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    Andrew 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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    Bolt lists Blake as heir apparent

    Jamaica Gleaner / The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has designated his training partner and 2011 World 100m champion, Yohan Blake, as his heir apparent and said he expects his fellow Jamaican to pick up the mantle of the “face of global athletics” when he retires from the sport. Bolt, the reigning two-time Olympic 100m…

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    Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Donald Trump's rise

    Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP): Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but he says he can’t understand Donald Trump’s popularity. Hawking told ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” show yesterday that he has no explanation for the success of the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee. “He is…

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    Digicel ?brings the beat? for Rio

    Jamaica Gleaner / Linking the flavours of the Caribbean through the region’s music and sport and arguably its most recognisable face – Usain Bolt – telecommunications giant Digicel yesterday launched the Bring the Beat campaign, which will be a key part of the company’s promotion leading to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro….

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    Diamond Debate: Spencer or Russell?

    Jamaica Gleaner / ROME, Italy: Lowe: The women’s 400m hurdles looks like it’s going to be another interesting event this season. Some good youngsters, including Jamaican Janieve Russell, are looking to upset the applecart with the experienced Zuzana Hejnova and Kaliese Spencer having to show that they are up for the challenge. There’s no Hejnova…

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    Not Budging … Residents in flood-prone areas still willing to 'wait and see' during hurricane

    Jamaica Gleaner / If weather experts are on target in their predictions for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, communities, including those along the country’s coastline, must brace themselves for a tempestuous ride not seen since 2012. But some residents in these communities who barely escaped with their lives from previous hurricanes said they are not…

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    George Davis | Learning from losing

    Jamaica Gleaner / My uncle is an exceptionally good lawyer. I’m tempted to say that despite him being old, red and fat, he’s still one of the very best abogados in the country. But the last time I wrote about looks and its relationship to professional excellence, I barely escaped being tarred and feathered by…

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    Annie Paul | Being a writer in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / It’s that time every other year when those of us who like to read, head down to Treasure Beach for the Calabash Literary Festival. Since it started in 2001, Calabash has exposed Jamaicans to some of the top writers in the world and also given the region’s premier writers a chance to…

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    Mahfood's concern for workers model to follow

    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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    Knight says he is hurt by 'sweetheart deal' claim

    Jamaica Gleaner / “I am hurt.” An uncharacteristically emotional confession from Opposition Senator K.D. Knight in the Upper House yesterday as he responded to a suggestion by Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw when he closed the Budget Debate in the Lower House, last week, questioning whether the sale of the Oceana Hotel…

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    Simpson Miller subpoenaed

    Jamaica Gleaner / THE DOCUMENT believed to be at the centre of the near five-year delay in the Trafigura case has been at the Supreme Court registry since December 2011, a prosecutor revealed yesterday. Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Andrea Martin Swaby made the disclosure moments before a High Court judge, critical of the delays…

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    He fulfilled his purpose

    News day / “I believe that every person was born with a purpose, and it is only when that purpose is fulfilled that we are called before God,” said Allison John, his sister-in-law during his eulogy yesterday. “I encourage you not to question God’s work, as He is always on time. We are called to…

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    Fire leaves Sando brothers homeless

    News day / “I don’t know where I am sleeping tonight as everybody’s house full,” Smith cried. The homeless man said he left home about ten minutes before the fire. By the time he returned home, all that was left was a smouldering pile of rubble. The house had no electricity and Smith said there…

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    Central, Connection learn Champions League rivals

    News day / The draw, conducted by CONCACAF, sorted the 24 participating clubs into eight groups of three for the eighth edition of the continental championship in its current format. W Connection, who will enter their eight CONCACAF campaign, are pooled with CONCACAF debutants, Honduras Progreso of Honduras, and three-time former CONCACAF champions, Pumas of…

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    Safety measures in place at schools

    News day / The voice note was first circulated on the messaging service WhatsApp on Saturday last. In it, a man warned there will be no examinations today and there will be no school for secondary school students as ISIS had planned to blow up schools. In a release, the minister said, “I want to…

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    Hardware & Lumber says developers lagging on trade debt

    Jamaica Gleaner / Some hardware wholesalers and developers are increasingly finding it difficult to pay debts owed to Hardware & Lumber Limited (H&L), pushing three-month receivables at the island’s largest construction retail chain above $103 million. Bills unpaid for three months are up 22 per cent higher year on year at H&L, which operates 10…

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    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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    Grenade seized, manhunt for suspect

    News day / The entire area bordering the PCS Nitrogen plant was cordoned off as attempts were made to flush out the suspect, who up to press time, was believed to be somewhere in the thick and murky mangrove . Police are working on a theory that he could be carrying a black knapsack containing…

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    We continue to sow the seeds of our own diseases

    Jamaica Gleaner / In one of my first meetings with then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, I asked him how the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association could help him. His one request was that we assist in spreading the word about the need for personal responsibility in combating the spread of chik-V. We gladly obliged,…

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    Francis Amair – On Point at Marksman Limited

    Jamaica Gleaner / Francis Amair, regional manager at Marksman Limited, knows the value of keeping customers happy. Having served in varying client relations based positions over the years, he believes in providing customers and clients with realistic expectations and following through with them. This he said will help to build brand loyalty and improve your…

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    Infection may be cause of Alzheimer's disease ? study

    Jamaica Gleaner / Researchers have found that amyloid beta, the hallmark brain protein for dementia, may accumulate as a response to infection, suggesting that Alzheimer’s disease may be caused by the body’s overreaction to certain bacterial threats. In a study published last week in Science Translational Medicine , scientists say their observations could reframe the…

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    ASJA head: No need for exchange of words

    News day / Maharaj made controversial comments at an Indian Arrival Day ceremony in Monday in which he called on Archbishop Harris to, “mind your damn business” when it came to the issue of child marriages as allowed in the Hindu faith. The Hindu Marriage Act allows for males to be married at 18 years…

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    DOCTOR?S APPOINTMENT: Understanding heart disease

    Jamaica Gleaner / Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. Heart disease is the cause of 47 per cent of deaths in Jamaica per year. Heart disease, according to Dr Lisa Hurlock, consultant cardiologist and special guest on the ‘Doctor’s Appointment’ TV show, is any disease or disorder affecting the heart or…

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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;…

Latin America

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