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The wilderness will be temporary, Moravian minister tells hurting congregation

Listed as the pastor on the programme for Sunday morning service at the Covenant Moravian Church in St Andrew yesterday was Jermaine Gibson, the resigned vice-president of the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. But Gibson was not in church and throughout the two-hour service, his name was mentioned only once.
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Gangsters wiped out - Wanted men among six killed by police in gun battle

Six alleged gangsters, three of whom are St James' most wanted men, were killed in a blazing gun battle with a police-military patrol in the quiet Goodwill community, which is located on the St James-Trelawny border, shortly after 9:30 p.m. on...
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Children demand urgent attention, says Samuels

Women and children will, for the first time, be the focus of the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast, which takes place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on Thursday, according to the Reverend Dr Stevenson Samuels, chair of the...
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Kingston's Renfrew hotel construction ahead of schedule

Editors' Forum | What is your wish list for Clarendon for 2017?

Dei Rasi Freckleton, founder, Youth For Change - Crime in and of itself is very difficult to be eradicated, but it can be controlled, and so I'd love to see a holistic approach where the entire community and all the stakeholders are brought in,...
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Fixing Clarendon is every resident's problem

If Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell has her way, Clarendon will soon be the ideal place to live and raise a family.At a special Gleaner Editors' Forum on Thursday at the Versalles Hotel in the parish, Powell stressed her determination...
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ISSA hits back at coaches

PRESIDENT of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Dr Walton Small, has hit back at high-school athletics coaches, saying that proposed changes for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships were based on their own...
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My best team ever - Dyke

It is early days in the 2017 track and field season, but after two assignments under their belt, defending ISSA-GraceKennedy Girls champions Edwin Allen have sent a strong message to their rivals with a fourth consecutive title in their sights.Edwin...
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Credit union reform entering year 17

It's been nearly two decades since the formal process began to bring credit unions under the regulatory ambit of the Bank of Jamaica BOJ.Last week, the central bank said that there is still legislative work to be done but offered no timelines.The...
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MegaMart pulls recalled curry

MegaMart Wholesale Club has moved to rid its shelves of curry powder produced by Oriental Packing Company Inc and recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), confirming that the products are sold in Jamaica.MegaMart marketing manager Omar...
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Night and day, wind and raindrops - Rebel Salute night two a 13-hour marathon

Yesterday morning, a brisk wind tugged at the striped tie dangling from Sanchez's right rear pocket as his exquisite voice, spot-on song selections and synergy with the band repeatedly whipped the large audience at Grizzly's Plantation Cove, Priory...
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Marion ministers, upset Tarrus leaves Salute

WESTERN BUREAU:Although partially derailed by a backstage spat between singer Tarrus Riley and veteran deejay Anthony B, night one of Rebel Salute 2017, on Friday, still showed quality, despite fans feeling short-changed by Riley's actions.A clearly...
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Editorial | Cutting off the Gov’t’s nose

There is good sense in the proverb about cutting off one's nose and spiting one's face. It is about people doing things not in their best interests or in pursuance of good sense, merely to stand for ceremony, or to save face. This is what the...
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Michael Abrahams | Retraumatising childhood sex abuse survivors

The Moravian Church sex scandal has escalated a national conversation on the sexual abuse of children. The story reads like a sordid soap opera, with allegations and revelations being spat out at maddening velocity. Apart from the alleged victims...
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Letter of the Day | Church chock-full of paedophiles

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Christian Brethren Assemblies of Jamaica (CBAJ) is one of 10 religious groups admitted as interested parties to oppose my constitutional challenge to the Jamaican anti-sodomy law. One of the...
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Letter of the Day | Church, abuse victims all need healing

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am about to share some sentiments that do not take away from the fact that the victims of the crime have been in pain and suffering, and will continue to bear the attendant consequences for a...
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Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

BERLIN (AP):Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.The social network said yesterday the investigative...
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World diplomats to Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

PARIS (AP):Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Donald Trump administration, dozens of countries called yesterday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace - including an independent...
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