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UPDATED: JLP's Central Executive says PAC should examine Petrojam report

The second highest decision-making arm of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the central executive, unanimously agreed today that the Auditor General's Report on Petrojam should be examined by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC)....
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Jamaica doesn't need casino gaming to grow tourism - Bartlett

Jamaica’s first regulated casino should be up and running by the start of 2020, but Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the island does not need casino gaming to grow tourism. “The fact is that casino for Jamaica is not a...
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Get the cash - Ashley urges Holness to name beneficiaries, recover millions improperly spent at Petrojam

Prime Minister Andrew Holness should publicly name all the individuals, entities, and consultants that collected millions of dollars "they were not entitled to" from the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and use all legal and persuasive means to...
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US specialist urges Jamaica to quickly embrace casino gaming

Western Bureau:Despite the seeming reluctance by successive governments to fully embrace casino gambling, a leading United States expert is insisting that Jamaica stands to make billions from the activity.The case for Jamaica to move quickly to...
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Family Resorts in demand for Christmas, but Jamaicans are late bookers!

Takuma Boutique Hotel in Mt Zion - Where history meets pleasure

On Christmas day this year, former elite Jamaican tennis player turn hotelier Delroy Allen will have the perfect ‘gift’ for those looking to relax and enjoy a nice escape in luxury and style in Western Jamaica. Dubbed a hidden gem, the...
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Weed Ed | Ganja, human rights and Rastafari

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Bongo Beard, a Rastafarian, was travelling through the streets of Montego Bay. He was on his way to a Nyabinghi celebration to mark the anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen of...
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Oral Tracey | Sporting bodies and their role in talent development

The recent pronouncement by Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron that the regional governing body has spent millions of dollars on the development of players, thus the players should show more commitment to the West Indies cause, ...
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'We need to take our chances' - Harbour View look to transfer market to rescue woeful season

With his team scoring a measly 13 goals in their 15 Red Stripe Premier League matches to date, Harbour View coach Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner is hoping to boost his goal-scoring ranks when the transfer window opens in January.This is after witnessing...
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Former actuary sues Guardian Life

Insurance company Guardian Life Limited and its former vice-president and actuary, Catherine Allen, are locked in a legal battle in a claim she filed for wrongful dismissal.The case also involves Guardian's decision to tap $1.25 billion of its...
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Return on equities outpacing forex investments again

The returns on local equities more than doubled returns on foreign currency investments during the September quarter, the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, has reported.Equities delivered 14 per cent return over the quarter compared to six per cent for hard...
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Buju Banton - The return of the prodigal son

Scores of Jamaicans were eagerly awaiting Banton's arrival in the island as they camped out at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday to welcome 'The Gargamel' home.Home. A foreign word for the Untold Stories singer, who has spent close...
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'Creed II' not quite a knockout

In 2018, The Incredibles, made a comeback, and Mary Poppins is set to make a return this Christmas. These long-awaited sequels have been a mixed bag of varying quality. On one hand, you have your Blade Runner 2049, and Halloween that feel purposeful...
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Editorial | Mr Reid’s jig

Ruel Reid, the education minister, tried for a fancy twirl in attempting to extricate himself from the mess he has woven in his obdurate and self-indulgent insistence on forging ahead with the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) tests during the first...
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Michael Abrahams | Kevin Hart’s broken dolly house

Kevin Hart landed the gig of his dreams when he was asked to host the Oscars next year. On his Instagram page, his joy was obvious, as he spoke of being “blown away”, as it had been a goal on his list for a long time, and that it was...
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Letter of the Day | Lock up Petrojam pirates

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the auditor general's report on Petrojam, and as a young Jamaican, I must confess that I felt an immense sense of hurt, anger, and betrayal.The revelations are shocking:n A birthday cake for $120,000.n Lavish personal parties...
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Prison, or luxury suite?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Like many Jamaicans, I welcome the release of international recording artiste Buju Banton.While being exceedingly happy for his return home after being incarcerated in the United States, his stay in that country's prison system...
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US envoy summoned to protest detention of Huawei exec

BEIJING (AP):China summoned the US ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington's behest and demanded Washington cancel an order for her arrest.The official...
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Hunger, lice, filth: Camp shows migrant challenges

CASABLANCA (AP):As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth.These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to...
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Fun-filled day with AHF Red

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the gardens of Devon House became the base of a jolly affair, as several families flooded the area to partake in a fun-filled day and health fair.Organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Jamaica (AHF), a non-...
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Island Child Style runway show a hit

The 2018 Island Child Style runway show had a successful staging at The Jamaica Pegasus last Saturday, as guests turned out to experience some amazing fashion. Here are the highlights.
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