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UPDATE: Three guns seized as state of emergency takes effect in sections of the Corporate Area

Three illegal firearms have already been seized by the security forces in the first 12 hours of the state of emergence declared in sections of the Corporate Area this morning. Details of the seizures are yet to be released but The Gleaner...
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Jealousy sparks double murder/suicide in MoBay

Western Bureau: Residents of Rosemount, in St James, were left bewildered this morning when they woke up to the shocking news of the murder of a mother and her daughter and the subsequent suicide by the woman’s common-law husband, who killed...
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Lust for blood! - Overseas-based gangsters fuelling the murders in August Town

Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $...
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Gleaner Editors' Forum | Talking peace - Corner meetings built bridges between factions in August Town

The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has listed dialogue between rival gang members, community leaders, the police, and representatives of social agencies as a major springboard for peace in the historic community of August Town, St...
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Deaf & dynamic - No hearing, no problem for dancers as they target college degrees

Damany Hughes, Cristophe Phillips and Kimberly Barnes have quite a few things in common. They are in their 20s, they went to the same high school, they are studying dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and all three...
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EU Sugar Transformation | Skills-training centre providing hope in Crooked River, Clarendon

Located in northern Clarendon, Crooked River is a rural district where farming is the main occupation, with several residents relocating in search of other job options.An effort to improve the employment options for residents was launched when the...
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It's your turn! - Newcomers Mount Pleasant seek another big RSPL win

Having shot the sheriff last week in the form of defending champions Portmore United, Mount Pleasant FC will this week aim to cut down the deputy defending champions Waterhouse when both teams meet in one of five Red Stripe Premier League matches...
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Dom Rep, Puerto Rico set to dominate Carib TT Champs

When the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships begins today at the National Arena, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will start as favourites over eight other countries in the team competition. Fresh from podium finishes at this summer's...
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With 80 million PET bottles produced per month - Businessman investing US$3m to recycle plastic into tiles

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-four years after pioneering one of the country's most successful hospitality distribution entities, Tom Tyler has waded into new territory.This time, the Montego Bay-based businessman, who co-founded Caribbean Producers Jamaica...
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Clarke urges deeper, better communication from BOJ

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase its communication channels, including utilising social media such as Twitter to counter misinformation.Clarke's advice was made in the context of...
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Moko Jumbie-A tall act to follow - Dangerous art form fuses dance, theatre and athletics

Standing tall, confident, and fearless at 15 to 20 feet in the air dressed in vibrant, multicoloured apparel, stilt dancers always have the audience looking up. Intricate dance routines and moves instantly put the spectator in a trance.Stilt...
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Story of the Song | Lone Ranger prefers his 'Rosemarie' fat

"Yu neva know Puppa Ranger coulda sing, ribbitMi sey mi like girls fat a mi no like dem slimCause when dem slim mi sey dem cyaa do a ting:Rosemarie, Lone RangerIn his 1981 song Rosemarie, deejay Lone Ranger expresses a preference for a certain heft...
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Editorial | Why that bauxite deal needs explaining

The Government ought not to find it unreasonable, or ascribe partisan motives, if people question, as has the political Opposition, the logic and efficacy of the taxation deal that it has locked itself into for the next quarter of a century, with...
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Paul Ward | So what of Michael Lee-Chin?

It seems like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) strategy for Jamaica is not working. Despite passing all the tests, the solid platform for growth is not generating growth...
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Thousands rally against raising pension ages

MOSCOW (AP):For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia yesterday to protest against the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organised by...
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Gov't summons US ambassador over sanctions move

BEIJING (AP):China's foreign ministry yesterday summoned the United States ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.The ministry's...
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Is being smart lowering your chances of marriage?

Having a committed partner and good family relationships are important to most people. Countless novels, fairy tales, and movies have told romantic stories about love that endear us to the idea of romantic love.Sociologists, however, are less...
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Roxanne Fletcher: 'Panning' between banking and music

When Roxanne Fletcher plays pan, she goes into a different plane.As she rehearsed with the UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra recently, the rhythm, created with every strike of the contoured steel drums, seemed to electrify the Miss Curvy Jamaica 2018...
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The Mercedes-AMG GT R needs no introduction

Ever since the AMG GT R was unveiled on April 18, 2018 at Silver Star Motors, I've been trying to schedule a review, but it has been hard to pin down Duncan Stewart, managing director of Stewart's Automotive Group. So months passed before...
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Taking their service to you - Superior Parts now offers delivery service as Hagley Park sees fewer customers

The multitude of road works that have been taking place over the past couple of months have taken a toll on many corporate businesses. Now members of the auto community on Hagley Park Rad have started to feel the pinch, especially with the heavy...
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Gordon Robinson | So-so chat and PNP renewal

As much as I champion the need for real Jamaican press freedom, media often leave me shaking my head.In my opinion, a pivotal event for Jamaica's future hopes took place at the National Arena on Saturday, September 15, but not one media house...
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Mark Wignall | Good first moves on plastics

Come January next year, all those who once imported plastic items such as drinking straws, 'scandal' bags less than 2ft square, and styrofoam meal containers will have to sneak these in through Customs and run the risk of huge fines of millions of...
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Handmade treasures stamped with love

There's a child in all of us, who will undeniably come to life when we allow our imagination to run wild. For Sonya Lawrence, this child is reflective in her love for toys, and it's this factor that brings out her...
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Conservation meets lifestyle at Heritage Gardens

Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountain, nestled within lush vegetation enhanced by crisp fragrances of peppermint and pine, is where lifestyle meets environmental conservation, a stone's throw...
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