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    Jamaica Gleaner / State minister lauds internal auditors   Minister of State in the finance and public service ministry Fayval Williams has hailed internal auditors for their work in aiding the fight against corruption in many entities. Speaking at the Institute of Internal Auditors? (IIA) anniversary banquet and awards ceremony at the Spanish Court Hotel…

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    Cash is costly, says study by card company

    Jamaica Gleaner / A study commissioned by MasterCard indicates that nine out of 10 transactions in Jamaica are done by cash or cheques, underscoring the problem of costly informality, according to the global card company. Jamaica could grow by an additional 0.7 per cent annually the equivalent of around $11 billion more if it reduces…

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    Tomlin Paul | Growing old with your family doctor

    Jamaica Gleaner / “Doc, I remember when you started out at that other location. You know, I’ve been with you ever since?!” beams my 62-year-old patient. She recalls some of the major challenges to her health and how we battled through them. Her heartfelt reflection of our journey as doctor and patient strikes a note…

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    Cable & Wireless Jamaica posts first annual profit in nine years – EBITDA margin hits dividend trigger set by Sinclair in 2013

    Jamaica Gleaner / Telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), under the helm of Garfield Sinclair, made a net profit of $1.16 billion for the year ending March 2016, its first positive annual results in nearly a decade. The results released on Tuesday comes as C&WJ, which trades as FLOW Jamaica, boasts of having hit…

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    Jazz cruise makes waves

    Jamaica Gleaner /   ALL ABOARD! While that familiar command was not what greeted the jazz fanatics who converged on the Kingston Harbour, the cheerful sound of laughter, while mingling to some jazz music, was more than compensation. Hours later, when the boat returned to the pier, revelers of the inaugural International Ocho Rios Jazz…

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    The Gleaner-RJR on a roll

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Gleaner-RJR team made it two wins from as many starts in the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House Division one football league on Sunday, with a comprehensive 4-0 thrashing of Peak Bottling in second round action at Winchester Park, St George’s College. The newsmen dictated the run of play in the first half…

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    Beer Festival performers push' Drink Right' message

    Jamaica Gleaner / With an audience of more than 4,000 patrons, the self-styled ‘Energy God’ Elephant Man, was among a host of entertainers who performed at Sunday’s Beer Festival, punctuating hit after hit with timely reminders to drink responsibly. The line-up for the Red Stripe- sponsored festival, which was held at Kingston’s Sabina Park, featured…

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    Report: 6,000 slaves in TT

    News day / While the report ranked TT in several tables of figures, it gave few specific descriptive details of any types of slavery that might exist in TT. However, for the wider region of “The Americas” it listed the two main forms of enslavement as equally being labour exploitation and sexual exploitation. Generally, the…

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    Briefing | Holness' big plans for Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner /   How did his     presentation begin?   Prime minister Andrew Holness delivered his Budget presentation last week Tuesday. As part of the new fiscal  management regime, Jamaica will put legislation in place to have a fixed election date in an attempt to reduce the effect of the election on the…

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    Holness goes to court

    Jamaica Gleaner / Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that he was headed to the civil court to quash what he described as a coordinated and persistent strategy being employed to smear his reputation. Holness suggested that political machinations were once again at work over the Beverly Hills mansion that he was constructing, and vowed…

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    Mahfood's concern for workers model for employers

    Jamaica Gleaner / THE EDITOR, Sir: It’s not often that negative occurrences of such magnitude as the Wisynco warehouse fire on May 27 elicit so readily a positive response. The chief executive officer of the Wisynco Group, Andrew Mahfood, has unwittingly sent every Jamaican a lesson, which, if learned and lived, could see Jamaica moving…

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    Practical approaches in meal planning

    News day / Therefore, you will find that taking such essential steps, can probably aid in promoting food and nutrition security within households; also opportunities can be made available for several community residents to work together on agricultural projects. Moreover, food and nutrition security includes having access to nutritionally adequate food; sufficient care in which…

