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Public Sector Pension would not be viable without gov't contribution – JCTU president Audio

President of the Jamaica Confederation Trade Unions (JCTU) Helene Davis Whyte says the proposed public sector pension scheme will not be viable without government's contribution. Opposition spokesman on finance, Dr Peter Phillips, raised...
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Munro College registers stunning comeback to win 2017 Schools' Challenge Quiz title

Jovan Johnson, Staff Reporter In a stunning comeback this evening, Munro College from St Elizabeth beat defending champions, Titchfield High School 27-24 to take the 2017 TVJ Schools' Challenge Quiz title - their sixth hold in the history of...
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Age does not matter - Youth say voting will not depend on maturity of political representative

Several young people across the Corporate Area have strongly dismissed assertions that the age of a political leader will influence their decision to take part in the democratic process.A debate has again stirred surrounding the capacity of the...
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Young people hoping to enter politics to eradicate its corruption

Effecting positive changes in Jamaica's historically murky political environment, along with the desire to serve society, is the main pull for some brilliant youth eyeing representational politics in the country.At a Gleaner Editors' Forum held...
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Gov't tackles Azan on inappropriate spending claims

The governing Jamaica Labour Party has challenged claims by Clarendon North West Member of Parliament Richard Azan that millions of dollars in public funds, under a contract monitored by the National Works Agency, were used to provide accommodation...
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... NWA head defends agency against claims

The payment system for the Soursop Turn to Chapleton, Clarendon road project makes it "extremely difficult" for any "skulduggery" to take place, chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter, has said.Hunter has also said no...
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Hurdlers hot at Champs

This year's 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Champ-ionships began with a real bang yesterday with the girls posting three record runs.In one event, the Class Two 100 metres hurdles, the record went twice.The first record of the day came in...
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The Wright View | Foreign expertise has failed us

I have long held the belief that international sport should be the best of ours against the best of yours. Modern eligibility rules have made a mockery of my hope as national teams, in a fervent desire to win-at-all-costs, select athletes to...
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Competition review for banking sector

Jamaica's commercial banking regulations that impact access to financing are to undergo a review, with recommended measures to be adopted by midyear.The terms of reference for the study were developed by a team from the Bank of Jamaica led by...
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Ja to package food as tourist attraction

The Ministry of Tourism wants to raise the profile of Devon House among food enthusiasts, while also creating a series of culinary tours across Jamaica in a bet that the country's gastronomic delights, and its rum, can draw additional business from...
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Electric performances at UWI Panoridim

High energy and a variety of musical genres helped to mark the 40th anniversary of the University of the West Indies' UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra.The fourth of six shows scheduled for the weekend, was held on Saturday. Titled 'Panfest 2017, The...
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Verlando Small playing up a storm - Describes work with Jermaine Edwards as pure magic

It's been four years since saxophonist Verlando Small won the Digicel Rising Stars contest. Since then, he has maintained a hectic schedule, playing at corporate functions and backing high-profile artistes.Being a musician, recording is important...
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Editorial | The national ID: security vs privacy

Not for the first time, Delroy Chuck, the justice minister, is a little ahead of himself, suggesting that Parliament has already passed the National Identification and Registration Act. It has not.Mr Chuck's haste may be understandably Freudian. He...
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Jermaine McCalpin | Hapless harangue by hopeless Helps

I could not hold my pen or in this case my fingers from typing a response to what I will call ISSA's (de)fence concerning the eligibility of Kingston College athlete, Aryamanya Rodgers of Uganda.I will start this précis with a disclaimer and a few...
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Letter of the Day | Ganja train heading for deadly precipice

THE EDITOR, Sir:Regardless of the many learned Jamaicans who support the idea of making ganja accessible to all and sundry, I will remain one of the few(?) who believe that the path we have taken on the ganja...
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If you're gonna ban bag juice, ban nutri-buns as well!

THE EDITOR, Sir:After watching the news on Monday, March 27, 2017, l started thinking about the policy put forward by Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, about discontinuing the supply of bag juice to schools come September. After much...
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Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress yesterday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.Jamie...
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UK attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'; security added

LONDON (AP):The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack yesterday, saying she is "saddened and shocked"."I express my condolences to...
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NCDs weighing heavily on Jamaica's economy

The economic impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica, including mental-health conditions, will lead to a lost output of US$17.2 billion over the next 15 years. This is according to a 2011 study by founder and executive chairman of the...
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Doctor's Appointment | Curbing dirty habits can go a far way ... Prevention is better than cure

For this week's appointment, we spoke with Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Winston De La Haye about some of the dirty habits we have that adversely affect our health and reduce our chances of preventing the spread of certain...
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Make-Up Must Have

Bronzers, mascara, lipsticks just to name a few are some of the beauty treats that women use daily to enhance their look. While we all do not put on a full face there is that one item that has to be poked into the purse. Flair asked a few women...
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5 things no one tells you about the big chop

Some may want  to get some relief from the creamy crack while others just want their scalp to be relieved from the burns or their hair to be damaged and then there are those who just need a change.Change however comes with challenges and pros...
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