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Jamaican Thompson to only race in 100m at Worlds

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Jamaican Thompson to only race in 100m at Worlds

- KINGSTON: Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson will only run in the 100 metres at the World Championships in London this August after skipping the longer distance at Jamaica's national trials. Thompson, a world silver medallist in the 200m at Beijing in 2015, has a wildcard entry in the 100m as the reigning Diamond League Trophy winner and cruised to 11

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Caribbean Wedding: Why The Queen Probably Won’t Attend Rumored Ceremony

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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Caribbean Wedding: Why The Queen Probably Won’t Attend Rumored Ceremony

- Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry planning a secret winter wedding in the Caribbean? Rumors are swirling that this may be the case. These rumors of a special wedding for the couple originally began after Meghan, 35, and Harry, 32, attended Tom Inskip’s March wedding in Jamaica. Prince Harry was allegedly so taken with the beauty and romance of his friend’s Jamaican wedding that he told pals he would also love to have a wedding like it himself, according to Hollywood Life

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Tags: Weddings |  Men |  Rumours |  Grapevine - Gossip & Rumours |  Romance | 
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Yvonne Connolly jetting off to Jamaica with beau John Conroy (and Idris Elba)

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Yvonne Connolly jetting off to Jamaica with beau John Conroy (and Idris Elba)

- Yvonne Connolly will be combining business with pleasure when she's whisked off to Jamaica this weekend by her other half John Conroy.

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Man Utd fan Bolt's race for football glory begins... on Pro Evo

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Man Utd fan Bolt's race for football glory begins... on Pro Evo

- Need a pacy target man for your team on Pro Evolution Soccer? The Jamaican Olympic legend could be your man from next season... Usain Bolt has made no secret of his desire to forge a football career after his glittering athletics run crosses the finish line and the Jamaican icon has taken his first step to soccer fame, by appearing in a video game

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Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica

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Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica

- By BBC Sports. Usain Bolt marked an emotional farewell at a sell-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. The 30-year-old will bring down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the World Championships in London and began his goodbye in front of 30,000 adoring fans in Kingston. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt easily won the ‘Salute a Legend’ race in his first 100m of 2017 but admitted to a rare attack of nerves

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Bolt will miss the crowds as he considers helping others

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Bolt will miss the crowds as he considers helping others

- KINGSTON, Jamaica: As Usain Bolt prepares to run his last competitive Jamaican race on Saturday, the world's fastest man is already thinking about his future. Charity work and assisting coach Glen Mills with his track club appear at the top of the list for Bolt, who will retire after August's world championships in London. “I promised him (Mills) that I will try to be a part of Racers Track Club as much as possible," Bolt told Reuters

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Not so fast young man, Bolt cautions De Grasse

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Not so fast young man, Bolt cautions De Grasse

- KINGSTON, Jamaica: Usain Bolt has cautioned Canadian young gun Andre De Grasse to temper his expectations of dethroning him at the world championships in London in August. The 30-year-old Jamaican will run his final race on home soil at the Racers Grand Prix this weekend before hanging up his spikes after the London meet. De Grasse, who chased Bolt home for silver in the 200 metres and bronze in the 100m at the Rio Olympics last year, is widely tipped to be one of the athletes bidding to fill the void left by the sprint king's retirement

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Friend's death hangs heavy over Bolt's final Jamaica run

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Friend's death hangs heavy over Bolt's final Jamaica run

- KINGSTON, Jamaica: Sprint king Usain Bolt is determined to go out in a blaze of glory when he runs his final race in Jamaica this weekend, even though his preparations have been disrupted by the death of his close friend Germaine Mason. Mason, who was born on the Caribbean island and won Olympic silver in the high jump for Britain in 2008, died in a motorcycle accident on April 20 and an emotional Bolt served as a pallbearer at his funeral in Kingston last month