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    Hart warns Warriors about club playing time

    News day / Hart was speaking during an interview on the TT Football Association (TT FA) website, which was uploaded to the internet yesterday. The Soca Warriors are currently in China, in the last stop of a three-game international tour. Last Monday, they were spanked 4-0 away to Peru and, on Friday, the Warriors were…

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    8 NOT GUILTY

    News day / The other two will return to court for a fresh trial. Of the eight acquitted, only Devon ‘Blackboy’ Peters walked out of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, into the arms of jubilant relatives. The jury’s mixed verdict brought to an end a three-year long trial which began in June 2013, when…

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    Simmons staying focused on tri-nation series

    News day / The regional side arrived in Guyana on Monday to begin preparation and received a warm welcome from Director of Sport Christopher Jones, president and vice-president of the Guyana Cricket Board Drubahadur and Fizul Bacchus as well as Digicel (Guyana) Incorporated Head of Marketing, Jacqueline James, before heading to the team’s hotel. It…

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    NCIC head says no to child marriages

    News day / “What may be suitable for our society one hundred years ago, may not be applicable today,” he said, declaring that, “marriage is a contract, legal and otherwise between two consenting individuals who ought to understand what they are getting into.” Sharma urged that, “we must not change for change sake but must…

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    Charity ball

    News day / Having enjoyed the menu of Carrot Bisque Soup, Mixed Green Salad Tossed With Dried Fruits and a mango dressing Seared Mahi Mahi with local fruit chutney and Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Au Jus accompanied by Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables and Cassava Puree, ending with a dessert of Guava Mousse served with…

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    Culinary team gears for Taste of Caribbean

    News day / “Taste of the Caribbean” is an annual culinary competition where the competitors cook, mix and present food and drink to be judged on taste as well as execution of skills and presentation. In extending the greatest support to the team, Minister of Tourism Shamfa Cudjoe, noted that “Trinidad and Tobago is the…

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    Holness' big plans for Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / How did his presentation begin? Prime minister Andrew Holness delivered his Budget presentation last week Tuesday. As part of the new fiscal management regime, Jamaica will put legislation in place to have a fixed election date in an attempt to reduce the effect of the election on the budget cycle and to…

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    Alice Through The Looking Glass Battling time

    Jamaica Gleaner / Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state. With the help of her friends, Alice must travel through time to save the Mad Hatter and Underland’s fate from the evil clutches of the Red Queen and a clock-like creature, known as Time. Alice…

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    Veterans In Dub, An Assortment Of Reggae, Dancehall Legends

    Jamaica Gleaner / Reggae producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, has released a new LP titled Veterans in Dub . The LP, which is currently available for preview on iTunes and Amazon, features mellow, crystalline dub renditions of popular hits from an international assortment of reggae and dancehall legends, including pop celebrity Maxi Priest, lovers rock crooner…

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    Something Extra: Wednesday

    Jamaica Gleaner / Today we share highlights of a weekend dominated by sports. On Friday, Red Stripe launched its Go For Gold campaign, and on Saturday, the Spanish embassy hosted a live broadcast of the Champions League final. Also, check out scenes form Spartan Health Club’s Soccer Mania.

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Shipping magnate honored in New York

    Chinadaily / Angela Chao, (front row, left of center) chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, is honored as a Pinnacle Awardee along with others at the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Dinner Gala in New York on Wednesday. [Photo provided to China Daily] Angela Chao, daughter of the renowned Chinese-American entrepreneur Dr….

