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Jamaican To Head US Defense Intelligence Agency

United States Marine Corps Major General Vincent R Stewart will assume duties as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) on Friday, the DIA has announced on its website. Major General Stewart, a Jamaican who attended Kingston College and who entered the Marine Corps ...

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Jamaican Government Owes Huge JPS Bill

It has been revealed that the Jamaican Government and a long list of its agencies and departments have racked up j$5.2 billion in unpaid electricity bills. The debt is owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) by more than 4,500 government and quasi government institutions. A government source told RJR News that agency heads continue to express concern about ...

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Sister Nancy’s Bam Bam Tops iTunes Charts

Bam Bam, a three decade-old single from deejay Sister Nancy, is receiving a new lease on life. It currently holds the number one spot on the iTunes Reggae Top 100 Chart. Recorded in the mid-1980s for producer Winston Riley, the track is from the album One Two. Bam Bam is one of two Jamaican songs on the soundtrack of the ...

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There Was No Attempt To Kill Vybz Kartel

The Police are dismissing claims that attempts are being made at the Horizon prison in Kingston to kill incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel. Rumors have been swirling that attempts at poisoning the popular DJ have been made. Head of Kingston Western Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor said that he is aware of the rumours and made checks but all ...

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RJR Foundation’s Sportsman & Sportswoman Are

After toiling in the vineyard, Alia Atkinson became the third swimmer to win the coveted RJR Sports Foundation’s National Sportswoman of the Year Award, while boxer Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters emulated Bunny Grant and Mike McCallum to notch the Sportsman of the Year Crown, as they were announced winners at the Gala function held at the Pegasus Hotel last night. ...

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Ackee & Saltfish Ranks 2nd Most Favorite Food

Jamaica’s very own national dish, Ackee & Saltfish, is ranked second on a list of 10 favorite or national dishes which are popular with residents and forms part of a country’s identity. National Geographic, which did the rankings, says such dishes are an essential experience for visitors. Heading the list of popular or national dishes are hamburgers, identified with the ...

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Kaci Fennell Makes Yahoo’s Celebrity Photo of The Day

Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, on Wednesday, was featured in Yahoo’s celebrity photo of the day. Kaci posted the update below on her Facebook page.. “Look who’s in the center of Yahoo Celebrity #PhotoOftheDay! Nuh Kim big ‘daughta’. Lol #MissJamica #MissUniverse #TeamKaci #Fenmade”

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Gas Prices To Go Down By $3.03

Effective tomorrow 87 and 90 octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $88.90 and $90.56 per litre respectively, down down by $3.03. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $90.84 per litre following a decrease of $3.56, while ultra-low sulphur diesel will go down by $1.86, and will be sold for $99.38 per litre. Kerosene oil will decrease in ...

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JDF Soldiers To Get New-Look Uniform

When next you see a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier in operation, he will be in a new-look uniform. The JDF is expected to unveil, today, a new digital combat uniform (DCU) to replace the existing disrupted pattern material (DPM) camouflage uniform that it has worn since 1992. The new uniform, which the JDF says will become standard issue tomorrow, ...

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DHL Opens $30-m Call Centre in Jamaica

Courier service DHL Jamaica has set up a $30-million call centre that employs 20 new staff. The Caribbean Telesales Centre started operations on Monday with the remit of seeking new business from 26 countries in the Caribbean. “It’s all about selling on the phone. So we do all the inbound and outbound [calls] where we are selling… DHL services,” stated ...

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