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Rebel Salute | General Trees’ eldest daughter makes a ‘forward’, with no slackness

It was at Sunsplash in 1987 that General Trees (given name Amos Edwards), one of Jamaica’s most popular dancehall toasters, first invited his daughter Kareen on stage to perform with him. And tonight at Rebel Salute inside Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann, Trees again called on his musical daughter.  
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Rebel Salute 2020 | I am the Bounty Killer of Comedy - Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley

Music festivals are best known for - well - music. However, the non-music act at Rebel Salute, long-standing comedian Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, had patrons in stitches from the minute he walked on to the stage at midnight, down to the last second at half-past the hour.
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Caribbean Maritime University President Fritz Pinnock (left) and then principal of Jamaica College, Ruel Reid, in November 2011. The headmaster-turned-education minister was sacked last year amid corruption allegations.

Payback puzzle - Pinnock reimbursed thousands of US dollars in questionable spending

In the latest revelation from a special audit of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), President Fritz Pinnock was found to have been reimbursed for fixed assets costing US$12,697.41 that were reportedly purchased on behalf of the university....
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Deregistration fears plunge at UWI

After maintaining a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), bearing hunger some days and travelling for hours to get to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, to pursue her studies, 22-year-old Moesha Clarke was told she could be deregistered...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Portland’s renaissance – big names invest in Jamaica’s jewel

Executive chef cooks for infirmary residents

For the last five years, Thora Daley and her team has staged the Elegant You Tea Party in Toronto, Canada, from which funds raised are used to support the St Ann Infirmary, here in Jamaica. The Elegant You team includes executive chef Selwyn...
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Jamaica well positioned to host UN tourism conference

Strategies for coping with natural disasters and enhancing resilience to speed up recovery, with the capacity to build back better where necessary, are expected to dominate discussions at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to be...
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Sports royalty - Fraser-Pryce, Gayle take top honours at RJRGLEANER Sports Awards

As expected, iconic sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and last year’s long jump surprise package Tajay Gayle last night walked away with top honours at the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards 2019. In...
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Scorpions struggle against Volcanoes

The Jamaica Scorpions once again showed fragility with the bat, as the home side were totally outplayed on the second day of their West Indies Championship Regional Four Day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday. The...
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Wilfred Baghaloo, one of the receiver-managers for Morgan’s Harbour.

Court orders Morgan’s Harbour operator to vacate property

The Court of Appeal has given Lashmont Financial Services a month to vacate the Morgan’s Harbour Hotel in Port Royal, dating from its late-December 2019 judgment. The order upholds a February 2018 Supreme Court decision made by Justice Carol...
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Regional Castrol dealer WIP hires Guyana distributor

J amaican bunkering company West Indies Petroleum, WIP, which holds the rights to sell Castrol lubricant oil to five Caribbean countries, has appointed a local distributor in Guyana. WIP has held the distributorship for the marine and energy...
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‘We play music, but we don’t play’ - Scorpio, Dynamq promise ‘A’ game at Rebel Salute Dubplate Display

Tonight Rebel Salute will witness a glorious Dubplate Display with two selectors who have a lot of sauce – the legendary sound man Jack Scorpio of Black Scorpio fame and Dynamq, the Sudanese Child, also known as the notorious River Nile Crocodile...
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Eminem surprise album advocates changes to US gun laws

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing Music to Be Murdered By yesterday. The follow-up to 2018’s Kamikaze – also released without warning – was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper also released a new...
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Editorial | Health is a public issue

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has been ailing since 2018. Although the nature of her illness has not been disclosed, it was deemed serious enough to require hospitalisation in October 2019. This week, the minister’s health...
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Tony Deyal | Bad law, good riddance

In Florida, it is illegal for a married woman to go skydiving on a Sunday. Breaking the law can result in fines, arrest and jail time. In British Columbia, it is illegal to kill Bigfoot. Feather mattresses are banned in Argentina because “such an...
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Letter of the Day | Solving the Patois problem

THE EDITOR, Madam: I just read Dr Alfred Dawes article ‘The Patois problem’ published in last Sunday’s Gleaner on Patois (Jamaican Creole – JC). For full disclosure, let me first state that I am a graduate of the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU). I...
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Public must be part of development

THE EDITOR, Madam: I like Robert Stephens’ column ‘Port Royal development: Wrong approach’ in yesterday’s Gleaner. It could have been stronger, given the gargantuan effort he has put into the issue. In my mind’s eye, Port Royal is part of a larger...
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Ukrainian PM submits resignation after tapes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP): Ukraine’s prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy – a former sitcom star with no previous political experience – knows nothing about the economy....
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Dershowitz, Starr join Trump impeachment legal team

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump’s legal team for his upcoming Senate impeachment trial will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton. The...
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