JUTC faces $7b in losses

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The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company’s losses from operations are…

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Prosecutors close case in Michael McLean trial

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Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean’s attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the…

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Don’t hide sex information from your children - JASL

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Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the…

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$70 million subsidy for Trelawny cane farmers

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WESTERN BUREAU:The Ministry of Agriculture is to subsidise the cost of transporting sugar cane produced by the Trelawny Cane Farmers Association from that western parish to Worthy Park Sugar Estate in St Catherine, and the Appleton Sugar Estates, in…

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Karim’s ‘Happy Kingston Girl with Lunch’ tops #CapturingKingston

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His intention was to snap the more than century-old Kingston Parish Church located at the corner of King Street and South Parade in downtown Kingston.However, when photographer Karim Lyn stumbled upon pure, unfiltered joy in the form of a little…

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Warmington retreats after strong opposition to controversial motion

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Acting Leader of the House Everald Warmington tried to move a motion on Thursday in the Lower House to reverse a decision by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in 2007 that allows the Opposition to name members to chair oversight committees.The…

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Proposed CARICOM sanctions would cause controversy - Golding

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Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who chaired the commission to review Jamaica’s relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM frameworks, believes that some of the proposed sanctions for member states will stir up controversy.The recommended…

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One iconic event - Annual concert projected to pull in reggae pilgrims

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The theme of last year’s Reggae Month was ‘Reggae Mek Yah’, emphasising Jamaica as the point of origin for not only reggae, but of all the Jamaican music forms reggae has become a catch-all name for, among them ska, rocksteady, dancehall and dub.The…

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JAMPRO announces - Film Commission - open house in MoBay

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Last year, the film community was abuzz with activity: from the television premiere of the short web series Losing Patience to the partly locally filmed directorial debut of British filmmaker Idris Elba.This year, American director Joshua Coates, in…

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‘She Boom’ has ‘Girlie Girlie’ connection

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In his 1986 song She Boom, Mallory Williams sings about a woman called ‘Poochie Lou’, whose dancing sets the Rae Town Sunday night oldies session alight, so much so that “dem tun off de soun’ fi she sekkle down/Coulden sekkle down she come fi mash…

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