#DorraineFarewell | Sadness and celebration as hundreds remember late broadcaster

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It was the final curtain call – a solemn service of sadness yet celebration to bid farewell to Jamaican broadcast icon Dorraine Yvette Samuels Binger. Samuels died last month at the age of 59 from a cancer she fought for months with her radiant smile and a personality so infectious you could touch it.

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Haughton pledges to bat for youth, ganja in Senate

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The People’s National Party will have a fresh face in the Upper House at its next meeting as university lecturer Dr Andre Haughton is being ushered in to replace long-time senator Noel Sloley, who has resigned. Haughton will be joined in the Upper…

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‘ONE LEADER!’ - Phillips staves off critics to hold on to presidency

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Under-pressure People’s National Party President (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips yesterday fired salvos at detractors in the party, telling Comrades yesterday that he does not want to be looking over his shoulders while he takes on the Jamaica Labour Party…

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Caribbean dilemma over EU rush for new deal

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Clouds of concern hang over today’s meeting in Kingston between the European Union (EU) and Caribbean negotiators who feel that the 28-member bloc is rushing the process to seal a deal to replace the expiring Cotonou Agreement that underpins…

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‘We’ll hunt you for killing our ‘Abbott and Costello’!’ - Sarge recalls slain district constable as life of the party

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Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer Whoever is responsible for slaying District Constable (DC) Michael Alladice, his superior and colleague, Sergeant Althea Blackstock, has issued this warning regarding her ‘Abbott and Costello’: “We will be hunting you…

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Youth arm blasts PNP top brass

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Tension wracked yesterday’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting when the People’s National Party Youth Organisation made a sweeping raft of recommendations to throw overboard high-ranking political officials in a bid to rejuvenate and reform…

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#GanjaFacts

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Women held 27 per cent of the executive-level roles in the US marijuana industry, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Marijuana Business Daily. The figure is higher than the national average of other industries at 23 per cent, but was down from…

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Four Jamaican women impacting the cannabis industry

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There’s a women empowerment movement sweeping the globe and its visible in every industry. Women are confidently taking on jobs usually reserved for men and are transcending societal limits, while redefining their roles and influence. The voices…

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Find common ground on NIDS – business groups

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Jamaica’s three most powerful business lobbies have urged the country’s political leaders to seek consensus on the National Identification System (NIDS) even though the legislation that underpinned it was struck down as null and void by the…

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Sagicor Group makes $14b profit, expanding wealth arm

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  Sagicor Group Jamaica will invest the equivalent of $2.6 billion to build out its investment services in the Cayman Islands, in a bid to grow regionally. It comes on the heels of record profit for Jamaica’s largest insurance…

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