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Bunting bashes 'vulgar manipulation' of courts

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has said that measures must be implemented to aid quicker resolution of cases that come before the courts, and to bring an end to the ongoing problem of cases being put off for lengthy...
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myReport: When a 57-pound pit bull mauled my five-year-old girl

Sharon Tomlinson has recounted the horror of March 1, 2014 when her four-year-old daughter was mauled by a pit bull in Mandeville, Manchester.  "I ran over to the dog and grabbed him, not knowing that once the dogs bite down, their jaws...
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Beware of traffickers

Jamaicans are being warned that they could fall prey to human trafficking as people, including professionals, seek and are offered employment in other countries. While it is a fact that persons living in abject poverty are at much greater risk, the...
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Commish continues push for Bail Act amendment

Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams declared yesterday that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is committed to doing everything possible to reduce the wave of murders gripping the island.Williams, during a visit to The Gleaner's North Street...
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Climate change expert warns against copying bad habits

In the pursuit of techno-logical advances, small island developing states such as Jamaica are being urged to minimise the high environmental costs associated with such progress.Clifford Mahlung, a member of Jamaica's negotiating team to the upcoming...
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Fulbright scholarship lifts financial burdens

After undergoing a tough interview process in addition to not having enough resources, Patrice Anderson, was pleasantly surprised when she got the call that she was one of the persons chosen for the United States (US) 2015-2016 Fulbright Graduate...
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'No pressure' - Fraser-Pryce

STOCKHOLM, Sweden:If Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is feeling the pressure of defending her world crown, it was not evident as she cruised to victory at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting yesterday.She clocked 10.93 seconds (-0.2) in front of a...
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Patience is key - Blake

It has been a long road back for former world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who continues to lay the blocks for his comeback after two serious injuries in as many years derailed his career.Blake, the second-fastest man in history in both the 100m (9.69...
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JNBS bullish on transformation to commercial bank after seven-year wait

Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) expects to complete its transition to a commercial bank by the first quarter of 2016, with equipment and property already acquired for the transformation, says General Manager Earl Jarrett.The building...
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Paramount nears deal to build lubricant blending facility in Ja

Paramount Trading Limited is close to finalising a deal with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Petroleum to establish a lubricant blending facility in Kingston.The joint-venture arrangement represents the next step in a relationship between the two...
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From one-liner to lecturer - Marvin George finds similarities between Ja, T&T

Marvin George was 12 years old when he went on stage in his first play. It was a tiny role with only one line - and it was a step toward his present career.He played an 18 year-old sailor, the client of a prostitute. And it was his mother who, as...
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Resurgence of dancing, surge of pride

On Saturday, July 18, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road came alive as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) hosted the 2015 World Reggae Dance Championship semi-final. For more reasons than one, it was a show I will...
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Editorial: Bunting's cloudy clarification

Peter Bunting now needs to clarify his clarification. For no one is any the wiser about his proposal for an oversight body for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the agency that probes accusations of excesses against the police...
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Anthony Clayton: State of emergency not viable right now

The rate of homicide in Jamaica peaked in 2009, when it was 63 per 100,000 people. For comparison, the rate in the UK is about one per 100,000 people, so the rate of killing in Jamaica was more than 60 times higher.After Christopher Coke was...
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Letter of the day: Rethink proposal for INDECOM review board

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Independent Commission of Investigations is one of four commissions of Parliament that are appointed by the governor general in his own discretion, but after consultation with the prime...
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US hypocritical on human trafficking

THE EDITOR, Sir:America must solve its own human-trafficking problems, too.I noticed that the Jamaican Government is making a lot of fuss about how the country has been ranked by the United States with regard to human trafficking.While there may be...
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Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

JERUSALEM (AP):An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them yesterday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.The alleged...
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IMF won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief

WASHINGTON (AP):An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official says the IMF cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief.Briefing reporters on condition of...
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