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Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world. Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum...
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'Name them' - Wehby wants companies that benefited from Petrojam breaches made public

One Government senator has joined the call for the Andrew Holness administration to publicly name the companies that got contracts from the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, that were found to be in breach of government procurement rules.Further,...
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Cop escapes jail time, fined $1m for shooting pregnant woman

WESTERN BUREAU:Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle, who collapsed in court three weeks ago when he was found guilty for shooting a pregnant woman in Montego Bay, escaped a prison term but was fined $1 million when he appeared in the St...
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Inside the Municipal Corporation: Mayor to take a child home for Christmas

PORT MARIA, St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary is showing a heart this Christmas. Creary says he has applied to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) to be part of the Take a Child Home for Christmas programme, and hopes...
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Absent councillors threatened with budget cut

Fed up with councillors' non-attendance at meetings, chairman of the St Mary Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has threatened to take action.Addressing the corporation's monthly meeting on Thursday, Creary said come next...
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Reggae Girlz welcome World Cup celebration - Women footballers honoured with massive motorcade, four days of festivities

With a series of events set for the next few days, Elaine Walker-Brown, Chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation's women's football committee, said the appreciation and acknowledgement the Reggae Girlz will receive for their...
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BGLC looking to hand over Diamond Mile

Executive director of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Vitus Evans says that the organisation is actively looking for a sponsor to take over the high-profile Diamond Mile race day product.The event, which was created five years...
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Berger Jamaica now producing former rival Penta brand

Once its foreign import rival in the paint market, Berger has brought the production of Penta paints in-house, a new arrangement that migrates manufacturing business formerly done in Trinidad...
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Stewart's Auto to set up new complex in Kingston

Stewart's Automotive Group, one of the largest car dealers in Jamaica, plans to build a large complex spanning over 5,000 square metres on South Avenue in Kingston.The company is pumping more than US$...
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Miss World Caribbean Kadijah Robinson - not just a pageant girl

Twenty-three-old Kadijah Robinson has won the hearts of her fellow Jamaicans following her top-five placement at the recent Miss World competition.The pageant finals, which were held in Sanya, China, last Saturday, saw more than 100 women across the...
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Campion Chapel Choir celebrates Mozart's Coronation Mass

Wolfgang Mozart composed one of his most popular musical pieces, Ordinary of the Mass, in 1779. But as early as the 19th century, it was widely referred to as Coronation Mass, "after becoming the preferred music for royal and imperial coronations"....
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Editorial | Mental health: a village at a time

The name Kimone Rose may not mean anything to most of our readers. Yet we have elected to highlight the initiative of this 25-year-old woman who is on a mission to tackle mental-health issues starting in two rural communities of Clarendon....
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Tony Deyal | Laying down the law

In England, it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances. Although 'suspicious' is not defined in the statute, being drunk to the gills might constitute a cause.Perhaps drunk with power, the British lawmakers also made it an offence...
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Letter of the Day | State of emergency must turn on sobriety, not noise

THE EDITOR, Sir: Jamaica has had a long, chequered and appalling history of suppression of crime strategies. In this conundrum, many young men have died unnecessarily or have been incarcerated. Oftentimes, the possession of a ganja spliff was...
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Those sleeping policemen of Liguanea and Papine

THE EDITOR, Sir: Driving through Liguanea and Papine is extremely treacherous. Let’s start at the Hope Road entrance for Sovereign heading towards Matilda’s Corner. The taxis stop to pick up and let off passengers at that Sovereign...
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Hemp set to become legal nationwide in US

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the...
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Turkey train crash leaves nine dead, dozens injured

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were detained...
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