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Relief for residents as mom's ex-partner caught in connection with 8-y-o's murder

It was all smiles on the faces of residents of Richie Lane, in the vicinity of Spanish Town Road in Kingston, when they received news that the man they believe killed eight-year-old Galen Buchanan was caught in Trelawny earlier today.  Senior...
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Silenced - $200m in contracts executed in eight months with no council meetings; Members instructed to sign agreement guaranteeing silence after

Members of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, who resigned in recent weeks, had signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after the oversight body went eight months without a meeting, a whistle-blower has revealed. At the same time,...
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OUR offers cash prizes for new logo designs

Jamaicans here and abroad will get a chance to design the next logo for the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). After 20 years of using the same logo, the OUR is moving to review its logo with a view to determine whether it is time to re-brand...
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A clash of cultures - Difference is a big deal for artistes performing abroad

The video has been making the rounds and fans locally have been wondering, what really took place in Nairobi, Kenya, recently? A clip shows a male fan rushing to the stage, embracing Christopher Martin (clearly a little too close for comfort), who...
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Sticking to old tricks! - Graham not changing approach in Olympic year

The magnitude of the pending Olympic Games is not fazing veteran hurdlers coach Lennox Graham as he is not changing his approach to the season. The man, who once coached his alma mater, Kingston College, to six consecutive Boys’ Champs titles, is...
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Sizzling 200m run by Davis

HER fans have been waiting for a long time and the fair-sized crowd at the St Elizabeth Technical Invitational yesterday got something special from Edwin Allen High’s Kevona Davis. Taking to the track for the first time since May 2019, she clocked...
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Minute Rentals Chief Executive Officer and founder, Ferone Bryan.

Hourly car hire service Minute Rentals eyes hospitality, cruise markets

Minute Rentals, a business which holds itself as the only hourly car rental company in Jamaica, will use the $300,000 it earned as winner of the JSE Pitch Room towards the development of a real-time customer relations management system. The Pitch...
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Energy ministry retirees paid more as consultants for same job

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) did not take its human resource needs into account when it decided to approve special early retirement for six officers in April 2018 and their subsequent engagement as consultants on a one-year...
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We win already – Koffee’s mother - Jo-Anne Williams sounds off on daughter’s latest accomplishments, God and Grammy nomination

The local music scene and social media quickly became abuzz last November after it was announced that reggae newcomer Koffee had been one of the nominees of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. She created history by becoming the youngest solo act to be...
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50 years of musical magic from Mighty Diamonds

For most entertainers, longevity in music is high on their list of priorities. However, with the entertainment industry as fickle as it is, there is a constant changing of the guard. And so when a solo artiste or a group manages to rack up at least...
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Editorial | Foreign policy after Pompeo

Even with someone as objectionable as Donald Trump as America’s president, Jamaica can’t but maintain good relations with the United States, its close and powerful neighbour and major economic partner. The circumstance, though, demands from...
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Densil A. Williams | Export more and watch Jamaica grow

Despite the impressive macroeconomic numbers which Jamaica has been enjoying since 2014, high and sustained economic growth still eludes the country, up to this point. The latest attempt to use moral suasion to increase consciousness around the...
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Cities locked down as virus spreads

BEIJING (AP): Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts...
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Embassy opened in UAE

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abu Dhabi – becoming the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East. Speaking during the...
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Celebrating the largest democracy in the world

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially,” said Jawaharlal Nehru, first prime minister of India, in his Tryst with Destiny speech on...
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The unintended path to living my best life

I always wanted to be a doctor. Not for the title or the prestige attached to it, but because I wanted to help people. As a child, I had very little ambition apart from doing what I could to assist others in distress, and medicine seemed the best...
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Range Rover Evoquing style and confidence

The first time I started noticing this vehicle was on the HBO series ‘Ballers’, where it was the main vehicle of the protagonist, Dwayne ‘Rock’ Johnson. From the get-go, it was clear that it was a status symbol in the subcompact luxury SUV group....
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Christopher Tufton | Making the climb to better healthcare management

Jamaica’s current dengue outbreak is occurring on a scale unprecedented for the island, representing a crisis to which the Ministry of Health and Wellness has had to make rapid adjustments in its planning for and delivery of care to the public. We...
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Alfred Dawes | Embracing suffering

Pain and suffering are an inescapable part of life. If you have ups and successes, you are bound to have downs and failures. We are trained to focus on the highs and live in fear and dread of the lows. When we do end up facing the inevitable hard...
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My plans or God’s? - Sean Scott chooses insurance arena over World Bank job

In an industry characterised by frequent inconveniences and a lack of innovation, Canopy Insurance Limited comes as the proverbial breath of fresh air. The new group health and life insurance start-up, backed by two of Jamaica’s most trusted...
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From the inside out: Gerald Gordon’s eye for photography

T he road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate. It is sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome, and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting. However, for photographer Gerald Gordon, anything...
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