Women farmers rule while ganja makes its Denbigh debut

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Michelle Black, the owner of the Golden Ditchie Farm in St Ann walked away with the title of Champion Farmer yesterday at the 67th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.Black has been a farmer for approximately nine years and plans to continue to dominate in the field.She grows sweet peppers, yam, lettuce, and kale, among many other produce, and supplies hotels and major supermarkets across the island.

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Teenager accused of cruel attack on six-year-old boy

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A 16-year-old boy is now in the care of the state, accused of an act which has sent shock waves through the quiet community of White Horses in St Thomas.Police sources say the 16-year-old is believed to have attacked, and sexually assaulted a six-year-old before stabbing him and cutting off his penis.

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No change in Drug Serve policy, says Tufton

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The health ministry has sought to clarify concerns in the public that Government-run pharmacies are no longer accepting prescriptions written by private physicians pointing out that the pharmacies are now enforcing a policy which has always existed.

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More trouble for CMU

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The beleaguered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is facing fresh trouble with two former employees demanding millions of dollars in compensation for what they claim was their wrongful dismissal from the institution.

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PHOTO: Rewarded

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Students from the six education regions across Jamaica join with Lasco Brand Manager Renee Rose (second right) in cutting a celebratory cake to mark their achievements in the recent PEP examination. The scholarship awardees did exceptionally well in the historic sitting of the national examinations. The Lasco Group, through its Curves brand, rewarded (from left) Morisha Miller, Ashiekie Hamilton,Tyreeca Lattibeaudiere, Abrianna Greaves, Tonice Davis, Jada Minott,and Tashi Coombs at the event…

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SOE working for St James says mayor

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CHATHAM, St James —Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis has expressed gratitude to members of the security forces for working long hours during the current state of emergency (SOE) in force in the parish.

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Britain must apologise for slavery says Grange

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The issue of reparations has again been thrust front and centre as Jamaica prepares to celebrate 57 years of independence from British rule tomorrow.This time it is Minister of Culture Olivia “Babsy” Grange who is insisting that Britain should apologise for the atrocities of the transatlantic trade in Africans and the resultant socio-economic maladies which continue to plague the region and its people.

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POVERTY QUARREL

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has fired back at critics who have been taking the Administration to task since the tabling of a ministry paper in Parliament last week, which showed that the national poverty rate had increased by some two per cent in 2017 when compared to 2016.

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Agri sector’s adaptation to climate change being monitored, says Shaw

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MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the Government is seeking to increase the rate and scale of adaptation of Jamaica’s agricultural sector to climate change.

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2,500 youngsters to perform at Grand Gala tomorrow

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Approximatel y 2,500 young people, drawn from communities across the Corporate Area and St Catherine, will perform at tomorrow’s Independence Grand Gala, which will culminate Jamaica’s 57th Emancipation and Independence celebrations.

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