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Swiss eye local ganja – Firm heading to Jamaica with ideas to ensure small farmers benefit from medical marijuana industry

The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica’s medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation that wants to set up shop in Jamaica. And it says it has a plan to ensure that the traditional small…

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Workers prove abilities in CHEC skills competition

For 22-year-old Ramone Saunders, placing first in the steel-fabricating category in the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) worker skills competition was the crowning achievement in his career so far.Saunders, who started out as a labourer at…

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Phillips: Retract alarmist statement! – Phillips wants PM to withdraw comment about unleashing dangerous criminals

Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, has repudiated reports in the media that Prime Minister Andrew Holness had said that “twenty dangerous criminals” will be unleashed in St James at the end of the state of emergency on January 31, 2019….

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Churches gaining from gambling

Churches are among the main beneficiaries of the proceeds of gambling revenue collected by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to which they apply for sponsorship support and other ventures.It came to light last Thursday that despite…

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FHC head calls for laser beam focus on domestic violence

In a plea for voluntary organisations to focus on what she calls the “disease of violence and abuse caused by failing relationships”, CEO of First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union (FHC) Roxann Linton has proposed that voluntary organisations and…

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Editors' Forum | Help for the addicts – BGLC spending millions to prevent, reduce gambling addiction

Concerns over a possible increase in the number of Jamaicans becoming addicted to gambling have spurred the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) into action.The BGLC is spending some $14 million annually in a responsible gaming programme…

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Editors' Forum | Pay to play – BGLC to get tough on bar and club operators whose boxes are not licensed come January 1

The Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is again warning operators of bars, shops, clubs and other businesses with gaming machines such as poker boxes, that they need to be registered to operate legally.A drive is now on to educate…

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Christmas crushed! – Mystery fire leaves more than 40 persons, including 15 children, homeless in Cockburn Gardens

While most Jamaicans are preparing for the usual festivities which surround the Christmas period, more than 40 residents of premises on Fifth Street in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, are now homeless and trying to figure out their next move.Among the…

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Christmas crushed! – Mystery fire leaves more than 40 persons, including 15 children, homeless in Cockburn Gardens

While most Jamaicans are preparing for the usual festivities which surround the Christmas period, more than 40 residents of premises on Fifth Street in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, are now homeless and trying to figure out their next move.Among the…

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