TIGHT SQUEEZE - Shoemaker struggles to make ends meet, care for sick wife after Constant Spring Market eviction

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For almost 40 years, Lloyd Livingston operated a shoemaking business in the Constant Spring Market. Day after day, he went to the small shop to carve out a living for himself and provide for his family. With the road-expansion exercise in the area…

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PSOJ condemns, labels recent PNP outbursts as training of ‘political dinosaurs’

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is ripping into two People’s National Party (PNP) politicians, accusing them of “disgusting, disrespectful, and potentially dangerous outbursts” on public political platforms. In a release…

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4-H gears up for climate change

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The Jamaica 4-H Clubs is undertaking research on new food sources to stave off any potential negative impact from the loss of some traditional crops and foods because of climate change. Among those being eyed are the sea grape, whose commercial…

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Future of Ray Ray market uncertain

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The future of the Ray Ray Ground market remains uncertain as the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation explores a number of options, including a relocation of vendors to other nearby markets. This was the revelation by KSAMC CEO Robert Hill…

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CAPE results out, CSEC results due tomorrow

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The Caribbean Examinations Council has announced a new system for the release of its May-June 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations results. The highly anticipated…

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PNP urges speedy probe into East Portland vote-buying allegations

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Port Antonio, Portland: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is charging that his party lost its 30-year grip on the East Portland seat in the recent by-election as a result of vote-buying, telling supporters that the Jamaica…

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Justice was served, says relieved parent, as Campion cash flows

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The parent of a former Campion College student who waited several months to collect a $40,000 sixth-form tuition grant is breathing a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Education made good on its promise to hand over the funds. In July, the…

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News Briefs

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NEW YORK (CMC): Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has criticised President Donald Trump’s broadened assault on Caribbean and other immigrants by issuing new regulation aimed at legal…

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Gas prices down $3.06, diesel down $2.04

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Gas prices are to go down by $3.06 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $126.19 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $129.02. Automotive diesel oil will down by $2.04 per litre to sell for…

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Mining Ministry in negotiations on future of JISCO Alpart plant

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The Mining Ministry says it is in dialogue with the owners of the JISCO Alpart bauxite plant in St Elizabeth on available options at this time. There have been concerns about the status of operations at the plant in light of production…

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