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FOOTBALL: Chelsea to sign Reggae Boyz defender Michael Hector

Reading and Jamaica's Reggae Boy defender, Michael Hector, is to be transferred to Chelsea later today in a £4m deal. Hector, 23 years old, is expected to remain at the Championship club on loan for the rest of the current season. He...
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'Judge' arrested in connection with murder of Canadian teen

Detectives from the Hunts Bay Police Station are confirming that Omar James otherwise called ‘Judge’ is now in custody. James was listed as a Person of Interest following the shooting death of 14-year-old Ricardo Williams of Scarborough...
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'I dare you, Portia!' - Samuda challenges prime minister to call election within six weeks

Declaring that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is well settled in the "starter's blocks", Karl Samuda, a key campaign organiser, yesterday challenged Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to call the general election within the next six weeks.Speaking...
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Sense of urgency in PNP camp

The Gleaner has been informed that the Paul-Burke-led secretariat of the People's National Party (PNP) is being very vigilant as it monitors the ongoing enumeration programme of the party.At the same time, The Gleaner was told that there is a sense...
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St Peter's locks out craft vendors, accuses them of harassment

Immigration Corner: What can she do without 'papers'?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,Someone left Jamaica at three months old and is now 17. The person was raised in America, but was given a new name, and has no birth paper or records in the American system apart from school records. Would they be able to...
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Immigration Corner: Who can 'countersign'?

Dear Mr Bassie,I am planning to apply for a British passport and would like some advice as to who is able to countersign passport applications and photographs.- GSDear GS,Some passport applications and photos must be signed by someone else, known as...
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Francis matches fastest Jamaican 4x400m relay leg ever

Though his effort left Jamaica just short of a medal in Sunday's World Championship 4x400-metre final, Javon Francis produced a sterling anchor-leg effort.As he did to rescue a silver medal in the same event two years ago, the 21-year-old national...
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Seaga resigns as PFAJ chairman

After six years at the helm of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), Edward Seaga will be resigning as chairman of the organisation effective today.Seaga, who remains as head of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA),...
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Google tries to woo iPhone - owners with Android watch app

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.The move thrusts Google on to Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the...
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Teen in a hurry to make millions

QUESTION: I was reading The Sunday Gleaner when I stumbled across an article in the Business section written by you. I observed that your job is a personal financial adviser and so I was hoping that you could help me with my goal.I am a teenager...
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Fun, services at Skool Aid

The LIME-FLOW Skool Aid has grown significantly, and on Sunday, thousands of Jamaicans gathered on the grounds of Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine, to enjoy the giveaways and the entertainment from the annual back-to-school treat.Fun and excitement...
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Bawling, beef, breast at VMAs

Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards, and Kanye West ranted on stage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin,...
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Editorial: No succour for the apologists

No one can quarrel with Ronnie Thwaites' argument that passes in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams can't be the only measure of the worth of Jamaican students. But we hope that the education minister's assertion last week,...
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Paula Hagley: Live up to promises, Madam PM

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) notes with interest Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller's expression of support to the manufacturing sector during her recent address to the 10th Anniversary Pinning Ceremony of manufacturing company...
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Letter of the day: Housing strategy needed for young professionals

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has been reported that the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) recorded a fall in the number of housing starts by 56 per cent for the April to June quarter of this year. This is the clearest and latest indication that the people...
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Award OJ to Francis, Mills

THE EDITOR, Sir:Coaching is the first step on the road to success.It is perfected by specialists like Glen Mills and Stephen Francis.Our athletes could not have perfected their skills without these specialists, who exercised patience while...
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Five dead in blast at fireworks factory

MADRID (AP):A huge explosion yesterday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said.The blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) at the Pirotecnia Zaragozana factory in the small town...
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Massive gas find a boon for Egypt

CAIRO (AP):The discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a major boon for the country that will help alleviate energy shortages and boost the economy, experts said yesterday.The new "supergiant" offshore field revealed a day...
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Ounce of Prevention: How to eat properly

A MAJOR truth I have constantly reminded readers of is: you are what you eat. But that's not all. You are also how you eat. Yes, the way you eat your food is also extremely important. Here are some useful tips on how to eat.Eat primarily for...
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Immigration Corner: What can she do without 'papers'?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,Someone left Jamaica at three months old and is now 17. The person was raised in America, but was given a new name, and has no birth paper or records in the American system apart from school records. Would they be able to...
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Shipping Schedule

AGENT/VESSEL ARRIVALCARIB STARSanta Ricarda 01/09Vega Azurit 01/09CFS Palamedes 01/09Hyundai Grace 02/09CFS Pacora 02/09Pandora 03/09CS Setubal 04/09George I 04/09Repulse Bay 04/09Argos 05/09Juliana 05/09Stadt Gera 05/09Vecht...
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A visit aboard the largest CMA CGM vessel to call on Port of Kingston

The CMA CGM Almaviva, a container ship operated by the CMA CGM group made its inaugural visit to the Kingston Container Terminal on August 20, 2015, as part of its mission to load empty containers destined to be transported from Kingston to ChinaThe...
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Falmouth wary of Harmony Cove plans

While it appears that exciting times are ahead for Falmouth, Trelawny, with the planned expansion of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier and news that the Harmony Cove Resort and Casino project is poised to come on stream, some stakeholders in the seaside...
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Point Estate land for sale

The more than 700 acres of land in Point Estate in Hanover, which is owned by the National Housing Trust (NHT) and which was initially earmarked for housing development, is now up for sale, but not to NHT contributors.Point Estate, as well as two...
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