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Fire destroys Walker's Place of Safety, two children missing

Thirty-four of the 36 children housed at the Walkers Place of Safety on Lyndhurst Crescent in Kingston, have been moved to a temporary holding facility at a nearby church after fire destroyed the premises early this morning.  
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'Ridiculous sentence! ' - Attorneys demand explanation of judge's decision to give 5 years for 18 guns

The "ridiculous" disparity in the sentence handed down by two High Court judges to four men who were held in Portland nearly five years ago with an arsenal of 18 illegal guns and a "bucketload" of ammunition has triggered demands for an explanation...
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EOJ re-enumeration project in limbo

The planned re-enumeration exercise by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which was slated to begin during this financial year, has been shelved and the $700 million allocated in the Budget to start the process was removed in the First...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans should invest more in their financial education

With the growing sophistication of financial markets and a rapidly increasing array of financial products and tools, it has become necessary for persons to invest time in their financial education, Grants manager at the JN Foundation, Rose Miller,...
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Growth & Jobs | Creating jobs in film – Mango Girl to hire local talent

In a move to support the local film industry, writer and motivational speaker Dr Ava Eagle Brown said she will be targeting local talent for the production of her coming-of-age film The Mango Girl, which is inspired by the life of the Jamaica-born...
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Cooler Runnings - Female bobsledders qualify for Winter Olympics

Twenty years after Jamaica's men's bobsled team qualified for its first winter Olympics, their female counterparts have replicated the achievement ahead of next month's Winter Olympiad in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team of brakemen Carrie Russell...
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Hankinson: RSPL clubs need new approach

American coach Timothy Hankinson said that Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clubs can take two approaches to ensuring financial sustainability.A problem facing many local football clubs is that of finding funds to cover the cost of player salaries...
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UK state contractor collapses

One of the British state's biggest contractors collapsed Monday, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after creditors and the government refused to bail out a company struggling under the weight of more than £1.5 billion (US$2.1 billion) of debt....
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AC Marriott to make Caribbean debut in Kingston

The hotel being developed in Kingston by Sandals Resort International will be branded as AC Marriott.AC is said to be Marriott's design-focused brand, with 90 hotels across Europe, Latin America and the United States. The Sandals development at Lady...
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Jovi Rockwell living in freestyle mode

While many female artistes in Jamaica are focused on climbing to the top, and doing so quickly, none of that seems to matter to the reggae-rocking old soul that is Joelle Clarke, or, as most people know her, Jovi Rockwell.The reggae genre, with its...
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Akeem Mignott dreams of great future in theatre

Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger's eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott."Is this the actor?" the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, "Yes, the actor." Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the...
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Editorial | In a State of Anarchy | The dark and twisted paradox

The USA has, on average, three mass shootings a year. The deadliest so far happened just three months ago, in October 2017, when 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded by a single gunman in Las Vegas. All these mass shootings are reported...
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George Davis | Solving crime - Israel may have the answer

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is set to host a summit on fixing crime and has insisted that the leadership of both the governing Jamaica Labour Party and Opposition People's National Party be in attendance. Further, the PSOJ is...
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Letter of the Day | Tired of the empty rhetoric on crime

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently released some troubling statistics that there has been an increase in murders in the first two weeks of this year when compared to the same period last year.According to the JCF stats,...
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Port Royal - a dump and more

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest your editorial of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 titled 'The shame of Port Royal', in which the town is referred to as "an unkempt and often rubbish-strewn dump".I had hoped that mention would also have been made of...
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Trump marks King Day out of view, buffeted by race claims

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr national holiday yesterday largely out of public view, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed...
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7 migrants found dead near Spanish island

PARIS (AP):Spanish officials say the bodies of seven migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands.Civil Guard police said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another two migrants retrieved...
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The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off yesterday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "...
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Proudest Moment of 2017

Last year was quite exciting - filled with fears, tears, new experiences, challenges and triumphs. You survived, and that’s something to be proud of! While it’s all in the past, since today is #throwbackthursday, we have asked a few of...
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MAJ facilitates training for judges

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), in fulfilling its role to capacitate local entities to handle international maritime matters, hosted a seminar for Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges. The session was held to raise awareness...
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SAJ remembers Janice Budd

"Who can get used to death? It is an expected end, but when it takes the people you cherish, memories are never enough to fill that permanent, gaping hole.'' - Shorna-Kay Plummer, Caribbean Shipping Association.The Shipping Association of Jamaica (...
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Gov't urged to teach western youth about agri-tourism

Veteran hotelier and farmer Daniel Grizzle says that the Government of Jamaica must make greater efforts to show rural youth in western Jamaica how they can make a decent living from agri-tourism in order to build wealth for...
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