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US-based company to inject US$38m into Long Pond sugar factory Audio

The operators of the Hampden Estate have announced a deal with a United States-based entity to inject some US$38 million or J$4.9 billion to transform the Long Pond sugar factory into a co-generation facility. In a release this morning, CEO of...
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21 plead guilty on sentence discount day

Despite a backlog of more than 700 cases, only one person appeared before the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today to take advantage of the sentence reduction day. There are, however, reports that 20 cases are before the Gun Court in which...
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Warranty on roads - Ashley suggests measure to hold contractors to guaranteed standards

Suggesting a system of warranty on road repairs in Jamaica to stem the flow of taxpayers' money down the drain, political commentator Dr Paul Ashley is arguing that contractors should bear the cost of repairing roads that fall into disrepair a short...
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Mason's unfulfilled dream - Athlete wanted Usain Bolt-signed Jamaican Rio jersey

Before the end of Jamaica-born athlete Germaine Mason's thanksgiving service yesterday, national 100m and 200m sprinter Julian Forte revealed to The Gleaner that Mason badly wanted a 2016 Olympic-branded Jamaican vest signed by sprint legend Usain...
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Understanding the Border Wall Funding Act

Today, The Gleaner and The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) present the first in a monthly series focusing on current research being carried out by the institute and/or issues of particular national interest. Today's submission comes from...
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Allison-McCracken gets first Jamaica win

Jermaine Allison-McCracken registered her first win as head coach of the Sunshine Girls, beating Barbados 40-34 in Game Two of their best-of-three Test series to take a 1-0 lead at the National Arena last night."It was really important to get this...
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Arnett advance to RSPL final

Arnett Gardens FC edged Humble Lion 1-0 in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) return-leg semi-final at the Effortville Community Centre in May Pen yesterday.The Junglists went into the game with a one-goal lead after they won the first leg 2-1 at...
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JSE regulator denied injunction ... Court defers to IDT hearings

The Supreme Court has refused to grant an injunction barring the Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) from convening a disciplinary hearing against its chief regulatory officer, Wentworth Graham, pending the outcome of proceedings at the Industrial...
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Ja's primary surplus overperforms by $12.8b

Jamaica's primary balance for fiscal year ended March 2017 has over-performed by $12.8 billion to come in just shy of $140 billion, the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) reported on Friday.That represents about 7.7 per cent of gross...
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‘Best Of DiMario McDowell And Friends' All Set For Tonight At JC Auditorium

  Having gained a massive ground swell with the staging of 30 editions of ‘Thursday Night Live’ shows, featuring 30 special guests over 30 weeks, DiMario McDowell in association with 2A Seafood and Grill will be hosting the ‘...
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Roots, rock, reggae, revival in Negril

The Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party was the highlight event of the one-week Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, which ends tomorrow. As the name suggests, the concert was heralded by some of Jamaica's contemporary reggae artistes affiliated with the...
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Editorial | China’s new Silk Road

Since the weekend, Donald Trump has been in the Middle East on the first leg of a trip his supporters at home hope will help to stabilise his erratic presidency and put a shine on America's global prestige.Earlier, Mr Trump was in Saudi Arabia for...
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Michael Abrahams | Me nah follow fashion

As times change, so does fashion. We had the miniskirt in the sixties, and the Afro was everywhere in the seventies, being gradually replaced in the eighties by 'big hair'. Some fashion trends seem to last, like mini skirts. I don’t think that I...
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Letter of the Day | Leadership slackness in State and Church

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent reports of elected parliamentarians who regularly miss meetings, at times without offering an apology, gall me.In my experience as a pastor, and talking informally with other pastors...
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Hungry for more from Golding

THE EDITOR, Sir:Bruce Golding's 'Plight of university graduates' in The Sunday Gleaner of May 21, 2017 was a very good read. Can Mr Golding explore the flip side of the coin and look at the benefits of university graduates, focusing on...
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Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP):United States President Donald Trump yesterday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a...
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Citizens call for president to resign after graft charges

SAO PAULO (AP):Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations yesterday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker....
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Tifa joins top American celebs to promote backless strapless bra

Dance hall artist Tifa, has joined the likes of Blac Chyna, Amber Rose and Paris Hilton, in a new online campaign to promote the Sneaky Vaunt backless, strapless bra. The announcement was made last Thursday May 18. "I am excited to be a part...
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Beauty repurposed

American author Ashley Smith once said, "Life is full of beauty. Notice it," and we here at Flair can't help but agree. Sometimes beauty not only lies in what it is, but what it can be.Are you one of those women who use beauty products just for what...
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