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Ruel Reid deactivates Twitter account
Ruel Reid, who up to today held the education portfolio for the past three years, deleted his twitter account amid the scandal surrounding his resignation.

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lead Stories

Time to build! - PM unveils new NHT benefits

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced plans by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to increase the limit for loans by $1 million, raise the ceiling for construction loans, while reducing interest rates for all contributors. He declared...

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News

Hassle free travel, Caribbean style

Being born into a culture that has a vast impact on the world stage where food, music, sports and tradition, are concerned, is indeed something to be proud of. Every time you turn on the television, for example, and see the black, green and gold,...

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Sports

Lloyd, Roberts back Skerritt ticket

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow yesterday received major endorsements from legends Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts in another major boost to their chances of...

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Business

$4b energy deal - Inter-Energy ­acquires JPPC from I Squared Capital

In a deal said to be worth $4 billion, the owners of Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) have snapped up rival energy outfit Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) giving the American parent control over 250 megawatts of domestic rated capacity. The...

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Entertainment

Steel band, Ding Dong, Machel celebrate ‘The Caribbean Identity'

The sounds of a steel band playing Latin-pop fusions like Despacito, soca tracks such as I Dare You and dancehall songs including Bam Bam and Bruk Off Yuh Back, could be heard from a distance, as Caribbean Airlines hosted the Jamaica leg of its new...

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Commentary

Editorial | A lesson for Pearnel Charles from Speaker Bercow
We don’t know how closely, or if at all, Pearnel Charles, the Speaker of Jamaica’s Parliament, or any aspirants for the post, have followed the machinations of the Brexit debate in the United Kingdom House of Commons. Hopefully, they, and for that...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | From Highway 2000 to Railway 2030
THE EDITOR, Sir: Given the tremendous role that transport plays in a country’s economy, it might not be a bad idea for the Government to commission a design for a comprehensive rail system for Jamaica, to be constructed over several years, owned...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Buju Bantons Long Walk To Freedom concert, recently staged at the National Stadium in Kingston, not only attracted patrons from near and far, but celebrities and entertainers from across the globe. Here are a few of the celebs that were caught on...

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Lifestyle

Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information, yesterday, to the audience at 'The Wendy Williams Show'. She says the only other people who knew...

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Health

Too busy for a workplace wellness programme?

Time and time again in my clinical office or while volunteering at a health fair, I encounter individuals with superhigh blood pressure and urine dense with sugar, but they’re walking around looking otherwise fine. The only thing standing between...

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