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Court refuses application for Tesha Miller witnesses to testify via video link

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has refused a special measures application by the prosecution in the Tesha Miller murder case on the grounds that it failed to provide evidence to substantiate the claim that the witnesses are vulnerable.  The...
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INDECOM probing cop killing of tax office employee

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is probing the fatal shooting of a tax office employee by a policeman in Gutters, St Catherine last night. Navardo Dennis, said to be about 30 years old, was attending a party put on by a...
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Disarm them! - FLA to carry out major revocation of gun licences out west

Western Bureau: Several licensed firearm holders in western Jamaica could lose their guns in short order as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is not satisfied, based on alleged flaws in their character and other disqualifying factors, that they...
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Scammers use WhatsApp hoax to lure recruits to Up Park Camp

An apparent scam forced the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday to accommodate the registration of thousands of young people from across the island who responded to a WhatsApp hoax that was being circulated. Daily, the JDF invites 80 to 120...
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Jamaica Rum Festival boosts tourism’s gastronomy offerings

Growth & Jobs | Youth innovator looks to beat plastic ban

Jordon Freeman, a graduate student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, wants to be the Jamaican equivalent of Elon Musk. Musk is the CEO and chief researcher of several companies, such as SpaceX and Tesla, specialising in computing...
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Growth & Jobs | Facetih Fashion breaks out of the mould

Young entrepreneurs are all the rage today. However, with the competition pool so large, and contending with scarce finances and the ever-changing business landscape, a large percentage of them put their entrepreneurial journey on hold. However,...
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No Girlz, no coach! - Impasse remains between Reggae Girlz coaches and JFF

National senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies said that he and members of his coaching staff will not discuss contractual arrangements being offered to them by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) until the players’ deals are first...
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CWI admits liability, defends spending

Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it never denied liability in the dismissal of former Windies head coach Phil Simmons because the interest of West Indies Cricket is its priority. Simmons, now coaching Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties with the...
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Former auto union VP charged in corruption probe

A former vice-president at the United Auto Workers was charged on Monday with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf, and other perks with the automaker’s money – the highest-ranking official snagged in an...
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Pulse doubles down on leisure - And new investor Bogdanovich loves it

With the commissioning of a 22-room boutique on the cusp of New Kingston and pending rollout of new suites at Villa Ronai, Pulse is looking to carve out more earnings for the leisure side of the company that is better known for models and fashion...
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Sterling Gospel Music Awards a golden affair

Celebrated as a golden affair, the third annual Sterling Gospel Music Awards (SGMA) promised to surpass its reputation by sweetening the deal for the gospel music industry through rewarding not only recording artistes of the genre, but individuals...
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Like A Champion, Buju Banton Returns

Gargamel fans can rest assured that the reggae artiste is truly back and in full form. Like those who got to hear his vocals live for the first time in eight years on Saturday night, patrons of the remaining dates for the Long Walk To Freedom tour...
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Editorial | Jamaica must celebrate role in ISA

The Government’s announcement earlier this month that it had given its blessing to a Kingston-registered company, Blue Minerals Jamaica, to seek a licence from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to explore for polymetallic nodules on the deep...
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Gordon Robinson | The essence of language

In Apocrypha, a fantasy land where politicians are friends and Oma D’unn solves political dilemmas by parable, the nation was all a twitter over a recently called by-election. The election was keenly contested because the winner would control a...
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Letter of the Day | The Government needs to ban vuvuzelas

THE EDITOR, Sir: The use of vuvuzela horns has now become so commonplace in Jamaica that they are a significant and constant feature not only our sporting events, but also at major shows and concerts. These horns are apparently commonly used at...
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Children need dental care

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a retired dental nurse, I am very concerned about the oral health of this nation and, specifically, the 0-18 population. The dental nurse was specifically trained to offer oral care to this group. Since the inception of the...
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Speaker stymies May’s bid for third vote on Brexit deal

LONDON (AP): The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already...
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PM struggles to fill gov’t in Bouteflika backlash

ALGIERS (AP): Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui struggled to form a new government on Monday as candidates sought to keep their distance from unpopular President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of month-long nationwide protests. Bedoui was...
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Damion Crawford to represent PNP in East Portland by-election

Kingston, Jamaica: People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Senator Damion Crawford has been approved to represent his party in the impending by-election in East Portland. The seat was left vacant due to the recent murder of PNP Member of...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Jamaica hosts High-Level Maritime Transportation Symposium

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) hosted regional ministers of maritime transportation and international maritime development at a high-level symposium (HLS), held in Montego Bay recently under the theme ‘Maritime Transportation: Harnessing...
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CSA’s 18th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference comes to Kingston!

Preparations are in high gear for the Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 18th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference, which is scheduled to take place in the vibrant cultural mecca of Kingston. Up to 300 delegates, including shipping and...
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