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US feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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$400m market fires - Vendors devastated as Montego Bay Old Fort razed

WESTERN BUREAU: Nearly $400 million worth of damage has been left in the wake of market fires across Jamaica in the last five years, a worrying trend for municipal authorities that have grappled with safety and security concerns across cities and...

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Growth & Jobs | Five-year-old gets investment advice

At age five, Antwan Barnes is saving to buy a toy truck. However, his mom, Julia Barnes, has even bigger ambitions for him. Barnes tagged financial institutions through her Instagram account to determine which one would give him the opportunity to...

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Clarendon Celebrates - CC revel in double success with inter-community festivities

Clarendon College’s (CC) double winning football team of 2019 did not hold back with celebrations as they did last week after their ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup victory. Then, they said they would have low key celebrations as they were still fully focused...

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UNDP says Latin America is wealthier but unequal

Latin America has significantly reduced poverty over the last two decades. So why is there generalised discontent, prompting thousands of protesters to take to the streets? A report from the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, released...

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Hopewell in high spirits! - School, community elated after All Together Sing win

Western Bureau: It was Monday morning, December 9, 2019, and tears of joy flowed in eastern Hanover. Vuvuzelas and pot covers provided jubilant background instrumentals to the non-stop dancing and celebration of students, staff, and parents of the...

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Editorial | In honour of Bishop Reid
But for an acknowledgement of his death two days earlier, Alfred Reid, at least in name, hardly figured at last week’s instillation, at St Margaret’s Anglican Church in St Andrew, of Antiguan Oral Thomas as the new president of the United...

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Letter of the Day | Annie Palmer hypocrisy
THE EDITOR, Madam: The Annie Palmer costume worn by Miss Jamaica Universe has caused widespread outrage, and I find it quite intriguing. Jamaicans have once again succeeded in placing the cart before the horse. In primary school, we read about...

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Something Extra | Tuesday

The Beauty Spot treated special guests to a make-up masterclass with L’Oréal Paris international make-up artist Jason Guasch recently at its glam base in Kingston. Here is your dose of Something Extra.

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Kingston Wharves announces leadership change

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has announced Grantley Stephenson as deputy chairman of the company, as he retires from duties as chief executive officer (CEO). Incumbent Chief Operating Officer Mark Williams has been appointed to the role of CEO;...

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World News

Too much of a Greta thing? - Activist urges focus on others in anti-climate change campaign

MADRID, Spain (AP): With dozens of cameras pointing at her across a room full of reporters, celebrity teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg had an unexpected message: Look the other way. "Our stories have been told over and over again," the 16-year-...

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