LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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There is a Tropical Wave across Jamaica. A Tropical Wave moves across the island today. Thereafter a High Pressure Ridge will build temporarily across the island ahead of another Tropical Wave which m

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LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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There is a Tropical Wave across Jamaica. A Tropical Wave moves across the island today. Thereafter a High Pressure Ridge will build temporarily across the island ahead of another Tropical Wave which m

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What’s the link between birth control and headaches?

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Forms of hormonal birth control, such as contraceptive pills, can cause headaches and migraines in some people. In others, these contraceptives can improve headaches. A person who has a history of migraines with auras should avoid certain hormones. Learn more about the link between birth control and headaches here.

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Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats

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Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help.

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JLP Gov’t and PNP Opposition: A match made in heaven?

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It has been said that, “The reward for good work is more work.” With this in mind, it appears that the match between the People’s National Party, as parliamentary Opposition, and the current Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government may yet come to be seen as “a match made in heaven” — to be repeated or extended at the next national elections based on the amount of “good work” that has been or will have been accomplished in the long…

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Critical thinking, philosophy and education

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In recent months there has been a resurgence of discussions in the newspaper and on the television on critical thinking and education. I have observed in recent years presenters at research conferences mention the role of critical thinking in their educational programme. The comments of the Caribbean Examinations Council examiners have reported that they have tried to compose some examination questions in the framework of critical thinking, but there seems to be no…

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No room yet for trade of recreational marijuana

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Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque yesterday shot down any idea of trade in recreational marijuana regionally, citing international law that would “preclude” any move in that direction.

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Defence attorney warns J’cans against felony convictions

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NEW YORK, United States — A leading defence attorney in the Jamaican community here, Donald P Vernon, has warned against felony conviction, saying it can cause a loss of assets and seriously affect one’s immigration status, including the deportation of anyone convicted of felony offences.

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Coffee may boost longevity — study

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CHICAGO, USA (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers.

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Work on China-backed industrial park starts January, says Henry

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Government minister Mike Henry says phased construction of the Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park, the island’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ), should start next January.According to Henry, the Government is currently looking at the “dual impact” of the industrial park, which is being spearheaded by Chinese firm, Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO), and which is already operating the Alpart bauxite/alumina plant at Nain, St Elizabeth.

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