Don’t bank on UK deal - Veteran BBC journalist says country should not have any expectation for new trade agreement after Brexit

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Contrary to a promise made by United Kingdom (UK) high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad in 2017, that Brexit will provide an opportunity for both countries to do a lot more business with each other, popular British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)…

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Store fragile and heavy household items properly - earthquake experts

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Julian Davis Buckle, acting assistant commissioner at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is making an urgent appeal to Jamaicans to be mindful of how they store fragile and heavy items in their homes, as this could make the impact of an earthquake much worse…

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RJRGLEANER - awards excellence

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The National Health Fund (NHF), cited for its excellent contribution to the health needs of Jamaicans, was among a list of six to be awarded yesterday at the 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards, the 39th edition.Also awarded were Dr Wendel Abel,…

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Diabetes association instrumental in creating holistic healthcare

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Thanks to the Lions Club of St Andrew, which was responsible for starting the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, the delivery of healthcare to diabetics over four decades has evolved positively, according to the island’s leading endocrinologist and…

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JCC questions country’s stance against Venezuela

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The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) says it is mystified by two major decisions made by the Andrew Holness administration against Venezuela.In a press release yesterday, the JCC said it was concerned that the current administration has taken steps…

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Eyewitness recounts fatal incident

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A Crown witness yesterday said that she saw when the police opened fire on the blue Suzuki Swift motor car that was parked along Norman Lane in St Andrew on March 20, 2012, as she testified in the trial of three cops charged with the murder of…

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MoBay mayor promises full transparency on Bogue lands

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WESTERN BUREAU:Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis is promising full transparency as he continues his bid to complete the proposed sale of the controversial five-hectare Bogue Industrial Estate property, which has been a source of much political…

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Hanover launches pre-emptive strike against dengue

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WESTERN BUREAU:Although not listed as a high-risk parish for the Aedes aegypti mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, the Hanover Health Department (HHD) is appealing for assistance from both the private and public sectors to battle the vector and the…

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BBC’s ‘World Questions’ team in Ja for special broadcast

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Issues affecting Jamaica, including crime, will take the spotlight tonight during a debate among panellists, including Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith, on BBC World Service Radio’s World Questions.The event will be…

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Pitkin wants colleges to better prepare students for work, university

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WESTERN BUREAU:Custos of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, is calling on the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) to do away with how things have been done in the past to better aid students in today’s globalised world.Pitkin, who was…

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