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AK-47 among 6 guns seized in the last 24 hours, 4 alleged robbers among 11 persons arrested

Six illegal firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, and 47 rounds of ammunition were seized in separate incidents in Kingston, St Andrew and Manchester in the last 24 hours, the police have revealed. According to the police, eleven people,...
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$750m bank fraud - Rackets surge as most scammers go unpunished

The Jamaican law-enforcement and justice systems appear incapable of clamping down on wide-scale fraud that caused domestic banks and other financial institutions to haemorrhage $750 million last year, a Sunday Gleaner investigation has unveiled....
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Crooks hatch elaborate card fraud schemes

Even as credit and debit card fraud increases in Jamaica, incidence of the crime is massively under-reported, with a banking anti-fraud expert’s educated estimate of 5,000 victims a year being almost tenfold the 551 reported to the police Fraud...
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Matalon: a passion to serve, a commitment to Jamaica

New chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Joseph Mayer Matalon, assumed leadership of the listed group on May 1. Joe M., as he is also known, lists among his hobbies a love for public-sector policy work, that has seen him lead major...
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Jamaican striker Khadija Shaw (left) is mobbed by teammates after bagging one of her two goals against Chile in their friendly international at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James on March 3. The Jamaicans won 3-2.

Silk and steel! - Menzies calls for strong performance from Reggae Girlz against Panama in World Cup send-off

If coach Hue Menzies has things his way today, the Reggae Girlz will put on a display of silk and mental steel when they host Panama in a send-off match for the history-creating Girlz, set to take place at the National Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m....
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Maneater clips Will in Charge in another stunning finish

IN a stretch duel reminiscent of last year’s thrilling Superstakes finish, SHE’S A MANEATER again got the nod, this time by a neck, on old rival WILL IN CHARGE in the Legal Light Trophy at nine furlongs and 25 yards. Almost rubbing shoulders...
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Debt collector JRF loses appeal on reneged land sale - Court rejects claim of bias against judge

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of more than US$940,000 – about J$128.3 million – against the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc (JRF) for breach of contract, the company having cancelled an agreement to sell property in Clarendon to a...
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VM Money Transfer Services expanding to Old Harbour

With Old Harbour in St Catherine experiencing one of the highest population growth rates in Jamaica, Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services perceives it an opportune time to expand its footprint with the opening of a branch in that area. “Our...
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Ja culture appreciation or appropriation? Pt I

Dancehall, reggae, and the Jamaican culture is a burgeoning business at various levels for many persons across the globe – whether it is those who wear the hat of reggae singer, deejay, singjay, dancer, or dance instructor. But how much of it is...
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Jamaican singer Zia Benjamin, reaps intentional success

Despite her accomplishments, the name Zia Benjamin may not resound with the impact that it should. But that really does not bother this songstress, who is singularly focused on doing music her way. After doing music at the dictates of others, and...
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Editorial | Mr Holness’ arc of moral authority

Until he conforms to the law, or unless the Integrity Commission is incompetent or guilty of misfeasance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has forfeited his moral authority to expound on weighty matters of governance, or hold to account members of his...
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Brian Richardson | Transparency in Jamaica’s oil and gas exploration

It is important to answer, clarify and refute claims made in the article entitled ‘Tullow and Jamaica – Why the Silence Over the Big Oil and Gas Find?’ which was published in The Sunday Gleaner on May 12, 2019.  ...
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Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP): A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because...
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Preschooler fatally shoots self

KANSAS CITY, Montana (AP): Police in Kansas City say a three-year-old boy is dead after he found a handgun in his home and accidentally shot himself. Police say officers were called around 12:30 a.m. Saturday to a house on the south end of Kansas...
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Can video games help you to discover secret talents?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a real contribution to the world but aren’t sure you have any really meaningful talents, perhaps you should look at how you play computer games. A growing body of research suggests that the virtual...
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A realistic depiction of today’s Caribbean life

Book review of Plastered in Pretty Ann-Margaret Lim Natasha Marks, a St Vincentian author and geography teacher at the St Vincent Girls’ High School, has some serious thoughts on the modern-day world citizen who is hooked on social media,...
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Supreme Deals on Wheels making sure to stand out

The new state-of-the-art building at 65 ½ Half-Way Tree Road is home to Supreme Deals on Wheels Auto, a newcomer to the auto industry scene. The company’s contemporary look will be rivalled only by the quality of service it plans to deliver. With...
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Bencle Hibbert still has the Thunder

Bencle Hibbert has always prided himself on being an ambitious and driven man, which was quite evident as soon as I arrived at his establishment on Hagley Park Road in Kingston. As part of the country’s road-expansion exercises, businesses on the...
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Orette Fisher | Jamaicans need a national identification system

While most Jamaicans may have become aware of the push to establish a National Identification System (NIDS) in recent years, the idea is not new, and has, in fact, been on the drawing board from as far back as 1979. The passage has been a roller...
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Martin Henry | Child Month blues in sunshine yellow

Why is the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation further traumatising our already highly traumatised children? On a bright and beautiful Sunday morning, right at the start of Child Month, little children dressed up in their Sunday best were...
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The art of storytelling with Gloria Hitchins

Gloria Hitchins attributes the best time of her life to her youthful years growing up in the community of Trout Hall in Clarendon. Taking an oldie but goodie stroll down memory lane, she recalls those days, often being consumed by fun, imagination...
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Dream House | Filled with nostalgia

Architectural history is always a part, sometimes the most important part, of history itself. Let’s open a window to our past and peek inside a bygone era as we transport ourselves through time and space. We turn off the main road and journey far...
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