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Peter Vogel Murder Trial: Lawyer says prosecution has failed to connect helper to crime
Peter Vogel Murder Trial: Lawyer says prosecution has failed to connect helper to crime Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer. The attorney representing the former household helper who is on trial for killing Dr Peter Vogel today argued that prosecutors have failed to connect her to the murder of the university lecturer. According to the attorney, Jacqueline Asher, at the end of the prosecution's case there was no evidence for a jury to conclude that Vogel's former live-in helper, Yanika Scott, was involved in his death   Read More ...
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Paulwell lauds Government for continuity of projects started under PNP
Paulwell lauds Government for continuity of projects started under PNP Opposition spokesman on science, energy and technology Phillip Paulwell, has commended the Andrew Holness administration for what he says is the seamless transition and the continuity of projects which began under the People’s National Party administration. Addressing the official commissioning of the Content Solar 20 Megawatt utility-scale Solar Electricity Generation Facility in Clarendon yesterday Paulwell noted that the project started while he held the energy portfolio in the Portia Simpson-Miller led administration   Read More ...
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Court of Appeal rules against PNP in Trafigura case ... Simpson Miller and others to answer questions in open court
Court of Appeal rules against PNP in Trafigura case ... Simpson Miller and others to answer questions in open court The nation's highest court this morning dismissed the appeal brought by former People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller and four other party functionaries in the long-delayed Trafigura case. The decision, which was announced by the President of the Court of Appeal Dennis Morrison, paves the way for Simpson Miller, PNP chairman Robert Pickersgill, regional chairman Phillip Paulwell, former general secretary Colin Campbell and businessman Norton Hinds to answer questions in open court about a $31 million donation made to the PNP by the Dutch firm Trafigura Baheer more than a decade ago   Read More ...
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JN Bank abolishes some fees
JN Bank abolishes some fees With local commercial banks continuing to face criticisms over the fees they charge depositors JN Bank has become the latest to announce the discontinuation of some of the charges. The bank says it has discontinued some in-branch fees including, minimum balance and maintenance fees on deposits in savings accounts. Managing director of JN Bank, Maureen Hayden-Cater says the removal of the fees is part of the company’s strategy to make banking services more accessible to everyone and to improve the banking experience for Jamaicans   Read More ...
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Peter Tosh's son beaten and in coma, family to file civil rights lawsuit
Peter Tosh's son beaten and in coma, family to file civil rights lawsuit The family of Jamaican, Jawara McIntosh, the son of reggae icon Peter Tosh, is to take the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey in the United States to court over an alleged beating that has left him in a coma. The family’s attorney, Jasmine Rand, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that McIntosh has been in a coma since February and according to her the authorities at the jail have not been forthcoming with information about the alleged assault   Read More ...
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US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year
US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar Jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year. U.S. District Judge Dan Hovland rescheduled the trial that was to begin July 17 in federal court in North Dakota to Jan. 22, 2018, after one of the suspects' attorneys said he had a conflict next month and also needed more time to prepare   Read More ...
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US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year
US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar Jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year. U.S. District Judge Dan Hovland rescheduled the trial that was to begin July 17 in federal court in North Dakota to Jan. 22, 2018, after one of the suspects' attorneys said he had a conflict next month and also needed more time to prepare   Read More ...
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Latest killings leave market vendors fearful
Latest killings leave market vendors fearful The sound of George Banton's 'Awake Zion, Awake' blasting from a stereo on wheels seemed insufficient to dissipate the sombre mood that loomed over Coronation Market after two vendors were gunned down late Wednesday night. They were identified as 34-year-old Dane McDonald, and 54-year-old Sonia Bennett. The murders came on the heels of a spate of robberies at the market that have left vendors in a state of fear   Read More ...
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Damion Crawford eyes Portia's seat
Damion Crawford eyes Portia's seat Damion Crawford has declared an interest in replacing Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew. However, Crawford, who did one term as MP for East Rural St Andrew before he was replaced as the People's National Party's (PNP) candidate in the seat, said he has not been actively seeking to win selection to take over from Simpson Miller   Read More ...
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South St Andrew residents want better infrastructure
