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Australia beat West Indies in Tri-Nation finals

The West Indies went down by 58 runs to Australia in the final of their Tri-Nation Series at the Kensington Oval in Barbados Sunday night. Chasing 271 for victory under lights, West Indies started well with an opening partnership of 49, but they...
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UWI academic warns there should be no 'Brexit' in CARICOM

One regional academic is warning that Britain’s separation from the European Union (EU) will impact the economies of CARICOM members and is urging regional leaders not to allow this to influence a similar decision in the group. University of...
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Transfer probe - Education ministry to decide if schools can continue charging request fees

The Ruel Reid-led Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has launched an investigation into revelations that some secondary schools are collecting fees from parents seeking transfers for their children who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test...
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Help! - Deandra Bonner desperately needs a roof over her children’s heads

BRAINERD, St Mary:Mother of three Deandra Bonner is desperately in need of help as the rainy season approaches. Living in the deep rural district of Brainerd in St Mary, Bonner...
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UK Caribbean infrastructure fund approves steam engine railway for Portland, St Mary

Young mother pleas for help

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Just one look at the scabies-covered bodies of Shanice Nelson and her 13-month-old son, Daniel, tells the compelling and heart-wrenching story of poverty and abuse the young mother has endured in her 20 years of existence on Earth...
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Green to support primary school students

State Minister for Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has said that he will be placing emphasis on supporting primary school students across the constituency. Addressing the annual graduation ceremony of the Black River Preparatory School in...
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Aussies top WI in final - Wade, Marsh, Hazlewood star for tourists

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP):Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, and Josh Hazlewood starred as Australia defeated the West Indies by 58 runs to win the one-day Tri-Nations Series final on Sunday.Wicketkeeper Wade struck an unbeaten 57 off 52 balls to push...
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Jackson to lead them home

One of the events that will attract a lot of attention at this weekend's Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA)-Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships is the women's 400 metres. This will undoubtedly be one of the...
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Contractor general carrying out 'review' of Caricel operator - Ian Moore, George Neil added as company directors

Telecom regulator the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) confirmed that it gave requested information about Symbiote Investments Limited, the holding company for Caricel, to the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) as part of a formal review.But...
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Jamaica Producers sells mining company, braces for Brexit

Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) has sold its stake in Four Rivers Mining Company to Jamaica Aggregates Limited, a deal that calls for the new operators to pay royalty to the food and logistics conglomerate.But with that now out of the way, Jamaica...
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Nigerian artiste Seyi Shay makes local connections

She rose to fame as part of a girl group known as From Above, but Nigerian- based English singer-songwriter Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, more popularly known as Seyi Shay, has been in the music industry for more than a decade.The entertainer was on a...
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Kingston Paradise sends mixed signals

Kingston Paradise was a familiar look into the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica. Those accustomed to the buildings of downtown Kingston may find some pleasure in being able to identify some of the buildings and landmarks. Mary Wells finely displayed the...
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Editorial | In the aftermath of Britain's referendum

The vote by Britons, narrow though it was, to leave the European Union (EU) has opened a complex and potential messy period for the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe that is unlikely, as we warned three months ago, to be without consequences for...
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Garth Rattray | What about Jexit?

The traditionalist in me thought that Brexit would fail and that Britain would remain in the European Union (EU). My 'flabba' was 'gasted' when I saw the results of the referendum. It's a really gutsy move to go it alone, especially in these...
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Letter of the Day | Goodbye to the old, hello to the new

THE EDITOR, Sir:As we awaken to the new post-Brexit world, I hope that the Jamaicans who have been living in the past will smell the coffee. The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but we have chosen to believe otherwise.The discussions...
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Reality dawning on Britons

THE EDITOR, Sir:It was a very sunny start to the day last Friday. The early sunshine epitomised the brightness, hope and joy that the people who voted for Britain to leave the EU felt.Now reality is dawning and the enormity of that decision is...
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British politics in disarray; Scotland hopes to block Brexit

LONDON (AP):Britain faced unending political chaos on Sunday as Scotland's leader declared that the Scottish Parliament might try to block Britain's exit from the European Union, and lawmakers in the opposition Labour Party revolted against their...
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No food, little water for Syrians stranded on Jordan border

No food, little water for Syrians stranded on Jordan borderAMMAN, Jordan (AP):No food and little water have reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide attack, aid officials...
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