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Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal, says US weather officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Lead Stories

Modern slavery - Lawmakers blast security companies for shafting guards, prosecution on the cards

All but one of the nearly three dozen private security firms contracted by government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) are flouting the law either by short-changing their guards or not making maternity payments to females, an...

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News

Earth Today | ‘Let's preserve our natural heritage'

WITH THE passage of International Day for Biological Diversity yesterday, Jamaicans have been urged to act in their own interest by taking care of the natural environment, now teeming with life from plants, animals and microorganisms vital to...

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Sports

No hard feelings - Donaldson says naming World Cup squad was tough for Reggae Girlz coaching staff

National senior women’s football team assistant coach, Lorne Donaldson, said that naming the final squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month, and leaving out some of the players that played a very important role in their...

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Business

Daimler CEO Zetsche hands off to successor amid tech change

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm, warning that the company will need to cut costs to invest in new technologies that are transforming the industry. Zetsche, 66, received prolonged applause from...

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Entertainment

Jamdung app a play on culture and charades - Creator say games night will never be the same again

Whether you choose to pass or play, there is no escaping the fact that as technology advances, many of the popular means of entertainment will soon cease to exist. As a result, there is a growing market for traditional games recreated for the...

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Commentary

Editorial | Opportunity to fix integrity law
Peter Phillips deserves plaudits for acknowledging that the parties colluded – although he didn’t put it that way – to limit the transparency of integrity investigations of politicians and public officials, and for now wanting to put things...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Inequity comes with putting country up for sale
THE EDITOR, Sir: The new song Country for Sale by Buju Banton has highlighted a very important and equally complicated issue. The sale or concessionary transfer of national assets to local or overseas investors is not a straightforward wrong-or-...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

There was great fanfare and excitement recently when Jamaica’s cannabis brand, Epican Medicinals, officially opened its doors in the second city, Montego Bay. Specially invited guests gathered at the new Epican location along the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard (

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Food

Superb tastes at A Smoother U

A Smoother U always excites taste buds. The intimate one-year-old eatery is owned by medical practitioner Dr Cecily Burton. Speaking with Food recently, she explained that her unending passion for culinary artistry guides her as a restaurateur in...

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World News

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn't want war with US

TEHRAN (AP): Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said yesterday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region....

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