Reggae is to Trench Town as Drewsland is to Dancehall…? - Veteran producer claims Drewsland is home of dancehall

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Regarded as one of Jamaica’s great cultural assets, dancehall music originated in the ’70s and in many ways mirrored the socioeconomic realities of Kingston’s inner-city communities. The genre, an upbeat or digitalised version of its predecessor,…

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GraceKennedy staff to move into new HQ in February

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Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, the food and financial services conglomerate, says that staff from its various divisions will begin moving into their new home at Harbour Street, downtown Kingston, by the end of February.The…

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Gov’t to tap equity markets to finance infrastructure projects

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The Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt, according to finance and the public service minister, Dr Nigel Clarke.The country requires…

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Oran Hall | Building a better credit score

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QUESTION: I read your column in The Gleaner about credit scores and I am interested in advice pertaining to building a better credit score for 2019, but I lack guidance.Personal Adviser:Your correspondence suggests that you do have a credit score,…

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Cedric Stephens | When are promised insurance reforms likely to take effect?

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Question: What is the maximum in loss of use expenses that my husband and I can claim as a result of the loss of our vehicle? We received a loss of use form from the third party’s insurers. It suggests that those costs are limited to 14 days. We are…

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Finance Ministry moves to review public sector pay and allowances

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The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has now moved to develop a new compensation structure in the public sector, having requested expressions of interest from firms for a consultant to review pay and allowances.It says that expertise is…

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Yaneek Page | Make customer peace and safety a priority in 2019

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IMPORTANT NOTICE;XYZ Ja is the ultimate place to escape and relax while being pampered.Please RESPECT others’ quiet zone. Please use earphones to listen to any music or sounds from your phones or gadgets.- Signed: ManagementBusinesswise:…

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Chinese xenophobia misplaced, says Clarke

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Chinese xenophobic sentiments in relation to investments in Jamaica by the world’s second-largest economy are misplaced, according to Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke.”It is misplaced and grounded in reading the newspaper…

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David Jessop | Brexit: the long view

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Despite the British electorate having voted to leave the European Union (EU) two and half years ago, there is still no consensus on how to proceed.As had been wholly predictable for months, the week past showed very publicly that there is no…

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Support for the suicidal - Yard sale fuels rebirth of group to help persons struggling with mental illness

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A friend found her suicide note when she was 16 years old and her school counsellor intervened and helped changed her perspective on life.Today, a grateful Tameka Coley is committed to helping persons living with mental-health issues through a…

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