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UPDATE: Mark Golding wins PNP's St Andrew South chairmanship

Opposition Senator Mark Golding has been declared the winner of the election for a new chairman for the People's National Party's St Andrew South after securing an overwhelming 70 votes to Colin Campbell's  eight.
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Decision Time - Delegates vote for new St Andrew South Chairman

A new chairman for the St Andrew South constituency will be chosen today as former managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company Colin Campbell faces off with Senator Mark Golding and Dr Wesley...
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TEF provides more fogging machines to fight mosquitoes in Montego Bay

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has made further inroads in its battle against mosquitoes by donating nine new fogging machines to fight the pests in Montego Bay.Valued at $1.8 million, the machines are part of a larger mosquito-eradication...
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Doctor's Advice | Unable to have an erection

Q Hello, Doc. I am a guy of 19 years, and I thought that last Saturday night I was going to lose my virginity, at last. She was a beautiful girl and she told me she was very willing. We had a few drinks and then we went to a quiet spot together.Then...
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Orville 'Coolshade' Sutherland is a living testimony

Orville 'Coolshade' Sutherland is a living testimony that had it not been for the grace of God, he would not have been afforded the opportunity to enter this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition.He admits...
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The hand of Bolt - Man waits 12 hours for sprinter's autograph

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Luis Alberta Silva has been a fan of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt since he saw him beat his chest on his way to gold in the 100 metres at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.Meeting the man himself has been a dream ever since.With...
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Showdown at Sabina Park - Windies look to level four-match Test series

The West Indies will attempt to level their four-match series against India when the two meet at Sabina Park in the second Test of the Seagram's Royal Stag Cup.Scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, the encounter will see the Jason Holder-led West Indies...
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Celebration scores $5b land deal for casino resort

A deal with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) appears to have put Celebration Jamaica in a position to press ahead with its casino resort project, which is attempting to regain footing after...
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FSC seen as falling down on the job

A disheartened top pension lawyer Angela Fowler expressed disappointment that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) continues to delay, for nine months and counting, a '...
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French resilience shown at celebration of Bastille Day

On his arrival on the main stage, Jean-Michel Despax, the ambassador of France to Jamaica, announced that he was also the master of ceremonies for the evening. "And I like this role" he said, to the amusement of his guests.He continued, "We start,...
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George Nooks debuts at number four on Billboard

Iconic reggae artiste George Nooks had some success on the reggae Billboard Chart this week, with his album Ride Out Your Storm making its debut at number four.Nooks' debut is somewhat impressive, considering he faced competition from the likes of...
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Editorial | Policing has psychological frontiers

In the search for positives from that Papine, St Andrew, police incident that has been the subject of much public discussion this week, one takeaway, even by the non-cynics, may be that no one died. Indeed, no one was fired upon, unlike the...
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Clinton Chisholm | Combating crime: diagnosis and prognosis

"Here in Jamaica, there is just not enough honesty regarding the guns that have been here since the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, I am tired of the grand narratives about missing fathers when, in many of the hotspots, the young 'shottas' were well...
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Letter of the Day | School leadership a game-changer

THE EDITOR, Sir:School leadership continues to be an issue of great concern for all stakeholders in the Jamaican education system. Without an educated workforce, the society will not have sustainable development and...
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Traffic reforms for KMA

I once tried my hand at drafting a transportation plan for the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA), extending it to Portmore and Spanish Town. It was a partial adaptation of the elaborate, highly...
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Four Zika cases identified in Miami, Florida

MIAMI (AP): Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the US mainland for the first time, Florida officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. Four recently...
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We 'will manage' challenge - Merkel

BERLIN (AP):Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged yesterday to do "everything humanly possible" to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks including two carried out by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic...
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Doctor's advice | Is it too small?

Q Doctor, I am a 17-year-old female student, and I have an embarrassing question to ask you. I dare not ask anyone else.You see, I am convinced that my 'female opening' is far too small to admit a man. I believe that it will be impossible for me...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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