PHOTOS: Spectacular fireworks from around the world

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Major cities around the world welcomed 2018 with dazzling fireworks and other pyrotechnics early Monday morning to the customary cheer and excitement of spectators. Photographers of The Associated Press captured the spectacle. BELARUS:…

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New year brings legalisation of ganja for recreational use in California

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While there were spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia and a huge LED lightshow at the world’s tallest building in Dubai, the Golden State of California in the United States went green when the calendar turned to 2018. It is a…

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Bloody St James Jamaica’s newsmaker of 2017

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With a record-breaking 320-plus murders last year, St James beat sprinting sensation Usain Bolt to become Jamaica’s top newsmaker of 2017. That is according to media practitioners, who have described last year as a dynamic one for news in…

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Trump on way to Washington after Florida break

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President Donald Trump is returning to Washington after a holiday respite at his South Florida estate. He’s already sent his first tweets of the New Year, criticising the governments of Iran and Pakistan. Trump says Iran is “failing at…

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Two men hospitalised after stabbing incident in Port Antonio market

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Two men have been hospitalised following an altercation at the Port Antonio market in Portland this morning. It is reported that the men had an argument in the market about 7 o’ clock. During the argument both men violently stabbed …

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UDC rejects blame for delay in opening of Victoria Pier

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is rejecting blame for a three-month delay in the opening of the renovated Victoria Pier on Kingston’s waterfront. In an article in yesterday’s Sunday Gleaner, businessman Andrew Azar blamed the state…

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Record low temperatures hit US… At least two people killed

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Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the United States as 2018 began Monday, breaking a low temperature record, icing some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements. The National…

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PM optimistic about common ground on public sector wage talks

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is certain common ground can be reached in the contentious public sector wage negotiations now under way. In his New Year’s message, Holness said he was aware of the sacrifice public sector workers have…

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Fusing music with film - Jamaican Mafia producer transitions into music, launches record label

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After a successful career producing movies, Orville Matherson is looking to expand his reach in the entertainment industry by venturing into music.In a recent interview…

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Former Dancehall Queen reveals painful life story in new book …Speaks about picking up the pieces after prison

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United States based social media blogger and humanitarian Tina Chin has recently added the title of writer to her resume.The Jamaican born Chin whose given name is…

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