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THE Government has lauded Canada for its continued partnership with Jamaica, which to date has resulted in the issuance of 200,000 work permits to Jamaicans to work on Canadian farms. The commendat ...

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200,000th farm work permit
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THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) could find itself in court this week if it insists on pushing ahead with the selection conference in St Catherine West Central using a disputed delegates' ...

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Dispute over delegates
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Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday announced the addition of sickle cell disease to the National Health Fund (NHF) Individual Benefits Programme. In the first year, the NHF will spend $21 ...

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New benefits
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SOME local clergymen are agreed that the church, in general, has fallen short of its mandate to protect and preserve the environment, and are urging their congregations to make amends by nixing bad ...

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Church falls short
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SINGER Krishane Levy (son of reggae singer Barrington Levy) shares songwriting credits on the current UK number one single No Letting Go, recorded by British rapper Tinie Tempah and featuring sing ...

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No Letting Go for Krishane
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Good performances at last weekend's JAAA National Senior Trials have seen a number of Jamaicans being invited to compete in this Saturday's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris, France. Commonw ...

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Bolt withdraws

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NEWS

Former TCI premier fails in bid to remove J'can judge from trial

LONDON, England (CMC) — The London-based Privy Council has dismissed an appeal filed by former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and several other Government ministers ch ... Read More

JLP court battle?
THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) could find itself in court this week if it insists on pushing ahead with the selection conference in St ...... Read More

Persons with sickle cell disease can now benefit from NHF
Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday announced the addition of sickle cell disease to the National Health Fund (NHF) Individual Benefits Pro ...... Read More

Lawyers say JUTC Mandela privilege not a breach of rights
LAWYERS for the Attorney General's Department and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) yesterday rebutted arguments that the exclusive use of a ...... Read More

SPORT

Jamfit presents Caribbean cheerleading at its finest

THE Jamaica Cheer Foundation (JACF) in association with the Jamaica Fitness Association (Jamfit) will be hosting a National Cheerleading Championship and Caribbean International Open Championships ( ... Read More

...but several Jamaicans invited to Paris Diamond League after good performances at Trials
Good performances at last weekend's JAAA National Senior Trials have seen a number of Jamaicans being invited to compete in this Saturday's IAAF D ...... Read More

WIPA boss says union has made good strides, though more needs to be done
WAVELL Hinds, the president and chief executive officer of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), says the 42-year-old organisation has "ma ...... Read More

JADCO begins blood testing
THE Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has officially included blood sample collection in its doping control process, which started last month. ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Blue Power's tax-free bubble pops

THE listed soap and lumber company, Blue Power Group Ltd, made $70 million net profit-after-tax for its April 2015 year end or 25 per cent lower year-on-year due to higher marketing spend and its ... Read More

Digicel Group posts US$157m net loss
DIGICEL Group's mobile subscriber base and total revenues remained flat amid posting a US$157.6 million (J$18.2 b) net loss for its March 2015 yea ...... Read More

US$200-m green energy projects by next year
INVESTORS will construct some J$23.2 billion worth of green renewable energy projects in the island by next year, according to Julian Robinson. ...... Read More

The feasibility of privatising utilities in Jamaica (Part 2)
IN Part 1 of this article I dealt with the difficult first three phases of the history of Jamaica's utilities, from initial private ownership and a ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Comfortable in her skin

IFERTARI has stepped up promotion for her debut album, Learning Process, with a video for its latest song, Black Skin. Learning Process was launched at Gentry Lounge in April with a live perfor ... Read More

Groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon
QUEENS, New York: Over 20,000 fans here braved the threat of heavy rain Sunday to attend the fifth staging of Groovin' In The Park at Roy Wilkins ...... Read More

No Letting Go for Krishane
SINGER Krishane Levy (son of reggae singer Barrington Levy) shares songwriting credits on the current UK number one single No Letting Go, recorded ...... Read More

Full slate for Reggae Day
TODAY is International Reggae Day. The media-based celebrations aim to bring reggae into sharp focus globally. This is achieved through increased a ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

So your ex got engaged…

Many of us have been in relationships where we thought our partners were our soulmates, and as such invested heavily. Sadly, when these don’t work out, we may still harbour feelings, even if ... Read More

How to end your affair
  Whether your reason for starting an affair was boredom or temptation, there may come a time when you come to your senses and decide to end thi ...... Read More

Bonding with children through exercise
  FINDING the balance in parenting, work, having a social life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for many mothers, but ...... Read More

The importance of pre-screening
Many expectant mothers are familiar with just one aspect of the pre-screening process -- the ultrasounds they are required to do at intervals durin ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Whither Minister Hylton after the logistics hub fiasco?

The proposed logistics hub has, over the past months, occupied a huge proportion of media time in Jamaica and the Diaspora, and with good reason. According to the market intelligence report posted ... Read More

Let's abolish government debt
Let's get this out of the way first: It's time to abolish government debt. The State should be unable, effectively prohibited to issue new debt and ...... Read More

More than just zones
Many of us contemplate daily the problems of Jamaica and how they might be solved. And some of us consider, too, why attempts at problem-solving are ...... Read More

The wrong jungle called Jamaica
It has now become a self-evident truth that Jamaica is not an easy place to do business. This was summed up in remarks attributed to two leading mem ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Christiana Leased wins infant school quiz champs

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Christiana Leased Primary and Infant School students, in late May, walked away as champions in an Infant School Quiz Competition organised by the Manchester Parish Librar ... Read More

Aiming for Excellence
Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth -- Sandra Shakespeare leaves the listener in no doubt. When she first heard that her 12-year-old was being placed at rebra ...... Read More

Percy Junor Hospital celebrates 70th anniversary
TO mark its 70th year the Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester will host a series of activities that will help to raise funds for its Accident and Eme ...... Read More

We are being punished for having good facilities, says STETHS principal
MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and newly re-elected vice-president of the Inter-Secondary School ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Will Greece's default impact Jamaica?

Greece has failed, or refused, to make a ¤1.6-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is therefore now in default. In addition to this unfortunate action, Prime Mini ... Read More

Attracting investments mean big thinking
FIVE months ago in this space we highlighted the capacity of state governments in America to think long-term when dealing with taxes and attracting ...... Read More

A Greek lesson for Jamaica
Jamaican public sector workers, who are demanding double-digit wage increases from the Government, should take a look at what is happening in Greece ...... Read More

Caribbean tourism synergies in the making
In recent years, Cuba and most of the other tourist destinations in the Caribbean have managed to increase both visitor arrivals and earnings, demon ...... Read More

AUTO

TJAM heads to Yallahs

THE Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club is gearing up to again tackle the tough trails that will lead them to Yallahs River, St Thomas, on Sunday. "We've been getting plenty of calls on it from people a ... Read More

Rosberg top for Mercedes in testing
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in private tests Wednesday at the Red Bull Ring circuit where last weekend he ...... Read More

New Golf: A hole in one
ATL Automotive, local dealers of the Volkswagen brand, launched the 2015 VW Golf to the media at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew, on Thursda ...... Read More

EXTREME LOVE
FOR security fencing contractor Nigel Wilmot, his passion and social media has driven him into the limelight of the Jamaican off-roading community w ...... Read More

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