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Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson released from hospital

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has been discharged from hospital seven days after he was admitted with injuries received in a car accident at his Norbook, St Andrew home.Patterson received injuries to his one of his knees and his hip.Last...
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New blow to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan after vote on deal blocked

LONDON (AP) — Britain faced another week of grinding political gridlock after Prime Minister Boris Johnson was denied a chance Monday to hold a vote by lawmakers on his Brexit divorce bill. With just 10 days before Britain’s scheduled...
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Port headache - Fee hikes, jams hit cargo as fears mount of Christmas crunch

There are fresh jitters and deepening anxiety about “increasing inefficiencies” at the Port of Kingston that have caused a logjam in cargo movement and an uptick in storage fees that has rattled stakeholders amid heightened concerns as the...
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‘Garvey disappointed’ - Hero’s son rails against neglect in teaching black-consciousness history

Jamaica’s political class has been accused by one of the country’s most high-profile honours inductees of betraying the legacy of Marcus Garvey and other national heroes and failing to prioritise the teaching of Afrocentric history. Dr Julius...
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A TALE OF TWO MUSIC CITIES

Growth & Jobs | May Pen errand running company employs six

Twenty-four-year-old Romario Malcolm is the founder of the first delivery and errand-running business in May Pen, Clarendon. Malcolm said the concept of URGED (Utilities, Restaurants, Groceries, Express, Delivery) was founded on the inconveniences...
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Growth & Jobs | Kemal Brown expands the bounds of digital marketing

Google ‘Digita Global Marketing’ (DGM), select the first result and you will be transported to a world brimming with what owner and Chief Executive Officer Kemal Brown describes as “international aesthetic”. The international-level standard flows...
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Horse racing commentator Brian Paul ‘Spuddy’ Rickman, moments after receiving his Order of Distinction officer class award for his contribution to nation building in the field of sports at the National Honours and Awards ceremony at Kings House, St Andrew yesterday.

A distinct voice - ‘Spuddy’ Rickman delighted by national honour bestowal

It is customary to find Brian ‘Spuddy’ Rickman commentating on Heroes Day racing from Caymanas Park, as he has done for over 30 years. It would take something serious or massive to get him away from the track. So count receiving a national award as...
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Simmons needs time – Windies legends

West Indies cricket legends Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding are urging Caribbean fans to be patient with new head coach Phil Simmons and captain Kieron Pollard as the regional side begins yet another era of leadership, starting with an away series...
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Caymanas Golf offering free lessons to boost business

was during the 1960s and 70s. “We’ve rebuilt our corporate membership but if it’s one complaint I have it’s that we don’t have enough corporates playing golf. Days gone by, Wednesdays were very popular days for various executives especially the...
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Jam Teas repositioning Bay City to hold supermarket assets

Jamaican Teas Limited has bought out its minority partner in Bay City Foods and now owns 100 per cent of the non-trading supermarket company through a deal that closed October 1. CEO John Mahfood said Jamaican Teas paid a nominal $1,000 for the 50...
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Inner Circle flies 17 hours to collect OD - Former member Jacob Miller awarded posthumously

“We flew 17 hours to be present to collect our award – from Chile to Miami to Jamaica straight to King’s House, where we got properly dressed in the medical tent,” said Roger Lewis, one of the founding members of Inner Circle Band. For over 50...
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‘Titus’ stays true to character on awards stage

Prior to receiving his National Award at King’s House yesterday, actor Glen ‘Titus’ Campbell said that he asked permission to do the official shuffle as he collected the nation’s sixth honour – the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer. “I...
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Editorial | The contortionist of Bernard Lodge

If Lenworth Fulton ever contemplates a change of career, he might consider becoming a contortionist. Judging from his wriggling act on the Bernard Lodge affair, he’d probably be good at it. Mr Fulton is president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society...
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Gordon Robinson | Colour prejudice?

Forty plus years ago, on my first day as a legal intern, Gene Autry took me aside. He assumed the air of a senior solicitor: “Two things I must teach you about the law before you start.” “OK,” I eagerly replied. “What?” “First,” said Autry, “I must...
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Letter of the Day | Understanding our heritage

THE EDITOR, Sir: In July 2014, I was a guest of St Mark’s Parish, Enmore, East Coast Demerara in Guyana, to deliver a pre-emancipation address. In my presentation, I described members of the Afro-Caribbean community as descendants of the Akan...
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The noise that never ends

THE EDITOR, Sir: Recently, the mayor of Montego Bay made a public decision to deny members of the LGBT community access to the public facilities of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to host a forum on same-sex marriage and the readiness of the...
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Residents who are angry over the US withdrawal from Syria hurl potatoes at American military vehicles in the town of Qamishli, northern Syria, yesterday.

Residents pelt departing US troops

AKCAKALE (AP): Angry over the US withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city hurled potatoes at departing American military vehicles as they drove by on Monday. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said US troops will stay in eastern Syria to...
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Thai king strips his consort of royal titles for disloyalty

BANGKOK (AP): Thailand’s king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country’s queen, for her own benefit. The royal command by 67-...
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Rotary District Governor Delma Maduro (left) is all smiles as she encourages president Yemima Garcia during a visit with Rotary Clubs in Montego Bay.

Western Jamaica Rotarians empowered by District Governor Delma Maduro

The Rotary Clubs of Montego Bay, at an historic meeting, recently welcomed its special guest, Delma Maduro, District Governor (7020 District) and her husband Audley Maduro. This reception also witnessed the induction of the first Corporate Member...
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Professor Keith Barrington Jones Feted

It was an evening of celebration for Professor Keith Barrington Jones, who was feted at his 90th birthday party at Mae’s Place in Pembroke Hall, Kingston last weekend. Jones, Jamaica’s first virologist who formulated the typhoid vaccine in the...
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Kingston Wharves leads clean-up exercise

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), through its Millennial Club, carried out a clean-up exercise in sections of the Newport West community, off Marcus Garvey Drive, recently. Conducted as part of International Coastal Clean-Up Day, the activities...
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Shipping Schedule - October 22-28, 2019

CARIB STAR AS FABIANA 23/10 EMILIA 23/10 JENNIFER SCHEPERS 23/10 SANTA LORETTA 25/10 VEGA SCORPIO 26/10 ZIM ANTWERP 28/10 CMA CGM CFS PAFILIA 22/10 NADJA 22/10 TRINIDAD TRADER 23/10 EXPRESS BRAZIL 23/10 SEABOARD SUN 23/10 CSCL ZEEBRUGGE 24/10...
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