South St Andrew residents want better infrastructure Lack of working street lights, no running water in pipes, sewage systems that malfunction or don't work at all, and improper housing and bathroom facilities are few of the problems hampering some areas of the South St Andrew constituency. Residents of Trench Town say improving infrastructure should be high on the agenda of the aspiring member of parliament, Mark Golding, who is expected to retain the seat for the People's National Party when the by-election is called   Read More ...
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Farm work recruitment begins Tuesday
Farm work recruitment  begins Tuesday Recruitment for the Overseas Employment Programme, administered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will be held between June 26 and July 17. This programme provides opportunities for hundreds of Jamaicans on Canadian and American farms yearly. Recruitment for the programme is done based on the needs of employers. The last recruitment was done in 2015 and resulted in a pool of approximately 3,000 persons from which to select   Read More ...
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Cancer survivor rushes to save lives
Cancer survivor rushes to save lives Cancer survivor Mario Spencer says that he is hoping to raise funds to help persons living with the deadly disease. The 24-year-old Spencer, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma the most common type of cancer that develops in the bone at age 16, told THE WEEKEND STAR that as part of his fundraising efforts, he plans to stage a six-a-side football tournament at the Liberty Park Turf in Kingston next month   Read More ...
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12 years suffering - Woman in pain after failed ‘tie off’ surgeries
12 years suffering - Woman in pain after failed ‘tie off’ surgeries Delrose Gordon, a 48-year-old mother of eight, said she has been living in unimaginable pain and suffering for the past 12 years following what she deems to be the negligent actions of doctors at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital and Kingston Public Hospital. She is imploring on the relevant authorities to launch a proper investigation into her situation, as she got pregnant twice, after having two separate tubal ligations or 'tie off's' at Victoria Jubilee, and has been living in excruciating pain ever since the first procedure   Read More ...
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NWC found nearly 100 illegal connections in one community
NWC found nearly 100 illegal connections in one community The problem of illegal connections continues to be an albatross to the National water Commission (NWC) as they found almost 100 illegal connections in one community in rural Jamaica earlier this month. Corporate public relations manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, told THE WEEKEND STAR that the commission raided Cornwall Court in St James and found 96 illegal connections. "We also found about nine bridge connections   Read More ...
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PHOTO: For the poor
PHOTO: For the poor Representatives of three Corporate Area charities — The Good Samaritan Inn, Open Arms Drop In Centre and Missionaries of the Poor — were last Saturday presented with part of the proceeds from the recent annual Good Samaritan 5K Run/Walk staged to benefit charities that cater to the poor. Here, Missionaries of the Poor representative Brother Gerald NduNda (second left) accepts a cheque from Elder Noel Jumpp (second from right) of the 5K's organising committee   Read More ...
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EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan
EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer. "My first impression is the UK offer is below our expectations and this risks worsening the situation of our citizens in the UK," EU President Donald Tusk told a news conference after the second day of a Brussels summit   Read More ...
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Windies win toss, put India in to bat
Windies win toss, put India in to bat Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put India in to bat first in the opening One-Day International of a five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Friday. On a dry pitch expected to offer more assistance than usual to the slower bowlers, the home side have included leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo in their final 11 after he missed out on the three-match series against Afghanistan two weeks earlier   Read More ...
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Belize rejects IMF recommendation for increased taxes
Belize rejects IMF recommendation for increased taxes BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize government says it has no intention of implementing a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to increase the General Sales Tax (GST) to 15 per cent. An IMF delegation recently ended a two-week visit here indicating that it expects the Belizean economy to return to positive growth in 2017   Read More ...
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Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters
Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen. But while athletics contemplates life without its biggest superstar, Anthony Davis will already be working hard to unearth the next young Jamaican sprinter capable of following in Bolt's blisteringly fast footsteps   Read More ...
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Small businesses to benefit from NDFJ/MSME Alliance partnership
Small businesses to benefit from NDFJ/MSME Alliance partnership KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Over the next three years, small business owners will benefit from training and other support services under a partnership between the National Development Foundation of Jamaica (NDFJ) and the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Alliance. Representatives from both entities formalised this partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the offices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in New Kingston, on June 22   Read More ...
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Today's Horoscope - June 23
