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Attorney found dead at St Ann home

The police in St Ann are probing the murder of attorney-at-law Lois Ferguson-McKoy who was found dead in her house at Shaw Park in the parish. The police say Ferguson-McKoy, who was also a social worker, was bludgeoned to death by...
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North South Highway rate increases take effect today

Starting today, some motorists will pay more to use the North South Highway, which runs from St Catherine to St Ann. The increases mostly range from between $50 and $100. The new rates take effect at 10 o’clock tonight. Highway...
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People-smuggling worry escalates! - US, local authorities partner to face down crime worth US$32b

With the strong backing of the United States, authorities in Jamaica are vowing to strengthen their efforts in combating people-smuggling as concerns grow over the shocking scale of the crime in the country.Even as Jamaica continues to make stride...
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Nigel Clarke favourite to replace Derrick Smith?

Nigel Clarke, economic expert and confidant to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is emerging as a favourite to represent the Jamaica Labour Party ((JLP) in the pending by-election for the St Andrew North West constituency being vacated by Derrick Smith...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards | For Education: Floyd Morris - Truly a faithful visionary

The biggest barriers to achieving success are often ourselves and those around us. However, identifying your challenge, fuelled by your commitment, passion and dedication towards your goals can assist you on your road to success. According to...
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In-School Productivity Campaign | Change management through human resource development (HRD)

Change management projects often fail although there are some stories of hope. Prosci, one of the most well-known global consultancy companies in change management, often reports on successful change projects which have improved human performance,...
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I am blessed! - VCB thankful after setbacks in 2017

Gleaner Iconic Award winner for 2017, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said that although everything did not go as planned for her last year, she still considers herself blessed for all she has achieved.The veteran sprinter claimed the award at Friday night...
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Speid downplays recent Cavalier form

Cavalier coach Rudolph Speid said his team is still too inconsistent to be considered the team to beat from here on in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), after his young and exciting Cavalier aggregation dismantled an experienced and proven 10-...
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Cruise tourism sets record - Port Authority expects harbour projects to boost business in 2018

Jamaica's cruise tourism market is expected at the very least to match last year's unexpected performance, but there is hope that the number of visitors could edge even closer two million passengers if current growth trajectories are maintained.The...
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Jamaica Standard Products adds quick-serve product lines to bolster sales

Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume...
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Reggae goes to the vote

Just ahead of February, Reggae Month 2018, the long process of the music genre being officially inscribed as originating from Jamaica is at a critical point.Speaking at the Pulse headquarters, New Kingston, on Saturday ahead of singer Spiritual's...
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Solo J'can entry strategy for Spiritual's 'Awakening'

On Saturday night, singer Spiritual performed for approximately an hour at Pulse's Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, headquarters, presenting tracks from his Awakening album to an audience of specially invited guest.However, the potential audience was...
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Editorial | In a State of Anarchy | Tackle organised crime head-on

There are different kinds of crime in Jamaica, so different strategies are required. There are economic crimes, focused on profit, such as scamming, trafficking in narcotics, weapons and counterfeit goods, misinvoicing, fraud, misappropriation of...
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Michael Abrahams | Pope Francis’ hypocrisy

Father Fernando Karadima appeared to be a really cool guy. A very popular figure in Chile, he was a spiritual leader and father figure for many young men in Santiago, the nation’s capital. Based in the parish Parroquia El Bosque, he mingled...
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Letter of the Day | Don't make a farce out of state of emergency

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note the robust security forces' response to the high levels of murders committed in the parish of St James. This response is to be welcomed and encouraged. I note also that this response has come under the umbrella of a state of...
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Hold workers accountable for every dollar earned

THE EDITOR, Sir:Public-sector workers have, within the scope of our economic circumstances, subjected themselves to sacrifices in support of the national interest. This fact is incontrovertible.It is against this backdrop that they would find...
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Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was...
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Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending US gov't shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek tomorrow, but he worries that...
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The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off yesterday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "...
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Proudest Moment of 2017

Last year was quite exciting - filled with fears, tears, new experiences, challenges and triumphs. You survived, and that’s something to be proud of! While it’s all in the past, since today is #throwbackthursday, we have asked a few of...
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