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Political Ombudsman says both parties agree public works in S.E. St Mary improper

The Office of the Political Ombudsman says the two main political parties have agreed that public works such as de-bushing and road patching being undertaken in a section of South East St Mary di...
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Ombudsman probing firearm incident in Bellefield Division

The Office of the Political Ombudsman says it is actively probing allegations involving the discharge of a firearm in the Bellfield Division in St Mary. The ombudsman's office confirmed that it...
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Advantage JLP! - Trinidad pollster projects Dunn victory but says Alexis not out of it; Fake poll, says PNP

With one week to go before voters in South East St Mary go to the polls in a by-election, Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj is projecting a victory for the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Norman Dunn, but he has warned the JLP that its win is not...
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... Comrades dismiss poll which shows Alexis heading for defeat

The People's National Party (PNP) has scoffed at the findings of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-commissioned opinion poll reportedly done in South East St Mary.The findings of the poll, released last week by Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj, show...
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Barely legal! - Teens getting pregnant shortly after reaching 16 years old worrying for officials

Jamaican teens are waiting a little longer to get pregnant, but not by much. While in previous years the teens getting pregnant for the first time averaged 14 years, the authorities are now seeing the majority getting pregnant at 16 years.Dr Zoe...
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Pregnancy on Pause | Career-focused women plan motherhood

For the past 10 years, programme analyst Tory-Ann Clarke has suppressed her maternal urges so she could attend university, pursue a career, find the right partner and own a house.At 32 years old, she has achieved most of her goals, but her...
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Champions JC hit top form

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) turned in a classy second half performance to defeat Bridgeport High 2-0 in their opening match of the quarterfinal round of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition at the Stadium East field yesterday.Shaniel...
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RSPL cellar-dwellers clash in Montego Bay

Having recorded two firsts of Premier League life with their first goal and first point, Westmoreland-based Red Stripe Premier League debutantes Sandals South Coast will be going after yet another today - their first victory - when they play away to...
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GWest to float $400m IPO - To build out medical centre in Montego Bay

Having spent $1.5 billion to bring the GWest building in Montego Bay to the property market in February last year, the owner, GWest Corporation Limited, is now set to raise some $400 million from an initial public offering (IPO).The IPO will offer...
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Lanco Paints to set up manufacturing base in Ja

The Blanco Group, owners of Lanco Paints, will be opening its first factory in Jamaica next year, an investment that falls within the ballpark of US$10 million.Deborah Cumming, managing director/broker of Century 21 Heave Ho Properties Limited, said...
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26 minutes of pain

Lewis intends to develop The Incursion into feature documentary"I just keep remembering that it is my little sister and because she was black, we use to curse her and tell her that is because she black she give so much problem. I don't know what I...
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Tivoli maintains over 150 were killed

On the trailer for Sasha-Gay Lewis' short documentary, The Incursion, there is a figure which differs dramatically from the state's numbers about the Tivoli Incursion of 2010. The film reads, "at the end of the raid over 150 civilians were dead."...
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Editorial | Citizenship conundrum requires political fix

A few, though influential, people have argued that Shane Alexis' eligibility to sit in Jamaica's parliament is a matter for the courts. Not least among them is Abe Dabdoub, whose challenge to Daryl Vaz a decade ago placed firm in people's...
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Peter Edwards | Something's fishy in Chinese deal

On September 25, I stumbled upon a tweet originating from the agriculture ministry with the headline 'Agriculture and fisheries ministry paves way for access to Chinese fisheries market'. At first glance, the headline suggested that the agreement...
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Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever

LAS VEGAS (AP): Navigating ongoing rifts on the political left, Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez said party unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation."We have the...
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Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Spain announced an unprecedented plan yesterday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of...
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Being a butler - More than meets the eye

What do Iron Man and Batman have in common? Yes, we know they are superheroes in their own right, but in their 'normal' persona, the lives of Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne would be in disarray if Jarvis and Alfred Pennyworth weren't ensuring that all...
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Use of Internet and social media at workplace

With the proliferation of Internet in general and social media in particular, living without the hand-held device called 'SMARTphone' might make us look very DUMB.The rapid development in information and communication technology (ICT) has brought...
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Mazda BT-50 - mountain journey

Destination: Penlyne Castle, Blue Mountain Starting point: Kingston Duration: three hrs Terrain: only fit for 4WD with good ground clearance Level of difficulty for vehicle: 4.5/5 What to bring: A raincoat, sugary snacks for energy, comfortable...
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Nissan does soft launch of 2018 X-trail

Nissan Jamaica recently did a soft launch of its successful mid-size SUV line, the X-trail, which has clearly become a favourite among many Jamaicans at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo last Saturday. "We had signed on to be a...
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Gordon Robinson | Citizenship, propaganda and Shane Alexis

On October 30, South East St Mary electors vote to replace late, lamented MP Winston Green (PNP).JLP candidate Norman Dunn ran in the 2016 general election and lost, in a magisterial recount, by five votes, despite prevailing on election day. This,...
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Mark Wignall | Sock it to them, Paula!

Of all the individual parts that are stitched together to make a society healthy, viable, socially secure and happy, the most important is justice. Lack of justice is similar to being homeless, living on the sidewalk, and subject to the extremes of...
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Dear Doc | Can masturbation kill my nature?

Q Dear Doc, I have been masturbating from as far back as puberty. I am now 21 years old and I realise that even though I am sleeping regularly, I always feel exhausted. I also realise that when I am having...
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Sharon Williams: Superwoman of Service!

For more than 20 years, Sharon D. Williams has based her life on one sweeping philosophy: service excellence. It's a key tenet that defines both her personal and professional experiences.A career banker since...
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