Taekwondo boss now fully into feminine products

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BUSINESSMAN and president of the Jamaica Taekwondo Association, Trevor Webb, has added the manufacturing of feminine beauty products to his household chemicals business — GPL, in a bid to help fund martial arts locally while providing care items with health benefits to women.

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Caricom sets up shop in Kenya

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NAIROBI, Kenya (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom), on Saturday, inaugurated its diplomatic office here, with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley saying it could become the most important contact between the 15-member bloc and the United Nations.

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CLA issues 50 cannabis licences in two years

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The four-year-old Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) reached another major milestone last week by issuing its 50th licence for medicinal use of the drug.The 50th licensee is Outlier Biopharma, a Montego Bay-based company, which provides consulting and advisory services to companies that wish to expand capacity and lower their operational cost, while improving their return on investment.

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Sunday Brew, Dec 8

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Will Vybz Kartel benefit from the appeal?The much anticipated appeal of the murder conviction of Adidja Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel will be made public soon, we are told.Kartel, you will remember, was convicted, along with others, of murder five years ago. His lawyers appealed the decision by a jury and from all indications, there were some critical errors made during the trial, which could impact the final outcome.

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Cuba’s Aerogaviota now has flights from Camaguey to Kingston

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Cuban airline, Aerogaviota, launched its inaugural weekly flight from Camaguey in the north Caribbean island, to Kingston.The first flight arrived in Kingston last Thursday afternoon and returned to the eastern Cuban city later in the afternoon.

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Expose the ‘big man’, pleads Chuck

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ROSE HALL, St James — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is calling on criminals to utilise the plea bargaining agreements (Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act) to expose what he calls the “big man and big politicians” that they may have been working with, in exchange for a lesser sentence.

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Sagicor offers insurance coverage for persons with HIV

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PERSONS living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can now access ordinary life insurance coverage through Sagicor Life Jamaica. The company is offering policies of up to $10 million to HIV-positive applicants who are fully compliant with their treatment regime.

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Youth ‘bawling’ for their money

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RICHARD Baker is a sad man.Today Baker, a parent, is expressing great disappointment with the HOPE Youth Summer Work Programme due to what he describes as the lacklustre nature with which administrators of the programme have sought to remunerate participants, including his son.

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US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

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(AP) — The US winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say.

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Better pay coming for poor relief workers — McKenzie

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ROSE HALL, St James — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says discussions are far advanced to have the salaries of qualified and skilled professionals within poor relief services islandwide, such as registered nurses, improved.

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