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NWC's Fustic Grove facility vandalised
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the electrical panel at its Fustic Grove facility in St Elizabeth has been vandalised, which has resulted in the community having no water. In a release this afternoon, the NWC said despite...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Lead Stories

Foreign plumbers leak in - Locals cry foul as labour ministry allows overseas tradesmen to flood Jamaica

The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...

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Protected by prayer - 17-year-old mass school-shooting survivor with a Jamaican mom recounts traumatic ordeal

It's been five months since 17 people were shot dead, and another 17 injured in one of America's deadliest mass school shootings in recent times. One of the survivors, Samantha Grady, who was shot twice during the incident, still looks for the...

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Fraser-Pryce is hot

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a big performance in London yesterday as she continued her comeback in the sport after giving birth to her son, Zyon, on August 7 last year.The 'Pocket Rocket' clocked a season's best 10.98 seconds to take the women'...

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PC Bank to ‘name and shame' farmers

The National People's Co-operative Bank of Jamaica network, which engages in agricultural lending to farmers, will be taking a page from the student loan agency's playbook by going public with the identities of chronically delinquent borrowers - a...

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Junior Gong celebrates his birthday at Sumfest

Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, who turned 40 today, says it is great to be home performing at Reggae Sumfest on his birthday. The artiste, who recently completed a European tour, said it was very normal to perform on his birthday. "Music...

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Editorial | A dangerous dance of elephants
At their Montego Bay summit this month, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, without calling names, lamented the global trade war initiated by Donald Trump, America's capricious president, and how destabilising such fights can be to developing...

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In Focus

Ahmed Reid | What Orville Taylor got wrong

Within the last two weeks, the issue of Africa's culpability in the historic trafficking of our enslaved ancestors has been raised in your newspaper, one by Dr Orville Taylor, the other by Dr Glenville Ashby.While Dr Taylor took it for granted that...

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Art & Leisure

Students need IT skills to compete in the new economy

By 2026, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 per cent over what it was in 2016. Jobs in these fields will require skills in cloud computing, big data collection and storage, information security and...

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Steven Thompson doing the impossible in Westmoreland

Making the impossible possible is something Steven Thompson is most known for as the talented 24-year-old makes good on a childhood hobby that remains forever blossoming."I do impossible things to cars that people would never think of as being...

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That's a wrap with Anita Clarke

Vibrant colours and Afrocentric prints. Fancy knots, bows and ties. The tradition of headwraps has successfully shifted in style to become a must-have fashion accessory for women. Today, we meet a young woman who is...

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