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Solid waste permits soon needed for event approval

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If the management and board at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) have their way, party promoters will soon need to secure a solid waste permit before they can host events in Jamaica. In a move geared at holding promoters…

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NAIN PAIN - Small businesses take a hit from JISCO Alpart lay-offs

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When more than 900 Alpart employees lost their jobs because Alpart bauxite plant shut down operations in 2009, it resulted in the largest bloc redundancies from one company in Jamaica. It also burnt a hole in the pockets of residents and small…

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Jamaica blazes new trail in field events in Doha

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Doha, Qatar: With sprint legend Usain Bolt now retired and many of his contemporaries at the back end of their careers, there have been concerns that Jamaica’s track and field could be sinking into a dark phase again. Fears were heightened in 2017…

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There’s money in J’can Patois, say linguists

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Coordinator of the Jamaican Language Unit at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Joseph Farquharson, has asserted that there is still a stigma attached to Patois, otherwise called Jamaican creole, because it was born out of the island’s…

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Mandeville doc’s alleged killer poisoned in NY?

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Police sleuths spent much of last week trying to verify reports that a Jamaican man who reportedly escaped from a police truck while en route to a murder trial in 2013 was killed in a New York City apartment last Saturday. Roger Broderick was…

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Jamaica lagging behind in medical tourism with no accredited facility

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Local stakeholders and members of the diaspora are still eyeing prospects for the island to establish a booming medical tourism sector by enticing foreigners to fly to Jamaica to seek world-class services. At a forum staged by Jamaica Promotions…

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Israel reigns another year as Kingston Bee

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Kingston: Top 5 1. Israel Burnett, St George’s College 2. Jonathan Bailey, Mavisville Preparatory 3. Kadiyah Knight, Convent of Mercy (Alpha) 4. Michael Hinds, St Andrew Primary 5. Shanece Swack, Windward Road Primary and Junior High n Top boy…

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News Briefs

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Six J’cans among migrants held by US Coast Guard MIAMI, Florida (CMC): The United States Coast Guard says it has detained 14 Caribbean migrants, including a suspected a Bahamian smuggler, 25 miles east of Miami. It said the cutter William Trump…

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US Embassy toasts partners

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The United States Embassy recently saluted 12 of its partners with the second annual Stakeholder Appreciation and Recognition Awards (SARA) at a glitzy ceremony at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 27. Counsellor for Public…

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PM stands by account of exchange on ATI resolution with Phillips

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he stands by his statement that Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips was briefed about and agreed to support the government’s proposal to extend from 20 to 70 years, the period for barring cabinet…

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