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House pays tribute to late Speaker Headley Cunningham

Parliamentarians on both sides this afternoon lauded former Speaker of the House of Representatives Headley Cunningham as a man of integrity and fairness. Cunningham, who also served one term as Member of Parliament for Westmoreland North East on the People's National Party ticket (PNP), died last Saturday.
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Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo...
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Missing meals - Schools bemoan scarcity of healthy food supplies from ministry

Concerns are being raised in the education sector about few or no alternatives to bulla cakes and other high-sugar products following their withdrawal from public schools.Education Minister Ruel Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers'...
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Bus passengers caught up in ganja drama ... as bags with no apparent owner found to be filled with weed

There were tense moments for passengers of a Coaster bus along Industrial Terrace in Kingston yesterday, as members of the security forces operating under the state of public emergency discovered two gym bags, one knapsack and one 'scandal' bag full...
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Growth & Jobs | Global investment movement to target local businesses

The launch of the Leap Impact Investment Fund places Jamaica and the Caribbean squarely at the centre of a new global investment movement, says The Leap Company's chief executive officer and Head of Impact Investment, Dr Suzanne Shaw."The fund will...
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Growth & Jobs | Karana's Hope: Red Stripe's Project Grow rooted in opportunity

When harvested, the cassava root can be anywhere from five to 15cm, but according to 25-year-old Karana Johnson, the size the tuber belies its impact for creating real opportunity for young people.Johnson grew up in Spanish Town, St Catherine, with...
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'A seamless transition' - CWI president hoping to quickly recover from Law's departure

President of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron said he is very disappointed with Stuart Law's decision to resign as head coach of the regional senior men's team.Cameron told The Gleaner yesterday that Law's decision to quit to post comes as...
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Lopez promises improvement for JC

Jamaica College (JC) forward Shadane Lopez, who led the 'Dark Blues' with a hat-trick in their 8-0 win over Kingston High in their Group F ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game at Breezy Castle yesterday, believes his team is starting to settle down and...
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Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a US State Department review, ordered by a federal judge, concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a...
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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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Kevoy Burton joins the cast of 'Right Girl, Wrong Address'

For it's initial run, Patrick Brown's Right Girl, Wrong Address booked more than 250 performances since its Boxing Day (December 26) opening last year. The comedy has been revived at the Centerstage Theatre in New Kingston for a limited run, and...
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Hollywood author and entrepreneur to assist disadvantaged young women

Hollywood entrepreneur, author and former public relations and branding director for Steve Harvey, Elvira Guzman, is on a mission to help underprivileged young women in Jamaica.The noted publicist, whose Elvie G PR company is behind major branding...
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Editorial | Think deeply about Howard Mitchell's new capitalism

Speaking to the Rotary Club of New Kingston on September 7, the forthright president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Howard Mitchell, bemoaned a "loss of confidence" by the Jamaican private sector. He went on to lament Jamaica'...
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George Davis | Did James Johnson deserve to die?

So James Johnson has left this earth, pushed into the netherworld by the force of a gunman's bullets. His 29-year-old frame was hit not once, but seven times, like a paper target at one of the gun ranges he used to frequent.James was indeed a...
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Letter of the Day | Repurpose downtown buildings for urban revival

THE EDITOR, Sir:Ever wonder why downtown Kingston is so dormant after hours? Why the capital city has remained relatively unattractive, despite new construction?Well, the answer may rest in the underutilisation of its older buildings. While it is...
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Weed rogue cops out of JCF, commissioner

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson.Dear Commissioner,I write to request your immediate intervention in a matter concerning my client, Oshane Bogle. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, my client was...
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Leaders honour Mandela at UN; his widow calls them to act

UNITED NATIONS (AP):World leaders looked to Nelson Mandela's legacy of championing peace, human rights and global cooperation but acknowledged that the world is far from achieving his ideals as the UN General Assembly's annual top-level meeting...
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Police charge provincial governor with student murder

NAIROBI (AP):Kenyan police have charged a provincial governor with the murder of a university student who claimed he had impregnated her in an extramarital affair.Migori Governor Okoth Obado Monday denied the murder of Sharon Otieno before High...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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It's Maritime Week!

Each year the international maritime community celebrates World Maritime Day, on the last Thursday in September. Activities worldwide are guided by a theme, which is determined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) - the United Nations...
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SAJ promotes wellness

On September 21, the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) staged its annual wellness fair at its Newport West offices. More than 20 healthcare professionals, specialists, and other health and wellness service providers took part in the day's...
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