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Reckless 'stunt' driver apologises to public

Dennis Dietrih, who has admitted to being the driver of a black Mercedes Benz motorcar captured on video manouvering recklessly on a major public thoroughfare, today apologised to the public after agreeing to...
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Traffic restriction along Junction Road in St Mary

The movement of traffic along the Junction road in St Mary will be restricted over the next three weeks to facilitate the ongoing road rehabilitation project. The restriction will take effect on Thursday, August 22 and will remain in place...
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Tapia eyes strengthened relations in trade, investment, education as priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. The new United States (US) Ambassador to Jamaica says he is looking forward to helping to further strengthen the relationship between the two nations.  “From day one, the United States and Jamaica have had a strong...
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$54M blunder - Phillips’ wife said opposition leader declared real estate assets of $58m, not $3.6m

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips’ wife has revealed that his 2018 statutory declaration placed the value of the real estate assets owned jointly with her at $58 million and suggested that the Integrity Commission was to blame for the grossly...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Time for tourism’s voice to be heard on CLIMATE CHANGE

Fort Charlotte, located in Lucea, Hanover, was built in the mid-18th century by the British.

Linking community tourism with education

Recently, increased focus has been placed on incorporating knowledge of local communities in the dissemination of our tourism product to visitors. I understood the true importance of this principle after I took part in a tour of Fort Charlotte...
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Preserving history through education

It is no secret that Jamaica possesses some of the oldest educational institutions in the Caribbean with the country’s rich history being embedded in the infrastructure of some of our nation’s illustrious schools. Across the length and breadth of...
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Small clubs cry FOUL! - Argue that transfer limit crippling football development

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is expected to, at the upcoming Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) annual general meeting, call for a review of the local transfer cap system, particularly for lower-league transfers. Currently...
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JAAA sets up practice runs for relay teams

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has said that the country’s male and female sprint relay teams are set to get ­valuable practice ahead of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, when they compete...
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President and CEO of First Rock Capital, Ryan Reid.

First Rock makes first foreign acquisitions - Plans to list on JSE by year end

Ryan Reid, president and CEO of First Rock Capital, is set to travel to Costa Rica this week to oversee a residential transaction in that country valued at US$3 million. Pierre Shirley, vice-president in charge of real estate business, is in...
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Informal sector the main source of new jobs in Latam and the Caribbean

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, has reported a deterioration in the average quality of employment in the region in 2018, a situation it expects will worsen during the course of this year. The regional UN agency...
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Fred Hammond performs at Unity in the City.

Great performances at Unity in the City

There was a tremendous show of audience support for Christendom’s youngest concert series, Unity in the City, last Saturday at the National Stadium. Neither the several long pauses between band changes nor the lengthy concert proved a deterrent to...
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Illustrator Cory Mills determined to ‘Enter Zion’

Jamaica’s animation sector is flegdling but keeps on a determined path because of people like Cory Mills. As the sector develops and is steered towards becoming a functioning, profitable industry, creatives like Mills are playing their part to...
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Editorial | The politics of poverty

The recent publication of the 2017 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), showing a 2.2 percentage point increase in the rate of poverty, has set off...
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Garnett Roper | If the shoe were on your foot, Mr Tucker

in order to set the record straight in response to a letter titled ‘Shame on Samuels for misguiding shoemaker’, written by Glenn Tucker, I insert myself into the story because I have always been involved in the Constant Spring Market tragedy. I met...
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Letter of the Day | Integrity Commission erred; real estate values $54m more

THE EDITOR, Sir: Daniel Thwaites’ column titled ‘Unreal estate ­declarations’ (Sunday Gleaner, August 18, 2019) conveys to the reader that, in his last ­statutory declaration to the Integrity Commission, my husband, Peter Phillips, declared the...
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Peppers’ customer service not hot at all!

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Emancipation Day, I decided take my friends out for drinks and dinner, so I chose to go to Peppers on Leader Avenue in Montego Bay. I liked the location, so upon entering the gate, I headed for the bar. We ordered cold Heinekens...
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In this January 2019 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (right), speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela.

US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

BOGOTÁ (AP): The United States (US) has made secret contact with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees that they won’t face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede...
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Prime minister under pressure to recall Parliament

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday dismissed the notion of recalling Parliament from its summer break after leaked government documents warned of widespread shortages and border delays in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit....
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Melasma tends to be a chronic (long term) skin condition. It can be treated and controlled with great results.

Brown patches on your skin? - … Here’s what you need to know about them

Melasma is a skin condition consisting of brown patches caused by an increase in the pigment melanin in the skin. The increased melanin can be in the superficial (outer) layer of the skin called the epidermis and/or deeper in the skin in the layer...
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Forearm side plank pose - … Every Mickle Meka Muscle Yoga Challenge Pose of the Week

Even though we are halfway there with The Every Mickle Meka Muscle Core Yoga Challenge, it’s not too late to join in! Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves endorsed ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ (EMMAM) Core...
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Tina Hamilton (left), brand manager, Nutramix, with 2018 National Farm Queen, Samantha Myrie Thomas (right) and her daughter.

Nutramix returns as title sponsor for National Farm Queen Competition

Since its inception in 1963, the National Farm Queen competition has been the platform for young women to highlight their contributions to the agriculture sector. Local feed company, Nutramix, returns as title sponsor of the competition. This is...
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Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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