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Sugar industry exports on track to pass 2016 earnings - Samuda

The Agriculture Minister, Karl Samuda, says the sugar industry is on track to surpass the US$17 million it earned from exports last year. Samuda says his optimism is based on sugar exports over...
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Hospital horror! - Mother demands millions - for brain damaged baby

Having already waited more than 12 years for the Government to accept liability for medical negligence which left her daughter, Tashi Turner, with the mental capacity of a baby, 36-year-old Alisha Coleman will have to wait another two weeks to find...
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Hostile health centres - Ministry gets 115 complaints in the first 92 days of this year

More than 100 complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Health in the first three months of this year as Jamaicans took up the offer to report their negative experiences in the public-health sector.According to the most recent quarterly report...
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CRISIS! - Scores of Jamaican men wanting a gun to prove their manliness

Jamaican men are reportedly looking more and more to a gun, legal or illegal, to reinforce their masculinity in the face of changes in the local landscape.That is one of the major findings of researchers at the Institute of Gender and Development...
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Charmed to death - J'can men who kill their women and themselves are usually quiet and appealing

As Jamaicans continue to digest news that over the past 10 years the island has recorded intimate-partner murder-suicides at an alarming rate, though not as high as initially reported, the profile of the men involved in these acts is sparking even...
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Protect our junior athletes - Edwards - Bolt's sports therapist calls for greater support in transitioning youth stars

Well-respected sports therapist Everald 'Eddie' Edwards is calling on local track and field authorities to better protect junior athletes and prepare them for future competition at major international senior championships.Edwards, who, since 2007,...
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Duckie returns to Effortville

Today's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) action promises to be very exciting, with a number of intriguing encounters but the one that most catches the eye is the Humble Lion-Waterhouse clash at Effortville.This match features the return of Donovan...
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Cargo Handlers, New Fortress in partnership to deliver LNG

Cargo Handlers Limited (CHL) and New Fortress Energy (NFE) have announced that both entities have commenced dealings which will see Cargo Handlers deliver product to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider.Cargo Handlers, which is based in Montego...
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BUSINESS EVENTS & PARTIES

NOVEMBER 20Jamaica Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, at Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, 10:30 a.m. nordia.henry@jamaicachamber.org.jmNOVEMBER 21Jamaica Employers' Federation workshop, Performance Management and...
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North Coast transformation - Negril, MoBay host extended events aiming at life changes

Earlier this year the shores of Negril were awash with yogis and reggae fans, who came to the island to enjoy the inaugural TmrwTday Culture Fest from May 17 to 23.The presence of reggae legends like Lee Scratch Perry, reggae revivalists such as...
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Carnival by design, J'can music by profession - Denyque adds drawing to wearing costumes

Denyque has taken on a challenge for 2018: to design costumes for carnival brand Xaymaca International. The singer is founder of swimsuit brand WETswim, so she is familiar with the ins and outs of designing.Her section is Majesty by Denyque, chosen...
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Understanding crime in schools

We sense ambivalence, if not unease, in some quarters over the Government's proposed enhanced use of metal detectors at Jamaican high schools as part of violence-prevention efforts, as announced last week by the education minister, Ruel Reid.Part of...
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FrankenNIDS

I have zero confidence in the Jamaican State's ability to gather sensitive information about me and safeguard it, or make sure it's never deployed for other purposes. In fact, I think it would be a mere matter of time before some genius businessman...
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Letter of the Day | I don't trust NIDS foolishness!

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the almost three million people Jamaica has, many have neither a birth certificate nor a passport. How in the world will this National Identification System foolishness be achieved when many...
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Letter of the Day | We will not forget

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad, British minister of state with responsibility for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, that "it would be better for Jamaica to look ahead and to maximise its potential through...
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Winners and losers under the Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON (AP):The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses like President Donald Trump and his family do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House...
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Mugabe cornered as citizens demand change

HARARE (AP):In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital yesterday to demand the departure of President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders,...
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