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  1. Weh Dem Up To?: Pluto Shervington still flies the Jamaican flag highRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Singer, songwriter and musician Pluto Shervington has been based in Miami, Florida, for some time, having migrated to the US in the mid-1970s. He performs in Jamaica, having been a guest on Ernie Smith's Pure Gold 50th anniversary concert in Kingston last year, and, in 2016, performing with Smith at the Rebel Salute festival.

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  2. Droop Lion wants more events for ClarendonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Reggae artiste Droop Lion believes that music is the balm that can soothe the crime monster that is running loose in Jamaica. More than 60 persons have been killed in Clarendon this year, with the main crime-producing centres being Farm/Effortville, Bucknor/Bucks Common, Freetown, Sandy Bay, Content/York Town, Rocky Point, and Hayes Droop Lion performed at the Summer Sizzle Festival at the Jamalco Sports Club over the weekend, and he commended Beenie and the organisers for executing a violence-free event.

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  3. Jah Fabio to build on Sumfest debutRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Having carved a brand for himself in his home country, popular Mexican reggae artiste Jah Fabio wants to broaden his horizons, and, believes Jamaica is the perfect place to start. Having made his Reggae Sumfest debut last month, the artiste said he believes the Jamaican audience is open to welcoming a new face and a new voice in the industry.

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  4. Public sector workers not required to pay school auxiliary feesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    Public sector workers with children attending public educational institutions will not be required to pay auxiliary fees for their enrolment as of the 2018/19 academic year, which begins in September. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dean-Roy Bernard, made the announcement during one in a series of parent sensitisation sessions, which was held for Regions 1 and 2, at the Karram Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High School in Kingston yesterday.

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  5. Police to probe Dream Weekend shooting victimRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    ... a wanted man," Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick, who heads the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, told THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday. A licenced firearm holder in Jamaica, Matthiew allegedly pulled his gun ...

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  6. Tallawahs thrash Patriots to record third straight victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    KINGSTON, Jamaica-The Jamaica Tallawahs registered their third consecutive victory in the Hero Caribbean Premier League by outclassing the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 47 runs on Wednesday night. Led by an unbeaten half-century from Ross Taylor, the Tallawahs posted a competitive 178-4 in their 20 overs and then used a stifling bowling performance to limit the Patriots to just 131-9 from their 20 overs.

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  7. Requiem for the Queen of SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    ... month from August 31-September 24, this year, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) presents a day-... KINGSTON, Jamaica - Woeful St Lucia Stars plummeted to their 14th defeat on the trot, going down to Jamaica Tallawahs by six wickets in the ...

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  8. JMMB net profit up 56 per centRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    KINGSTON, Jamaica-Regional financial entity, JMMB Group, has recorded 56 per cent growth in its net profit, year-over-year, totaling J$956.6 million, for the three-month period ending June 30. Additionally, the Group posted net operating revenue of J$4.7 billion, which reflects an increase of 15 per cent, compared to the corresponding period in 2017. The Group's performance was largely driven by growth in its core business operations, namely: foreign exchange trading gains; fees and commission income; net interest income; and net gains on securities trading.

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  9. GraceKennedy shares drop to $2.80Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    ... advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. KINGSTON, Jamaica-The Jamaica Tallawahs registered their third consecutive victory in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by outclassing the St ...

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  10. Tyria goes risqu routeRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    ... all over the world about it. It's a very good song and I'm working hard with my team to make it a hit," she told the Jamaica Observer 's weekly Splash . The singjay, who hails from Montego Bay, is confident that she has what it takes to be the next ...

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  11. Rock Steady with the Queen of SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    Ace session drummer Bernard Purdie had been to Jamaica several times to record songs with The Wailers and Hugh Masekela in the late 1960s. In a 2002 interview with the Jamaica Observer , the amiable Purdie said he learned the rocksteady beat while hanging out at Randy's and Federal studios in Kingston.

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  12. Long Live the Queen! J'can singers remember icon Aretha FranklinRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    ... cancer. She was 76. She had a significant impact on a number of Jamaican acts like singer and president of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union Karen Smith. She described Franklin's passing as the end of an era. "We have a lot of ...

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  13. Honouring Jamaica's first national heroRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

    How many of us out there can answer the question: Who is Jamaica's first national hero? Do you know when was the date of his birth anyway? You don't know? You'd better start a quick search and be ready to show off how well-educated you are - or how fast you can Google the answer. Our nation's first national hero is Marcus Mosiah Garvey, born August 17, 1887.

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  14. Family doctor killed during robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    ... homes and airing out their furniture following heavy rains which caused widespread flooding across the... KINGSTON, Jamaica - Embattled St Lucia Stars captain Kieron Pollard has insisted his struggling side still possess the self belief to turn ...

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  15. Art residents tracing memoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    ... the coordinators at Blaqmango, the objective was "to encourage the artists to continue working ... What we find in Jamaica is that many of our graduates ... tend to not have opportunities to produce work or to show their work. So from the residency, ...

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  16. JCF must be an attractive career option - CommissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    From left: Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson presents Jantje Neil with a certificate of achievement. Neil is one of five students to receive scholarships from the Jamaica Police Co-Op Credit Union Limited at its scholarship awards ceremony held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday.

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  17. Starbucks YUTE Work Project provides support to unemployed youthRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    ... for at least one year. The Starbucks YUTE Work Project is funded by Starbucks Foundation with support from Starbucks Jamaica and training partners, the HEART Trust/NTA. The MultiCare Youth Foundation is an associated charity of ICD Group Holdings ...

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  18. BPO partners with UWI Open CampusRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Itelbpo and the University of the West Indies Open Campus have signed a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of building capacity in the Jamaican business process outsourcing industry. This MoU reflects both parties' commitment to the offering of short courses through UWIOC and the itelbpo Smart Academy, hosted at the itelbpo site in Montego Bay, St James, as a means to address a human resource imbalance that currently exists within the BPO industry between persons in middle-management and senior-management roles.

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  19. Blue Power soap prices inflate as dollar fallsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    ... further to offset local currency depreciation and regional challenges. These include foreign exchange movements in Jamaica, job losses in Guyana and a flat economy in Barbados. "We are looking for new prospects and developing new products as far as ...

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  20. Kingston hosts earned US$2.4m from Airbnb in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Gleaner

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017. Based in San Francisco, California, in the United States, Airbnb is an online community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world, whether an apartment for a night or week, or a villa for a month.

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