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Gayle, Samuels back in Windies ODI team

Jamaican opener Chris Gayle is poised to play his first One-Day International in 29 months after being named today in a 15-man squad for the five-match tour of England next month. The 37-year-old Gayle will be joined by fellow Jamaican Marlon...
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Agriculture Ministry says there is no sugar shortage

The Agriculture Ministry is refuting reports of a shortage of sugar. The Ministry says there is no shortage of sugar in the island neither has there been widespread complaints from consumers regarding an unavailability of sugar. In the...
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Stop complaining! - Chinese ambassador chides local professionals, players who want MOU halted

Halt the "ill-conceived" agreement that guarantees Chinese investors US$1 million in the Government Oval project, local construction players are demanding of the Government in an intensification of their lobby against the deal.It comes as the...
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Bunting on the defensive after confronted with FLA bombshell

Peter Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, is on the defensive, now claiming that the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), while under his watch as national security minister, did not corruptly grant licences.His response follows...
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Growth & Jobs | Why stocks make sense now

A low interest rate environment has made the stock market a more appealing option for investors, says Jermaine Deans, deputy general manager at JN Fund Managers Ltd (JNFM).Jamaicans have grown accustomed to high interest rates, and, by extension,...
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Growth & Jobs | How to get your company listed

Getting your company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange takes a lot of work. Listing can take anywhere between three and a half months to two years, and sometimes even longer, depending on how prepared a company is. Below are some of the steps...
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We lack depth! - Track and field experts say talent pool too small to exclude coaches

Two of Jamaica's most respected voices in track and field believe that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) must do more to manage the conduct of coaches and athletes on national duty overseas.Since the 2017 IAAF World...
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Nevers : Stop overlooking males

Veteran coach Winston Nevers has said that he has no intentions of becoming head coach of Jamaica's senior netball team at the moment as he is focused on continuing his work building his club team Jamalco's programme.Nevers, who has been coaching...
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Big award in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson...
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UGLI conquers disease

One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...
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US filmmaker makes directorial debut with 'Bruk Out!'

"At first glance, people who are uninitiated into dancehall see it as a sexual thing. And it is. You can't really divorce it from sexuality. But it's almost transcending and making sexuality so aggressive that it's giving all the power back to the...
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Ernie Smith continues 50th anniversary celebration in music - Artiste recently paid courtesy call on governor general

Ernie Smith, as part of his continued celebrations of his 50th anniversary in music, recently paid an official visit to Governor General, The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen.He was accompanied by his wife and manager, Janet Smith,...
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Editorial | Does Mr Quallo have it in him?

George Quallo is, presumably, a competent police officer. He has, thus far, fallen short as a leader. And he bombed at reprising Houdini and at being a chameleon and a shape-shifting snake-oil salesman.Where does that leave Mr Quallo? That same...
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Ronald Thwaites | An open sore

Where other people have a soul, he has an "open sore", is a fair paraphrase of a wise American commentator, Bill Maher's description of Donald Trump's character. His biographer says he is an "empty vessel ... with no moral core".Reputedly, the...
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Letter of the Day | Come clean on FLA, Mr Bunting

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent firestorm over the corrupt activities at the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), which led to the firing of the board, has taken on more twists than a soap opera. Needless to say, the hapless...
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Entrepreneur or employee?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Not everyone can actualise their wealth ambitions by working for someone. Start your own business and be the driver of your personal wealth by starting your own business. Thing is, however, I don't hear many people telling the...
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Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

SUBIRATS, Spain (AP):The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death yesterday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just...
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Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.Cosby's spokesman announced yesterday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau...
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Nothing wrong with a little bump and grind

Have you ever seen the picture of a man running away from his pregnant wife screaming, 'I poked the baby'? That is good for laughs but the truth is, sex during pregnancy is no joke. It can lead to an exploration of your flexibility while heightening...
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'Twas Trending ... highs and lows of IAAF World Championships

This week on 'Twas Trending, we have World Championships and a Wal-Mart glitch.  Farewell Bolt! Many Jamaicans were holding out for a gold, but the fastest man in history had to settle for a bronze. But that didn't seem to matter to...
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Jamaica Producers Group & Seaboard Marine support University Hospital as it modernizes its Intensive Care Unit

Shipping Association of Jamaica member companies Jamaica Producers Group and Seaboard Marine recently partnered to make a much-needed improvement to the University Hospital of the West Indies...
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Hanover's Leanora Watson full of verve at 105

Leanora Watson is one of Hanover's longest-living citizens, and at 105 years old, she is still flourishing and full of verve. Auntie Leah, as she is fondly known in Brissett, where she lives, was born in Mount Peace in the parish to James Watson and...
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