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Dermon Spence is new permanent secretary for agriculture ministry

Dermon Spence has replaced Donovan Stanberry as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commence, Agriculture and Fisheries. The appointment was confirmed and acknowledged by portfolio minister Audley Shaw and Prime Minister Andrew...
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Ministry blasts traffic ticket system as unreliable - Justice ministry levels scathing criticisms at police traffic structure

The Justice ministry has delivered a scathing indictment of the system used by the police to record traffic tickets issued to motorists, revealing publicly that there are "deficits in the accuracy and adequacy" of information sent to the courts,...
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Sued for SOE arrest - St James man seeks redress from Gov't over breaches of constitutional rights

A St James resident has taken legal action against the Government, seeking compensation for damages resulting from what he describes as false imprisonment and breaches of his constitutional rights while detained under the state of public emergency (...
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Earth Today | Climate Change Division to bat for special report on 1.5 degrees of global warming

A REPRESENTATIVE of Jamaica's Climate Change Division (CCD) has noted the intention to support the use of the recently published special report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming to inform policy and planning in Jamaica."I consider science as...
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Earth Today | Environmental Foundation of Jamaica awards new grants

TWENTY-NINE new climate change grants were recently awarded to Jamaicans as part of the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) administered by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ).They bring to 111 the number of projects that have...
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Over the moon! - A dream come true for John Campbell

For 25-year-old John Campbell, getting called up for the West Indies team is a dream come true.  He has been included in the West Indies squad for the first Test against England in Barbados next week and he is, to say the least,...
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Jamaica could've been pioneers - Crowne

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne says now that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has amended its bylaws for 2019 to allow for open hearings, Jamaica missed out on being considered pioneers in such a practice. Crowne is referring to the Jamaica...
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EU leaders plead with UK to get its act together on Brexit

STRASBOURG, France (AP):European Union, eu, leaders were pleading Wednesday with the UK to finally get its act together on Brexit, end internal strife and come up with a realistic plan to leave the bloc well over two years after Britain decided to...
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'What Goes Around' - a mix bag of emotions

It was a series of interesting twists, and in the end, the player gets played. That's how the story unfolded in Aisha Davis and David Tulloch's What Goes Around, now showing at the Blue Room at the Phoenix Theatre Complex on Haining Road in New...
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'Glass' is one big anticlimax

Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price, or 'Mr Glass', as he prefers to be called, was by far the most compelling part of M. Night Shyamalan's slow-burn, comic-book send-up Unbreakable. A brilliant, tortured manipulator and superhero enthusiast, suffering...
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Editorial | Inmates speak out

Inmates at the Fort Augusta female prison have made several damning allegations against the prison authorities.As if to demonstrate how loose security is at the facility, on two occasions the women used cell phones to post videos on Facebook,...
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Mark Wignall | How long can your pay last?

In spite of the present levels of unprecedented dysfunctions in the US presidency, the Cabinet and the GOP Senate, the economy continues to operate at near full employment. In the world's largest economy it has to be considered a supreme irony that...
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Letter of the Day | Should Jamaica have a worker's compensation system?

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read The Gleaner article titled 'Teacher awarded damages for Injury in chair collapse,' dated January 14, 2019, I thought to myself, is it time for the Jamaican Government to have a no-fault insurance system that protects...
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Preserve Venezuela relationship

THE EDITOR, Sir:The impending expropriation of the shares of the Venezuelan-owned Petrojam shares is going to cause a bitter squabble between Jamaica and their former partner. This could have been prevented, or circumvented, if prior analytical work...
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Gunmen killed in Kenya hotel attack; 14 victims die

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):All the gunmen who staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi were killed, Kenya's president said Wednesday, declaring an end to the brazen, overnight siege that underscored the ability of al-Shabab...
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Free! - Court acquits suspects in 2008 torching of US Embassy

BELGRADE (AP):A Serbian appeals court has acquitted the suspects in the 2008 rioting and torching of the US embassy in Belgrade after a rally against Kosovo's declaration of independence.The Appeals Court of Belgrade said Wednesday it has overturned...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, had has a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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Veronica Campbell-Brown announces pregnancy

Jamaica’s sprint sensation Veronica Campbell-Brown is expecting her first child. Campbell Brown, 36, made the announcement on her Instagram page this morning in a post with a photo of her and her husband Omar Brown on a beach. "We look...
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Unlock your inner chef with Delicious Occasions

"Everyone can cook, but not everyone is a chef," said Latoya Panton, founder of Delicious Occasions Cooking Classes. Cooking is an unforgiving art which takes time, effort and years of practice to master. However, under the right guidance and...
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Nature's delicious candies from Fruit Prints Ja

Opened since October of last year, Fruit Prints Ja is creating a craze with its refreshing and delicious arrangements.It's the brainchild of Northern Caribbean University student Samantha-Lee Davis, who innovatively makes assortments for all...
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