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WataLand convicted for environmental breach

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WataLand convicted for environmental breach

- The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging business operators to comply with the country's planning and environmental laws to avoid facing legal action. The agency is issuing the reminder after securing the conviction of Dancorp Limited, operators of the WataLand attraction in St Mary, for breaching the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act (NRCA). Last week Thursday, Dancorp Limited pleaded guilty to operating an eco-tourism facility without an environmental permit in the St Mary Parish Court
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'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships

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'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships

- Decades of terrible fiscal policies, which have pushed Jamaica’s debt burden to unbearable levels, have forced the country to seek alternative assistance, and set the platform for nations like China to partner with the island for mutual benefit, Senator Matthew Samuda has said. These partnerships have been the alternative to traditional lending institutions like the International Monetary Fund, he said. “Jamaica has only two ways it can finance development at this stage,” Samuda said
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WataLand fined $20,000 for operating without an environmental permit

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WataLand fined $20,000 for operating without an environmental permit

- The operators of the WataLand attraction in St Mary have been fined $20,000 for operating an Eco Tourism Facility without an environmental permit. Dancorp Limited was fined after pleaded guilty to breaching the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act (NRCA) in the St Mary Parish Court. The company was taken to court by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) in November 2015
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Tags: Natural environment | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Jamaica | 

Tech Times | Permission to steal your data?

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Tech Times | Permission to steal your data?

- When is the last time you read the entire terms and agreements of a software you wished to install? Nowadays, we rarely check what we are agreeing to when installing applications on our computers or phones. This gives some malicious software the ability to exploit sensitive data and device functions. The problem is that some apps actually do need these permissions in order to function and so the user is left guessing
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Samsung to lean on loyalists for Galaxy Note 8 launch

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Samsung to lean on loyalists for Galaxy Note 8 launch

- Samsung is set to unveil a brand new Galaxy Note 8 at a New York City event in late August, according to Reuters and South Korea publication The Bell. Following a tradition of August updates to the Note line and jumping ahead of the anticipated iPhone 8 launch in September the new phone is expected to have a slightly larger display than the Samsung Galaxy S8+'s 6
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Usain Bolt 'kept apologising to us' after world relay final injury, says Jamaican teammate

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Usain Bolt 'kept apologising to us' after world relay final injury, says Jamaican teammate

- Usain Bolt's Jamaican teammates have revealed the track and field great "kept apologising to us" after his dramatic collapse in the world championships 4x100m relay final in London. The 30-year-old had taken the baton for Jamaica a few metres adrift of the two leaders when, straining hard to catch them, he stopped abruptly with cramp in his left hamstring, began hobbling and tumbled to a halt after a forward roll
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Antes mesmo do adeus de Bolt, Jamaica acusa golpe no atletismo

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Antes mesmo do adeus de Bolt, Jamaica acusa golpe no atletismo

- Usain Bolt, 30, faz neste sábado (12) sua última aparição no atletismo, como integrante do revezamento 4 x 100 m de seu país no Campeonato Mundial de Londres. As eliminatórias, das quais ele também deve participar, ocorrem a partir das 6h55 e a final, às 17h50 (de Brasília). Contudo, mesmo antes do adeus, a Jamaica já demonstra sentir o impacto da perda
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Growth & Jobs | Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics - Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin-care brand

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Growth & Jobs | Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics - Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin-care brand

- A desire to find skin care products that would not harm her children led Yanique Barrett, in 2012, to establish her own product line, made from natural ingredients. Her Ravishing Botanics brand, located off Shortwood Road, offers soaps, deodorants, shampoos, lotions, body butters, conditioners, lip balms, body mists and a range of other skin care products. And, all of these products were inspired by the fact that her children developed allergies from products with synthetic chemicals
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Tags: Beauty |  Cosmetics |  Women |  Skin care | 
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Nation’s glorious days not wrapped up in its balance of payment, says pastor

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Nation’s glorious days not wrapped up in its balance of payment, says pastor

- President of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Glen Samuels, is challenging the country's leaders to refocus their energies towards righteousness and dependence on God in order to build a better nation. Referencing Psalm 127:1, Samuels argued that, just as King David admonished his son Solomon, who would take charge as the new king, the nation cannot be built without spiritual foundation
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Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics ... Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin care brand

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Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics ... Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin care brand

