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The Vibes Master ‘Jerry D’ Leaves RJR Radio

Radio disc jock and self-proclaimed Vibes Master Jerry D has parted company with RJR 94FM. Jerry D — whose given name is Jerry Davy and host of Vibes 360 — confirmed the separation, which occurred last week Friday. “There was a difference in perspectives. Like any family, we saw things differently and they had to make a judgement call, and ...

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Digicel To Eliminate Cheaper Prepaid Call Rates

Telecommunication company Digicel is to eliminate the cheaper off-peak and weekend rates for its prepaid customers starting on Tuesday. In a newspaper advertisement, Digicel said as of Tuesday, it will also eliminate its Brawta Plan, the Gimme 5 Extra Plan, the $2.49 plan and the double-bubble plan. Prepaid customers on the Brawta Plan will instead be transferred to the Gimme ...

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Warren Buffett To Buy Duracell From Procter & Gamble

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble, a deal that comes less than a month after the consumer-products giant said it would shed the asset. Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate that owns insurance, railroad, retailers and other businesses, said it expects the deal to close by the end of the second half ...

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5,000 Dead From Ebola Across Eight Countries

More than 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus, marking a macabre waypost that coincides with the disease’s return to Mali and a pickup in its spread in Sierra Leone, according to a status update released yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola has killed 5,160 out of 14,098 people infected across eight countries, according to the group’s ...

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Honda Recalls 170K Cars Over Exploding Airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because the airbags might explode when deployed. Five models are covered in the recall, which includes cars sold across Asia, Europe and Oceania, a Honda spokesman confirmed. None of the affected models were sold in the United States. This is now Honda’s tenth recall related to the airbag issue, affecting more than six ...

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Gas Prices To Go Down By $0.87 Cents

Effective tomorrow 87 and 90 octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $112.56 and $114.21 per litre, respectively, both down $0.87 cents. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $112.37 per litre after a decrease of $1.20, while ultra-low sulphur diesel will go down by $0.95 cents, and will be sold for $119.32 per litre. Kerosene oil will decrease ...

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Kobe Bryant Breaks NBA Missed Shot Record

Kobe Bryant has missed more shots in the regular season than any other player in NBA history. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Celtics legend Jon Havlicek’s record (13,147) during Tuesday night’s game against the Grizzlies. Bryant eclipsed passed Havlicek’s mark in 18 fewer games. The record-breaking miss came on a mid-range jump shot in the fourth quarter. Bryant, 36, ...

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OUR Rejects JPS Increase Request & Suggests a Rate Cut

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has rejected a request for a 21% tariff increase by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). According to a government source, the OUR is instead proposing a rate cut of up to 4%. The OUR and the light and power company have declined to comment on the issue, saying only that the JPS’ tariff review ...

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Jamaica Cruise Ship Arrivals up 10%

Jamaica welcomed 916,300 cruise passengers between January and September, a 10% increase over the same period last year, a result of Disney and MSC cruise lines diverting from storm-affected islands. “Both Disney and MSC came to Jamaica in summer, which did not happen last year,” William Tatham, head of cruises at the Port Authority of Jamaica, said in a phone ...

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Jamaica is Now Seaching For Oil

In five to eight years, Jamaica should know if it has enough oil and gas to allow for commercial production, Tullow Oil plc officials said yesterday. The Irish oil and gas exploration company will put up an initial us$60 million to finance the exploratory phase in the search for the valuable commodities. The majority of that amount is earmarked as ...

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