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Four J'cans nabbed in US ICE sweep of 105 foreigners in NJ

Four Jamaicans are among 105 foreign nationals who were arrested during a series of operations conducted by the United States (US) Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) across the state of New Jersey last week. According to ICE, the four...
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UPDATE: Trelawny school principal found, reunited with family

The female principal of a school in Trelawny who was reported missing has been found. The police say 52-year-old Ilna Greyson, also called Ingrid, of a Bounty Hall address, who was reported missing on Friday, has been...
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Wheatley's woes grow! - Former energy minister says AG's findings left him hurt, humbled and backing calls for forensic probe into $5.2b oil loss

Dr Andrew Wheatley, who held the energy portfolio for most of the past two years, has expressed disappointment and pain at the damning findings by the Auditor General's Department (AGD) into the operations of Petrojam.According to Wheatley, while...
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Party payback - Wheatley looking to return US$1,000 used to buy birthday cake and more

Stung by the public criticisms that followed a disclosure that some $1.5 million was spent by Petrojam to throw him a surprise birthday party, former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is in talks with friends and backers about paying back the money...
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Family Resorts in demand for Christmas, but Jamaicans are late bookers!

Problems in St William Grant Park - Hospital data shows several serious crimes not reported to the police

The green oasis in the heart of downtown Kingston, St William Grant Park, is emerging as one of the main crime hotspots in the area but much of the incidents are occurring below the police radar as they are not being reported to the cops.Using the...
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Giving 'Full' backing! - Former national striker urges more support for Girlz

Former national striker Ricardo Fuller says that corporate Jamaica and the Government should give all possible financial support to the senior national women's team for them to have the best possible chance of doing well in the World Cup in France...
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Price optimistic despite tough Women's World Cup group

Now that the draw for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France is complete, the technical staff for Jamaica's senior women's football team is assiduously seeking friendly international matches to properly prepare for the opponents they will face in...
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Former actuary sues Guardian Life

Insurance company Guardian Life Limited and its former vice-president and actuary, Catherine Allen, are locked in a legal battle in a claim she filed for wrongful dismissal.The case also involves Guardian's decision to tap $1.25 billion of its...
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Return on equities outpacing forex investments again

The returns on local equities more than doubled returns on foreign currency investments during the September quarter, the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, has reported.Equities delivered 14 per cent return over the quarter compared to six per cent for hard...
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Witness says America was unfair to Buju

Stephanie Black, one of the three persons called by the defence in Buju Banton's drug trial in 2011, says that she is ashamed of her country's justice system. Black, a film-maker, and entertainers Gramps Morgan and Stephen Marley were character...
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The brains behind the frame: Young Creatives immortalise Jamaican artistes

Documenting Jamaican artistes on tour is not a new concept. Artistic director Neville Garrick became a close friend of reggae jewel Bob Marley, during the 1970s and 1980s, and often travelled with him, capturing some of the most prolific and...
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Editorial | Fortuitous timing of Petrojam price debate

Jamaicans are appropriately outraged at the auditor general's revelation that Petrojam's pricing committee either made no minutes of meetings or didn't keep its records, or worse, wilfully hid them from her investigators.The cause of this newspaper'...
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Yvonne McCalla Sobers | Youth and ganja: resolving mixed messages

A youth in his early 20s, Carlton (not his real name) lost a job opportunity because a drug test showed traces of ganja in his system. Until now, he had no idea that ganja would remain in the blood for so long, especially as he smoked it on rare...
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Protesters demand action against warming climate at UN talks

KATOWICE (AP):Thousands of people from around the world marched yesterday through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's United Nation's climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming....
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Rap concert stampede leaves 6 dead, more than 50 injured

CORINALDO (AP):A stampede at a rap concert in an over-crowded Italian disco killed five teenagers early yesterday along with a 39-year-old woman who had taken her young daughter to the event.Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in...
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Japanese students experience Jamaican warmth

"I met so many Jamaican people, and I felt their kindness during my stay in Jamaica," said Yukino Tsubokura, a 17-year-old student from Yonago High School in Tottori prefecture in Japan. She and her nine classmates had a chance to visit the island...
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Passing of an era - Remembering K. Patrick Byles

There are seldom occasions and there are rarely people to describe that put one at a loss for words - where similes and attributes seem to lose their sheen. Perhaps, in essence it would be akin to trying to match the intensity of sunlight with a...
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Mazda MX-5 the ultimate roadster

From its inception in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has been a hit with auto enthusiasts as it reminds many persons of sports cars made in the 1950s and '60s, like the Lotus Elan. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was small and fun as it stuck to its design credo...
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8-day year end auto sale event kicks off tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, December 10, car lovers and fanatics can take advantage of The Gleaner Company's annual eight-day auto sale event, just in time for the holidays!Confirmed for this year's sale are industry giants Stewarts Automotives Group, ATL...
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Imani Duncan-Price | State capture and corruption: Where is Jamaica going?

You ever feel like you're living in a movie? I just returned from Cape Town where I completed a course sponsored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on development, inequality and sustainability. The challenges faced by the South African...
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Gordon Robinson | Petroscam tip of the iceberg

Jamaicans are all hot and bothered over the recent auditor general's Petrojam report.For sure, after reading the articles of the report only (no pictures), PNP has exposed a huge erection Playboy magazine publishers would've been proud to have...
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Garold Hamilton: Overcoming adversity, achieving success

Noted Engineer-turned-author Garold Hamilton's life is an inspirational story of resilience, perseverance, and breaking down countless barriers to achieve immense success.Hailing from the small...
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Balling it for Christmas with Camp TFA

Lewis Grizzard once said, "The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity." Echoing this sentiment locally, by...
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