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McLeod, Thompson named to World Indoors team

Omar McLeod and Elaine Thompson highlight a 30-member (14 males and 16 females) team named by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. McLeod will be defending his 60m...
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Student who sent school-shooting voice note questioned by police

The police today questioned the Wolmer’s Boys School student who sent a voice message to a teacher threatening to carry out a shooting at the institution. The Ministry of Education says the 17-year-old was questioned along with his parents by...
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8-y-o fears for future - August Town murder and mayhem crippling education of honour roll student and schoolmates

Seriously concerned about the future of her education, Bianca Gardener, eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School in St Andrew, is beseeching the authorities to put an end to the violence wreaking havoc across Jamaica for the...
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Wolmer's student to get psych eval over threatening voice note

The education ministry is assisting the police in conducting a psychological assessment of the 17-year-old student of Wolmer's Boys' School who was taken into custody for questioning yesterday over alleged threats of violence and murder against...
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Growth & Jobs | Local personal shopping business soaring to Cayman Islands; US

A few of their peers who explored the idea of personal shopping have migrated. However, Amanda Spencer and Manju Dadlani, chose to take the risk of investing in themselves and their country and are now owners of Acheteur Elite, a personal-shopping...
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Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO brings Film Commission Open House to Montego Bay

JAMPRO will host the Film Commission's Open House Forum in Montego Bay on February 22 and 23 following the Kingston leg, which was held at the agency's headquarters a few weeks ago.The open house forum, created specifically for industry...
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They will make you fall in love - Stokes expecting great things from Bobsled team

President of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) Chris Stokes is predicting that Jamaicans will fall in love with bobsleigh again after seeing the female bobsled team compete today at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South...
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We shall return - Boys' Town plan swift top-flight turnaround

President of relegated Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) club Boys' Town, Leon Mitchell, is already putting plans in place for them to be back in top flight in one season.Boys' Town were demoted to next season's Kingston and St Andrew Football...
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Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in United States elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and...
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IDT awards $17m to former AIJCFA employees

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has awarded a total of $17 million to be shared by two former employees, who it ruled were both unjustifiably dismissed by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) about 18 months ago.The three...
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'Release' forJ'can history, QUILT's members

In keeping with the old adage 'art imitates life', the Jamaican performing arts company QUILT will soon present a patchwork of theatrical performances in a production called Release."The show is in line with our efforts to release ideas to develop...
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Xaymaca brings So-Kah vibe

A big truck was parked on the lawns of the Liguanea Club. It was the focal point; it was the stage; it was an appropriate decorative appointment for So-Kah, the season, opening event for Xaymaca International.On Sunday, exactly seven weeks before...
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Editorial | The value of Ambassador Niu

In the normal scheme of things, the comings and goings of diplomats are little-noticed, routine business, except when it used to be the arrival or departure of an American ambassador. The British, too, warranted some attention.These days, however,...
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Gordon Robinson | Haemorrhoid and Hoghead

The domino crew gathered during a crime upsurge to talk and play.What we called an 'upsurge' then (over 200 murders in 1973) was like a family picnic now. But, as Dessie posed double-six, he said government should produce a better crime plan or he...
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Letter of the Day | Still mum and dumb on effective crime plan

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some persons may be heartened by the relatively small increase in the budget for national security of $8 billion to $78.5 billion. My expectation would have been that the Government would have used the opportunity to roll out a...
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Are we witnessing an African Spring?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Just a few decades ago, the world experienced what can be called an Eastern European Spring, when the vast Soviet empire collapsed - brushing aside decades of communist rule.Then, just a few years ago, the world experienced the Arab...
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17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital yesterday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the...
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Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs

LONDON (AP):Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken.The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.KFC says those branches that are...
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PICJ launched for Cardio Vascular Week

To kick-start Cardiovascular Week, which officially began on Monday, the team at Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica transformed the courtyard of the Medical Associates Hospital into an oasis washed in red for the grand opening of Jamaica...
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5 Creative ways To propose on World Proposal Day

It cannot be overstated how important it is to get a proposal right. The setting must be perfect, and many women will agree that the ring should sparkle. It’s one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s life, especially...
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SAJ donates to Walker's Place of Safety

Last week, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) made a donation to the Walker's Place of Safety. The handing-over ceremony was held at the association's Newport West offices, and was attended by the public relations manager and the director of...
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