US ‘national treasure’ Toni Morrison dead at 88

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NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of America’s best-loved writers, has died following a brief illness, her family said yesterday. She was 88.

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Silent assassins

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Jamaica’s juice, beverage and wine industry is being threatened by what are regarded as two silent assassins, which while not harmful to health, cause severe damage to brands.

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Convict appeals 12-year sentence for wounding with intent

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A St Catherine man, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he attempted to kill his ex-girlfriend by slashing her throat and stabbing her multiple times, is appealing his sentence.The convict, who claimed that his sentence is “manifestly excessive”, decided to appeal a day after the same judge who handled his case sentenced another man who had stabbed two people to death to six years in prison.

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Kenyan president pays tribute to Garvey

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President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday placed flowers at the shrine of Jamaica’s first National hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, at National Heroes’ Park in Kingston.The ceremony formed part of the itinerary of the president’s three-day State visit to the island.The president and his wife Margaret are special guests for the celebration of the 57th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.

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Courts brings couple ‘Together with Love’

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Kimberly Morgan and Darren Salmon had one simple objective in mind when they went to Courts — open a bridal registry.During the visit, they learnt that Courts was relaunching its Occasions Registry and was running a competition with the grand prize being a fully organised wedding. The offer was too tempting to ignore.

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Senators declare support for Phillips in PNP leadership race

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The campaign team for Dr Peter Phillips in the People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race with Manchester Central Member of Peter Bunting says Opposition members of the Senate have declared strong support for Phillips.

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Hope Gospel Assembly

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For the 11th-consecutive year, Hope Gospel Assembly will stage its back-to-school fair on Saturday, August 10, starting at 10:00 am.According to Senior Pastor Rev Peter Garth, a total of 3,700 school bags with supplies will be distributed to children. In addition, the organisers expect to award 300 scholarships, valued at just over $3,000,000.

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Order of Merit to Prof Lalor National honours and awards list revealed

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Renowned Jamaican scientist Professor Gerald Lalor heads the list of 124 Jamaicans who will receive national honours and awards for service to country at the annual ceremony slated for King’s House on National Heroes Day, October 21.The awards and honours became effective as of yesterday, as the country observed its 57th year of Independence.

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Thia Day in History— August 6

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Today is the 219th day of 2019. There are 146 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2013: President Barack Obama’s five-year effort to reboot US-Russian relations finally crashes as the White House abruptly cancels his planned face-to-face summit with President Vladimir Putin. OTHER EVENTS1502: French drive Spaniards from Canossa in southern Italy.

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El Paso residents tell Trump to stay away after shooting

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EL PASO, United States (AFP)—Residents in the majority-Hispanic city of El Paso told US President Donald Trump yesterday to stay away amid fury over his anti-immigration rhetoric, as he struggles to unite the country in the wake of mass shootings that killed 31 people.

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