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13 people arrested in two incidents, firearms seized

Thirteen people have been arrested in two separate incidents in the past 48 hours in which two illegal firearms were seized. In the more recent incident today, five men were taken into custody after a .22 calibre handgun with an empty magazine was...
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I saw it in a dream - Distraught principal feels guilty for not warning parents about accident that claimed three lives

WESTERN BUREAU: With three more lives lost, two of them children, on the Rose Hall Highway in St James, stakeholders are calling for a rezoning of the accident-prone main road. Principal of the John Rollins Success Primary School, Yvonne Miller...
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$1-billion Christmas gift - MPs get funds to enhance constituencies

Nearly $1 billion has been allocated to all members of parliament (MPs) for enhancement work in their constituencies, but Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to assure taxpayers that this will not be the usual 'bollo work' traditionally doled...
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Taxation of Airbnb coming soon

DBJ bats for small investors in Wigton divestment

Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Milverton Reynolds has given the assurance that small investors will not be crowded out when the divestment process for the Wigton Wind Farm in Rose Hill, Manchester, is completed.Plans are...
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Energy policy a magnet for investment

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital, David Delaire.The company with headquarters in...
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Axeman eyes 2019 reunion - Boxer could reunite with former manager

The possibility of 32 year-old Nicholas "The Axeman" Walters and his former mentor and manager Jacques Deschamps renewing their partnership in 2019, is real.This was disclosed at the weekend when the Gleaner spoke to both parties, and pointed to the...
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Williams among IAAF's Rising Star finalists

Jamaica's Briana Williams, a double gold medallist at this year's World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland is among five athletes short listed for the IAAF's Female Rising Star Award.The winner of the award will be announced at the IAAF...
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German energy firm to launch IPO in Jamaica

A foreign investor in Jamaica's largest solar farm under construction in Westmoreland will be floating shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, via an initial public offering likely by month-end, as part of a regional plan to raise US$200 million in...
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New Fortress Energy planning Nasdaq listing

New Fortress Energy, the American company that develops gas infrastructures and supplies natural gas to Jamaica, has considered listing its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange, but has redacted the pricing and amount set for the initial public...
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'No gimmicks just lyrics'

Cocoa Tea has not lost any of the necessary ingredients for stirring up a good performance. This was evident at Saturday's staging of St Mary Mi Come From, held at the National Arena in Kingston.The Settle Down singer had the crowd singing every...
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Christmas songs are missed!

A simple run through in the comments section on YouTube under songs such as Vybz Kartel and Black Ryno's Gaza Christmas; Mavado, Flexx and Savage's Gully Christmas; or Tommy Lee Sparta's Shelly Christmas is enough to tell you that music lovers want...
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Editorial | Is Israeli intelligence the difference?

The evidence suggests that the intelligence-gathering capacity of Jamaica's security forces may be improving. At last, they seem, recently, to know where notorious criminals are likely to turn up, with, unfortunately, deadly consequences for the...
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Linton Gordon | Bauxite blues in St Ann

Bauxite mining has now arrived in Walkerswood, St Ann. There is large-scale mining of bauxite taking place to the east and south of Walkerswood. The bauxite company is carrying out its activities with no regard to the green hills of Walkerswood and...
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Letter of the Day | What a grand waste of time!

THE EDITOR, Sir:On November 9, 2018, I had to renew my driver's licence, a procedure that took almost two hours, 45 minutes of which was waiting in a line to pay the fees.Can we not put this activity online like so many other fees, and print out a...
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Make peace with English and master it

THE EDITOR, Sir:The contentious issue of language is essentially about identity and self-esteem. Our politicians and other leaders just can't seem to get their heads around this one, yet they profess to be so wise. Doctors and lawyers can speak with...
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California fire victims come into focus as search ramps up

PARADISE, California (AP):Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for...
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US trial of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets under way

NEW YORK (AP):The high-security trial of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman got under way yesterday, with a prosecutor telling jurors how the man who got his start in a modest marijuana-selling business in Mexico ruthlessly turned...
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Paying the emotional toll: Tips to reduce road-related stress

Paying the emotional toll: Tips to reduce road-related stressKingston and St Andrew are abuzz with construction and roadwork. While it may be exciting for some, it has been a huge burden for others who have to travel into, out of, and within the...
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Healthful Tips | Boost your immune system with coconut water

Called liquid gold from a tree, coconut water is not just a refreshing drink, it has some amazing properties. It is rich in electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, minerals (calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium), vitamins (riboflavin and vitamin C)...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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