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Miss Jamaica World 2017 Solange Sinclair is seen at Expo Jamaica, the Caribbean's premier trade exposition, at National Arena wearing a modern take on the traditional Jamaican bandana, designed by Courtney Washington, on Saturday.

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Friends, a bredrin dream about a groups of boys (11) drowning (3) at sea (24, 22) so it was no surprise when the pastor (29) declared at the end of the service that he felt the need to pray for the young boys in the church. God (26) certainly works in mysterious ways.

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Jamaica Observer readers have made it plain they are fully with Meghan Markle, the first black royal bride-to-be, after her half-brother Thomas Markle launched a blistering verbal attack on her late last week.In the first batch of 55 readers who responded to a story on the attack, only three persons sided with the sibling who accused Prince Harry's American fiancée of forgetting “her roots and her family” and “acting phony”.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — A crucial ruling by St James Parish Judge Sandria Wong Small in the case of the three police personnel charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations in relation to the death of then St James resident Mario Deane in 2014 has been delayed.

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Three-year-old Raymond Young gives his great great grandmother Rosa Young a kiss as she celebrates her 100th birthday yesterday at Morningside Resort in Havendale. Looking on is the centenarian's niece Gloria Chin. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Some 7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 per cent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, Government figures showed yesterday. In 2017, the figure stood at 6,406 violent deaths, according to the Mexican security services.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Chief organiser, Thelma Bartley says the recent staging of the annual Central Jamaica Youth Leadership Breakfast went well. The breakfast programme is aimed at promoting positives values, attitudes and civic pride among young people.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Garfield Green, a dream has evolved into a virtual crusade. He wants Mandeville to be “the commercial hub for central Jamaica and for it to be established [as] the central city of Jamaica” — the nation's third city behind Kingston and Montego Bay, no less.

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Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is giving the assurance that the Government is making every effort in ensuring that the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is fully rehabilitated and restored.He said when completed, the facility, which is located in St James, will be a genuine teaching hospital, with all the required referral services.

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Ed Bartlett is upbeat that Jamaica could start welcoming non-stop flights from Peru after a meeting with senior executives of LATAM, the largest airline conglomerate in Latin America.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The mission statement for Spalding High School promises to provide “rich” educational opportunities.At an appreciation function at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville earlier this month, former principal Alphansus Davis was honoured for his substantial effort in ensuring the accomplishment of that goal.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Fuelled by an all-consuming dedication for development through sports, the late Patrick Anderson made a long and fruitful contribution to Jamaican sport, especially track and field, football and cricket over many decades.Anderson died earlier this month at age eighty-four after a period of illness.

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Former executive director of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Geraldine Foster died last Thursday in Crawfordville, Georgia, USA. Having practised as an attorney in competition law for a number of years in the United States, she returned to Jamaica and joined the FTC as senior counsel in 1993 and was elevated to the top position as executive director in 1995.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica, Pastor Glen Samuels, has challenged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to stand like the brave, build integrity, and treat all people with respect.

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched yesterday.The stricter new policy also aims to tackle how rich countries contribute to corruption in the developing world by failing to prevent bribery and money laundering, or by allowing anonymous corporate ownership.

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Senior Government minister Audley Shaw says that the Administration is working on introducing a third tier of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) — the micro level — to accommodate small companies earning up to $50 million.

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ACCUSED murderer Mervin Cameron, the first prisoner to successfully sue the State for keeping him too long in custody without being tried, is asking for $35 million in damages following his landmark victory in the Constitutional Court last month.The court ruled that Cameron's right to be tried within a reasonable time was violated under section 14 (3) and that he is to be awarded damages.Cameron has been incarcerated for five years.

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Today is the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1985: The Coca-Cola Co announces it is changing the secret formula for Coke. Negative public reaction forces the company to resume selling the original version. OTHER EVENTS1533: Catholic Church inquiry declares marriage of Catherine of Aragon to England's King Henry VIII void.

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A young woman who was arrested in connection with the cloning of Police Commissioner Antony Anderson's credit card and the theft of more than $1.3 million from his account over a week was remanded when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week.Anneesa Currie, 19, was remanded on charges of conspiracy, uttering forged documents, and obtaining goods and services by forged documents.

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Patrons at the popular Eviction Bar in Santa Cruz eagerly leaned forward on their stools.In what had been a pulsating first 25 minutes, Manchester City — on the brink of securing the English Premier League football title — had just gone 2-0 ahead of hosts Tottenham Hotspurs.

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SEVERAL residents in Barbican, St Andrew say they have not been compensated for their land even as work, which began last September, continues on the US$4.4-million upgrade of Barbican Road.The residents, the majority asking not to be named, described the road upgrade as a nuisance in their everyday life.

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — Days of clashes between protesters and security forces in Nicaragua have killed at least 24 people, a rights group said yesterday, as looting also gripped parts of the Central American country.The unrest erupted Wednesday over pension reforms, with students a prominent group.

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The Jamaican arm of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, was officially launched last week with three events held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston from Wednesday to Friday.The first event was a luncheon on Wednesday, followed by a press breakfast the following day, after which the official launch was held Thursday night.

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NASHVILLE, United States (AP) — A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and shot four people to death before dawn yesterday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the assailant's weapon away.

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AFP) — At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued yesterday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said.In the first operation, “a coastguard patrol... was able to rescue 83 illegal migrants and recovered 11 bodies in a rubber boat five nautical miles northeast of Sabratha”, navy spokesman General Ayoub Kacem told AFP.

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Four hundred and forty-two murders have been committed across Jamaica between January 1 and April 21 of this year, a 5.2 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year when 420 were killed.According to the latest statistics compiled...

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With an almost capacity crowd, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, attending yesterday's final day of Expo Jamaica 2018 at the National Area and National Indoor Sports Centre, satisfied Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) officials said...

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With the issue of climate change taking sharp focus on the global stage, at least one local expert is sounding an ominous warning that Jamaica's airports and others in the Caribbean could be at risk due to rising sea levels.Addressing a public...

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A mere six months into its operations and Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park Ltd copped the 2016 Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association award for attraction of the year, besting the likes of world-renowned ice cream purveyor Devon House, Dolphin...

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While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government...

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The man who caused panic at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Thursday, brandishing his licensed firearm inside the institution, has claimed that he was physically assaulted by the bank's security and felt threatened...

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For longstanding ice cream purveyors Crazy Jim, Expo Jamaica 2018 is proving to be the ideal springboard into the retail market, which it will now supply with 11 premium gold flavours.One of the more popular exhibitors at the four-day show-and-tell...

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC's Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The...