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NWC begins Corporate Area water restrictions amid drought

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has been forced to reduce water supply in some corporate area communities to just 16 hours per day because of drought conditions. The NWC says as of yesterday, water in storage at the Mona Reservoir...
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Toll-rate hike to hit motorists again

Only five months after the North-South Link of Highway 2000 was formally opened, with rates that had the public fuming, users are facing massive increases at the toll booth.Those initial rates had been discounted by 25 per cent, but Jamaica North-...
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CSEC dilemma - Penwood students in limbo over 'ungraded' SBAs

The educational progress of approximately 40 students of the Penwood High School in St Andrew has been forced to a halt after a bungling by school administrators resulted in them being 'ungraded' in six subjects sat in this year's Caribbean...
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Reid addresses concerns regarding roll-out of Nat'l Standards Curriculum

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has moved to address concerns regarding the roll-out of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC).In a wide-ranging address to the 52nd annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), which concluded in...
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Melia Braco dishes out the real J'can culture

Cabinet gives nod for Climate Change Advisory Board

CABINET HAS given approval for the appointment of a Climate Change Advisory Board, following the two-year hiatus of the Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC), which it replaces."The Cabinet decision has been taken; the board was constructed. We...
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500 students to benefit from JPS BannaBags project

THE Jamaica Public Service (JPS) will donate its innovative and environmentally friendly schoolbags and pencil cases made from vinyl banners, along with school supplies, to approximately 500 children who have done well in school and are in need of...
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Happy return! - JAAA, JOA pleased with Rio medal haul

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake, while admitting local "medal hopefuls might have wanted more Olympic medals" from the 73-member team, feels Jamaica "did fairly well" in placing 16th overall on the...
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McLeod aims for 'something special'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:After his success a week ago in Rio, Brazil, where he created history by becoming the first Jamaican to win a gold medal in the men's 110 metres hurdles at the Olympic Games, Omar McLeod will be looking to do "something special...
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Final phase of Rousseff trial begins in Brazil

The last medals have been handed out, the athletes have all gone home and the fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium are fading into memory. Now Brazil's real drama begins.Just days after the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Brazilian...
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Minority C&WJ shareholders press for Liberty buyout

A group of shareholders has reached out to the Financial Services Commission seeking to force a buyout offer from Liberty Global for their Cable...
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Making music tourism work in Kingston

A few weeks ago, when the One World Ska & Rocksteady Festival was officially launched at The Knutsford Courts hotel by the Sound & Pressure organisation...
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Sir Willard, Lady Sylvia delight at Tryall

WESTERN BUREAU:A magnificent performance by Jamaica-born, UK-based bass-baritone Sir Willard White and his wife, Lady Sylvia, was saluted with a standing ovation last Wednesday night.Sir Willard was the toast of the second of two charity events...
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Editorial | When justice is delayed

In November 2010, at the public session of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) annual conference, Bruce Golding, the then prime minister and JLP leader, urged a thorough and speedy investigation of murder conspiracy allegations against James Robertson...
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Jaevion Nelson | Towards a gender consensus

It appears many of us are still confused about the fact that women, like men, are fully deserving of respect, and should have equal access to opportunities for advancement. It means therefore that because this is not yet the reality for our women...
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Letter of the Day | Tweet could spark change

The tweet was just plain crass, inappropriate and insensitive - let's be clear on that.But it was a single tweet by a single individual in a land of 2.7 million. Why does it warrant so much attention when it has been condemned...
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Are we really serious about crime?

THE EDITOR, Sir:If the police are to be believed, three factors are responsible for serious crimes and murders. These are: domestic violence, lottery scamming, and gang warfare.They have so-called anti-gang legislation to deal with the last named....
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Quake reduces towns to rubble - Death toll 120 and rising

AMATRICE (AP):A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring hundreds more as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors with bulldozers and their...
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Peace deal comes to a close

BOGOTA (AP):Colombia's president said yesterday that government negotiators and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours."Today, I hope to give historic,...
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The Hidden Treasures of Sugar Pot Ruins

They always say life is not about the destination, it's about the journey. But sometimes, in order to truly experience the wonder of our tropical paradise, it's best to just flip the script and do the opposite. And I did just that when I discovered...
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Soar with SORA Japanese Sky Cuisine

SORA Japanese Sky Cuisine is looking to take your taste buds to new gastronomic heights as they stay true to the Japanese culture, while opening your eyes to the simple pleasures of...
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