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Oil company Trafigura to stop using middlemen after corruption probes

Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, is to stop using intermediaries — the well-connected individuals who help set up contracts in resource-rich countries. The Financial Times reports that the company, which trades...
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Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries...
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Royal insult - Stakeholders wary of ‘sketchy details’ around town development to tie with first floating cruise ship pier

WESTERN BUREAU: Fearing a repeat of the mistakes made around the development of the Falmouth and Portland cruise ship piers, businessman Robert Stephens is calling for the Government to avoid the errors of the past in Port Royal. The town is to...
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'Bunting's the yeast' - Supporters bet on Central Manchester MP to make flat politics rise

Mandeville, Manchester: Thousands of representatives from across Jamaica were last night present at the Manchester High School in the parish for Central Manchester Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Bunting's launch of his...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Hotels pose NO OBSTACLE to airplanes after runway expansion

UWI Open Campus, JDF to host cybersecurity workshop

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have partnered to boost basic cybercrime investigative knowledge and raise awareness about the increase in cybersecurity breaches globally and their impact on...
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JACRA goes under the microscope

A comprehensive review of the legislative framework and operational status of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) is to be undertaken by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to determine their...
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Jamaica captain Jhaniele Fowler (left) goes high for a lob pass over South Africa goalkeeper Phumza Maweni as the Sunshine Girls lose their first match of the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, yesterday.

Digging deeper - Anderson calls for ­renewed focus against England in ‘must-win’ Netball World Cup clash

Liverpool, England: Following their shocking 55-53 defeat to South Africa yesterday, the Sunshine Girls will be in for another bruising encounter today when they face hosts England in their second-round match in Group G of the Vitality Netball...
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‘Gloves Over Guns’ turnout enthuses JBB

Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, president of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB), says the organisation will be looking to capitalise on the increasing levels of community support for the Gloves Over Guns series to nurture the careers of local grass-roots...
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JMMB Real Estate Fund offers up to 78% return (Advertorial)

Financial experts tout real estate as one of the most viable assets you can invest in, as it typically offers investors above-average returns, with less risk, when compared to stocks, and gives you the opportunity to diversify your investment...
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update: Arc Systems loses bid to reverse liquidation order

Hearings into the claim for the winding up of Arc Systems Limited will continue on July 24, a date set Friday by Justice David Batts after denying the company’s bid to reverse the order that appointed the liquidator. Batts, however, granted...
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Buju Banton

Happy ‘Earthstrong’, Buju Banton - No fanfare for Buju’s big day

Many Rastafarians do not celebrate personal birthdays. Global reggae music star Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, may fall into that group’s majority – according to the artiste’s long-time collaborator, music producer Donovan Germaine....
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Buju soaking up most of the Sumfest love

Western Bureau: While Reggae Sumfest is set to feature close to 50 of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, if one should go by the responses from many of the overseas fans pouring into the island for the one-week festival, it would appear...
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Editorial | Jamaica has too few police

Getting people to join the constabulary, according to the police commissioner, isn’t the problem. Getting them trained is. Existing facilities, says Major General Antony Anderson, are inadequate to handle the numbers. We, however, would add another...
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Garth Rattray | Shaw’s incomplete defence of NWA

Stephen Shaw boldly announced that I was “premature, and foolhardy even, to pronounce doggedly on the outcome of an act that is still in process” in my recent Gleaner column ‘Hagley Park Road nightmare’ (July 8, 2019). He tried to assert that I “...
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Letter of the Day | Port Royal doesn’t deserve piecemeal development

THE EDITOR, Sir: I attended the presentation of the Port Authority plans to develop a floating cruise ship dock at Port Royal and commend them and their environmental consultants for a job well done in terms of the entire function and the...
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JLP right to defend itself

THE EDITOR, Sir: Since the alleged corruption at Petrojam and Caribbean Martime University surfaced, the People’s National Party (PNP) has been making heavy weather of it, even to the point of having demonstration in Kingston, and others planned...
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Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions

Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters yesterday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police...
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Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of colour - Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of colour

President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of colour as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the “broken and crime-infested places from which they came,” ignoring the fact that the women are American...
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Mario Figueroa (centre), general manager of Jamaica Producers (JP) Farms representing JP Tropical Foods, congratulates the newly crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen, Sachique Daneika Williams (left) and the outgoing Miss St Mary Festival Queen Ackera Gowie, on their achievements during the Coronation held on Saturday, July 6, at the St Mary Anglican Church Hall, Port Maria.

Sachique Williams crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen

Sachique Williams has been crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen. The warmth, charm and charisma exuded by the winner, was evident from her opening sentences in which she displayed an unmatched confidence. “Words cannot express how elated I am...
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The last lap: Four down, only one to go!

The Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge kicked off the summer season with the first ever School’s Out 5K held at Emancipation Park, in New Kingston. Summer means more time to spend with family and friends who can join you in your summer workout...
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