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Mick Jagger Says Vybz Kartel is One of His Favorite Rappers

Legendary musician and Rolling Stones’ frontman, Mick Jagger, says incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz kartel and Jay-Z are his favorite rappers. According to the global icon, Vybz Kartel’s language is difficult to understand. However, Vybz Kartel is ‘mad’ with dancehall styles. “My favourite rappers are Vybz Kartel, I like him, and I guess Jay-Z,” Mick Jagger said. The veteran could hardly ...

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VCB Wins 200m in Beijing

Double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown was Jamaica’s lone winner at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Beijing China today. Campbell Brown clocked  22.69s to win the women’s 200 meters. American Kaylin Whitney finished second in 23.06s while Shillonie Calvert was third 23.12s.

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Jamaica on High Alert For Another Mosquito-Borne Disease

Take Precautions but do not panic. That’s the urgent advice from stakeholders in the health sector as Jamaica faces the threat of another serious mosquito-borne disease, the zika virus (ZIKV). With the wounds still fresh from the debilitating impact of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) that rocked Jamaica last year, from which persons are still experiencing long-term effects, Jamaicans are concerned ...

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Lucea Mayor Wynter McIntosh Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

The Mayor of Lucea Wynter McIntosh has pleaded guilty to breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. McIntosh admitted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court this morning that he failed to file statutory declarations for a five-year period between 2007 and 2011. He was fined a total of j$25,000 – j$5,000 for each year – by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith ...

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Marley Foundation Donates j$15m in Equipment To Hospitals

The Robert Marley Foundation has donated $15.4 million in equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the St Ann’s Bay Hospital, and the Women’s Health Network. According to a press release from the foundation, the Bustamante Hospital received two Touchscreen Patient Monitors, two Mobile Stands with Baskets, four Aneroid Mobile and Desktop Blood Pressure Units, one ...

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Jamaica Passport Fees To Increase

Passport fees will increase as of next Tuesday, May 26, the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency announced yesterday. The cost of a regular adult passport will move from j$4,500 to j$6,500, while the passport for a minor will move from j$2,700 to j$4,000. Replacing lost passports for adults will cost j$11,500 (up from j$9,500) and j$7,000 (up from j$5,700) for ...

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Gas Prices To Go Up By $0.57 Cents

Effective tomorrow 87 and 90 octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $113.89 and $115.55 per litre respectively, both up by $0.57 cents. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $107.63 per litre following an increase of $2.82, while ultra-low sulphur diesel will go up by $1.53, and will be sold for $117.02 per litre. Kerosene oil will increase ...

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Usain Bolt Owns An iPhone 6 Worth £2.3m Pounds

Jamaica’s Track and Field’s Superstar Usain Bolt is among the owner of the most expensive iPhone 6 which is presently on sale for £2.3 million pounds. The phone is not only made up of 25 caret gold, it is encrusted with countless tiny diamonds. The company behind the outrageous design which sees the Apple logo made up of diamonds as ...

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Digicel Zero is Here

Digicel Jamaica broke new ground in the local telecommunications market with the launch of Digicel Zero, a product that will see customers getting all Digicel calls for free with the purchase of a three-day data plan. Digicel Zero is the simplest and most attractive offer ever launched in the telecommunication giant’s 14-year history. “We’re in the business of keeping our ...

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JPS Light Bills To Drop By 7% This Month

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says electricity consumers are now paying US $0.25 cents (J$14.47) per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which the light and power company said is the lowest electricity rate since 2010. “The dramatic reduction in overall energy cost is due to lower fuel charges, as well as the improved efficiency of the JPS generating units,” the company said in ...

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