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Trump to meet Holness, four other regional leaders Friday over Venezuela, trade, energy

WASHINGTON  AP — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the leaders of four other Caribbean countries on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade...
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Time to build! - PM unveils new NHT benefits

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced plans by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to increase the limit for loans by $1 million, raise the ceiling for construction loans, while reducing interest rates for all contributors. He declared...
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‘Roll out the cyaapet’ - Holness says legacy projects set for completion by summer

The Government is seeking “competitive” sources of financing to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development initiative to succeed the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which was in its winding-up phase, to significantly...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Jamaica Rum Festival boosts tourism’s gastronomy offerings

Technology in Focus | Social media scoring could become prominent tool for hiring

A few years ago, credit scores were foreign to Jamaica, until 2010 when the Credit Reporting Act was passed and its regulations a year later. This legislation allowed licensed credit bureaus, to compile and disclose ‘credit information’ about...
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Suicidal teen gets new lease on life

Just a few months ago, 17-year-old Orealia Pink was so depressed that she considered her life not worth living. Saddled with a child without support from the father and no financial assistance otherwise, she looked into the hungry eyes of her...
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Skerritt

Lloyd, Roberts back Skerritt ticket

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow yesterday received major endorsements from legends Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts in another major boost to their chances of...
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JCA has decided, but no results yet

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has decided who it will support in Sunday’s Cricket West Indies election for president, but the results of a vote taken on Monday remain a closely guarded secret. JCA director, Dr Donovan Bennett, told The...
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The entrance to Jamaica Private Power Company Limited, at Rockfort, Kingston.

$4b energy deal - Inter-Energy ­acquires JPPC from I Squared Capital

In a deal said to be worth $4 billion, the owners of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) have snapped up rival energy outfit Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) giving the American parent control over 250 megawatts of domestic rated capacity. The...
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Machel Montano and his dancers were flying high at ‘The Caribbean Identity’ campaign launch at the Caribbean Airlines Kingston Ticket office last Friday.

Steel band, Ding Dong, Machel celebrate ‘The Caribbean Identity’

The sounds of a steel band playing Latin-pop fusions like Despacito, soca tracks such as I Dare You and dancehall songs including Bam Bam and Bruk Off Yuh Back, could be heard from a distance, as Caribbean Airlines hosted the Jamaica leg of its new...
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Bunny Wailer goes to Cuba for treatment; no shows before 2020

Elder statesman in reggae music Bunny Wailer is still recuperating from a stroke and will not be ready to take the stage until 2020. Jah B, as the only living member of the iconic Wailer is also called, recently returned from a five-week stint in...
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Editorial | A lesson for Pearnel Charles from Speaker Bercow

We don’t know how closely, or if at all, Pearnel Charles, the Speaker of Jamaica’s Parliament, or any aspirants for the post, have followed the machinations of the Brexit debate in the United Kingdom House of Commons. Hopefully, they, and for that...
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Betty-Ann Blaine | No place for paedophiles in church

The recent case of the Kingston pastor charged with rape, a variety of sexual crimes, and impregnating a 12-year-old girl has once again cast a glaring and damning spotlight on the Church at a time when sexual crimes against children are increasing...
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Letter of the Day | From Highway 2000 to Railway 2030

THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...
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Peter Espeut should be fair

THE EDITOR, Sir: In his commentary ‘A modern Trojan Horse’, Mr Peter Espeut has reported serious allegations about Chinese espionage at the African Union (AU) headquarters and has alluded to serious threats to Jamaica. Before making such a serious...
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Speaker stymies May’s bid for third vote on Brexit deal

LONDON (AP): The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already...
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PM struggles to fill gov’t in Bouteflika backlash

ALGIERS (AP): Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui struggled to form a new government on Monday as candidates sought to keep their distance from unpopular President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the target of month-long nationwide protests. Bedoui was...
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Workplace wellness

Too busy for a workplace wellness programme?

Time and time again in my clinical office or while volunteering at a health fair, I encounter individuals with superhigh blood pressure and urine dense with sugar, but they’re walking around looking otherwise fine. The only thing standing between...
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Fit 4 Life | The missing ingredient for a strong back

Strong, healthy spinal erectors are a fundamental element of a healthy body. The erectors are not 'show' muscles and they receive even less attention than other back muscle but their role is not something that should be overlooked. Still,...
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Damion Crawford to represent PNP in East Portland by-election

Kingston, Jamaica: People’s National Party (PNP) Vice-President Senator Damion Crawford has been approved to represent his party in the impending by-election in East Portland. The seat was left vacant due to the recent murder of PNP Member of...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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