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Sex-scandal-hit Moravian church adopts new childcare policy

The sex-scandal-hit Moravian Church in Jamaica has adopted a new policy to govern the interaction of its leaders, workers and volunteers with children.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Diaspora conference - Day Two

The matter of investments in Jamaica by members of the Diaspora dominated discussions on day two of the four-day Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in downtown Kingston today. Among the discussions were potential investments in medical marijuana and...
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MoBay is ready - Mayor says city ripe for zones of special operations

Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder rate racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...
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Major crime drivers - Unemployment, lack of jobs impairing Vision 2030

Almost six in every 10 Jamaicans are convinced that the high unemployment rate is the main reason for the country's chronic crime state.Poverty, bad parenting, poor education and an unfair justice system also figure prominently among the factors...
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Ounce of Prevention | Vitamin E is Key

Vitamin E is actually a family of eight natural compounds, the tocopherols. This word is derived from Greek and literally means 'to bear children', and may have originated from early research that showed that rats fed a diet without any vitamin E...
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Briefing | Developing sustainable balance of payments in small countries

Dr Andre Haughton's recently completed book Developing Sustainable Balance of Payments in Small Countries: Lessons from Macroeconomic Deadlock in Jamaica has been published by Palgrave Macmillan 2017. The book can be purchased in soft copy or hard...
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Underdogs Ja look to cut down USA

The Reggae Boyz will start as the underdogs in this the final of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, at 8:30 p.m. Jamaica time. And that could just be the way they want it.Heading into the tournament, not much...
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Final showdown - Ja's Mullings, Canada's Rose seek Contender crown

Jamaica's Sakima Mullings will try to create history tonight at The Mico University College, when he and Phil Rose from Canada, go head to head for the right to be called the Wray and Nephew Junior Middleweight Contender champion 2017. If Mullings...
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Lowe willing to sell ganja drug

Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur Dr Henry Lowe now plans to sell his recently approved anti-cancer drug made from ganja.He is currently in preliminary talks with pharmaceutical interests who want to fully acquire or license the rights to Cresorol...
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Banks cut car loan rates as market expands

Some local commercial banks are writing car loans at cheaper rates as demand for motor vehicles continues to climb and new auto traders hang their shingles.Lynvalle Hamilton, president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and owner of...
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'Avrakedabra' lacks Lyrical magic

This is not going to be a glowing review of Morgan Heritage's latest album, Avrakedabra, a copy of which turned up on the surface of the desk allocated to me at The Gleaner's 7 North Street, Kingston offices, a couple weeks ago. However, should you...
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Afro Punk Festival in London enjoys 'Ting' experience

On a journey of uplifting the masses, Afro Punk invaded London last weekend (July 22 and 23) with an incredible line-up of emerging talent, feel-good music and groundbreaking icons.Among the acts were Willow Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La...
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Editorial | Mr Chuck’s review doesn’t go far enough

We, too, lamented the long gestation of the law to establish a single anti-corruption agency, with the authority not only to investigate corrupt behaviour, but to independently prosecute cases. However, the extensive attention to the proposed...
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Ricky Pascoe | Criminalising HIV transmission dangerous

Every now and then, the conversation around the criminalisation of HIV and STI transmission is brought up. It was recently raised in a sitting of the joint select committee reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and other related acts. It was raised by...
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Letter of the Day | Arm teachers, give them powers of arrest

THE EDITOR, Sir:The wrong people always put themselves up to lead organisations like the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica. So it is not surprising they are against teachers who are licensed firearm holders taking their weapon to school...
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Shocked by buggery backtrack

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some prominent church leaders in Jamaica are now leading the lobby for buggery (engaging human and animal anuses and its stored faecal matter) to be legalised in Jamaica! That, I must confess, I never saw coming.The LGBT demon hiding...
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Trucker charged with 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling case

SAN ANTONIO (AP):The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged yesterday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey.In...
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St Peter's Square fountains being shut off due to drought

VATICAN CITY (AP):The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought.Vatican Radio yesterday said the decision is linked...
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Breast is best - The benefits and joys of breastfeeding

The bond between a mother and her child is indisputably one of the strongest connections in nature. This connection is strengthened during the postnatal period of the child's life and throughout the breastfeeding period.The World Health Organisation...
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No HIV patient on treatment affected by shortage of antiretroviral medication

The Ministry of Health would like to advise that no patient on Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is being affected by the shortage of two types of the drug.Of the ARVs supplied through the ministry, two...
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Weekend Shenanigans ... Reggae Sumfest, Black Chyna new man and Reggae Boyz victory

Last week all roads led to Montego Bay for the highly anticipated 25 anniversary of the music festival- Reggae Sumfest that culminated over the weekend. We have all the deets on that and so much more from the Weekend Shenanigans. Reggae...
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Types of friends to avoid

  Friendships are a beautiful thing. But how do we choose who we let into our circle of friends? As we construct our circle, we need to consider, who will challenge us? Who will push us when we feel like we can't go on? The circle can be...
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