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Rick Ross Pulled From Reggae Sumfest Due To Legal Battles

American hip hop artiste Rick Ross will not be appearing at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, this year. The rapper, who is currently facing kidnapping and assault charges in the United States, has been dropped from the festival’s line-up due to what is referred to as “circumstances beyond the control of [the] organisers”. “Rick Ross is unable to ...

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Massive Snake Found in Garlands St. James

A huge snake was found in a banana field in Garlands, in the hills near to Maroon Town, St. James yesterday. The Snake a Jamaican Yellow Boa appears to be shedding. It is quite rare to discover a big snake in Jamaica. A 7-foot Yellow Boa was found in Black Rock, Portland last year. There are seven species of snakes ...

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JPS Employs 100 Students For The Summer

100 students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island commenced their seven-week summer employment with JPS on Monday, in a Summer Employment Programme valued at j$4 Million. As JPS continues to play its part in the development of Jamaica’s youth, the company has over the years employed students during the summer. The Students will be placed at JPS locations ...

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Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains Now a World Heritage Site

Jamaica made history today, with the country’s renowned Blue and John Crow Mountains being inscribed to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List. This is Jamaica’s first world heritage site. Jamaica now joins the list of iconic sites such as the Great Wall of China, The Pyramids of Giza Egypt , The Taj Mahal of India and Acropolis of Athens, Great Barrier ...

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Rafael Nadal Knocked Out of Wimbledon By Jamaican-German Dustin Brown

Rafael Nadal fell to another early exit at Wimbledon today — this time to 102nd-ranked Jamaican-German Dustin Brown. Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Dustin, who frustrated the Spaniard throughout with his aggressive serve-and-volley style. Before Wimbledon, Brown had only won back-to-back matches on the ATP tour once this year, reaching the quarterfinals in Doha.

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Jamaican Government To Ban Smoking of Ganja While Driving

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Dr. Morais Guy, said a provision is to be added to the Road Traffic Act to prohibit smoking of ganja while driving. He said if a person smokes ganja while driving or in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or other public place, he or she would be fined J$10,000. ...

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Grace Recalls Batches of Baked Beans

GraceKennedy Limited has announced the recall of nine batches of its Grace Baked Beans produced at its Grace Food Processors Canning Division. A release from the company yesterday said the recall affects the 300 gram cans with the following can codes: 15JU121GD BK BB 2016/12/12 15JU112 GD BK BB 2016/12/11 15JU111 GD BK BB 2016/12/11 15JU102 GD BK BB 2016/12/10 ...

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Gas Prices To Go Up By $0.74 Cents

Effective tomorrow E10-90 gasoline will cost $117.67 and E10-87 gasoline will cost $116.02 per litre, both will increase in price by $0.74 cents. Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel will cost $114.33 a litre after dropping by $0.44, the price of Diesel will go up by $0.32 and will sell for $105.74. Kerosene will decrease in price by $0.44 and cost $102.54. ...

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Cuba is The First Country To ​Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

The World Health Organisation has validated Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis. Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General said in a statement Tuesday that:  “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation.” “Eliminating transmission of ...

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PopCaan Hits #2 on Billboard Reggae Chart

PopCaan has landed in the #2 position on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart. Poppi who was last week ranked #15, is today in the #2 position for the album “Where We Come From” after a 17 week run on the chart. Bob Marley and the Wailers occupy the top spot with Easy Skanking in Boston 78. Other Jamaicans in ...

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