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St Bess farmers lose $45 million due to massive fire
The Agriculture Ministry is moving swiftly to assist approximately 47 farmers who were affected by fire in Flagaman, St Elizabeth last Friday. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, J.C. Hutchinson, said the Ministry will be providing topsoil...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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UWI U-TURN - Lecturer fired before getting chance to donate $3m salary to needy students

The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state. Dr René...

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Technology in Focus | Where does my data go? - An inside look at virtual networks

Given the global scandals on data misuse, information and communication technologies experts are urging Internet users to be more conscious about where and their data is being stored. Cloud storage is becoming increasingly popular nowadays and...

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‘Sabina will have something for everyone' - Curator promises ‘green-top pitch' for Windies-India Test

Head curator at Sabina Park Michael Hylton says West Indies and India players can expect a green-top pitch for their second Test, which bowls off at the venue on August 30. Hylton and the ground staff have been putting in a lot of work on the strip...

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First Rock makes first foreign acquisitions - Plans to list on JSE by year end

Ryan Reid, president and CEO of First Rock Capital, is set to travel to Costa Rica this week to oversee a residential transaction in that country valued at US$3 million. Pierre Shirley, vice-president in charge of real estate business, is in...

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Great performances at Unity in the City

There was a tremendous show of audience support for Christendom’s youngest concert series, Unity in the City, last Saturday at the National Stadium. Neither the several long pauses between band changes nor the lengthy concert proved a deterrent to...

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Editorial | Integrity Commission falters on the job

Even if the Integrity Commission might argue that the law dictates that the purchasing cost of real estate be disclosed in the statutory declarations of public officials, we do not think it beyond the imagination of the anti-corruption body to...

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Letter of the Day | Protect poor from loan sharks
THE EDITOR, Sir: There remains on Jamaica’s statute books a law that is being used in a harsh and unconscionable manner, mainly to the detriment of the poor. That legislation is the fiendish Moneylending Act, passed initially in that most...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Cellar 8 recently hosted a phenomenal wine-tasting event featuring Harbour Wines and Spirits’ award-winning Château de Berne rosé wines. The evening began with a delicious baked Brie topped with a rosé pepper jelly and sliced almonds. The pepper...

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Brown patches on your skin? … Here's what you need to know about them

Melasma is a skin condition consisting of brown patches caused by an increase in the pigment melanin in the skin. The increased melanin can be in the superficial (outer) layer of the skin called the epidermis and/or deeper in the skin in the layer...

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US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

KABUL (AP): The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing yesterday for Qatar to resume the talks, the State Department said, amid concerns about a growing threat by an...

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