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Power fully restored; details on cause of blackout tomorrow - JPS

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says electricity has been restored to all its customers following an islandwide blackout last evening and that it will start supplying details on the caus...
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Dons of the dump! - Bedward Gardens residents at risk as thugs operate illegal dumping ground in the area

It is an eyesore for those who have to pass it every day, but even worse, it poses a major environmental hazard, and the scores of residents living metres away, who are most at risk, are scared to speak up about it.This is a massive illegal dump...
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UPTOWN HELL! - The socialite, the abusive spouse and the deadly code of silence

Independent and self-assured, Beverley* readily admits that she does not fit the stereotypical image of a battered woman. But for more than 12 years she bore the brunt of her husband's anger outside and within the confines of their Cherry...
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Appleton Estate Rum Tour: The making of the world's finest rum

Faulty foundation - Cracking walls, sinking floors bother customers of NCB Portmore and neighbouring business

The National Commer-cial Bank (NCB) has moved to allay fears that staff and customers at its Portmore Town Centre branch in St Catherine could be in danger from cracking walls and sinking floors at the facility.In recent weeks, tiles have been seen...
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Thriller in Florida - Lewis hundred, Bravo brilliance seal narrow triumph

LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC ):Evin Lewis stroked an astonishing maiden Twenty20 International century, but West Indies required all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's guile in a brilliant last over, to beat India by a single run, in a thrilling finish to the...
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McPherson bags top-two finish in Paris - Bahrain's Jebet sets 3,000m steeplechase world record

PARIS, France: It was a hot and humid evening yesterday at the 12th stop of the Diamond League series inside the Stade de France Stadium in Paris, but there were still a number of outstanding performances on the track. Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann...
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Tax refunds not a problem for employers, says expert - Firms may set off tax against refundable amounts

Senior Manager for tax at KPMG Jamaica, Denzil Whyte, is downplaying concerns that tax refunds to which employees are entitled under the Government's revised personal income tax threshold will be problematic for employers, in that it would affect...
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NCB, Amber partner to smart track vehicles

National Commercial Bank (NCB) is partnering with Amber Connect Limited (ACL) to offer a payment plan to purchase smart vehicle security products.ACL has been in the market with technology to track vehicles in real time through the IOS and Android...
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Break with the int'l beat - J'cans urged to capitalise on overseas resurgence

Dancehall and reggae have experienced an international resurgence as, over the past few years, more of the sounds originating from Jamaica have been making their way into mainstream media overseas.Among those songs by overseas performers hitting the...
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Visas, product quality critical

Neil Robertson baklava that for far too long Jamaican acts have been toying with the business of music and to successfully cross over into the international market they need to put their 'business hats' on."Everything comes right back to management...
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Editorial | Bodycams and Mr Lee-Chin’s growth plan

It has been a long gestation - started during the time of the former national security minister, Peter Bunting, but spoken of long before then - to last week's launch of a pilot in the use of body cameras by Jamaica's police. Hopefully, though, the...
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Daniel Thwaites | Bolt nailed it

It seems as if Bolt really nailed it! I'm talking, of course, about his anthropological insight into our culture.Because in the wake of all this unnecessary excitement about a little hit-and-run accident in Rio, the Telegraph newspaper here in...
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GoFundMe scams after Orlando club shooting

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknessesinherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight....
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Tears flow as burial of quake dead begins

ASCOLI PICENO (AP):A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bade farewell yesterday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central...
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Laura Tanna | Into the SALT MINE

It was a bright, sunny day as we drove the 10 miles from the centre of Krakow, Poland, to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site since...
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Along the way to MoBay Pt 4

It is a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon with cloudless blue skies, and the drive from Ocho Rios to Jewel Runaway Bay Beach...
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Litter-ally a drag - NDRC distances itself from discarded tyres at Vernamfield

The executive of the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) is distancing itself from recent television reports of tyres offering a breeding ground for mosquitoes at Vernamfield in Clarendon.Executive member of the NDRC, Stephen Gunter, said, "We only...
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Safety technologies compete for road room

WASHINGTON (AP):Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers...
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Hilary Beckles | Yam patch and banana ground

Once again, we won the Bolt gold vote. For me, there was never a moment of doubt. I told him that much at Mona. He has taught me, a historian, how to read the future.This manuscript, then, is more a tribute to the moment - its message and meaning -...
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Orville Taylor | Horse manure! CTL galloping too fast on terminations

The law is an ass, not a horse, although many 'neighsayers' at Caymanas Park pronounce them as if they were homophones. I don't know how much of a gambler my friend, Shane Dalling, deputy chairman of Caymanas Track Ltd, is, but he may have played a...
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Dear Doc | Will my first time hurt?

Q I am a 26-year-old female, and a virgin. But I am about to embark on a sexual relationship with a man whom I love!Doc, will the first time hurt as bad as I have heard?A: Contrary to what you have been told, the first time...
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Painting and Sipping with Women In Energy

Last Sunday evening, the women of Jamaica Public Service (JPS) put brush to canvas as their president and CEO Kelly Tomblin, hosted an exciting paint and sip party to raise funds for the Wortley Home for girls...
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