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Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.
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'Pot smoking joy seeker'...US presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faces scathing criticism from her father'

United States (US) presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faced scathing criticisms from her father for attributing her support for the legalisation of marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. “Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?...
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Fresh fuel fears

Despite denials from Petrojam that its supplies are compromised, a source who has intimate knowledge of operational deficiencies at Jamaica’s sole oil refinery has explained the source of the smelly gas, and is warning that it undermines...
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Mourning moms rise from the ashes

Maureen Williams was still trying to come to terms with the murder of her 35-year-old son, Altiman Bryan, when her 25-year-old son mysteriously disappeared and rumours started circulating that he...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Montego Bay’s newest resort, S Hotel, offers guests

‘No more holdouts’

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...
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Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...
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Podium finish could be the catalyst

Aisha Praught-Leer believes that in the near future, Jamaica will start to enjoy the same amount of success in the long- and middle-distance races as it is currently having in the sprints and field events. And the Commonwealth Games champion in the...
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Turning the spotlight on coaches

Amid a rising swirl of concern over instances of sexual and physical abuse and neglect of athletes at the hands of their coaches, Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison and legal officer at the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual...
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Proven buys stake in party company

Proven Investments Limited (PIL) has acquired a 20 per cent stake in events company Dream Entertainment Limited, adding a new line to the company’s portfolio of assets that is largely focused on investment, real estate, and microfinance in...
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NCB faces yet another hurdle in Guardian takeover bid

NCB Financial Group has been forced to extend the closing deadline for its takeover of Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL) because it still has hurdles to clear. Jamaica’s largest banking group needs approvals from Trinidad & Tobago’s...
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Social media ‘clapbacks’ are necessary, say industry experts

  The advent of social media has allowed celebrities the opportunity to connect intimately with their fans. But while social media has brought communication between celebrities and their fans to a peak, the interactions have not always been...
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Chune Een | Sound systems paved the way

Advancement in technology at the turn of the new millennium has offered more ways in which artistes can expose their talent. Entertainers can even act as their own distributors thanks to social media and digital ­platforms like Itunes...
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Editorial | Five years after Cavahn McKenzie

This month, in a week or so, is five years since Cavahn McKenzie, a St Jago High School middle-distance runner, collapsed and died after a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago. Cavahn was 17. He suffered a heart attack For much of last week,...
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Mark Barnett | NWC committed to meeting Jamaica’s water needs

As customers are by now aware, the current challenges with water supply in the Corporate Area are primarily related to an irreparable break on the 18-inch Ferry Transmission Pipeline, as it is buried under 35 feet of earth and road infrastructure....
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Military planes head for Venezuela with aid

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Florida (AP): The US Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolás Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo...
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Vatican defrocks former US Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP): Pope Francis has defrocked former United States Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession, and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See...
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On your marks, get set, go…

If one were to meet Yoko Yamada, her demeanor and persona would come across as someone who’s a very soft spoken, subtle, and gentle. Every bit of the Japanese gentleness – but then looks can be d...
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The Portrait of an Icon

Earl Lovelace needs no introduction. Masterfully original and versatile, his literary work has captivated ­generations. Honoured with ­numerous awards, including Trinidad and Tobago’s Chaconia Medal (gold), the President’s Medal...
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Kia Rio - Fuel efficient and practical

Even though the sedan market is shrinking, there is still hope for the subcompact market, which the Kia Rio is in. Its hatchback design is great, especially when the rear seats are folded down, g...
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Densil Williams | The rule of law, corruption and economic growth

There is general consensus in both the academic and practitioner literature that there is a direct positive correlation between economic growth and the rule of law. That is, where the rule of law...
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Mark Wignall | The JLP and its foolish fiddling

It doesn’t take a professor’s scrutiny of history to recognise the role of beautiful women and their placement in strategic affairs in stoking wars between countries or in bringing ruin to powerful civilizations. Which, of course, does...
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‘I learned to walk at age 11’

“My mother knew something was wrong when I was born with a slight deformity in one of my legs,” said Peart, as she recounted the series of events which led to her diagnosis. “She never thought it was that serious until I started...
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Dream House | Discovering a hillside hideaway

From 1992 to 2002, I wrote a weekly column called 'Dream House' that showcased our most unusual and unforgettable homes, because I felt Jamaicans did not appreciate or were even aware of the fantastic residential architecture on the island...
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