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Speaker forced to adjourn House as Vaz, Campbell clash over Cornwall Regional

House Speaker Pearnel Charles this afternoon adjourned the sitting and stormed out of Parliament after a verbal clash between Member of Parliament for Portland West Daryl Vaz and St Ann North West MP Dr Dayton Campbell. There was uproar...
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Water war - - Wisynco sues Heart Foundation over campaign against sugary beverages

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as "very unfortunate" a legal move by the William Mahfood-led Wisynco Group Limited to block the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) from repeating information it posted on social media aimed at...
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House in turmoil over hospital controversy

Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday tested the resolve of House Speaker Pearnel Charles to restore order in Parliament following a statement by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on the controversial noxious fumes saga at Cornwall...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Apple Leisure Group & Mark Travel Merger should bring significant growth to Jamaica

Rajae Lewis helping Clarendonians to 'Live Laugh Love'

Last August, Rajae Lewis, vice-president of the Longville Park Police Youth Club, officially formed his 13-member strong 'Live Laugh Love' movement, which targets unattached and at-risk youth."With the increase in crime and unemployment among the...
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Recipe for disaster: - No structure in place to legitimise the original ganja industry

The economic Growth Council has outlined a growth aspiration of five per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) over a four-year period. The reality of achieving this is hinged on our ability to efficiently coordinate industries to increase the...
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This is big! - Thomas elated after Portmore's RSPL triumph

Shavar Thomas, head coach of freshly minted Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United could hardly contain his pride, after leading his team to their sixth national league title on Monday night at the National Stadium. Thomas, a former...
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'Heads held high' - Disappointed Duckie praises Waterhouse effort

Heading into Monday's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final, Waterhouse coach Donovan Duckie was determined to win his first national title and further confirm his reputation as one of the nation's top coaches.He had taken Waterhouse from a...
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Cato estimates local - ecommerce potential at US$100m

Jomo Cato, the co-founder of Quikanou Global, which trades as Quickcanoe, says ecommerce activity in Jamaica could generate about US$100 million, even while noting that the majority of online retail sales flow to overseas giants like Amazon and...
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Guardian Life exploring more real estate opportunities

Insurance company Guardian Life Limited is cautiously looking to real estate for a continued boost in profits as interest rates continue to trend south.The outlook comes after a 7.3 per cent annual increase in profit - from $4.08 billion to $4.38...
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Indie Allen 'catches a fire' in Canada

Indie Allen has been on the rise for years, and continues on his journey to becoming an acclaimed reggae artiste in his own right.Before his solo career, Indie was the lead singer of Phuzzion a band of young musicians from the Edna Manley College...
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Hip hop's next big superstar could be Jamaican

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff are icons whose music is loved and adored by fans worldwide. Jamaica has also produced several successful DJs who have garnered international prominence including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Buju Banton, Shabba...
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Logic to JMA-JEA merger

perhaps one should not read too much into the fact that the website of neither the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) nor the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) has as yet reported their merger, announced by their presidents last weekend....
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Let me refresh The Gleaner's memory

In your editorial of April 16, 2018, it was advocated that, at the end of the present IMF programme, Jamaica should engage in another round of oversight with that institution. The editorial posited that, in the past, improvements achieved in the...
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Letter of the Day | Simpson Miller didn't misspeak on gays

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column titled 'From the closet to my Cabinet?' (Sunday Gleaner, April 22, 2018), Orville Taylor accused former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of responding "without the benefit of forethought" to the question of whether...
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Andrew, fly the gate for gays

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Trinidad and Tobago court decision striking down their anti-buggery law and our prime minister's subsequent (redundant?) statement that he would appoint a gay person to his Cabinet, our usual Chicken Littles have...
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Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as decision nears

NEW YORK (AP):President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat traded sharp warnings yesterday, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear programme. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on...
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Georgia woman admits false threats against daycare centers

MACON, Georgia (AP):A Georgia woman has admitted making false threats to blow up daycare centers.US Attorney Charles Peeler in Macon said in a news release that 26-year-old Jasmine Bradley pleaded guilty Monday to conveying false information and...
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Weekend Shenanigans

  Who was out and about for Expo Jamaica this weekend? We have the highlights of that and more of what's trending in international media, in this week’s Weekend Shenanigans. Expo Jamaica  Persons from near and far gathered at...
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Truth Tuesday

  It’s never easy to accept the harsh reality that you need to get better at your job, start a new career, build an empire, click reset on your affirmative mindset, or upgrade your life partner - but sometimes, you just have to face the...
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Math counts!

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joined scores of companies which partnered with the Ministry of Education on April 19, 2018 to improve the attitude of students and teachers to mathematics at the sixth annual staging of Math Expo, hosted by...
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Shipping Schedule April 24-30, 2018

Kingston: April 24-30, 2018Vessel etaCARIB STARZIM DJIBOUTI 24/04TAIPEI TRADER 25/04CFS PACORA 25/04CFS PACATU 25/04HYUNDAI MERCURY 28/04E.R...
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