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#RememberingSeaga: Current and former Parliamentarians pay tribute to Seaga

Parliamentarians and former heads of Government have converged at Gordon House for a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Prime Minister Andrew Holness heads a list of 21 current...
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High seas talks - Government consults US Embassy over Shiprider Agreement detentions

The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions...
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Brexit uncertainty threatens remittances

Jamaicans at home receiving remittances from relatives in the United Kingdom (UK) could find that supply of cash drying up depending on the outcome of Britain’s charge to leave the European Union, asserts Dr Kevin Brown, chairman of the Jamaica...
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EU figures down, as US, UK soar

Angeria Savory (centre), president of the Fortis 79Hers, along with members of the group, donated vitamins to the Mustard Seed Communities recently. Accepting for the charity organisation are Karlene Palmer (second left), assistant administrator, and Nicola Bennett (left), nurse/caregiver.

Fortis 79Hers form bond with Mustard Seed boys

The beaming faces of the boys would have melted any heart. They radiated such joy, as the ladies from the Fortis 79Hers, decked in their purple and white, sat with them on a sunny Saturday afternoon, chatting and sharing stories and jokes, each...
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Former RJR Chairman Bailey saluted for great leadership skills

Scores of relatives, friends, associates and former colleagues gathered at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in St Andrew, yesterday to pay their last respects to the Reverend Cyril Evans Bailey, They painted a...
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Solaun’s teammates, brimming with elation, rush to congratulate her on scoring Jamaica’s first-ever goal in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match, against Australia yesterday.

Bittersweet symphony - Solaun gets ­J­amaica’s first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup goal in 4-1 ­Aussie drubbing

GRENOBLE, France: Born in Hong Kong to a Cuban father and a Jamaican mother and currently based in Norway, it’s no wonder the most cosmopolitan of Jamaican players would create history on the world stage. Second-half substitute Havana Solaun...
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Use designated parking! – IPL, stadium police

Major Desmon Brown, general manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL), said patrons attending major events at the National Stadium should use designated parking areas to prevent their vehicles being broken into or stolen. Brown’s comments follow a...
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Shipper Harry Maragh investing in logistics at Lannaman - Looks beyond the port for more earnings

Harriat ‘Harry’ Maragh has built up significant holdings over many decades in the shipping industry. He now owns multimillion-dollar properties adjacent to the port of Kingston, where he once fished and caught crabs as a little boy growing up in...
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Sangster runway extension project requires land occupied by Sandals

The extension of the runway at the Sangster International Airport and associated works are scheduled to start in the final quarter of 2019, but the extension requires the acquisition of lands held by Sandals Resorts International. Negotiations for...
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‘Ghetto Misfits’ a hilarious encounter

When two of Jamaica’s funniest stand-up comedians joined forces on one show, the expectations are high, and rightly so. On Sunday, Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis, and his brother, Ian, ‘Ity’, delivered more than the expected. From their tear-jerking...
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Baring self for laughter

Going on stage and willingly share the unpleasantries of one’s life to a space filled with strangers, takes some grit. But that is what many stand-up comedians do – they take some of their most endearing or painful experiences and present them to...
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Editorial | External auditors of the AGD not a bad idea

Nigel Clarke is right about the ‘untidy’ situation in which the finance ministry and the Auditor General’s Department (AGD) have the responsibility for auditing each other’s accounts, and his wish, to find a way around the conundrum. As he attends...
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Elizabeth Morgan | A united CARICOM diaspora?

World Bank: The Caribbean Diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated and affluent demographic…supported by right incentives and policies, diaspora members could play an even larger role in contributing to the region’s development. As Jamaica’s 8th...
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Letter of the Day | JamaicaEye needs legislation

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner’s editorial of June 14, 2019, titled ‘What is JamaicaEye seeing’, has painted a dismal forecast of the Government’s initiative to have CCTV cameras in public spaces under the JamaicaEye Project. Your position, of...
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Please help Caribbean Terrace residents

THE EDITOR, Sir: On Friday, June 7, 2019, we were victims of a home invasion in Caribbean Terrace, Harbour View. My sister was robbed of monies for her son’s school fees and the household helper was stabbed, almost fatally. The lone criminal was...
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In this June 13, 2019 file photo, a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German authorities say they have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with their investigation into the slaying of a regional official from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party.

Government calls official’s killing ‘attack on all of us’

BERLIN (AP): The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an “alarm signal” that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany’s top security official...
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Trump threatens to deport millions

WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energise his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his re-election bid. The US...
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Is plastic surgery risky business?

Recently, when I was asked to appear as a guest on TVJ’s popular Smile Jamaica programme to speak about plastic surgery, I was asked a seemingly easy question by the host, Neville Bell. He asked: “Plastic surgery, is it risky?” I immediately felt...
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Increased ear, nose and throat services in central Jamaica

Previously, persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however, through the kind donations of the Manchester Wellness Foundation, residents in central Jamaica can...
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Dad's Outlook panelists (from left) Stevie Barnett, (SME Manager and Team Lead at Sagicor Bank); Wayne Marshall (Recording Artiste); David Morrison (Senior Blender at Appleton Estate Jamaica); Teino Evans (The Gleaner's Enterprise Editor - Lifestyle); and Marlon Campbell (Host).

Raising the 'Bar' with Dad's Outlook

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” This quote, articulated by a former American professional baseball third baseman, Wade Boggs, echoed in sincere sentiments at the recently staged Father’s Day forum: Dad’s Outlook...
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Chris Brown, Ammika Harris expecting first child together

Rapper Chris Brown, is said to be expecting his second child, with Ammika Harris (her first child). Their current relationship status is unclear, but outlets are reporting that they are no longer together. Chris was last linked to the Instagram...
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