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NESOL chief engineer left uncomfortable after losing signing rights

The chief engineer at the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) has told Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) that he was circumvented from continuing as a signing officer at the entity when he returned from a...
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Gas prices down $0.67 Thursday

Gas prices are to go down by $0.67 tomorrow Thursday, July 19. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $135.19 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $138.02. Automotive diesel oil will go down by $1.15 per...
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Corruption crisis - Sector groups urge PM to sideline Wheatley, demand good governance

A coalition of non-governmental, religious, and private-sector groups has warned Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the declining public confidence in Jamaican authorities is now approaching crisis proportions.In an open letter to Holness yesterday...
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JFJ takes legal action over no-locks policy in schools

Human-rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) yesterday filed an action in the constitutional court, asking it to rule that public schools cannot set a 'no-locks policy' that forces children to remove their natural, locked hair in order to...
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Earth Today | Cockpit Country ground truth ongoing

THE FORESTRY Department has confirmed that the field work for the delimitation of the boundary for the Cockpit Country - an area that has long inspired debate over its protection, fuelled by its ecological and historical value - has started.After...
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Earth Today | JET dissatisfied with pace of boundary legalisation for ecological gem

THE JAMAICA Environment Trust (JET) is unhappy with what they have described as the "seemingly slow pace" of the ground truth process for the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA)."Although the prime minister has announced the Government of Jamaica'...
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Recruitment drive - Whitmore looking to bolster Reggae Boyz squad ahead of Nations League

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has identified a number of weak areas in the national side that he will be looking to address ahead of the CONCACAF Nations League in September.Whitmore told The Gleaner that he has been looking at a...
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Great opportunity - Robinson underlines CAC Games as important platform

Chef de Mission of Jamaica's team to this year's Central American and Caribbean (CAC) GamesLt Col Derek Robinson says that this year's championships presents a great opportunity for a number of the country's less-prominent athletes to make a name...
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Puerto Rico power company names third CEO in two weeks

Puerto Rico's governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the US territory's power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks as it struggles with a lack of leadership, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds...
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Amber Connect hits US market through Best Buy

Starting today, Wednesday, two of Amber Connect's trackers will be available in the American market through large consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy.It's the Jamaican software and technology company's first foray into the retail space in the US...
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Machel Montano, Arturo Tappin and Myrna Hague on board for UWI Chancellor's Week

For the 70th anniversary of the founding of the University of the West Indies, the Chancellor's Week has taken on a new life, and is sure to be one of the highlights of the institution's year-long celebration of '70 years of service: 70 years of...
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Merritone moves into new spaces - Stage to be named for Winston Blake, Cynthia Schloss

Monte Blake of Merritone - the oldest continuously active sound system in the world - is clear about his objective for the outfit formed by his father Val, and continued by his sons in the next 24 months. "My goal is to get Merritone to that magic...
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Editorial | Heed advice on disaster preparedness

Jamaica, the experts in these matters have advised, needs to put aside around J$16 billion a year, over the long term, to be in a position to adequately respond to the natural disasters that the country increasingly faces.The specific sum that needs...
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Mark Wignall | Sleeping policemen and scared residents

Fifty-three-year-old Morris, a skilled plumber, slowly navigated his trusty old Nissan down the narrow streets of August Town Road and made the turn towards Angola. As he deposited his 13-year-old son at the modest home of his maternal grandmother,...
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Letter of the Day | Lessons from World Cup ceremony

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recently concluded World Cup in Russia provided a few lessons from which all Jamaicans can learn. During the presentation ceremony after the final game, there was a heavy downpour of showers. Despite this, the presentation went...
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What were you thinking?

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the People's National Party (PNP) candidate for West Rural St Andrew, Miss Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with...
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US judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified migrant families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500...
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Girl who fuelled opposition to splitting families joins mom

AP:A six-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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The holistic approach with Sippin' Live

Sippin' Live is what Sherece Cowan calls "eco-cuisine". She defines it as a fusion of raw and gently cooked plant-based dishes with organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. She has recently added their Sippin' Live Garden, which provides more...
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A taste of Jamaica with Public House

"Negril was lacking a real Jamaican restaurant that specialises in good old-fashioned home-cooked meals," said Devon 'Kenny' Johnson, owner of Public House Restaurant. With the help of Appleton Estate, Johnson decided to make it his mission to...
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