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Judge orders subpoena for medical doctor in 'death squad' trial

The High Court judge presiding over the so-called police death squad trial has ordered that a subpoena be issued for medical doctor Dr Desmond Brennan to attend court and give evidence tomorrow.
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Technician caught in motel with missing high school girl remanded

Thirty-eight-year-old technician Miguel McMorris who was held by police allegedly having sex with a schoolgirl was remanded when he appeared before the St Catherine Parish Court today. The McMorris who is of a St Andrew address and is...
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Another triple for Bolt

It was another triple feat for sprint legend Usain Bolt. Yesterday, the fastest man in the world continued his impressive run, albeit off the track, when he was declared The Gleaner’s Man of the Year for 2016, at the media house’s 37th...
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PAHO comes to Ja's aid with Cornwall Regional noxious fumes

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is to send a mission team to Jamaica, which has sought its help with the noxious fumes affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said the problem,...
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'I'm burdened by taxes' - Businesswoman closed one store, with one more to go but won't give up

When serial entrepreneur Alicia Archer opened her restaurant "Fancy Seafood Bar and Grill" in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, it was a dream come true. Her passion was cooking and to ensure that she was one of the best, she signed up for a Heart Trust/NTA...
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Stocks can 'turbocharge' development - Former JSE head advises on avoiding debt

Local businesses can cut their debt and grow faster by raising capital through the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), says Allan Lewis, managing director of JN Fund Managers (JNFM)."Entrepreneurs in the United States of America (USA) and the United...
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Man of the Year Bolt expecting big season on track

He's a man of many firsts and the 2016 Gleaner Honour Awards Man of the Year Usain Bolt again wrote his own chapter in history after becoming the first three-time recipient of the much-vaunted award on a day that saw other sporting icons being...
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Jamaica cricket in good hands, says Miller

Jamaica Scorpions Captain Nikita Miller said despite their defeat to Barbados Pride in the final of the Regional Super50 tournament, he is proud of the team's performance.The Scorpions, who had six players making their debuts in the competition,...
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Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, were down sharply Monday, a day after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a US$143-billion takeover offer.The companies said Sunday in a joint press release that Kraft Heinz has "...
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Bank fees draining dormant accounts - JBA recommends long-term deposits

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) is suggesting that customers would be better off selecting a long-term savings or investment product offered by their banks, rather than leaving the funds idle in a regular savings account.Over time, such idle...
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Science to a riddim - JN Foundation to adopt US-based rap project

On Wednesday, February 22, the JN Foundation will launch their next educational project, Science Genius Jamaica, which is inspired by the work of Professor Christopher Emdin of Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York."It's a movement to...
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Karen Smith takes tea with St Hugh's - New album to be presented at Florida alumni party

On or off stage, Karen Smith has an inviting smile and, merry eyes. Still, those orbs which have reflected on thousands of persons at numerous events, have an added sparkle when she speaks about St Hugh's High School.Next month, the school ties that...
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Editorial | Tackle the deeper causes of crime

Paula Llewellyn, the director of public prosecutions, and her collaborators, should be thanked for their public spiritedness in issuing a disquisition on the interchangeability of the terms 'preventive detention' and 'preventative arrest' and how...
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Brian-Paul Welsh | Demigods and demagogues

In a recent radio interview, reggae singer Chezidek gnashed at the police for raiding his rural farm and destroying an array of vegetables, including his holy herb.As his rage bubbled over the airwaves, he depicted a chaotic scene somewhere deep in...
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Letter of the Day | Is JPS scapegoating renewable energy users?

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a user of residential renewable energy for much of the past decade, and a long-time advocate of renewable energy, it was with much concern that I read Ryon Jones' article 'Solar disconnect' in the February 19, 2017 edition of The...
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Sigma Run/Walk a nightmare!

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write about the dislocation of legitimate travellers Sunday on the occasion of the Sagicor Sigma Run/Walk event. I left home in Havendale at 6:54 a.m. to attend church in Half-Way Tree, at 7:30 a.m.Anticipating roadblocks, I used...
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UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump invite for state visit

LONDON (AP):US President Donald Trump should not be afforded the "rare privilege" of a state visit, a British opposition lawmaker said yesterday as Parliament debated a call for Trump's invitation to be downgraded and stripped of its royal seal of...
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Russia's ambassador to United Nations dies in NYC at 64

NEW YORK (AP):Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly after falling ill on Monday in his office at the mission, Russian officials said.Churkin, 64, was rushed to...
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5 Must Have Oils in Your Home by DIY Jo

This is not your traditional DIY Jo. Today I will like to share with you five oils that I just cannot live without. Argan Oil This is a must have. The fragrance is very pleasant, and it is perfect for both your hair and skin. At nights you can use...
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Gleaner Man of the Year shares honours with parents

The 37th Gleaner Honour Awards celebration came to a close in legendary style earlier today at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Star athlete Usain St Leo Bolt was awarded the Gleaner Honour Awards  Man of the Year title for a third...
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Cruise shipping blooms in Jamaica

Home porting potential in JamaicaThe cruise sector is doing very well, with vessels calling not only on the traditional north coast ports, but in Kingston as well. However, there is greater potential for the sector through home porting.Montego Bay...
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Shipping schedule

Shipping scheduleKINGSTONFebruary 21-27, 2017CRUISE & OUTPORTS SCHEDULEVESSEL/AGENT PORT OF CALL ARRIVAL
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Water shortage, bad roads, unemployment beating Blenheim

Residents of Blenheim in Hanover say that bad roads, water shortage, and a lack of employment opportunities are squeezing the lifeblood out of the community and its sister districts, Richmond and Cacoon.One resident of Blenheim, who gave her name as...
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Community centre closed for 17 years

Seventy-six-year-old Blenheim resident Aston Buchanan says that he is gravely disappointed that the economic benefits that the Bustamante Heritage Site and the district's 17-year-old community centre were expected to bring to the area have not...
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