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‘I learned to walk at age 11’
“My mother knew something was wrong when I was born with a slight deformity in one of my legs,” said Peart, as she recounted the series of events which led to her diagnosis. “She never thought it was that serious until I started...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Lead Stories

Fresh fuel fears - Petrojam employee, mechanics reveal renewed 'bad gas' concerns

Despite denials from Petrojam that its supplies are compromised, a source who has intimate knowledge of operational deficiencies at Jamaica’s sole oil refinery has explained the source of the smelly gas, and is warning that it undermines...

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News

‘No more holdouts' - NWA boss says $1.6 billion spent on Constant Spring, Hagley Park land acquisitions

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...

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Sports

Podium finish could be the catalyst - Praught-Leer: Long and middle distances could match sprints in near future

Aisha Praught-Leer believes that in the near future, Jamaica will start to enjoy the same amount of success in the long- and middle-distance races as it is currently having in the sprints and field events. And the Commonwealth Games champion in the...

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Business

Proven buys stake in party company

Proven Investments Limited (PIL) has acquired a 20 per cent stake in events company Dream Entertainment Limited, adding a new line to the company’s portfolio of assets that is largely focused on investment, real estate, and microfinance in...

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Entertainment

Social media ‘clapbacks' are necessary, say industry experts

  The advent of social media has allowed celebrities the opportunity to connect intimately with their fans. But while social media has brought communication between celebrities and their fans to a peak, the interactions have not always been...

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Commentary

Editorial | Five years after Cavahn McKenzie
This month, in a week or so, is five years since Cavahn McKenzie, a St Jago High School middle-distance runner, collapsed and died after a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago. Cavahn was 17. He suffered a heart attack For much of last week,...

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In Focus

Densil Williams | The rule of law, corruption and economic growth

There is general consensus in both the academic and practitioner literature that there is a direct positive correlation between economic growth and the rule of law. That is, where the rule of law is strong – for example, property rights are upheld, the

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Art & Leisure

On your marks, get set, go…

If one were to meet Yoko Yamada, her demeanor and persona would come across as someone who’s a very soft spoken, subtle, and gentle. Every bit of the Japanese gentleness – but then looks can be deceiving isn’t it? She is a task master in the field

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Auto

Kia Rio - Fuel efficient and practical

Even though the sedan market is shrinking, there is still hope for the subcompact market, which the Kia Rio is in. Its hatchback design is great, especially when the rear seats are folded down, giving the driver access to over 17.4 cu.ft. of cargo space.

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Outlook

‘I learned to walk at age 11'

“My mother knew something was wrong when I was born with a slight deformity in one of my legs,” said Peart, as she recounted the series of events which led to her diagnosis. “She never thought it was that serious until I started...

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World News

Military planes head for Venezuela with aid

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Florida (AP): The US Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolás Maduro. The first of three C-17 cargo...

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