Brexit uncertainty threatens remittances

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Jamaicans at home receiving remittances from relatives in the United Kingdom (UK) could find that supply of cash drying up depending on the outcome of Britain’s charge to leave the European Union, asserts Dr Kevin Brown, chairman of the Jamaica…

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High seas talks - Government consults US Embassy over Shiprider Agreement detentions

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The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions…

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More calls for raw PEP scores

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As students, teachers and parents nervously await the results of the first sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the People’s National Party (PNP) has joined the call for the raw scores from the examinations to be revealed. “We insist … that…

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Blind cop rises from being booted to inspector - Visual impairment fails to dim Portland officer’s vision, drive to serve country

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Discharged from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) eight years after a motor vehicle accident left him visually impaired, Rohan Dwight Brown has defied the odds by successfully re-enlisting, and today he occupies the post…

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Under the Gun | Trouble a ‘Yaad’ - Jamaicans not convinced about local gun fight

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Jamaicans at home and abroad say they have little faith in the authorities’ efforts to stop the flow of illegal guns into the island and away from inner-city youths who regard them as “business” and “power”. Dozens of teenagers and young adults…

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‘Jamaica is my love, Ghana is my sweetheart’ - With similar culture, climate, Sinclair urges countrymen to turn eyes to West Africa

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Before there ever was an official invite to Ghana for the Year of Return, Audley Sinclair Morris, a Jamaican from Mona in St Andrew, fell head over heels for the West African country. “I am now on the brink of getting my Ghanaian citizenship. I…

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Palmer: PAC hearings affecting staff morale at Petrojam

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Employees at Petrojam have been left demoralised after nearly six months of public hearings by a parliamentary committee that has shone a searchlight on alleged acts of nepotism, cronyism and corruption which cost the state-owned oil refinery…

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Cops probe whether murder linked to gun seizure in HWT

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The St Andrew North police are probing whether the death of a man in Grants Pen late Monday is linked to an ongoing investigation involving the deceased man ‘s older sibling. Dead is 20-year-old Dylant ‘Tom Tom’ Wedderburn, a vendor of Shortwood…

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News Briefs

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The four day period of mourning for former Prime Minister Edward Seaga begins today. No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-day period and flags on public buildings are to be…

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#RememberingSeaga: Current and former Parliamentarians pay tribute to Seaga

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Parliamentarians and former heads of Government have converged at Gordon House for a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Prime Minister Andrew Holness heads a list of 21 current…

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