Dancehall takes flight with Red Bull Culture Clash - Strict ban on expletives, gay-bashing

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Billboard-charting producer Jah Snow Cone is excited about this weekend’s Red Bull Culture Clash and says it “shows that dancehall has come a long way”. “It is a good look and excellent promotion for Jamaican music and culture. And the fact that…

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Slain Reggae Girl was family breadwinner

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Clouds of gloom hung over the ‘Back Bush’ community of Mountain View yesterday as the family of Reggae Girl Tarania Clarke gathered outside her residence to mourn the passing of the talented footballer, who was stabbed to death by a friend in Half-…

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US clips wings of Vaz, Paulwell as visas revoked

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Despite uncertainty behind the revocation of United States visas to a senior Jamaican Cabinet minister and a high-ranking opposition parliamentarian, there are mixed views on whether Washington’s action is an attempt to twist the arm of the Holness…

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Drought over, fair rainfall projected into 2020

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WESTERN BUREAU: The drought is over. That’s the word from Evan Thompson, head of the Meteorological Service Jamaica, based on the data collected for current rainfall patterns across the island. That will be welcome news to Jamaica’s farming…

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Bureaucracy buster - Senator calls for establishment of high-powered team to review gov’t delays

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Bemoaning the culture of delay and bureaucracy in Government that obstructs the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects, Senator Ransford Braham has called for a comprehensive review of how Government does business. He has encouraged the…

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UTech staff, admin to meet again as strike enters day 9

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The academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) have still not accepted the latest $400-million interim offer to pay a portion of retroactive salaries owed to them, but there is optimism that there could be a breakthrough with…

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Colombia group acquiring CIBC FirstCaribbean

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The Colombia-based Gilinski Group plans to acquire the regional banking arm of CIBC FirstCaribbean, according to three separate media entities that quote sources. The Latin America media entities are LaRepublica, Valora Analitik, and W Radio….

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Normality to return after CASE protest

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PASSLEY GARDENS, Portland: Student Council president of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) has criticised as premature a predawn protest over campus conditions that disrupted classes and blocked traffic to the premises on…

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UPDATE: Airbnb to ban house parties following Halloween killings

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Airbnb, the United States-based global accommodation rental company, has announced that it is taking steps to ban “party houses”. The move comes days after a shooting during a Halloween-themed party at an Airbnb rental in the San…

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Overturned trailer blocks Bog Walk Gorge

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The Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine is impassable, the police have confirmed. The police say an overturned trailer is blocking vehicular traffic from entering or exiting the bridge. “Motorists are being asked to use alternative routes,”…

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