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Motorcyclist deaths jump 47 per cent...surges past the 100 mark

A total of 25 persons were killed on the nation’s roadways last month, the lowest figure recorded for a single month this year. Further, according to the latest figures published by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, the...
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Two illegal guns seized in St Elizabeth, Trelawny

Two illegal firearms and nearly two dozen rounds of ammunition were seized in separate incidents in St Elizabeth and Trelawny yesterday. The police say Johnothan Chung, a 24-year-old farmer from Black River, in St Elizabeth, has been charged with...
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‘They never deserved to die’ - Convicted woman apologises to victims’ family from behind bars

Jamelia Leslie, the 28-year-old quality control inspector imprisoned for last year’s murders of two children and their mother in Mavis Bank, rural St Andrew, has made an impassioned plea for forgiveness, noting her incarceration has so far been one...
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Ganja in backyards giving children more access

When 25 students from one local educational institution were asked to do a random drug test two weeks ago, administrators were a bit surprised to learn that only three were found to not have ganja in their system. Guidance counsellor at the St John...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Give Local Ganja Farmers concessions in all-inclusive hotels

Mona Heights

Upscale heists - Residents blame increased construction activities for spike in crime

Residents of the upscale Hope Pastures, Beverly Drive and Mona Heights communities in St Andrew say they are suffering from brazen thieves whose crimes are undeterred by police patrols and high-tech security systems. The residents claim more than a...
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Who are these child killers?

The voices of Jamaica’s missing children are crying out from their graves. They are crying for justice. The majority of the child murderers in Jamaica have not been brought to book to pay for their crimes. Does Jamaica have a growing band of child...
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Molynes United midfielder Jeremy Nelson celebrates the winner against UWI during a Red Stripe Premier League match on September 8, 2019.

Molynes hunt H’View scalp

The winning train of Molynes Football Club will roll into Harbour View this evening with hopes of picking up three more points and extending their unbeaten Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) run when 10 of the 12 teams play Game Seven. Among the...
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Richardson welcomes Volcanoes challenge

Jamaican Andrew Richardson has been appointed head coach of the Windward Islands Volcanoes franchise for the upcoming regional first-class season. The 38-year-old succeeds another Jamaican, Andre Coley, who is now the head coach of the Jamaica...
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Carolyn Rose Miller holds up a package of Liberton seasonings, while her husband Herman Miller looks on.

Ex-cop, spouse take on condiments market

Ex-cop Herman Miller and wife Carolyn Rose Miller only have two products in their condiments range. And it would be easy to assume that their company is a long-standing player in the market, given the product packaging, slick promotional materials...
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Chas E. Ramson adding warehouse space, cold storage

Chas E. Ramson Limited is investing $375 million in warehouse expansion for which construction has already broken ground on lands owned by the distribution company at its operating base in Kingston. The new warehouse space that Ramson aims to...
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Patra still Queen of the Pack

For dancehall doyenne, Patra, titling yourself ‘queen’ should supersede ego or trend. Her 1993 single, Queen of the Pack, (also the name of her debut album) was born not only out of self-awareness, but also her desire to empower women across the...
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Dancehall fashion represents ‘Di Good Tingz Dem’

With the cosmic influence of Jamaican dancehall culture, fashion has transformed into a multidimensional lifestyle where no matter the space, one must be properly dressed in the ‘good tingz dem’. According to Maria Hitchins, lecturer in popular...
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Keith Duncan, chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee.

Editorial | Concentrate on elusive GDP growth

The chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, has again drawn attention to the fact that Jamaica has failed to meet the GDP growth target set in the current standby agreement with the IMF. This is despite meeting...
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Ainsley Walters | Caymanas running lame

JAMAICA’S HORSE-RACING industry, despite the best face being put on by two-year-old promoting company, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), is at an all-time low, crippled by a parasitic system of ‘categorising’ horses for...
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California hospital chain going to court over high prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California’s largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. Opening arguments begin...
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China complains about US visa restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the actions have...
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El Cervantino convergence of global creativity

“The saying goes,” said Manuel L pez, second secretary at the Embassy of Mexico to Jamaica “if a bridge was built by the silver that has been mined in Guanajuato, it will stretch till Spain.” This is a saying. Whether such a feat could be...
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Youth Reaching Youth offers education with a twist

Markland McFarlane, a former Youth Reaching Youth (YRY) graduate, says he will definitely be attending Sour Grapes’, the fund raising play being put on by the Swallowfield Chapel educational outreach on October 18, 2019. Markland is one of over...
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Magna launches Corporate Fleet Services

On Thursday evening, specially invited guests, stakeholders, and members of the media gathered at the Spanish Court Worthington in Kingston to bear witness as Magna Motors, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai motor vehicles in Jamaica, inaugurated...
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AUTOmoves

TODAY Drag Rivals at Jamwest, Westmoreland. OCTOBER 21 JRDC 4 Heroes of Speed at Dover Raceway. OCTOBER 27 JKA 8 at Palisadoes Raceway. NOVEMBER 17 Kill Bill Sisters present: the ultimate car show, Concave 2, at Shazz Entertainment,...
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Gordon Robinson | Chucking responsibility on rape Chucking responsibility on rape

It’s pathetic how obsessed we are with other people’s sex lives, how afraid we are of reality, and how careless we are with our children’s futures. So Delroy Chuck, in opening a parliamentary debate on the report of a joint select committee...
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Mark Wignall | Who wins in the corruption game?

The People's National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are in a war that doesn't involve guns, ammunition and borders drawn. That stupid thing was for another time like in the 1970s when the police didn't really know which side had the...
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Leshaun Panton

The active pursuit of Panth3rz Photography

“I wasn’t born with a gold spoon in my mouth. My parents are the type to always sacrifice and put me and my siblings first. Doing what I can when I want to, seeing something and being able to purchase it, and most importantly, giving back to my...
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Dream House | A real-life castle for a ‘Queen’

Once upon a time … beyond the world of every day, stood a magical castle, where heroes and heroines shared an adventure in a distant land of myths, legends, and fairy tales. That was this lady’s make-believe cartoon world then, as a child. Today,...
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