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'Hitman' Russell to defend title in Jamaica

Junior North American Boxing Federation middleweight champion Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell will be defending his newly acquired title in front of his home crowd in Jamaica early next year. Russell, who claimed the title on September 9, was...
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Man killed at Clarendon wake, another at cookshop

There was more blood-letting in Clarendon last night after a gunman opened fire on mourners attending a wake in the community of Gayle. When the shooting ended, one man was dead and four other persons were found suffering from gunshot wounds. The...
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Bigamy Alert - Fake judges signing decrees at Supreme Court leading married people down the aisle

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has suggested that persons who recently obtained a divorce decree should check with the Supreme Court to ensure that it is valid.Chuck made the suggestion yesterday following his shocking revelation that the Justice...
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Criminals selling fake brands at price of original

Consumers can no longer use price to differentiate real from counterfeit goods competing for their money. Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the Anti-trafficking in Persons Unit, revealed that illicit traders were selling fake brands at...
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Control it! - Parents urged to supervise their children's use of technology

"Cause I'm a 21st century digital boy,I don't know how to read, but I've got a toy My daddy's a lazy, middle-class intellectual My mommy's on valium, so ineffectual, ain't life a mystery?"- Bad Religion 21st Century (Digital Boy)he Grade Six...
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St Mary students receive Sydney A. Phillips scholarships

Several St Mary students recieved scholarships courtesy of the Sydney A. Phillips Scholarship Trust Fund (SAPSTF) recently.The SAPSTF was established in 1994, and since its inception, Jamaica Producers Group - a company synonymous with the parish of...
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Coley humbled by JFF role recommendation

Former national senior men's football team assistant coach Miguel Coley said that he is humbled to know that former head coach Winfried Sch‰fer and newly appointed Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts believe he deserves a...
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'Cole world' - Striker's late winner moves St Catherine into second place

St Catherine High school coach, Anthony Patrick, said a draw would have hurt his team's chances of making the next round after Jevaughn Cole's late winner gave them a 1-0 win over Kingston Technical (KT) in their ISSA/FLOW Group D Manning Cup game...
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JMA wants more retailers to 'buy Jamaican, sell Jamaican' goods

  Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, is encouraging retail chains to partner with the manufacturing sector to increase the volume of locally produced goods on their shelves. Seaga, who was keynote...
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Douglas Orane retires as FGB chair, Peter Moses assumes role

GraceKennedy Limited has announced the retirement of Douglas Orane, effective September 19, from the board of its subsidiary First Global Bank Limited, after serving as its chairman for 16 years. Orane had indicated to Don Wehby, Group chief...
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When musicians play together

Last week's column was about musicians having an identity outside of being the 'so-and-so guitarist' (or keyboard player, or musical director, or 'bassie'). However, there are those players of instruments who, collectively, have an identity as a...
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Caleb Hart, Royal Youths to release debut album 'origiNation'

On the heels of releasing his debut solo EP Album Island Soul in June, Caleb Hart has accomplished yet another achievement with the anticipated release of the origiNation album with The Royal Youths.Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Hart has crafted...
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Editorial | Term limits and fixed election dates

Legislative draftsmen are working on fixed-term election dates and term limits for prime ministers in fulfilment of promises made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Under the current parliamentary system, there is a maximum term length of five years....
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Wayne Kublalsingh | Nuclear logic and logistics

If nuclear deterrence is a cardinal principle, why should it be a cardinal principle only for a few? Why should North Korea denuclearise when others are not doing so? When the others are testing and enhancing their nuclear capacity? When the US has...
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Letter of the Day | Don't give JTA upper hand, Minister!

THE EDITOR, Sir:Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid is arguably the most engaged minister of government, presiding as he does over three substantial portfolios despite being a novice in the...
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No right ordering Serena to stay home!

I wanted to think it was just a slip-up when I read that social commentator Barbara Blake-Hannah tweeted parental advice to tennis champ Serena Williams, who recently gave birth to her and her partner's first child.But after the initial tweet and...
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UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (AP):UN investigators will help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State extremists, under a resolution the Security Council approved...
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Two of six arrested over London subway bomb freed without charge

LONDON (AP):Two of the six men arrested over last week's London subway bombing were released without charge yesterday, British police said. Four others remained in custody.One of those released is a 21...
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