Today's Horoscope - June 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 23, 2017: This year you witness some dramatic changes with career- and community-related matters. Though at times you might be worried, the changes will work out. Those involved are integrating new, more viable approaches to basic issues. If you are single, your popularity seems to soar as fall arrives. In the months that follow, a fulfilling bond becomes possible   Read More ...
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Gov't set sights on artificial intelligence
Gov't set sights on artificial intelligence KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is looking to position Jamaica to take advantage of the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in boosting economic growth and job creation. AI is the area of computer science that is focused on the creation of intelligent machines that operate like humans. Some of the attendant activities include speech recognition and problem-solving. He noted that a recent analysis of 12 developed economies incorporating AI in their engagements, conducted by United Kingdom -based software designers, Accentra, showed that those countries could potentially double their growth rates by 2035   Read More ...
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Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze
Police mull manslaughter charges over London blaze LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manslaughter charges could be filed over London's deadly tower blaze, police said Friday after finding that exterior cladding on the building had failed safety tests and that the fire started with a faulty fridge. The government ordered immediate checks on the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer model blamed for the June 14 blaze in west London, which left 79 people presumed dead   Read More ...
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From common fowl to hog
From common fowl to hog My friends, we have some of the most careless motorists in this country. One bike man (23) cuss me out yesterday because mi neva mek nuh space fi him at the intersection. What a ting in big, big (34) England. Dem seh a whole heap more buildings fi poor people are fire (27) hazards like the big one weh bun down di other day   Read More ...
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Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters - Capital Sports
Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters - Capital Sports KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jun 23When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen. But while athletics contemplates life without its biggest superstar, Anthony Davis will already be working hard to unearth the next young Jamaican sprinter capable of following in Bolt’s blisteringly fast footsteps   Read More ...
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Gov't official says steady gains made in tackling child labour
Gov't official says steady gains made in tackling child labour A senior Government official says steady gains have been made in tackling child labour in Jamaica by the Child Labour Unit in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and other State agencies. Since Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000, significant work has been done in addressing the issue, according to Director of the Child Labour Unit Marva Pringle Ximinnies   Read More ...
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Congresswoman urges restoration of Obama's Cuban policies
Congresswoman urges restoration of Obama's Cuban policies NEW YORK, USA (CMC) —Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette C Clarke has called on her colleagues in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate to join in an effort to restore former US President Barack Obama's “practical, common-sense approach” towards Cuba. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, made the call as incumbent US President Donald J Trump announced last week that he would, among other things, limit travel by American citizens to Cuba and restrict financial transactions with many sectors of Cuba's economy   Read More ...
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OCG gets well needed equipment from US Embassy
OCG gets well needed equipment from US Embassy THE Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on Monday received well-needed electronic equipment from the United States Embassy in Kingston to assist in the day-to-day operations of the OCG, the country's main corruption watchdog. In addition, the embassy, through its International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section, will be sponsoring training courses for officers of the OCG. The equipment, including 50 desktop computers, three computer desks, two fire-proof filing cabinets, and scanners, were acquired at a cost of US$80,000   Read More ...
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Project team says National ID System will be secured
Project team says National ID System will be secured THE project team working on the proposed National Identification System (NIDS) says Jamaicans can be assured that the data that will be stored under the proposed will be secured. The NIDS project team was addressing a press conference at Jamaica House in Kingston on Wednesday. Expected to be rolled out in 2018, NIDS will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to capture and store the personal identity information for citizens   Read More ...
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World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says
World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday. Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world, according to the figures by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs   Read More ...
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Recruitment for overseas employment programme begins June 26
