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Bruce Golding to host first CARICOM Review Commission meeting next week Audio

Chairman of the newly formed CARICOM Review Commission, Bruce Golding, has indicated he will be hosting the commission’s first meeting next Tuesday. Prime Minister Andrew Holness was unable to name the members of the commission at this...
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Gov't expands boundary for urban renewal tax programme Audio

The government says it has expanded the area considered as downtown Kingston as part of its urban renewal drive to boost investment in the area. The, Minister without portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry, Daryl Vaz, made the...
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'Jamaica is T&T's ATM' - Mahfood slams one-way CARICOM benefits

"Jamaica has been the ATM for Trinidad and Tobago."That's the claim from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which has indicated that it wants Jamaica to use the upcoming Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit to...
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'Jobs, jobs, jobs!' - Gov't identifies 80,000 spots from $800-billion investments; unions urge caution

Consideration is being given to an investment package worth more than $800 billion with the potential to create more than 80,000 jobs, Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has said.But already...
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Centenarian racks up $120,000 in property taxes ... seeks help to return home

PLOWDEN, Manchester:There is a level of unease that surfaces when an individual is removed from their comfort zone, either by force or as a result of other circumstances, and placed in an environment they find difficult to adapt to.This is the story...
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Ask the doc | My father refuses to take mom to the doctor

Q: My mother is not well and my father will not take her to the doctor. He is using herbal medicines. Can we get someone to make him take mom to the doctor?A: Do you have a close family member or friend who you can share your concerns with? You may...
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Full of confidence - Jamaica Tallawahs optimistic of winning CPL T20

Reunited with coach Paul Nixon, who led local-based Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket franchise Jamaica Tallawahs to the inaugural CPL T20 title, that coach, his charges and team management have expressed confidence at winning the competition...
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Maurice Wilson technical leader for Olympic team

Maurice Wilson, coach and lecturer at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, will be Jamaica’s track and field technical leader at this summer’s Olympic Games. Wilson has served in the head track and field coaching position at...
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VM Wealth enters unit trust market

VM Wealth Management is rolling out five unit trust products this week, marking a soft entry into a new market segment for the brokerage."Yes I can confirm that we'll be selling the unit trust instruments as of Friday," said general manager Devon...
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Jamaican farms to reclaim onion market from imports - Target: 40% share by 2020

Three years ago, Jamaica was producing just six per cent of the onions consumed locally. Now it's meeting 10-12 per cent of demand, but that's still around a quarter of the levels agriculture officials aim to reach.The Ministry of Agriculture's...
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Scorching performances at Groovin In The Park 2016

He has been putting up resistance for many years, but there was no resistance from audience members when Beres Hammond took to the stage at the Groovin' In The Park concert in New York on the weekend.With a record number of patrons in attendance,...
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13th World Poetry Festival opens in Caracas

The 13th World Poetry Festival opened on Sunday evening in Caracas, Venezuela, on the scale and with adiversity of verse justifying its name. A large, attentive and appreciative audience gathered in the expansive Sala Rios Reyna Teatro Teresa...
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Editorial | The PM must own Tivoli report

We appreciate the Government's need to review the findings and recommendations of the commission of enquiry before it can make firm declarations about which, if any, of them it embraces and implements. But that need not take forever. Nor has the...
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Rosalea Hamilton | Re-examining growth after Brexit

Jamaica and 192 other countries have agreed that inclusive, sustainable economic growth and 'inclusive partnerships', built on shared visions and goals at the global, regional, national and local levels, can be achieved as part of the Sustainable...
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Letter of the Day | Vision 2030 sham

THE EDITOR, Sir:I recently became interested in the corruption index of Jamaica after having to deal with the parish council, the Public Health Department, and the police about a particular nuisance.I perceive that Jamaica must be...
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INDECOM going rogue or reckless

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with concern your headline article in The Sunday Gleaner of June 26, 2016 titled 'Killer cops'. In that article, the assistant commissioner of INDECOM, Hamish Campbell, suggested that INDECOM was entitled to conclude that a...
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Visa lift coming for Mexican visitors

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP):Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that Canada will lift visa requirements for Mexican visitors as of December 2016, while Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has agreed to open...
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Benghazi report faults security

WASHINGTON (AP):Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee harshly faulted the Obama administration yesterday for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the United States diplomatic outpost in...
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Arlene Rose | After the fog clears: Why mosquito fogging may not be the best way

The looming threat of ZIKV, chik-V, dengue fever, and all other mosquito-borne viruses have led us to consider 'waging war' on mosquitoes.Armed with the most deadly mosquito killers, approved and well-stocked vehicles drive through our...
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Atopic eczema – what you need to know

Atopic eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which tends to run in families with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. It is known to make the skin very dry and itchy, so much so that it has been called ‘the itch that...
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