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Rough start for J’can swimmers at WC
Jamaica’s swimmers got off to a difficult start as the FINA World Championships continued from the Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea, yesterday. Olympian and national record holder Alia Atkinson failed to advance to the...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Lead Stories

CAP funds stall - MOE says cash may take time to reach Campion's account; other schools affected

The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a...

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Growth & Jobs | I quit! Kimone Shirley takes leap of faith into entrepreneurship

Five years ago, Kimone Shirley took a leap of faith and quit her job as a credit officer to become a full-time nail technician. At the time, she only had a few clients and, therefore, worked part-time. Now, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business...

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Invasion! - JOA taking serious approach to aim of unprecedented Pan Am medal tally

A trip to Lima, Peru, in the summer might seem like the ideal vacation to many or the opportunity to experience its exotic cuisine and shopping in the city. However, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda has warned the...

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Hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

There’s a new target in the clash over immigration in the United States (US) hotels: Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers (EU...

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Maxi Priest, the carpenter who built his music career on hardwork

“Music is a way of life, and being a musician is also seriously a way of life because once any momentum of success within the business is gathered, it can overwhelm and control your life,” Maxi Priest told The Gleaner. As a young man, Maxi Priest...

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Gordon Robinson | CWI's real World Cup embarrassment

On July 13, the Old Ball and Chain had her nose out of joint. Why? When she put Sunday lunch on the table, the family gathered (sans the Ampersand, who’s away) didn’t notice. Legendary commentator John Arlott once painted a word picture of iconic...

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Editorial | Rethinking Port Royal
Lingering environmental concerns notwithstanding, the Government, through the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), is barrelling ahead with the long-standing plan to build a cruise ship facility on the Port Royal tombolo a few hundred metres east of...

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Something Extra | Tuesday

It was a grand celebration that ushered out the old and welcomed the new as the send-off and welcome for Carib Cement’s general managers, (incoming and outgoing) took the form of an elaborate function, held recently at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in...

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Jamaica growing as major bunkering hub and ready for IMO2020

With its geographical advantage, Jamaica is taking steps to become a true logistics hub for the Caribbean region. The projected increase in shipping traffic made possible by the widening of the Panama Canal, will provide the opportunity for Jamaica...

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World News

Massive migrant smuggling ring uncovered
MEXICO CITY (AP): Mexican officials said Monday that they had uncovered an industrial-scale migrant-­smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said...

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