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Opposition disappointed with delay of stakeholders meeting on crime and national security

The Opposition says it is extremely disappointed that tomorrow's meeting with stakeholders to discuss national security and crime has been delayed.  The Government and the Opposition met last week and agreed to hold the talks. Full...
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Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit vote defeat

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and leading to a no-confidence vote in her government. Moments...
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Petrojam Takeover close - Gov't ready with legislation to reclaim Venezuela shares in state-owned oil refinery

Amid calls by the parliamentary Opposition for the Government to reconsider its decision, the special legislation being crafted to sanction the decision by the Andrew Holness administration to retake Venezuela's stake in Jamaica's state-owned oil...
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Ja must be wary of Chinese investments, say BBC journalists

It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in citizens.In an exclusive interview with The Gleaner earlier this week at its Kingston...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards - L'Acadco: Training the dancing body from thought to finish

L'Acadco: training the dancing body from thought to finishON THE AWARD: "I want to thank the RJRGLEANER Group for this recognition as it is for me a special honour. I have had a relationship with The Gleaner. You cannot run a dance company and not...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Arts & Culture (Special Award): Lorna Goodison - Telling Jamaica's story through poetry

She is now one of the greatest! Accomplished author and Jamaica's first female Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, is considered one of the best Caribbean poets of her generation. Her impressive body of work continues to highlight the scenes and culture...
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Awards will boost Reggae Girlz - Menzies

After being named the top female football coach in the region and seeing his girls being recognised for the most outstanding performance of the year, Hugh Menzies, head coach of Jamaica's senior women's football team, the Reggae Girlz, is expecting...
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On the hunt - Dunbeholden seek Mount Pleasant scalp in RSPL showdown

Coach of high-riding Red Stripe Premier League club Dunbeholden, Michael Cohen, said they will be looking to continue their good run of results when they go up against big-spending Mount Pleasant at Royal Lakes Complex this afternoon, starting at 3....
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The shutdown today: Trump says he'll 'never, ever back down' - What's up with the - partial government shutdown on Day 25:

WHAT'S NEWWith the US government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump is rejecting a short-term legislative fix and digging in for a fight, declaring he will "never, ever back down".Air travellers endured waits of more than an hour to...
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Rebel Salute opens up Herb Curb

Rebel Salute's Herb Curb free for allIf you're without a ticket to this weekend's Rebel Salute, don't worry; you won't miss out on one of the highlights of this year's festival - The Herb Curb Conference. This year's instalment of the Herb Curb...
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You cannot contain what you are

GlassGlass brings together the narratives of M. Night Shyamalan's blockbusters (Unbreakable and Split) in one explosive thriller. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn, as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his...
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Johnson Smith can make foreign affairs sexy

Foreign policy has traditionally been viewed as stuffy, complicated and indigestible, the kind of topic that occupies academics and diplomats at high tea in a snooze fest. In fact, it's often been the retirement home of a greying class of political...
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Spurn Tallawahs' entitlement

The Government should not be cowed by the intimidatory tactics of the Jamaica Tallawahs, a private cricket franchise that happens to benefit from this country's name but is owned by Florida-based businessman Kris Persaud.Sport Minister Olivia Grange...
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Give KPH respect

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica mourns the loss of Zandrea Bailey, a top 10 finalist in the 2014 Miss Universe Jamaica competition. In a Gleaner interview published in 2014, Zandrea told the enthralling story of her battle with the dreaded autoimmune...
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Police chief's SOE logic appalling

THE EDITOR, Sir:Police Commissioner Antony Anderson's defence (Gleaner, 9/1/19) of the mass detentions in St James last year was a disappointment to many. They overlooked the fact that that kind of policing had to have had his approval all along (as...
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New migrant caravan sets out for the US

SAN PEDRO SULA (AP):Hundreds of Hondurans trekked out of a violent northern city yesterday, part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States or Mexico, following in the path of another group last year that US President Donald...
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Explaining the 'backstop' - a sticking point in debate

LONDON (AP):Much of the opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union is about the 'backstop' - a provision designed to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between Northern Ireland, which is part of the...
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Dr Alfred Dawes | Effective weight loss without surgery

Obesity is a disease just like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Once your weight for your height (body mass index - BMI) is high enough, your chances of losing and keeping off the weight are five to 10 per cent. At this point, the best...
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Fit 4 Life | Healthy for the holidays greasing the grooves of fitness

With the holidays in full swing, planning is the best thing you can do for your health and fitness. Chances are, you are going to be making new year's resolutions anyway, so why not put some thought into them? Instead of the usual, 'I will...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, had has a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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Veronica Campbell-Brown announces pregnancy

Jamaica’s sprint sensation Veronica Campbell-Brown is expecting her first child. Campbell Brown, 36, made the announcement on her Instagram page this morning in a post with a photo of her and her husband Omar Brown on a beach. "We look...
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