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Ken Jones, distinguished journalist and author has died

Distinguished journalist and author, Ken Jones, passed away peacefully this morning after an extended illness, at the Doctor’s Community Hospital in Maryland. He was surrounded by family members.  Jones, a justice of the peace and...
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Jamaica on track to pass ninth IMF test

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips has declared that Jamaica is on track to pass another review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The finance minister was speaking this evening at a People’s National Party face-to-face meeting at...
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Outlook grim! - No relief from sweltering heat and drought any time soon

Jamaicans should not expect any significant relief from the sweltering heat wave and drought that have been affecting the island any time soon, according to Evan Thompson, senior meteorologist at the Meteorological Service of Jamaica."The...
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Gov't denies monitoring citizens' online activities

The Jamaican Government has denied that it has monitored private online communications without appropriate legal authority. Responding to the claims made by in the United States' State Department report on Human Rights Practices for 2014, Information...
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Youth Information Centre lifts hopes in Lucea

WESTERN BUREAU:The town of Lucea, in Hanover, has joined the list of towns with Youth Information Centres (YIC) following last week's official opening of the newly relocated parish offices of the National Youth Service, at Watson Taylor Park.The...
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Gov't ministers praise PetroCaribe

Benefits to Jamaica's energy sector and improvement in the social life of many Jamaicans were some of the contributions that government ministers highlighted during the commemorative reception to mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the...
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Paris fireworks - World leaders 'Shelly', Gardner set for hot 100m Diamond League clash

The line-up for the women's 100 metres at Saturday's Diamond League meeting in Paris will be very hot, with five of the women already dipping under 11 seconds this season.This group is headed by joint world leaders Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica...
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Trainers' strike averted - Move clears way for Jamaica St Leger

With racehorse trainers having abandoned plans to withhold nominations for Saturday's meet - following dialogue with the management and board of Caymanas Track Limited at a meeting on Tuesday - the way is now clear for the 89th running of the ISP...
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Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

United States President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.The embassy agreement marks the biggest...
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Whispering Seas - condos hit the market

Lance Belcher's vacation condominiums, Whispering Seas, have hit the market with 24 of the 32 luxury units already sold.The beachfront property, located in Tower Isle, St Mary, broke ground in 2010 under a US$11-million investment by Belcher's UK-...
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UK debut for 'Kingston Paradise' tomorrow

KINGSTON:Kingston Paradise, a film by Mary Wells which was awarded Best Diaspora Feature at the 2014 African Movie Academy Awards (dubbed by CNN as Africa's Oscars), will premiere in London tomorrow. It will be shown at 9:30 p.m. in the 'Official...
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Kgn at hub of Int'l Reggae Day 2015

Today is International Reggae Day 2015, the annual July 1 celebration being marked across the globe in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and New York (USA), Honolulu (Hawaii), Bombay (India), as well as London (England), Rio (Brazil), Mexico City and Madrid (...
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Editorial : The truth of Mr Lee-Chin's remark

Quite understandably, Michael Lee-Chin received quite a bit of notice the other day for his demonstration of physical fitness with 50 push-ups that hardly broke a sweat. But in-between this bout of lightheartedness, Mr Lee-Chin, the majority owner...
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Devon Dick : Forgive them, though they know what they do

The killing of nine persons at the Emanuel African Methodist Epi-scopal Church in South Carolina in the United States, including the 41-year-old senior pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney, has spurred debate about whether the families of...
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Letter of the Day : A matter of perspective

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are many Jamaicans who are displeased with the recent US Supreme Court ruling concerning the constitutionality of same-sex marriages in the United States. And I am not speaking about Jamaicans residing in the United States...
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Thank you, Sergeant Hanna

THE EDITOR, Sir:I don't know if it qualifies as a miracle, but on Sunday, June 28, I met the most polite, pleasant and professional (on duty) policeman I have ever encountered in my life in Jamaica. His name is Sergeant Hanna and he is in charge of...
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Anti-Ivory - campaign gathers pace with celebrity endorsement

JOHANNESBURG (AP):Kenyan-born Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o is the latest celebrity to join a world campaign against the trade in ivory."I ask the world to end the current elephant poaching crisis by being ivory free," the Oscar-winning star of...
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Accused stabber held on bail

BOSTON (AP):A 51-year-old Boston man was held on $100,000 bail on charges that he stabbed and injured his former girlfriend's three children on Saturday.Rock Aurelien pleaded not guilty Monday to armed assault charges. The children, boys 9 and 12...
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In the kitchen with Aloun Assamba

Irrefutably the most affable emissary Jamaica has ever sent overseas, Aloun Assamba is also a great chef.Jamaica's high commissioner to the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland and Cyprus is a master in the kitchen, and it's not...
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Grilling for dad

Proud papa, Richard McCreath, looks on fondly at his daughter Amanda, as she prepares for him a Father's Day treat to remember - succulent Char Siu Copperwood Pork Tenderloin done with a cauliflower mash and red cabbage slaw.Owner of the popular...
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