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NEPA improves in investigating environmental threats – Auditor General report Audio

A performance audit of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has showed a significant improvement in response of the body to environmental threats reported by members of the public. In a follow-up audit of the agency, the Pamela...
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NIA against Symbiote mobile licence

Anti-corruption lobby group, National Integrity Action (NIA), says the government is making a wrong decision to go ahead and issue a licence to Symbiote Investments Limited to operate a mobile ne...
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'Last chance' - Stakeholders warn of business, tourism fallout if crime not curbed next month

While the debate over whether a state of emergency is the ideal response to the upsurge in crime in Montego Bay, St James, continues to attract mixed reactions, two prominent business operators in the tourist capital are warning that the city will...
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Support growing for limited state of emergency

Western Bureau:Charles Sinclair, councillor for the Flankers division, is gaining support for his calls for a limited state of emergency in sections of Montego Bay in light of the slew of gun killings...
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'Grandfather of the Met' bids adieu

JEFFREY SPOONER has long been a man on a mission, but after 40 years of stamping his mark on the Met Service while helping to advance Jamaica's efforts toward climate security, it's time to put his feet up.His mission boots are officially off and...
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Jamaicans get behind International Coastal Clean-up Day 2016

WHILE ENTITIES like the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) press home the need to solve the pollution problem in the Caribbean, Jamaicans this year threw their weight behind International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day.The effort was led by...
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Russell's violation hearing continues - West Indies all-rounder's lawyer remains confident

Lead counsel Patrick Foster continued his cross examination of Nadia Vassell, Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) whereabouts officer and director of technical services, during yesterday's hearing into the whereabouts clause violation of Jamaica...
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Walters finally gets shot at Lomachenko - Clash in Las Vegas on November 26

"It took some time to happen, but I will definitely be fighting Lomachenko in November," former World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Super Champion Nicholas 'The Axe Man' Walters told The Gleaner yesterday.Walters confirmed that he and...
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OPEC reaches preliminary accord to curb oil production

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement on Wednesday to curb oil production for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, pushing up prices that had sunken over the past two years and weakened the economies of oil-...
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Kremi investing $200 million in plant upgrade

Caribbean Cream Limited, which trades as Kremi ice cream, plans to invest $200 million to improve operations and dress up expanded space in its Kingston plant.The company announced the investment in its operations, even while categorising the newest...
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Queen Ifrica’s grim picture of Montego Bay

Six years ago Ventrice ‘Queen Ifrica’ Morgan released the Montego Bay album, which was officially launched in Jamaica at Kabana on Hope Road, near Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. I covered the event, at which Queen Ifrica explained the...
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Songs, stories of Prince Buster at tribute concert

There were patent connections between the late Prince Buster and performers at Saturday's tribute concert which followed his interment at May Men Cemetery, Spanish Town Road, St Andrew.Some links crossed generations; the leader of the Mystic...
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Editorial | Attack the emergency with emergency

Like Peter Bunting, the shadow security minister, this newspaper is deeply concerned about the sharply upward spiral in homicides in Jamaica this year, especially in the parish of St James where the brazenness of the bloodletting exacerbates...
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Devon Dick| Visit from a gunman?

Last week, a 'gunman' visited me. He announced his arrival and presence at the office by stating that he was a 'don' and 'gunman' and wanted to speak to me immediately. The receptionist told him that I was counselling someone and as soon as I was...
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Letter of the day | Stop the speeches and start hunting

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent spate of criminal activities, in particular in St James, has provided the opportunity for politicians to grandstand and make pretty speeches about criminal activities.The harsh reality is that several of the communities...
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Remember our Christian history

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm not a Christian, but I'd like to remind those so eager to see the downfall of Rev Al Miller, in the wake of his recent conviction, that Jesus, in his time, was convicted for actual or perceived insurrection against the Roman...
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Malaysian jet downed by missile launcher from Russia - Probe

NIEUWEGEIN (AP):Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from...
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Leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

LONDON (AP):Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.President Barack Obama...
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Eat Around Ja - Kaluga Kafe excites the palate

The parish of St Catherine conjures up images of old world charm. A parish filled with monumental landmarks, it is also known for one of Jamaica's most popular fishing village - Old Harbour.Local resident Adrian Samuda, longed for a chill spot close...
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Pan Chicken a hit

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) regional Pan 2016 competition, experienced by the people of Port Antonio for the first time, was a huge success.Held last Saturday at the parish's premier cricket ground of Folly Oval, the event attracted dozens of...
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