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Studio 969 rocks Sumfest mall with old vinyl records

Neither Gucci, Moschino nor Michael Kors made it into the fashionable Reggae Sumfest mall that transformed the grounds of the Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. In fact, Night One of the event tagged the world's largest reggae...
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UPDATE: Senior Superintendent of Police suspected to have committed suicide

Senior Superintendent of Police Dermot Lawrence is believed to have committed suicide. Lawrence was found hanging by a piece of rope from the ceiling of his Mango Valley home near Montego Bay, St James shortly after 7.30 p.m, on Friday.
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Toilet beach - Vendors pollute environment, refuse to use pay lavatory at Rocky Point Fishing Village

There are two working bathrooms at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon, but at the moment, the doors are closed because persons refuse to pay the $50 charged to use them.Instead, many persons have opted to make the beach their bathroom."A...
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Former USF chairman mum on issuing of unlawful contract

Bishop Dr Wellesley Blair, former board chairman of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has declined to comment on an employment contract he allegedly signed unlawfully that resulted in the termination of former USF CEO Dr Hugh Cross."Anybody [who]...
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NCB seeks investment projects in the Caribbean

The island's largest and most profitable financial conglomerate, the National Commercial Bank (NCB), with its imprint in parts of the Caribbean - has expansion in sight as it seeks to invest in new and existing projects.Winston Lawson, assistant...
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Ambassador in US is chairman of CARICOM Caucus

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Audrey Marks on Wednesday assumed chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington, DC.Marks'...
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Goule shines in Monaco - 800m standout posts new NR as Thompson suffers another loss

Natoya Goule pulled off another national record breaking performance on the Diamond League circuit yesterday in Monaco.Goule stopped the clock at 1:56.15 seconds to erase her previous mark of 1:57.69, a time she did two weeks ago on the Rabat leg of...
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Atkinson secures CAC gold

Alia Atkinson won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia last night to secure Jamaica's first medal at the event.Atkinson, touched the wall in a Games Record 1:06.83 to win ahead of...
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Port Authority shuns debt in new financing strategy

The Port Authority of Jamaica, PAJ, has upended its financing strategy and is now paying for more of its big-ticket projects out of pocket, a change of financing strategy that turns the page on...
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Lasco Financial makes $100m profit in three months

Lasco Financial Services Limited made record profit after tax of over $100 million for the first quarter ending June, while also announcing that it ceased its partnership with Courts in Barbados to...
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Sumfest Inspire awardS - Recognising musical excellence

WESTERN BUREAU:Living legend Bob Andy, internationally acclaimed duo Sly and Robbie, the Godfather Chris Blackwell, and promoter Copeland Forbes were inducted into the Reggae Sumfest Hall of Fame while crooner Beres Hammond received the Lifetime...
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Raped (or ravaged) by riddim

There is an act that I call riddim rape , which I first saw at a gas station on Mannings Hill Road, St Andrew, at a time when there were still Shell-branded service stations in Jamaica.A car with a few men on board and tunes pumping, drove in not to...
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Editorial | Local versus imported

Jamaica should be producing more of the items we consume. Everybody agrees. However, the reality is that Jamaica is now importing more than 1,000 products from all over the world as consumers embrace global brands.A quick look at the June 2018...
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Jaevion Nelson | Prayer not good for mental health

I have met so many young people who are damaged and scarred because their parents sought mental-health support for them from the wrong person - a pastor rather than a trained professional.When will we accept that no matter how often or long we pray...
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Black River disgusted with Digicel service

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing this letter to express my disgust with the service Digicel has been offering to customers in Black River from May 30 to the time of writing, July 17, without even the slightest indication of when service will resume.To...
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Offer to Thai cave boys is gimmickry

THE EDITOR, Sir:What a gimmick! 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' (Gleaner, July 19, 2018).Yes, it was a miracle - really, that those boys and their coach survived, and were rescued from their terrible ordeal in the Thai cave...
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Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Comcast can now focus...
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Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control centre. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque...
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