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    Mayor Suarez visits shelter in Texas for unaccompanied minors

    MiamiHerald / Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joined other mayors from across the country during a trip to the Southwest border of the United States on Thursday, visiting a Tornillo, Texas, detention center where children who were separated from their families are being housed. Organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Suarez flew into El Paso…

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    Ordenan investigación de maltratos a niños migrantes recluidos en Virginia

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  El gobernador de Virginia ordenó el jueves a los funcionarios estatales investigar las acusaciones de abuso por parte de niños en un centro de detención de inmigrantes que dijeron que los golpearon mientras estaban esposados y encerrados durante largos períodos en confinamiento solitario, desnudos y tiritando en celdas…

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    Francia termina con sueño mundialista de Perú

    La voz de america / EKATERIMBURGO —  El sueño mundialista de Perú esperó 36 años y se esfumó en apenas cinco días. La Blanquirroja quedó eliminada del Mundial de Rusia con la derrota 1-0 ante Francia el jueves, en su segunda presentación del torneo sin anotar goles. Había caído 1-0 el sábado contra Dinamarca. Kylian…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

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    Designers make stunning wedding dress out of toilet paper

    Chinadaily / A model presents her wedding gown during the 14th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in Manhattan, New York, US, June 20, 2018. [Photo/Agencies] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next    >>| 1/7 Next Photo Poetry Moment: Zheng Ruibin reads for you Student spots business opportunity with camera Discovering Gansu’s diversity,…

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    Ministry: Strong tactics by US will not solve problems

    Chinadaily / The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take strong countermeasures. [Photo/VCG] The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take…

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    China-US relations shaky: Survey

    Chinadaily / Chinese investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. [Photo/VCG] Chinese direct investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. That’s a 92 percent drop compared to the same period in 2017, and the lowest level in seven years, according to a report released Wednesday by Rhodium…

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    Embajador de EE.UU. ante OEA finaliza visita en Nicaragua en medio de crisis

    La voz de america / El embajador de EE.UU. ante la OEA, Carlos Trujillo, finalizó su visita de dos días en Nicaragua sin dar a conocer detalles de sus encuentros con representantes de la sociedad civil y personeros del régimen del presidente Daniel Ortega. Tampoco se divulgó si finalmente Trujillo sostuvo una reunión con el…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

  • Chinese modern art goes digital at Google Arts & Culture

    Chinadaily / The Art Museum of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to bring a selection of the museum’s art collection to a larger audience online. It’s one of several cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CAFA, a leading art school in China. More than…

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    Taste of the Caribbean pits 11 countries' top chefs in competition

    MiamiHerald / Jamaica is known for sand, sun and sea. But could its cuisine soon be a tourism draw? That’s what the island’s top chef and tourism officials are hoping after arriving in Miami this week to go head-to-head with some of the Caribbean’s best chefs and mixologists during the annual Taste of the Caribbean…

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    Learn from Meghan Markle and master neutral tones

    Chinadaily / Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in a white dress at a garden party at London’s Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018. [Photo/IC] Do you wonder what ancient Chinese people would say when they look at clothes women wear today? Would they find them too simple, or too colorless? Most likely. Modern Chinese…

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    Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to 192

    Chinadaily / Indonesian security forces and rescue workers carry a victim recovered from the ferry that sank in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Port in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Reuters SIMALUNGUN, Indonesia – As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia,…

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    Miles celebran el solsticio de verano en Stonehenge

    La voz de america / LONDRES —  Miles de personas avistaron el amanecer en Stonehenge el jueves para celebrar el solsticio de verano en el monumento de piedra del Neolítico. El sol salió por detrás de la Piedra Talón, que según la tradición marca el punto del amanecer en el horizonte, a las 04.52 de…

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Chan, Cena team up for new comedy action romp

    Chinadaily / American wrestler-actor John Cena and action star Jackie Chan will team up to co-star the comedy actioner Project X . [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Fans of Jackie Chan will be excited to see the 64-year-old action legend showing off his death-defying stunts on big screen once more. Recently in Shanghai, Chan announced that…

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    Corte Suprema: Estados pueden cobrar impuesto a ventas en línea

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos dice que los estados pueden obligar a los compradores en línea a pagar el impuesto a las ventas. El veredicto 5-4 del jueves es una victoria para los estados, que dijeron que estaban perdiendo miles de millones de dólares al año en…

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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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