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Pompeo arrives amid divided CARICOM – Johnson Smith: Jamaica not obligated to fall in line with regional group

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kingston yesterday evening amid a clamour of controversy in CARICOM, but Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith rolled out the welcome mat and delivered a sharp retort to the…

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Opposition hammers Charles over CMU gag order

When Opposition Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, repeatedly refused an order to sit down yesterday afternoon, it was evident that Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr was facing open mutiny in the House of Representatives. With his…

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Censure fight! – Charles, Robinson square off over motion to chastise Speaker

Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles yesterday fought strenuously to shut down a motion of censure against him – the first of its kind to be moved against any Speaker in more than five decades, according to former editor of…

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Late-night blaze leaves 20 homeless

A late-night fire in central Kingston on Monday has left close to 20 persons, including children, homeless and one auto mechanic in debt as the blaze scorched three cars customers entrusted to his care. The fire was reported to have started around...

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CDB pushing TVET lending

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: With youth unemployment still a major social concern facing the region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has strategically been lending money to countries to set up technical and vocational education and training (TVET...

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Worker rage as MoBay library turns sex shop

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled over working conditions at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, including the facility being used for sexual liaisons, staff yesterday mounted placards of protest to press home their discontentment. Marilee Moodie…

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Woman loses third relative to gun violence

Jerome ‘Erica’ Vidal could not hold back the tears. Reeling from pain she knows too well, the Hermitage resident tried to come to grips yesterday with the tragedy of losing a third relative to crime. Two of those deaths were the result of gang ­war…

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Mosquito clean-up necessary to control dengue

Regional Vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, is imploring citizens in western Jamaica to take part in the National Dengue Clean-up drive scheduled for January 24 to 26. The three-day exercise is…

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Andre Haughton | Decrease in unemployment, increase in underemployment

An increase in employment without sufficient increase in economic growth is signalling an increase in underemployment of the Jamaican people. WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? Jamaica’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2 per cent at the end of…

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