Recruitment for overseas employment programme begins June 26 RECRUITMENT for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security-administered Overseas Employment Programme will be held between June 26 and July 17. This programme provides opportunities for hundreds of Jamaicans on Canadian and American farms yearly. Recruitment for the programme is done based on the needs of employers. The last recruitment was done in 2015 and resulted in a pool of approximately 3,000 people from which to select   Read More ...
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UDC's plans to transform Ocho Rios on the way
UDC's plans to transform Ocho Rios on the way GENERAL Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Dr Damian Graham says Ocho Rios is yet to realise its fullest ability as its growth potential has not been tapped into. However, he said that Government's current $4.5- billion development plan for the resort town is seeking to address that “missing link”. “Ocho Rios started development about 1941 and the St Ann Development Company and later UDC became involved in 1967 and since that time we ushered the development of the beachfront and the entire town of Ocho Rios through various divestment and infrastructural projects   Read More ...
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Jamaican Elaine Thompson to only race in 100m at Worlds Championships
Jamaican Elaine Thompson to only race in 100m at Worlds Championships Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson will only run in the 100 metres at the World Championships in London this August after skipping the longer distance at Jamaica’s national trials. Thompson, a world silver medallist in the 200m at Beijing in 2015, has a wildcard entry in the 100m as the reigning Diamond League Trophy winner and cruised to 11.20 secs (wind -1   Read More ...
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Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters
Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters KINGSTON. When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen. But while athletics contemplates life without its biggest superstar, Anthony Davis will already be working hard to unearth the next young Jamaican sprinter capable of following in Bolt's blisteringly fast footsteps   Read More ...
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Man gets life imprisonment for burning ex-lover to death
Man gets life imprisonment for burning ex-lover to death Christopher Locke has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in the St. Catherine Circuit Court. High Court Judge Stephane Jackson-Haisley today ruled that Locke must serve 40 years before he is eligible to apply for parole. A seven-member jury on Thursday found Christopher Locke guilty of murder. He was on trial for the October 2011 murder of Sanchez Clayton who died from burns sustained after her house was set ablaze   Read More ...
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New Biz Alert: Alluring Beauty Now Open in Jackson Square
New Biz Alert: Alluring Beauty Now Open in Jackson Square Oh, you want to look fancy now? There’s a new place in JP to get your hair done — Alluring Beauty. The salon held a grand opening on Thursday night. One person who was looking forward to the grand opening was state Rep. Liz Malia. She offered congratulations to Tisha Scott, the salon’s owner. Looking forward to the Grand Opening of #AlluringBeauty tonight in JP   Read More ...
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MOOYAH Now Open in Jackson Square; Burgers, Fries and Lots of Shakes
MOOYAH Now Open in Jackson Square; Burgers, Fries and Lots of Shakes There’s a new burger, fries and shakes joint in JP after Texas-based MOOYAH opened its first Boston franchise this week in Jackson Square. “We are fresh, never-frozen burgers, grilled or fried chicken salads, sweet potato fries, hand-cut French fries, milkshakes, turkey burgers, lean green options and more,” said Jay Hummer, Development Agent for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, to Jamaica Plain News earlier this year   Read More ...
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Parchment steps down from PNP helm in St Elizabeth SE
Parchment steps down from PNP helm in St Elizabeth SE JUNCTION, St Elizabeth – Former Member of Parliament Richard Parchment has resigned as chairman of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) constituency organisation for St Elizabeth South Eastern. Parchment has walked away 16 months after losing St Elizabeth South Eastern by 205 votes to current MP, Frank Witter, of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in the February 2016 parliamentary elections   Read More ...
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Jamaica gets more support from World Bank
Jamaica gets more support from World Bank THE Government's economic reform agenda will be further boosted with the provision of another World Bank Development Policy Loan (DPL) in the sum of approximately $9.05 billion (US$70 million). This provision will further underpin the Administration's ongoing policy implementation aimed at spurring growth and development, while enhancing Jamaica's global competitiveness. The loan, which is the third by the bank since its support strategy for Jamaica commenced in 2013, forms part of an overall $34   Read More ...
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Five dangerous criminals held last week, says minister
Five dangerous criminals held last week, says minister SECURITY Minister Robert Montague says five of Jamaica's most wanted criminals were picked up by police last week, and he has lauded citizens for information passed to the police that helped in their capture. Among those captured is 36-year-old Audley Duvall, otherwise called 'Dreama', of the Boscobel Housing Scheme in St Mary. Duvall, who was nabbed in Mona, St Andrew, has since been charged in connection with a murder in St Catherine North Police Division and is being investigated for other murders and serious crimes in that division   Read More ...
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