Restoration nightmare - Ill-informed efforts at conserving statues doing more harm than good

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It will take close to $1 million to restore the statue of Simon Bolivar at Heroes Circle, Kingston, and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) will have to find millions more to restore other statues across the island.Evelyn Thompson,…

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Two bodies found in St Thomas believed to be of Barbadian men

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The bodies found burnt and partially decomposed in Woodbourne, St Thomas on Friday are believed to be those of two Barbadians. Twenty-seven-year-old Dario Yearwood and 37-year-old Daniel Griffiths arrived in Kingston on Wednesday. The police say…

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Health + Tech | Mental health care and technology

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It’s estimated that at least 25 per cent of Jamaicans have mental illness. Still, we hear that many disorders such as anxiety and depression go undiagnosed, and so when we think about, much more of our population could be experiencing some form of…

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Trendsetter Tracia-Gay - Jamaican becomes region’s first nuclear pharmacist

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As the first certified nuclear pharmacists in the English-speaking Caribbean, Tracia-Gay Kennedy-Dixon is venturing into an area with known risks but with even greater potential for diagnosing a wide range of illnesses that create undue burdens for…

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A Matter of Land | Help! I am faced with conflicting surveys

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Good day, readers. Today, we respond to another question from a reader.Good day Mr Francis,A new neighbour bought the property next door to us ‘as is’ in a sale. He had the property surveyed and survey markers were placed on our property.The survey…

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Religion & Culture | Pope tells bishops to fight abuse, culture behind it

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VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops yesterday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fuelled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy.Francis cited…

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Religion & Culture | China’s neocolonial trap for Africa - Marcus Garvey must be turning in his grave

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“Without commerce and industry a people perish economically. The negro is perishing because he has no economic system.”- Marcus GarveyToday, as it did in 1571, Africa is faced with an existential crisis, the likes that threatens to culturally and…

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Musical Chairs | Dr Fenton Ferguson, old school with a young spirit

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Once you start dancing with Member of Parliament for Eastern St Thomas Dr Fenton Ferguson, it’s almost impossible to stop.The sprightly politician who is a lover of ska, reggae and rocksteady, is very knowledgeable of the genres, and…

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Blvk H3ro and Leno Banton featured on upcoming album with UB40

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The United Kingdom’s interest in reggae music has existed for decades. In February 2017, Toddla T visited the island with BBC 1Xtra and organised a freshman cypher with upcoming local artistes. Shenseea, Lila Ike, Leno Banton, and Blvk H3ro were…

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Story of the Song | ‘Sanctified’ adjusted to ‘panty size’ - Printing error makes Chalice’s ‘Revival Style’ become ‘Revival Time’

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Chalice band’s Revival Time opens their 1986 Crossfire album, but when it was recorded (most likely at Music Mountain, where most of the tracks for Crossfire were laid), the name they intended was ‘Revival Style’. That is what Wayne Armond has in…

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