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Fish fry promoter charged after seven persons shot, injured at event in Hanover

The Hanover police say they are following strong leads into the circumstances that led to seven persons being shot and injured at a fish fry in Mount Pellier this morning. Reports from the Sandy Bay Police are that about 1:15 a.m., a dispute...
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Slight reduction in road deaths in second half of year - RSU

There has been a slight decrease in the number of persons killed in motor vehicles crashes in the second half of the year. According to statistics from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, 131 persons have died in motor vehicle...
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Christmas cancelled - Dunkirk residents ready to scrap festivities despite promise of more police

Scores of children in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa, better known as 'Dunkirk' will have little to cheer about this Christmas as warring factions have made...
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Dunkirk killings worrying MPs

Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell and his Comrade in the neighbouring Central Kingston constituency, Ronald Thwaites, are praying that the temporary employment to be provided through Christmas programmes will...
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‘Fortune tellers’ paradise - Many said to be foreigners, making big money by selling a peek into the future

Over recent weeks, local television has been flooded with persons selling themselves as fortune tellers and offering Jamaicans a look into the future through face and palm readings, birthdates and playing cards, as well as various other means. Many...
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'Self-doubt, culture fuelling fortune-teller rush'

Theologian the Reverend Dr Garnett Roper is adamant that the many fortune tellers now operating in Jamaica is a reinforcement of Jamaicans' belief in things that are fake, and the lack of self-worth by many persons in the island.According to Roper,...
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Refs need help! - JFF Referees Committee chairman makes appeal to Corporate Ja

Patrick Malcolm, the chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) Referees Committee, has made an urgent appeal to corporate Jamaica for assistance with the development of the country's referees.Malcolm strongly believes that the sport will...
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Cora Ricketts remains second vice-president of NJ

Cora Ricketts defeated former Sunshine Girls captain Simone Forbes, 31-20, to retain her post as second vice-president of Netball Jamaica at yesterday's annual general meeting, which was held at the HEART Academy in Half-Way Tree.Ricketts, who has...
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Outameni back on the market

The National Housing Trust (NHT) indicated at midyear that it had closed bidding on the Orange Grove Estate in Trelawny, but the state agency was back in the market this month with a new invitation for investors to consider the historic property for...
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Cuddy'z fixtures to be sold

Allison Pitter & Company Limited has been commissioned to sell fixtures at Cuddy'z, a once-popular restaurant and sports bar located in the New Kingston Shopping Centre...
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Reggae Grammy changes - Meeting held for more J'can input

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he...
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AirBnB Experiences - A new pull for JA as entertainment destination

From ramen-making with a Japanese to exploring the secret of sacred tattoos in Thailand, and even kayaking in the lakes of Dublin, Scotland, the popular virtual bed and breakfast AirBnB now offers their guests 'experiences', as designed by their...
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Editorial | A mass mobilisation against crime

If you line up the corpses, head to toe, of the more than 1,500 people who have been murdered in Jamaica in 2017, they would stretch for nearly two miles. Heading south from Half-Way Tree, the bustling square in the heart of Kingston, they would...
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Leo Gilling | Don't fight women, fight for them

According to Wikipedia, gender violence, also known as gender-based violence or GBV, is, collectively, violent acts that are motivated by the victim's gender, as a result of inequalities between genders, or that disproportionately affects a certain...
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California's wildfire now ranks as state's third largest

SANTA BARBARA (AP):The massive wildfire that California has been battling since early December has now ballooned into the third-largest in the state's history, burning a record amount of acreage, officials said yesterday.Steve Concialdi of the...
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Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP):The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment in the United States have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct...
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Hope for the future - Young Jamaicans learn valuable lessons at youth festival in Russia

"The future belongs to progress," said Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, to a group of youth, recently, "and modern or cutting-edge technologies will eventually increase productivity and improve the environment in which we live".Time is the only...
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A captivating journey of healing and redemption

Book: Healing Cancer with Qigong: One Man's Search for Healing, Love and a Cure for his Cancer through Complementary TherapyAuthor: Sat Hon"One thing is certain: qigong saved my life and strengthened my body and soul to withstand the toxic effects...
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Plantronics Marque 2 - Using technology to help motorist

WITH ROAD fatalities now at 300 since the start of the year, it is imperative that drivers stay focused on our roads, especially during the festive season. Thankfully, technology has provided many solutions to help drivers...
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Mark Bogie – The dirt bike teacher

For Mark Bogie, a love for dirt biking is something that cannot be contained and has allowed him to extend himself in service to the younger generation as a teacher of all things dirt bikes.He told Automotives, "I've been riding since Papine...
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Gordon Robinson | Apologies, apologists and the Tivoli slaughter

This week's hot topic is Government's 'apology' read by Andrew Holness in Parliament regarding the May 2010 'Tivoli incursion'.The Rev Ronald Thwaites, halo firmly affixed and voice at least an octave above usual, bemoaned the inadequacy of the '...
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Mark Wignall | Prime Minister, is our bet on you still good?

Last weekend, I spent a few days in the lovely but awfully congested town of Ocho Rios. Chupski and I were there for rest, relaxation, and everything that fitted in-between.Leaving from a private residence in the town's western end, we headed out on...
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Dear Doc | I have two boyfriends what should I do?

Q Dear Doc, I have this problem. I have two boyfriends - one here in Jamaica, and one in the United States. I love my Jamaican man very much, but the one in the States provides for me financially. He makes me...
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Creating your Christmas tablescape

'Tis the season to celebrate, entertain and welcome family and friends to your home to share the Christmas cheer.If you are entertaining this Christmas, decorating your home is just as import as what's on the menu,...
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