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Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Clinic, St Christopher School for the Deaf to benefit from $50m raised at Sigma run

The Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and the St Christopher’s School for the Deaf are the beneficiaries of the $50 million raised at the 20th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run. President and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica,...
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Search under way for killer of 14-y-o girl in Granville, St James

A probe is under way into the killing of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, whose body was found in an abandoned house in Granville, St James.  Her body was found about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. It had wounds to the face.  The killing...
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Warning for women! - Men posing as taxi drivers on rape spree

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...
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Punishing the pervs - More and more sexual offenders being convicted

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for...
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Hailey’s horror! - Family needs $31m to save the life of baby born with rare genetic disorder

January 16 was a day of celebration for Sanika Splatt as she gave birth to a daughter she named Hailey Baker, but her joy was short-lived as it was soon discovered that Hailey was born with a rare genetic disorder and had to be placed on a life support machine...
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Overseas-based player hits out - Netballer slams non-selection for Sunshine Girls squad

Another national netballer has come out swinging after she was not named in the squad for the upcoming Quad Series and the Commonwealth Games."I think the selectors don't like me, and once they don't like you, it doesn't matter how well you are...
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That brilliant run by Calabar

Overcome by pride and joy, coach Michael Clarke was in no mood to talk after his Calabar High School team made history in the 4x400 metres at the Corporate Area Championships in Kingston last Friday.Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor, Shemar...
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Real estate enters 'quasi sellers market' - Inventory and sales on the rise

Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors' Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units.Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales."...
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IDT awards $17m to former AIJCFA employees

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has awarded a total of $17 million to be shared by two former employees, who it ruled were both unjustifiably dismissed by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) about 18 months ago.The three...
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One iconic event - Annual concert projected to pull in reggae pilgrims

The theme of last year's Reggae Month was 'Reggae Mek Yah', emphasising Jamaica as the point of origin for not only reggae, but of all the Jamaican music forms reggae has become a catch-all name for, among them ska, rocksteady, dancehall and dub.The...
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Story of the Song | 'She Boom' has 'Girlie Girlie' connection

In his 1986 song She Boom, Mallory Williams sings about a woman called 'Poochie Lou', whose dancing sets the Rae Town Sunday night oldies session alight, so much so that "dem tun off de soun' fi she sekkle down/Coulden sekkle down she come fi mash...
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Editorial | Put new rev into security summit

Nothing in Jamaica is more impatient of national consensus as a strategic plan for tackling crime and public disorder. The data insist upon this fact.In 2017, there were 1,616 murders in Jamaica, which means that 60 persons were killed for every 100...
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Daniel Thwaites | There were ninety and nine

Flogging has been off the books for quite some time now, and it's clear that the judiciary was reluctant to have to legislate from the Bench and reintroduce it on such short notice, and for no less a person than the prime minister. But as the...
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Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP):Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead last week, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Lawmakers have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session...
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Georgia school to drug-test with hair

COLUMBUS, Ga (AP):A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students.The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be...
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Getting educated on conserving wetlands, sustaining ecosystems

Forty students from two St Andrew schools had a chance to get a heads-up and a hands-down on marine ecosystems and their importance.'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future' was the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018, observed on Friday, February 2,...
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Wide angle of storytelling - Michelle Serieux appointed as Filmmaker in Residence at The Department of Literatures in English

When lights come on, cameras roll, and the action unfolds learning becomes fun. Michelle Serieux, the newly appointed Filmmaker in Residence at The Department of Literatures in English, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, plans to...
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Toyota delivers on memorable outing

Last Sunday, Toyota Jamaica held its first excursion of the year, where TJAM 4x4 Club members were invited to a day of fun. The Toyota team had invitees waking up early, with the option of meeting them at their headquarters on Spanish Town Road at 7...
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The Tiguan has grown up

Picture that iconic scene of a beautiful horse rearing up with the rider before settling down to a full gallop, and you'll understand the feeling I got when I put the 2018 VW Tiguan into sport mode and urged it on with my right foot. For this test,...
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Lennie Little-White | Bring back Dudus, bring back Reneto!

Believe it or not, those are words emanating either from street corners or grilled verandas in the suburbs where doom and despair have invaded the collective consciousness of ordinary citizens.How does one explain the extremes in the growing cry for...
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Martin Henry | No catch for empty 'Thrown' Speech

We were once again, last Thursday, regaled with another Throne Speech.But what did Her Majesty's representative say again last year? Who remembers anything about that?The Throne Speech, if it is to go beyond platitudinous ceremony, should be...
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Dear Doc | Best sex ever, how can I get him back?

Q Dear Doc, I am a 38-year-old, single mom with a teenage daughter. I am in love with this man I met at a party on the north coast. We had sex and it was the best I've ever had. I climaxed around four times...
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A great love story

WESTERN BUREAU:Last Saturday afternoon, Kate Searby and Grant Garton laid the first block of their love story, after 'pouring the cement' three years ago.Searby, the granddaughter of the late John Rollins, founder of Rose Hall...
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