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Alleged baby snatcher to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Peta-gaye Ffrench, the woman charged with stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, is to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Ffrench was further remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this...
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Antiguan PM raises new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government has raised new concerns regarding the sale of Scotiabank operations in the island. This comes amid reports that the financial institution may be examining an...
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Time come!

Five subcontracts valued at more than US$22 million are to go to tender this week for roadworks in St Thomas and Portland, according to government minister Daryl Vaz. This follows the allocation of more than J$8.4 billion in the 2019-2020 Budget....
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Fayval summons Petrojam team over gas alarm

Newly appointed Minister of Energy, Science and Technology Fayval Williams yesterday summoned Petrojam’s technical team following a Sunday Gleaner story citing fuel concerns at the state-owned oil refinery. In a news release yesterday, the...
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Weed Ed | The trend towards exotic ganja flavours

Sunset Sherbet, Wedding Cake, Papaya. No, these aren’t ice cream flavours. They’re names of exotic varieties of ganja with the flavour to match their moniker. Cultivators, particularly in the US state of California, which has had a...
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Weed Ed | #GanjaFacts

The THC content of a cannabis plant indicates what percentage of the dried flower comes from THC. The rest of the weight comes from things such as fats, carbs, chlorophyll, proteins, terpenoids, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and other...
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‘Godspeed, Chris’

Errol Moodie, president of Lucas Cricket Club, said retiring Windies one-day international (ODI) batsman Chris Gayle has made a valuable contribution to the club, as well as international cricket. Gayle announced yesterday that he would be retiring...
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Williams honoured by Laureus nomination

Speaking ahead of today’s ceremony, Ato Boldon, coach of 16-year-old Jamaican sprinting sensation Briana Williams, says the athlete is thrilled and honoured to be nominated for a Laureus World...
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Proven buys stake in party company

Proven Investments Limited (PIL) has acquired a 20 per cent stake in events company Dream Entertainment Limited, adding a new line to the company’s portfolio of assets that is largely focused on investment, real estate, and microfinance in...
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NCB faces yet another hurdle in Guardian takeover bid

NCB Financial Group has been forced to extend the closing deadline for its takeover of Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) because it still has hurdles to clear. Jamaica’s largest banking group needs approvals from Trinidad & Tobago’s...
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New J’Ouvert for Carnival 2019

J’ouvert has always assumed an important role in the carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and here in Jamaica. There are currently about three separate local J’Ouvert events, but for 2019, carnival in Jamaica, Real...
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Promoters anticipate national policy to regulate alcohol use

Alcoholic brands are major sponsors of entertainment activities locally. For the most part, all alcoholic brands under Red Stripe and J Wray & Nephew are vital to the execution of large music...
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Editorial | What’s the Budget telling us?

There hasn’t been sufficient time for a deconstruction, and deep analysis, of the Budget Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke tabled in Parliament on Thursday, to clearly determine the philosophy that underpins its numbers and what, if any, role...
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Garth Rattray | Negro, please!

Unfortunately, I must use the word ‘Negro’ until the influential people on this planet admit that ‘Negroid’ has no place in racial nomenclature. Other major races – Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Australoid – are named...
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Letter of the Day | Online newspapers connect us all

THE EDITOR, Sir: Humans live, work, and play on the seven continents and on the myriad islands. Humans sail the seas. Humans fly the skies. And humans read online newspapers as well as print newspapers.All free countries on the planet with a...
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We need drones, not aircraft

THE EDITOR, Sir: If I am not mistaken, didn’t the same Andrew Holness Government already purchase a King Air aircraft either early last year or the year before for the Jamaica Defence Force, and also allocated money to a company to do...
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White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

A top adviser to President Donald Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the US-Mexico border. White House senior adviser...
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US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Islamic State (IS) militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said yesterday. “...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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