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    Indies Pharma IPO closes a day after opening

    Jamaica Observer / Indies Pharma Jamaica Limited successfully closed its initial public offering last Friday after being oversubscribed for its offering of 266,507,330 shares. Two days prior to the opening of the IPO, the Montego Bay-based company brought together over 70 potential investors in Kingston to review company prospects for the IPO which was set…

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    Grange urges Jamaica’s unified footballers to give of their best

    Jamaica Observer / Olivia Grange, the minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, encouraged members of Jamaica’s unified football team to be their “best” before their departure to the inaugural Special Olympics Toyota Cup in Illinois, United States. The Jamaicans, the only ones invited from the Caribbean, are grouped with Nigeria — whom they face…

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    AG, MoBay mayor want Opposition to back SOE extension in St James

    Jamaica Observer / MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is calling on the Opposition to support the extension of the state of public emergency in St James. “Let’s hope that the Opposition see it fit to partner with the Government in extending this state of emergency in St James,”…

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    France gives World Cup winners a heroes’ welcome home

    Jamaica Observer / Paris , France (AFP) — The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome yesterday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the team…

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    Russell’s back! But Samuels is out of Windies ODI squad

    Jamaica Observer / ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is poised to play his first One-Day International (ODI) in three years after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh starting next Sunday in Guyana, but no place has been found for veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels. The 30-year-old…

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    Why the Firearm Licensing Authority must press along

    Jamaica Observer / In a country where for so long the gun has been the main instrument of violent deaths, it boggles the mind that the State-run Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has only just begun to trace illegal ammunition in a serious way. We have known from way back that Jamaican criminals had evolved from…

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    PNP alleges ‘blatant nepotism’, calls for USF probe

    Jamaica Observer / THE People’s National Party (PNP) says a public admission by the board chairman of Universal Service Fund (USF) that its chief executive officer (CEO), Camille Buchanan, employed her daughter at the agency is a blatant display of nepotism and a matter that should be probed further. The revelation came to light on…

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    A theatric-filled JCDC Festival Song Competition

    Jamaica Gleaner / The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday’s finals since the competition was launched in 1966. Sunday evening’s finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on the right note with The Ashe Company. The 25-year-old performing arts group…

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    Croatia welcomed like champions

    Jamaica Gleaner / ZAGREB, Croatia (AP): In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric welcome for the national team yesterday despite its loss to France in the FIFA World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white chequered colours and waving Croatian flags…

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    Ground broken for $60m expansion of Stony Hill Health Centre

    Jamaica Gleaner / Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the gradual refurbishing and expansion of community clinics, such as the Stony Hill Health Centre for which ground was broken yesterday, was the surest way of bringing back credibility to primary healthcare facilities across the country. “It is important that we improve all of…

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    Stand Up For Your Stripe – beer giant celebrates 100 years with genre-crossing EP

    Jamaica Gleaner / In celebration of its 100th anniversary, beer giant Red Stripe has taken on the tag-line ‘Stand Up For Your Stripe’, with the release of the Journey With Stripe EP chronicling the history and development of Jamaican music from mento to dancehall. The EP was launched last Friday along with the beer company’s…

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    'Don't change!': French President Macron urges Les Bleus to stay true to selves

    Jamaica Gleaner / PARIS (AP): France’s FIFA World Cup champions are sharing their win on the football field with hundreds of youths at the presidential Elysee Palace after getting a hero’s welcome home in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-air bus, the squad that defeated Croatia 4-2 in…

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    'Tense calm' in Mountain View – Gunmen engage police in post-World Cup battle

    Jamaica Gleaner / Members of a police patrol team emerged unhurt from a sustained gun battle lasting more than two hours with criminals in Mountain View, east Kingston, on Sunday, which has resulted in tension in the community. Victor Hamilton, superintendent in charge of the east Kingston police, told The Gleaner yesterday that gunmen from…

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    Kartel shocker – Damning text message came from 'modified' phone file

    Jamaica Gleaner / An electronic file lifted from the mobile phone reportedly taken from popular entertainer Vybz Kartel was “modified” three hours after the device was seized by a top police investigator, one attorney told the Court of Appeal yesterday. According to Bianca Samuels, one of the attorneys for incarcerated entertainer Shawn Storm, the electronic…

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    Growth & Jobs | Kingston rising: BPO investments flock to Jamaica’s capital

    Jamaica Gleaner / Kingston rising: BPO investments flock to Ja’s capital Jamaica’s Second City Montego Bay in St James has been known as the centre of the island’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry for the last 10 years. Kingston, the country’s capital, however, has seen a surge of recent outsourcing investments, which have led to…

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    Growth & Jobs | JSIF spends $9 million to train unemployed youth

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million. The young persons, who are from needy communities in the parishes of St Andrew, Kingston, and Clarendon, were each…

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    Something Extra | Tuesday

    Jamaica Gleaner / (PICS SENT FOR COLOUR CORRECTION) It was an all-white affair when the Negril Chamber of Commerce staged its third annual International Food and Wine event at the Boardwalk Village on Saturday night. Guests looked elegant, as they wined and dined the night away. Here are the social highlights.

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    Kitson Town residents accuse NWC of unfair disconnections

    Jamaica Gleaner / By their own admission, long-time residents of Fletcher, a rural community of Kitson Town in St Catherine, tried but were unsuccessful in having water meters installed at their homes and, in turn, were never billed for the precious commodity. So it came as a shock to many yesterday when a National Water…

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    Glenroy Murray | Disappointing and lazy writing

    Jamaica Gleaner / Disappointment does not capture the sentiment that I felt reading the article in the recent Sunday Gleaner titled ‘Abusive homosexuals’. Aside from the fact that the title itself is overly sensational and prob-lematic, the article itself misses several opportunities to discuss a pertinent matter that is often not featured within traditional media….

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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