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Colorado marijuana sales exceed US$1B through August

A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.
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Ananda Alert issued for Timothy Facey

An Ananda Alert has been activated for 13-year-old Timothy Facey, a student of Sumbera Drive, Lauriston in Spanish Town, St Catherine who has been missing since Thursday, October 18. He is of dark complexion, slim build and about 170...
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Wonder Women - Reggae Girlz secure historic World Cup qualification

“It is an unbelievable feeling; it is a feeling of accomplishment.” Those words by assistant coach Andrew Price perfectly sums up the almost super human effort that led to Jamaica’s historic qualification to next year’s FIFA...
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Salute to the Reggae Girlz

"This historic victory and qualification places the girls in the pantheon of the greatest sports teams of all time from Jamaica. This win symbolises the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by the team and management...    
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Earth Today | Higher temperatures lower climate resilience of small islands

THE WARMER the planet, the more unlikely it is for in particular small island states, such as those of the Caribbean, to effectively adapt to a changing climate."Adaptation is expected to be more challenging for ecosystems, food and health systems...
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Earth Today | Fashion meets recycling in local resort competition

CREATIVITY in fashion, with a conservation twist, was on show at Sandals Montego Bay recently, thanks to the platform provided by a recycle wear competition.The competition formed a part of The Miss Flagship 2018 pageant, which focused on personal...
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'Fruits of our labour' - Ricketts says work to resume women's football enabled World Cup qualification

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the national senior women's football team's historic qualification for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup is a result of hard work to rebuild the women's programme paying off.The...
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Young girls can now believe - Walker-Brown

Chairperson of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women's programme, Elaine Walker-Brown, says the Reggae Girlz's qualification for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup will give hope to many young girls from challenging backgrounds to fight for...
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Haitians protest alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds

A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent Wednesday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance programme sponsored by Venezuela.Gunshots rang out while protesters threw rocks, blocked roads and...
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Access Financial makes first foreign acquisition

  Microfinancing company Access Financial Services Limited is buying a consumer finance firm in Florida, United States, but is holding back on the details of the transaction until the deal receives regulatory approval.  The transaction is...
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Tarrus Riley to drop first album since 2014

After a five-year wait, singer Tarrus Riley is ready to release his next compilation. His last album was Love Situations in 2014The album, which has yet to be titled, is slated for release early next year, and he told The Gleaner that it will see...
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Mikey Smith's story to be made into a reggae opera

Recent recipient of a gold Musgrave Medal and renowned musician Peter Ashbourne dreams of putting on a reggae opera.The production involved in an opera is similar to that of a Broadway musical - there are dozens of actors, dancers, singers and crew...
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Editorial | FSC must stop looming disaster

It's a given that people are drawn to investment schemes where the risks seem low and the rewards high. It's a psychology made for shysters, who play on the presumption of people's greed.Even in legitimate operations, promoters often play to the...
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Mark Wignall | Cowardice among our best lawyers?

CEO of Jamaica Teas, John Mahfood, like successful businessmen of his calibre, does have options, many more than we do. He could, I suppose, concentrate directly on his business, see the bottom line as everything with nothing else mattering, and...
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Letter of the Day | Thank you, PM for keeping your word

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have spent years as a helpless bystander as the residents of Chesterfield, located in Castleton, St Mary, struggled to get in and out of their community, especially during the rainy season. The pleas of the residents for...
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Needed: A public outcry

The EDITOR, Sir:The recent article in The Sunday Gleaner about a mother from Portland who had to transfer her daughter from her dream school because of the state of transportation, where girls are forced to sit on the laps of boys, is appalling....
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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

MONTREAL (AP) :Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks on Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed...
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Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

BRUSSELS (AP):Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous Brexit-related deadlines on Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal before their separation....
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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RW 2018 | Refreshing View of Strawberry Hill Hotel

Tucked away in cool Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill offers the ideal getaway from the busy streets of Kingston. Opened since the 1980s, this picturesque luxury boutique is no stranger to Restaurant Week. But after a brief hiatus, they're back and...
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RW 2018 | L'Escargot giving you a taste of France

Often described as the 'jewel of Runaway Bay', L'Escargot is a chic restaurant located along the main road. This being his sixth venture in the restaurant business, host chef Neville Anderson believes his restaurant captures a piece of the true...
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