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Let it go! ... Shaw warns cane farmers against blocking development

Cane farmers were stunned into silence on Wednesday after Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw warned them against resisting the development of traditional sugar estates for other purposes.
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Manchester High past student Chevano Baker is 2019 Rhodes Scholar

Manchester High School past student Chevano Baker has been named the 2019 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar. The 23-year-old who holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of Birmingham is now bound for the University of Oxford where he will pursue a PhD in Financial Economics. 
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'Chucky' guilty - Police constable goes away for three counts of murder

The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...
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From the market in Christiana to the halls of Oxford - Chevano Baker is Jamaica's 2019 Rhodes Scholar

Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-...
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'Urgent explanation required' - Robinson wants USF Board to clear up recruitment debacle

The People's National Party's (PNP) Shadow Minister of Science and Technology, Julian Robinson, has expressed alarm at news that some 24 qualified candidates had submitted applications for the position of executive director of the Universal Service...
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PNP's Housen resigns as caretaker for West Rural St Andrew

Jennifer Housen, attorney-at-law has reportedly resigned as People's National Party caretaker for St Andrew West Rural.Gleaner sources have reported that Housen tendered her resignation on Wednesday.Housen, who was seeking to hand current Member of...
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Grange: Streamlining won't pose a problem

An announcement that the Ministry of Sport will be streamlining public entities in sports such as the Institute of Sports (INSPORT), Independence Park Limited (IPL) and Sports Development Foundation (SDF) has not gone down well with some...
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STETHS have nothing to fear, says Wedderburn - ISSA/Champions Cup semis today at Sabina Park

St Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) coach, Omar Wedderburn, says his team has nothing to fear when they meet urban area kingpins Jamaica College (JC) in today's big semifinal clash of the ISSA-Champions Cup competition at Sabina Park.The match is...
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KWL pumps half-billion into property joint venture - Partners with Stocks & Securities on real estate investment trust

Port company Kingston Wharves Limited, KWL, has pumped a total of more than half-billion dollars into SSL REIT, the property investment vehicle of Stocks and Securities Limited, for an undisclosed stake in the company...
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GK faces new tax liability in Guyana, appeals assessment

Come month end, GraceKennedy Remittance Services Limited, GKRS, is headed to court to challenge a decision by the tax authorities in Guyana that it underpaid taxes there by more than $240...
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Five Questions with Kim Nain

This week's Five Questions With ... features up-and-coming artiste Kim Nain.Nain, who is signed to artiste manager Shelly Curran, could be considered by many as an academic. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Technology and a...
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A Touch of the Circus - A Touch of France trains performers for the ring

A Touch of France 2018 was a smorgasbord of Francocentric activities. The expo invited international chefs, world-renowned musicians, and haute couture fashion designers for cultural exchange with various local industry players and aspirants. One...
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Editorial | Strange ideas about constitutional gov’t

If you didn't know better, you might have concluded that Prime Minister Andrew Holness was having another, and personal, shot at litigating the NIDS case, or attempting, from the margins, to influence the ruling of the three judges who heard the...
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Neleen S. Leslie | A monster of our making

"Not another one." These are the words I whisper to myself when yet another child's face pops up on my screen: missing. Violence against women and children is at an all-time high. Not a day passes without new reports of lost, abused, or murdered...
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Letter of the Day | Will NCU, Adventist Church condemn pastor’s remarks?

THE EDITOR, Sir:That Jamaican society has largely sunken into depravity in terms of public conduct, and what comes out of the Parliament, and from entertainers, is widely accepted;, but when the Church endorses decadence, civility is at its end.On...
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Banking protocol too onerous

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am concerned about the protocol of certain commercial banks here in Jamaica. They seem to be lagging so far behind the world.I don't expect them to be on par with, say, the banks in the USA, but I am sure they can do better than...
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Fire death toll at 56 in California

MAGALIA, California (AP):Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground yesterday against the deadliest wildfire in a century in the United States, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities. At least 56...
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May battles to save Brexit deal and her job

LONDON (AP):British Prime Minister Theresa May was battling yesterday to save both her Brexit deal and her job, as ministers quit her government and a growing list of lawmakers demanded her ouster over the divorce agreement struck between Britain...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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