- Left her full-time job as a nurse to. launch successful skin care brand. A desire to find skin care products that would not harm her children led Yanique Barrett, in 2012, to establish her own product line, made from natural ingredients. Her Ravishing Botanics brand, located off Shortwood Road, offers soaps, deodorants, shampoos, lotions, body butters, conditioners, lip balms, body mists and a range of other skin care products
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Tags: Beauty |  Cosmetics |  Women |  Careers |  Skin care | 
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Domestic dispute ends in suspected murder-suicide in August Town

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Domestic dispute ends in suspected murder-suicide in August Town

- The August Town police are expressing concern about the fatal end to a number of domestic disputes in the community since the start of the year. After a murder-free 2016, the St Andrew community has recorded seven murders so far this year and Inspector Stephen Taylor, sub-officer in charge of the August Town Police Station, told The Sunday Gleaner that all have been related to domestic disputes
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Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for female travelers

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Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for female travelers

- CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - When you head out the door for vacation, safety may not be on the top of your mind. But if you're a woman traveling on your own -- or with other women -- unfortunately, you may face more dangers than men. A new list from Trip.com listing the 10 most dangerous places for female travelers may surprise you
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Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for f - | WBTV Charlotte

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Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for f - | WBTV Charlotte

- CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - When you head out the door for vacation, safety may not be on the top of your mind. But if you're a woman traveling on your own -- or with other women -- unfortunately, you may face more dangers than men. A new list from Trip.com listing the 10 most dangerous places for female travelers may surprise you
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Education Minister withdraws comment schools engaging in corruption, extortion

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Education Minister withdraws comment schools engaging in corruption, extortion

- Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has withdrawn his comments alleging that some schools were engaged in extortion and corruption in breaking the policy governing the charging of fees. Reid has been under pressure since his comment a post cabinet
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MONEY USED TO LURE WIFE TO HER DEATH?        — Cops now hunting woman's husband

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MONEY USED TO LURE WIFE TO HER DEATH? — Cops now hunting woman's husband

- The Greater Portmore police are investigating whether Oneisha Thompson-Butler, the mother of a child who died after she was allegedly subjected to punishment at school, was lured to her death with the promise of money. Cops are now hunting Oneisha's husband, Stephen Butler. “He is not in our custody at this time. He is on the run. He allegedly told persons that he was going to kill himself,” Detective Inspector Homer Morgan told THE STAR
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Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Car At Jamaica Pond

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Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Car At Jamaica Pond

- BOSTON (CBS) – A dog has died after it was found inside a hot car near Jamaica Pond. The male pit bull was found on Burroughs Street in a Chevrolet pickup truck at about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Boston Police and Inspectional Services responded and attempted to revive the dog, but it was too late. The dog was taken to the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center
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  • Gleaner reporter among 14 Jamaicans awarded Chevening scholarships
    Gleaner reporter among 14 Jamaicans awarded Chevening scholarships

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    The Gleaner’s parliamentary reporter, Jovan Johnson, is among 14 Jamaicans awarded 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. Chevening Scholarships began in 1983 and are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university while gaining access to academic, professional, and cultural events
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  • 'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships
    'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    Decades of terrible fiscal policies, which have pushed Jamaica’s debt burden to unbearable levels, have forced the country to seek alternative assistance, and set the platform for nations like China to partner with the island for mutual benefit, Senator Matthew Samuda has said. These partnerships have been the alternative to traditional lending institutions like the International Monetary Fund, he said. “Jamaica has only two ways it can finance development at this stage,” Samuda said
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Technology

  • Digicel wants telecoms to get a share of Internet revenues
    Digicel wants telecoms to get a share of Internet revenues

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    Digicel’s Chairman, Denis O’Brien, wants telecoms operators to be given a share of revenues from advertising and over-the-top (OTT) services so they can fund broadband networks in developing countries. OTT is a term used to describe audio or video content distributed through the Internet, bypassing cable or satellite operators. O’Brien notes that unlike some Internet giants, traditional telecoms operators, have to buy telecoms licences, pay for spectrum and pay taxes as a percentage of revenues
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Health

  • PAHO working to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV, three other diseases
    PAHO working to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV, three other diseases

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    These are HIV, syphillis, hepatitis B and Chagas disease. In a news release on Thursday, the health organisation said each year an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers. Some 22,400 are infected with syphilis. Nine-thousand are born with Chagas disease. Six-thousand contract the hepatitis B virus. According to PAHO, if not detected and treated in time, these infections can cause miscarriages, congenital malformations, neurological and heart problems, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and in some cases, even death
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Family & Parenting

  • How will divorce affect filing?
    How will divorce affect filing?

