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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A broken main along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine has resulted in a large volume of water gathering on a section of the roadway. Motorists travelling along the highway, which usually has a free flow of traffic o ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) today said it is deeply disappointed with the first-year performance of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Administration, but said it is not surprised that most of the ruling party&rsqu ...

PNP disappointed with first-year performance of Gov't - News
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Noise is often thought to be blaring speakers or the constant hum of machines. But a mere conversation with a colleague can be classified as noise as it may be disruptive to one’s productivity. “Noise on a whole can disrupt your dispo ...

On no! Noise, noise, and more noise - News
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MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday (February 24) broke ground for the construction of 1, 500 housing units to be known as The Estuary in Friendship, St James. The development, which is being undertaken in p ...

Ground broken for $7-b housing project in St James - Latest News
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IF the organisers of Science Genius Jamaica: Science Meets Dancehall realise their vision, Jamaica will shortly become a production hub for some of the world’s greatest scientists. Through a partnership between the Jamaica National Foundati ...

Jamaica to produce science geniuses - Career & Education
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At last weekend’s Youth View Awards, co-host Yendi Phillips took to the crowd to interact with some of the VIPs in the front row. Among the style icons, media personalities, and who’s who of dancehall - stars in an arena filled with bol ...

Gary Matalon...patiently turning passion into profit - Business
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The filthy truth? Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for germs. But fear not, experts say just know when it’s time to give yours the old heave-ho. Do you know how much bacteria live on your toothbrush? Brace yourself! Researchers ha ...

When to get a new toothbrush - Health
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BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out. Unlike the original, w ...

Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model - Latest News
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NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — About 250 people demonstrated in support of the news media Sunday, amid stepped up attacks on the press by President Donald Trump. Although New York, a Democratic bastion, has been the scene of numerous demons ...

Demonstrators in New York defend media amid attacks by Trump - Latest News
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Dear Career Advisor: I would like to know if, as a government worker, break-time is included in the eight-hour shift. Yours truly, Andrew Dear Andrew: Thank you for your question. As this is a recurring concern of many workers, for clarity we ...

Is lunchtime included in the eight-hour work day? - Career & Education
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For two weeks in early 1977, Jamaicans rushed home and tuned into the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) to watch Roots, a powerful mini-series that is arguably the most successful programme in TV history. Based on American author Alex Haley& ...

Remembering Roots - Entertainment
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has announced the decision to replace the noxious fume-leaking ventilation system at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which has brought a temporary termination to all oper ...

Tufton: Ventilation system at Cornwall Regional to be replaced - News
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Today there are in excess of four billion mobile phone users across the world. The figure continues to increase daily and it is therefore likely that by 2020 over five billion people will be connected to mobile technology. This state of affairs ...

The mobile wallet: Financially included, but users must be security conscious - Columns
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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A British parliamentarian is livid that Jamaica refused his country’s £25-million offer to help fund construction of a new prison, allowing nearly 600 Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK to be returned to the isla ...

Angry British MP demands Jamaica takes its prisoners - Latest News
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Kingston College (KC) and Edwin Allen High girls once again showcased their prowess with dominant displays at the 41st staging of the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium yesterday. In an unprecedented achievement, KC swept all four ...

Bullish KC - Sport
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The Government on Wednesday launched a $30-million scholarship grant to be provided through the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service/PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF). Addressing the launch, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Rue ...

Government opens $30-million scholarship fund - Career & Education
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With few exceptions, small islands are economic failures, as is evident in their inability to maintain sustained economic growth. These small island economies experience periods of economic growth when there are very favourable external c ...

Let us avoid this dangerous political trap - Editorial
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Richard Pandohie reckons that the eight initiatives under the Economic Growth Council’s 5 in 4 plan are lacking focus on Jamaica’s agricultural sector. The chief executive officer of Seprod Ltd who recently announced plans to partner ...

Economic Growth Council needs to focus more on agriculture — Pandohie - Business
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Cassava farmers contracted under Red Stripe’s Project Grow, have been showing a keen interest in the beer manufacturer’s vision of substituting imported high maltose corn syrup (HMCS), with locally produc ...

Cassava farmers showing keen interest in Red Stripe's Project Grow - Latest News