TAINO FIND - Israeli miner turns over artefacts, remains found in Hellshire to Heritage Trust

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As Jamaica celebrates 57 years of Independence from Britain, a recent discovery of centuries-old artefacts and remains serves as a timely reminder of another important part of the nation’s journey. The find harks back to the pre-colonial days when…

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Honourees grateful for nat’l recognition

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For what he says is sometimes a thankless job, Deputy Commissioner of Police Selvin Hay feels that his work as a police officer was not for naught. Hay was yesterday appointed to the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer for service to the…

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Kenyatta pays respects to Marcus Garvey

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Under the sweltering heat of the morning sun at National Heroes Park in Kingston, a number of persons yesterday awaited the arrival of the president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. Moments after 9 a.m., the president’s motorcade drove…

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Ignore climate change to our peril – GG

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Farming decisions and climate conditions are inextricably linked, and if we isolate them, it is to our detriment, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has warned. Jamaica is listed as one of the top 40 climate hotspots in the world, meaning it is one…

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Educator reflects on 57 years of growth in education

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Jamaica has seen improvements in all levels of the education system – early childhood to tertiary – since Independence in 1962, but there is still some way to go, says veteran educator James Walsh. “We’ve come quite far … . To my mind, there have…

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St James salutes residents in Spirit of Independence

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WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of persons turned out yesterday as the St James Municipal Corporation tipped its hat to 12 persons and one organisation for their contribution to uplifting and representing the parish. The Independence Uniform Parade, Flag-…

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Cable theft affects traffic lights at major four-way in Portmore

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to approach the Municipal Boulevard/ Grange Lane/ Passagefort Drive intersection in Portmore, St Catherine with caution as the traffic signals at the location are currently out of operation….

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‘Incomprehensible and out of line’…Phillips reacts to Bunting’s poll

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Dr Peter Phillips’ “OnePNP Campaign” has harshly criticised the poll put out by his opponent which indicates that Peter Bunting is leading in favourability as the ideal person to lead the party as well as to win a general election…

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Phillips considers court action over Holness’ statutory declaration

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Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he’s prepared to go to court to get an order to compel the Integrity Commission to release the statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness. The commission is required by law to…

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Poll shows Bunting 18 points ahead of Phillips

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A just-released Rise United-commissioned Don Anderson poll is showing People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting 18 points ahead of incumbent Peter Phillips in favourability rating. The poll, conducted from July 20 to…

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