba

Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice-President Miguel Mario DÌaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Ra?l Castro as president of Cuba, the centrepiece of an effort to ensure that the country's single-party system outlasts the...
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Coconut Board pitching $3b plan to private investors

Having pulled back from plans to dispose of the Seprod shares held by the Coconut Industry Board, under a new minister, the agency is now looking for buy-in for a $3-billion capital programme and is seeking private partners for various commercial...
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Ashe celebrates 25 years with 25 free performances

In celebration of its silver anniversary as Jamaica's most prominent performing arts company, Ashe will count 25 years with 25 free performances throughout the year.With this philanthropic move, ASHE put out a call to institutions hosting fund-...
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Echoes of '1983' in 2018

As far as the annual round of celebrations for dead Jamaican singers goes, Hugh Mundell does not even get off to a start. And, apart from a line from Junior Reid ("Hugh Mundell, he was shot by the gun") does not get the repeated mention in songs...
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Editorial | PM has advanced, but must do more on gay rights

Prime Minister Andrew Holness deserves credit for his obviously evolving views about gay rights and whether homosexuals were to be ministers in Jamaica's Government.Asked in a leaders' debate seven years ago whether he endorsed his predecessor,...
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Mark Wignall | Holness to welcome gays in his cabinet

The short lifespan of a human being is woefully too brief to adequately witness species change on the evolutionary ladder but socially, it is much different.In 2008, then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, responding more to his base at home than to his...
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Letter of the Day | Exploiting the coincidences of timing

THE EDITOR, Sir:Timing is everything, it has been said.The scandalous treatment of the Windrush children by the Theresa May Government had been stewing unabated for five months.No justice for the black elderly adult children - descendants of West...
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T&T high court ruling on LGBT rights welcomed

THE EDITOR, Sir: The ruling handed down by the high court of Trinidad and Tobago regarding the unconstitutionality of sections of the Sexual Offences Act is a positive development for the improvement of the human rights of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and...
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Trump confirms CIA chief's secret meeting with Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea and said "a good relationship was formed" heading into the adversaries' anticipated summit.Mike Pompeo's highly unusual talks...
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Orthodox Christian Church defrocks priest

NICOSIA (AP):A senior cleric says Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church has for the first time defrocked a priest for sexually abusing his step-daughter when she was a child.Kykkos Bishop Nikiforos said yesterday the Holy Synod's decision was unanimous....
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Truth Tuesday

  It’s never easy to accept the harsh reality that you need to get better at your job, start a new career, build an empire, click reset on your affirmative mindset, or upgrade your life partner - but sometimes, you just have to face the...
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Weekend Shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans   Last weekend had mixed feelings of euphoria along with drama, drama, and you guessed it: more drama. We have the latest scoop of what was definitely hot and what was absolutely not in this week's Weekend Shenanigan....
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Food, friends and fillies - Polo charity dishes out divine delights

It was all fun and games for socialites who attended the first annual Spry Polo Charity event held at Caymanas Polo Club last Sunday afternoon. The all-day event included a professional viewing of the sport...
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Blogging with Jessica in the Kitchen

There is something about food that pulls us together; it has a language of its own. It is that magnetic force paired with the ability to prepare and share recipes which influenced Jessica Hylton-Leckie to create Jessica in the Kitchen....
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