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Portia will be in court if she gets subpoena, says attorney

Earlier today, Supreme Court Judge Lennox Campbell ordered that subpoenas be issued for Simpson Miller and four other PNP members  – party chairman Robert Pickersgill; PNP Region Three chairman, Phillip Paulwell; former PNP general secretary, Colin Campbell, and businessman Norton Hinds  – in the Trafigura matter after a near five year adjournment.
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Continuous rainfall affecting restoration road work in St Thomas

The National Works Agency (NWA) says continuous rainfall in St Thomas is affecting restoration work in the parish. Since last Wednesday the NWA been responding to several incidents of landslides, blocked drains, fallen trees and scoured road...
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Active season - Agencies forecast heavy rains, flooding

Roseau, Dominica:The 2016 hurricane season is expected to be very active, with a forecast of increased rainfall and more flash flooding over the next six months.Based on data and predictions from several world-leading weather agencies, it is...
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Low-income earners could pay $8,800 monthly for mortgage

Come July 1 when the new policy announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness takes effect at the National Housing Trust (NHT), scores of contributors who own land are expected to converge on the housing entity to engage the Trust as they seek to...
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Redeveloped Hampden Wharf to add spice to Falmouth

Immigration Corner | Will my baby be taken away?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I am a young Jamaican female pregnant with my first child. I recently got my US visa and I am planning to visit my sister in the summer. My sister, however, wants me to come when it's closer to...
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Immigration Corner | What should I submit?

Dear Ms Powell,I have an urgent question. I applied for my son under the express-entry system and put that he has an aunt in Canada. He got an invitation to apply and they are now asking for proof that he has an aunt there. What documents can I...
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MoBay hit hard

WESTERN BUREAU:Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United have been slapped with hefty fines amounting to $275,000 by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), arising from the club's protest action leading up to...
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Wilson believes Jamaican athletes will shine in Rio

Maurice Wilson, Jamaica's head track and field coach to the 2012 Olympic Games and the World Championships in 2011 and 2015, is optimistic about the nation's prospects for this...
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Brazil transparency chief under pressure, denies wrongdoing

Leaked recordings of conversations of heavyweight politicians are causing yet more headaches for Brazil's acting president, Michel Temer.His new anti-corruption chief was under pressure to resign on Monday after TV Globo broadcast a recording of him...
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Pan-Jam projecting $6.5b spend on Oceana

Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust and its Canadian partner is shelling out an initial $1.5 billion primarily to ready the first floor of their newly acquired Oceana property on the Kingston waterfront, space which has already been leased to the...
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Great start to Ocho Rios Jazz Festival

It was an ideal start to what promised to be an entertaining week of jazz festival. Invited guests gathered to meet and greet by the Courtyard Marriott Hotel Poolside for the Meet the Stars Cocktail Party over the weekend. The party was the...
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Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

Johnny Depp's Alice Through the Looking Glass bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while X-Men: Apocalypse, debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.The anticipated showdown of...
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Editorial | Phillips takes the high road

We support Peter Phillips' request for the auditor general to investigate the circumstances surrounding the sale of the Oceana hotel in downtown Kingston, as well as the circumstances under which the Government failed to make a call on a bauxite...
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Ronald Thwaites | Housing reform for poor can happen

Let us begin a serious debate on what Desmond McKenzie calls "praass-perty". Delroy Chuck calls it "abundance". Of what, and for whom?For Andrew Holness and Audley Shaw, concluding the Budget Debate last week, prosperity seems to consist of a state...
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Letter of the Day | Investment disciple Lee-Chin must first be baptised

THE EDITOR, Sir:As the newly appointed growth czar, word has emerged that Michael Lee-Chin is appealing to the Jamaican diaspora to invest their money in Jamaica, where, he assures them, they will...
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I support PM's reforms at NHT

THE EDITOR, Sir:Lest it be lost in the din, I am exercising the privilege, once again, of the columns of your newspaper, to say something this time of the efforts of the National Housing Trust (NHT) board, over which I presided from April 2015, to...
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Student burnt alive by ex-boyfriend cop

ROME (AP):A Rome university student was burnt alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday - a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.Sara di Pietrantonio, 22, died before dawn...
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Snowden did 'service', but should still be punished - Holder

WASHINGTON (AP):Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programmes, but he should still return to the United States (US) to stand trial, former US Attorney General Eric Holder said...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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Carib Star Shipping launches new ZIM app and express service

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, represented in Jamaica by exclusive agents, Carib Star Shipping Ltd, recently hosted a Customer Appreciation Breakfast at the Courtleigh Hotel and...
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Corinaldi Primary sparkle in int'l poster competition

Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay, St James, is beaming with excitement after being recently crowned the winner of the top three prizes in the 2016 World Plumbing Council International Poster Contest.The posters of Adrianna Allen and...
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Michelle Parkes | Ladylike traditions that still apply today (Pt 2)

(Part One appeared in last Tuesday's edition of the Western Focus)Manners11. She RSVPs promptly, reads an invitation thoroughly and does not ask for exceptions. She always promptly sends a detailed 'thank you' note to anyone who has shown her...
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