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, My mom, a US citizen, filed for my siblings and me in 2009. All my siblings and children are now residing in US as they were single. I am the only one who was married, hence the delay based on my category. I am now divorced, and my mom has sent my divorce papers to the relevant authorities
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Religion & Spirituality

  • O’Neil Miller on a spiritual path - Part 11
    O’Neil Miller on a spiritual path - Part 11

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    GOLDEN HILL, St Andrew: For Bishop Dr O'Neil Miller, pastor of the Apostolic Sabbath Church in Golden Hill, St Andrew, his ministry is not only concerned with preaching about salvation to his flock and telling them how to attain it, it includes attending to their emotional and spiritual needs, and those of others. Bishop Miller told Family and Religion that he has been healing people spiritually since he was in his early teens, while he was living in Waterhouse, St Andrew, and attending the Church of God
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Entertainment & Arts

  • JP Music Festival Raising Funds for 7th Annual Event Sept. 9
    JP Music Festival Raising Funds for 7th Annual Event Sept. 9

    , jamaicaplainnews.com

    The Jamaica Plain Music Festival is a free community event produced by a volunteer group of residents (Rick Berlin, Justin McCarthy, Charles McEnerney, Shamus Moynihan, David Mueller, and Margie Nicoll) who want to bring the music of great JP musicians to the neighborhood we all love so much. In 2016, the festival featured 22 acts, eight food trucks and activities for kids
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Farming

  • Starbucks to help local coffee farmers
    Starbucks to help local coffee farmers

    , jamaica-star.com

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has sought to assure coffee farmers that the introduction of Starbucks to Jamaica will be good for the local industry. Starbucks is expected to open its first store on the island in Montego Bay, St James, later in the year. The company and local licensee Caribbean Coffee Baristas Limited have plans to roll out a further 14 stores in Jamaica by 2020
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Travel & Recreation

  • Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for female travelers
    Jamaica, Bahamas make list of Top 10 most dangerous places for female travelers

    , wmbfnews.com

    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - When you head out the door for vacation, safety may not be on the top of your mind. But if you're a woman traveling on your own -- or with other women -- unfortunately, you may face more dangers than men. A new list from Trip.com listing the 10 most dangerous places for female travelers may surprise you
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Science & Nature

  • WataLand convicted for environmental breach
    WataLand convicted for environmental breach

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging business operators to comply with the country's planning and environmental laws to avoid facing legal action. The agency is issuing the reminder after securing the conviction of Dancorp Limited, operators of the WataLand attraction in St Mary, for breaching the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act (NRCA). Last week Thursday, Dancorp Limited pleaded guilty to operating an eco-tourism facility without an environmental permit in the St Mary Parish Court
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Law & Crime

  • WataLand convicted for environmental breach
    WataLand convicted for environmental breach

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging business operators to comply with the country's planning and environmental laws to avoid facing legal action. The agency is issuing the reminder after securing the conviction of Dancorp Limited, operators of the WataLand attraction in St Mary, for breaching the Natural Resources Conservation Authority Act (NRCA). Last week Thursday, Dancorp Limited pleaded guilty to operating an eco-tourism facility without an environmental permit in the St Mary Parish Court
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Life & Style

  • Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics ... Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin care brand
    Yanique’s Ravishing Natural Cosmetics ... Left her full-time job as a nurse to launch successful skin care brand

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    Left her full-time job as a nurse to. launch successful skin care brand. A desire to find skin care products that would not harm her children led Yanique Barrett, in 2012, to establish her own product line, made from natural ingredients. Her Ravishing Botanics brand, located off Shortwood Road, offers soaps, deodorants, shampoos, lotions, body butters, conditioners, lip balms, body mists and a range of other skin care products
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Motoring

  • Motorists urged to be cautious as smoke affects visibility on Highway 2000
    Motorists urged to be cautious as smoke affects visibility on Highway 2000

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    Motorists are being urged to exercise caution on the May Pen leg of Highway 2000 as smoke from a nearby fire has been affecting visibility. Three fire trucks are on the scene as a nearby cane field blazes. The Highway Patrol and the police have
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Media & Information

  • Social media campaign to protect children created
    Social media campaign to protect children created

    , jamaica-star.com

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has partnered with the Bigga brand of the Wisynco Group to roll out a social media campaign targeting secondary-school students. This is to sensitise Jamaican children to the issues surrounding public postings on social media. The campaign will be executed under the theme 'Social Aware, Share with Care'. The campaign, which will include a tour of several selected secondary schools across the island, is scheduled to start on September 25
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