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Caribbean records growth in stopover, cruise ship arrivals
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is reporting that the region recorded growth in stopover and cruise ship arrivals in 2019, with several countries showing improvements after being impacted by hurricanes.  

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Ruel had to go - Holness says former education minister would have damaged Government

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says not accepting the resignation of Ruel Reid as education minister would have compromised the integrity of Jamaicas “entire system of government”. Now, almost one year after Reids resignation, Holness believes..

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Medicinal marijuana industry stalling - Government urged to amend law to make small farmers the centre of sector

President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica, Richard Crawford, is beseeching the Government to review legislation governing the fledgling medical marijuana industry to allow small farmers a greater stake. His assessment is...

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Mystery illness will not stop today's racing - Bartlett: There are over 1,100 horses on the track … I have not come across 50 that are affected.

A mystery illness which was detected at Caymanas Park yesterday will not force the postponement of todays 11-race Ash Wednesday card at The Caymanas Park. The holiday meet will go ahead as planned according to senior Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC...

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Fesco IPO still on - But new date to be finalised in wake of Mandeville fire

Future Energy Source Company, Fesco, will need another two weeks to determine a new date for its initial public offering of shares on the stock market, says vice chairman Hugh Coore, a setback caused by a deadly weekend fire at one of the fuel...

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Dennis Brown concert the soundtrack for Reggae Month

Adding its spice to an already flavourful Reggae Month 2020 was Sundays Dennis Brown tribute concert on the waterfront, downtown Kingston. The legacy of Jamaicas Boy Wonder who grew to become the acclaimed Crown Prince of Reggae was celebrated by...

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Editorial | Integrity Commission must send reports to Parliament
If we understand Seymour Panton correctly, he confirmed that, somewhere in the Integrity Commission, there is a report in which the agencys director of investigations, David Grey, has recommended that at least six parliamentarians be prosecuted...

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Letter of the Day | Cannot be business as usual
THE EDITOR, Madam: I write to express my deep concern about the more than doubling of the murder toll in central Kingston and evidence of disorder in the city. That the homicide toll in central Kingston moved from 13 in 2018 to 29 in 2019 is...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

As MoBay Expo 2020 gets into high gear, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its partners, Norinco International and Whitter Group, hosted the business community at a pre-expo cocktail reception last Thursday at Whitter Village. The...

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Going to the gym and not losing weight

This is a common problem encountered by many on a fitness programme. They work out sometimes to exhaustion and still cannot see the results on the scale. Oftentimes this leads to frustration and abandonment of the fitness lifestyle. Hormones are...

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‘Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus

(AP): Chinas massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards, and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new virus. But with troubling outbreaks now emerging in...

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