Koffee says business as usual after Grammy win - Singer arrives back home, thankful for support

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There has been no slowing down for Koffee after winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album last week Sunday. The singer appeared at the inaugural Viewtopia Music Festival in Miami for the Super Bowl two days ago, sharing the stage with top…

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Insurance fees to jump - Hurricanes blowing property rates through the roof

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Jamaicans have been warned to expect property insurance rates to rise by 10-15 per cent this year because of “increasingly destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent years”, even though the island itself has been spared the wrath of killer…

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Court to rule on Birdsucker housing dispute

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Residents of Birdsucker Drive in St Andrew are awaiting the outcome of a judicial review of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC)’s decision to allow the construction of a four-storey apartment on the fringes of St Andrew’s most…

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Crime scenes round the clock

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The St Andrew North and Central police had their hands full from Sunday night through to Monday as crime-scene investigators tagged body after body in a whirlwind week of violent crime that has seen Jamaica’s murders rise by 43 per cent. Up to…

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Cops hold parent for busting teacher’s face

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WESTERN BUREAU: The parent who attacked a teacher at Dumfries Primary School in St James last Thursday is now in police custody but has not yet been charged. The attack on the teacher resulted in her being hospitalised for two days with injuries to…

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KPH to lock down A&E if virus ‘surge’ emerges

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Staff at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) would have to shift their focus to exclusively deal with emergency cases in the event of a novel coronavirus “surge” at its doors, but senior medical officials at the country’s busiest trauma centre are…

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Community tourism boom for Fort Clarence

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WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Hellshire in St Catherine are optimistic that Guardsman Hospitality’s investment in Fort Clarence Beach will transform the sleepy, suburban residential area into Jamaica’s next community tourism destination akin to…

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Cruise Council relying on US filter to stop coronavirus

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WESTERN BUREAU: Like at the two international airports, provisions are in place to guard against the deadly novel coronavirus entering Jamaica via the nation’s cruise ship piers, a senior shipping authority has said. Michael Belnavis, chairman of…

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Sykes erred in Hope Pastures JPS ruling – Gifford

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Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ ruling in favour of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) against Hope Pastures residents was yesterday criticised as ill-informed by Lord Anthony Gifford in a Court of Appeal hearing over a years-long row over…

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