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Over 200 pounds of ganja seized at port

The police say investigations are continuing into the seizure of over 200 pounds of ganja at the Port of Kingston last week Thursday. Approximately 222 pounds of ganja was found concealed in an export container. The police say the drug has a...
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Bunting defends previous FLA board, accuses JLP of playing politics

Opposition MP Peter Bunting has rejected suggestions that while he was National Security Minister, the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) granted gun permits under questionable circumstances.  Bunting further says he’s confident that...
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UHWI under threat! - Overcrowding could cost hospital its accreditation to train doctors, nurses

Administrators at Jamaica's only teaching hospital, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), are fearful that it may lose this designation because of the chronic overcrowding at the facility.The 579-bed facility is bursting at its seams,...
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Quallo changes tone - Top cop, JCF accept West Kgn commission report

In an apparent attempt to quell tensions around the recent release of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) administrative review of its role in the 2010 operation in Tivoli Gardens, Police Commissioner George Quallo has declared, in no uncertain...
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Jewel Paradise Cove: a rejuvenating experience

Church delivers with back to school fair despite delays - A welcome helping hand from Hope Gospel

When Reverend Dr Peter Garth called a shipping agent last Monday to check on his package of 2,512 bags to host the Hope Gospel Assembly annual back-to-school fair, he was told that it would be impossible to get the shipment in time for the event...
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Ministry taking steps to secure students

Increased cooperation with the police and a comprehensive bus system are two of the measures to be introduced by the Ministry of Education as it moves to increase the security of students when the new school year begins,Education Minister Ruel Reid...
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Bittersweet day for Jamaicans in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England:IT WAS a day of mixed fortunes for the Jamaican athletes at the Birmingham leg of the IAAF Diamond League as some of them tried to make up ground for a poor showing, by their standards, at the recently concluded IAAF World...
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Holder: We have to remain confident

BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC):Under-fire West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his players not to lose confidence despite their embarrassing innings defeat inside three days in the day/night opening Test at Edgbaston.The Caribbean side were rolled...
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UGLI conquers disease

One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...
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FLOW Jamaica to spend $10b on service upgrades

Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, plans to connect more than 200 communities with improved 4G mobile and digital cable services this year...
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Cold world for local comedians

They have been part of Jamaica's entertainment industry for many years, having brought laughter to homes and at events both locally and internationally.However, practitioners are of the opinion that their jobs are not taken seriously when compared...
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'Annabelle: Creation' offers cheap scares

The fourth film in the 'Conjuring' universe, Annabelle: Creation, takes the horrifying tale of the haunted doll back to its roots.Though, if you expected the origin of this nightmare to be anything more than a painstaking venture, be gone all ye who...
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Editorial | Great possibilities in training cops at Mona

The agreement signed last week by the Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona for the training of police personnel is, on the face of it, a good thing. The aim, insofar as we understand the public declarations, is to accelerate a...
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Jaevion Nelson | Spare PATH beneficiaries red tape

It is rather inconsiderate that people who are on PATH (the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education) have to reapply every four years to continue receiving financial support from the Government. Failure to do so, according to the...
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Letter of the Day | Shaneke Williams sympathisers misguided

Shaneke Williamssympathisers misguidedTHE EDITOR, Sir:Efforts to shame those who have insisted that Shaneke Williams, the former Miss Jamaica World (MJW) contestant, be removed from the competition are reprehensible and cowardly. Further, to suggest...
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Trump beyond redemption

THE EDITOR, Sir:Finally, President Trump's Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde character is very visible now for those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear.His KKK and neo-Nazi credentials are now on full display for all the world to see and hear - well,...
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Hospital officials: Nearly 500 dead in mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP):Churches across Sierra Leone held special services yesterday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected.More...
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Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

LAS VEGAS (AP):Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.Publicist Candi Cazau said Lewis passed away yesterday...
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Nothing wrong with a little bump and grind

Have you ever seen the picture of a man running away from his pregnant wife screaming, 'I poked the baby'? That is good for laughs but the truth is, sex during pregnancy is no joke. It can lead to an exploration of your flexibility while heightening...
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'Twas Trending ... highs and lows of IAAF World Championships

This week on 'Twas Trending, we have World Championships and a Wal-Mart glitch.  Farewell Bolt! Many Jamaicans were holding out for a gold, but the fastest man in history had to settle for a bronze. But that didn't seem to matter to...
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