JDF goes platinum - Army wins top RG Award

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps, a state-led initiative aimed at transforming at-risk youth into model citizens and…

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PIOJ predicts 2.5% growth for final quarter

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The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is projecting a 1.5 to 2.5 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for the January to March quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The positive outlook has been spurred by the performance of the…

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Lawyer: Petrojam maliciously harassed ex-manager after firing

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Painting a picture of cruel victimisation, former Petrojam human resource manager Roselee Scott-Heron felt wronged by her sudden dismissal two days before Christmas in 2016, one of her attorneys has revealed. Symone Mayhew, the lead attorney for…

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It’s JDF! - Army wins RG Award

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps, a state-led initiative aimed at transforming at-risk youth into model citizens and…

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Denham Town standout aims to inspire women

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Carved out of the gritty concrete jungle of Kingston, Ionie Clarke’s big, broad smile is as disarming as her rock-solid confidence. The student leader, a trainee in the Jamaica National Service Corps, said that she has always been driven to make…

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Payless Jamaica says untouched by US lockdown - To explore online shopping options

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Amid plans by the low-price retail giants Payless to close 2,100 stores in the United States, Caribbean stakeholders have moved to quell fears about the fate of stores in Jamaica and the region. In a release yesterday, North America communications…

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Husband charged with murder of estranged wife in St Elizabeth

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The police have charged 53-year-old Henry Topping who shot and killed his estranged wife in Seaview district, St Elizabeth last Friday. Topping, who is of a Florida address in the United States, was charged with murder yesterday. The analyst…

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Cop loses leg in freak accident - Injured policeman insists he will remain in the force

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Kemar Brown, a 38-year-old police constable, who lost one of his legs in a freak accident on Saturday, is confident that he will be able to return to his job as a law enforcement officer. “I will be able to move around, I will still do normal…

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Clarendon man charged for ganja

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Narcotics detectives have charged a businessman with drug offences, following a ganja seizure in Andrew Hill district, Frankfield, Clarendon, on Tuesday. Lascelle Taylor, 57, businessman and farmer was charged with the offences of: possession of…

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Selling craft items for 29 years - Dennis Wynter says business allows him to take care of his family

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Dennis ‘Ska’ Wynter is a permanent fixture at South Avenue in the Half-Way Tree area. The 54-year-old has been selling his wares at the same St Andrew spot for more than 29 years, but he has been a craftsman for much longer. “Mi madda dead when…

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