Prepare for summer drought, says Met Service

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The water woes that have been plaguing sections of the island this year are expected to continue into July and August as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica is urging citizens to prepare for what could be a very dry summer. “We would say that you…

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$32b demand - Venezuelans seek hefty compensation for Petrojam takeover

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Venezuelan oil subsidiary PDV Caribe is demanding that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) pay a minimum of US$50 million (J$6.5 billion) in core share value as compensation for the forcible takeover of its 49 per cent stake in the local refinery,…

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Mango export shows untapped agricultural potential, says Williams

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Western Bureau: Describing the sector as chock-full of untapped potential, Montego Bay Deputy Mayor Leeroy Williams is imploring the nation’s youth to give serious thoughts to a career path in agriculture. Williams was speaking at Sangster…

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Hopes drenched at Stony Hill Fire Station as works halted

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After the Labour Day fanfare that ignited hope among staff at the Stony Hill Fire Station in St Andrew that the woeful conditions at the facility would be addressed, a halt in the restoration works has doused their optimism, and there’s no word on…

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Marks urges diaspora to make US citizenship count

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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, last evening charged Jamaican green card holders living in America to embrace dual citizenship as a potential foil against the four pillars of immigration reform enunciated by US President…

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Johnson Smith says Diaspora Conference not business as usual - Minister commits to action following wide-ranging discussions

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The 8th Biennial Diaspora Conference officially got under way at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston yesterday, with Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith vowing to advance results from discussions held from…

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GG’s awardee urges youth to embrace positive thinking

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Cherie Johnson, one of the 2019 Governor General’s Jamaica Diaspora Award for Excellence recipients, says that the power of positive thinking and a hunger for valuable educational experiences provided the stimulus to turn her life around after jail…

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Cop’s arm fractured in fight with detainee at Falmouth station

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A policeman is now nursing injuries after a squabble with a detainee at the Falmouth Police Station on the weekend left him with a fractured right arm. The incident triggered a plea from the commanding officer in charge of the parish,…

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European Central Bank hints at stimulus

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The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy does not pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro. Mario Draghi told a conference in Sintra, Portugal, that the ECB was not resigned in its…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup | STARTING XI: Menzies names attacking line-up ahead of Australia clash

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Andre Lowe, Sports Editor GRENOBLE, France: Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies has made several changes in the team’s line-up for their final group C game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup against Australia at the Stade des Alpes on Tuesday….

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