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Tourism competitiveness declining, governments urged to diversify
  The declining competitiveness of the Caribbean tourism model means that the Jamaica government should look to diversify from the all-inclusive model into new types, World Bank lead economist Phillip Schuler has suggested. At the same time,...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lead Stories

Portia's journey - I endured it all, says retiring MP

Declaring she has "endured it all", including claims she was illiterate, Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica's first female minister, has bid goodbye to representational politics, 40 years after her entrance as a councillor in the Kingston and St Andrew...

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News

Briefing | Economic transformation a new approach to inclusive economic growth

Jamaica's aspirations to increase economic growth to a consistent five per cent per annum in the next couple of years depend on the country's ability to mobilise meaningful increases in the value added and productivity of local industries....

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Sports

Mills: Bolt has catching up to do

Coach Glen Mills admitted that star sprinter Usain Bolt has some catching up to do in terms of his preparation for the IAAF World Championships, but believes he has more than enough time to get the retiring sprinter into high gear ahead of the...

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Business

Portland Caribbean Fund backs Melville company - US$8m deal to drive regional expansion

Diverze Assets Inc, a holding company with ownership interest in Chukka Adventures, Tropical Battery and other Jamaican assets, has become the sixth investment for a regional fund under the control of Portland Private Equity (PPE).The Melville...

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Entertainment

J'can gospel film wins big at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

The BarriVision-produced Christian movie 70 x Seven , copped top awards at the recently concluded CaribbeanLens Film Festival in Hollywood, California. The Gleaner caught up with writer and director Judith Falloon-Reid, who shared her joy on the...

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Commentary

Editorial | In the wake of Grenfell
Yesterday, authorities in the German city of Wuppertal evacuated 80 residents from an 11-storey apartment building over concerns that it might be a fire hazard. The building's facade carries cladding similar to the one that is being widely blamed...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | 'New' police powers will legitimise abuse
THE EDITOR, Sir:Exactly who does Ian Boyne think Jamaica belongs to anyway? The politicians, 90 per cent of whom never even had the respect for the job to try to acquire the requisite training prior to, or...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

From surprise birthday parties to Spartan races, we have your hump day dose of happenings right here.

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Health

Make inflammation your business!

According to Louise Haye, author of the book You Can Heal Your Life, "We are responsible for creating the disease(s) in our bodies and the first point of creation is stress."From natural disasters to over-demanding bosses and household obligations,...

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World News

New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers

United States President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed and breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.Five of 12 private bed and breakfast owners in...

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