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UWI Offers 2% Discount on Tuition

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus is offering students a discount of 2% on tuition for the 2015/16 academic year. The discount, UWI said in an e-mail to students Friday, is available on conditions. It said for students to qualify for the discount, all fees relating to previous academic years must be paid in full. Additionally, the ...

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$75m Fire At The Montego Bay Shoe Market

Fire early yesterday morning razed a big section of the Old Shoe Market in Montego Bay. About 30 vendors lost their shops, which left losses estimated at j$75m. Some of the affected vendors alleged that the fire was started after one of their female colleagues fell asleep, leaving a burning candle unattended. The fire comes 3 days after a JPS ...

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Usain Bolt Wins London Diamond League Men’s 100m Race

Usain Bolt returned to form by winning the 100 metres in 9.87 seconds at the Diamond League meet in London’s Olympic Stadium yesterday. After a poor start, the Jamaican struggled to break away from the pack but eventually edged Michael Rodgers of the United States by three hundredths of a second. Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica was third in 9.92 and ...

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The Reggae Boyz Beat USA 2-1 And Head To The Goal Cup Finals

For the first time in 12 years, the United States have failed to make the Gold Cup finals. They lost 2-1 to Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz. Vancouver Whitecaps’ Darren Mattocks opened the scoring in the 30th minute, while Houston Dynamo’s Giles Barnes added a second six minutes later with a superb free kick from 20 yards. This is the first time ...

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Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson Wins Women’s 100m Gold at The Pan-Am Games

Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson today won the 100-metre final at the Pan American-Games in Toronto, Canada, in a time of 10.95 seconds. Ecuador’s Angela Tenorio finished second in 10.99 seconds and was followed by Barbara Pierre of the United States, who finished third in a time of 11.01 seconds. Simpson, running out of lane 8, was left behind out of the ...

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Pan-Am Shot Put Gold For Jamaica’s O’Dayne Richards

Commonwealth Games shot put champion, O’Dayne Richards, struck gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Richards won the event in a meet record and season best 21.69 metres. His mark beat the 21.30m set by Canada’s Dylan Armstrong four years ago in Mexico. Timothy Nedow of Canada was second with 20.53m as German Lauro of Argentina threw 20.24m ...

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Gas Prices To Go Down By $1.09

Effective tomorrow 87 and 90 octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $114.13 and $115.79 per litter, respectively, both down by $1.09. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $100.33 per litre following a decrease of $1.60, while ultra-low sulphur diesel will go down by $1.80, and will be sold for $108.38 per litre. Kerosene oil will decrease in ...

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18 Infant, Primary and All-Age Schools To Be Closed in Jamaica Come September

Eighteen infant, primary and all-age schools across Jamaica will not re-open come September. This was disclosed by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites today as he provided details in the House of Representatives on the rationalization of underpopulated schools. The schools to be closed are in rural St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Trelawny, St. Ann, Manchester and Hanover. The ...

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Olympic Jamaican Silver Medallist Shericka Williams Wants To Switch Allegiance To Bahrain

Beijing 2008 Olympic 400m silver medallist Shericka Williams, has applied to the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association, for a switch of national allegiance to the country of Bahrain. If the switch is approved, Shericka will have to wait a year from the date of approval before she can represent her new country, Bahrain. Two other Jamaican athletes Kemarley Brown and Andrew Fisher, ...

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The Reggae Boyz Beat Haiti 1-0 And Head To The Gold Cup Semi-Finals

Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 in their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final knock out football match today. Giles Barnes scored for Jamaica in the seventh minute from a well-worked piece of team play. Jamaica will now meet the USA in the semi-finals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, USA, on Wednesday.

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