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Jamaica moves up to sixth on world press freedom index

Jamaica has moved up two places to sixth on the 2018 world press freedom index released by the France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tuesday night. It’s highest ranking for a Caribbean country since 2002 when the index was...
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Water war - Wisynco sues Heart Foundation over campaign against sugary beverages

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as "very unfortunate" a legal move by the William Mahfood-led Wisynco Group Limited to block the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) from repeating information it posted on social media aimed at...
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House in turmoil over hospital controversy

Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday tested the resolve of House Speaker Pearnel Charles to restore order in Parliament following a statement by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on the controversial noxious fumes saga at Cornwall...
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Apple Leisure Group & Mark Travel Merger should bring significant growth to Jamaica

Rajae Lewis helping Clarendonians to 'Live Laugh Love'

Last August, Rajae Lewis, vice-president of the Longville Park Police Youth Club, officially formed his 13-member strong 'Live Laugh Love' movement, which targets unattached and at-risk youth."With the increase in crime and unemployment among the...
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This is big! - Thomas elated after Portmore's RSPL triumph

Shavar Thomas, head coach of freshly minted Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United could hardly contain his pride, after leading his team to their sixth national league title on Monday night at the National Stadium. Thomas, a former...
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'Heads held high' - Disappointed Duckie praises Waterhouse effort

Heading into Monday's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final, Waterhouse coach Donovan Duckie was determined to win his first national title and further confirm his reputation as one of the nation's top coaches.He had taken Waterhouse from a...
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Cato estimates local ecommerce potential at US$100m

Jomo Cato, the co-founder of Quikanou Global, which trades as Quickcanoe, says ecommerce activity in Jamaica could generate about US$100 million, even while noting that the majority of online retail sales flow to overseas giants like Amazon and...
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KIW successor to offer shares on the junior market

Directors of KIW International Limited are considering a rights issue to finance the company's investment activities.They are also looking at creating a successor company, which can be listed on the stock exchange, due to difficulties encountered in...
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Indie Allen 'catches a fire' in Canada

Indie Allen has been on the rise for years, and continues on his journey to becoming an acclaimed reggae artiste in his own right.Before his solo career, Indie was the lead singer of Phuzzion a band of young musicians from the Edna Manley College...
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Hip hop's next big superstar could be Jamaican

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff are icons whose music is loved and adored by fans worldwide. Jamaica has also produced several successful DJs who have garnered international prominence including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Buju Banton, Shabba...
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Editorial | Logic to JMA-JEA merger

Perhaps one should not read too much into the fact that the website of neither the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) nor the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) has as yet reported their merger, announced by their presidents last weekend....
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Omar Davies | Let me refresh The Gleaner’s memory

In your editorial of April 16, 2018, it was advocated that, at the end of the present IMF programme, Jamaica should engage in another round of oversight with that institution. The editorial posited that, in the past, improvements achieved in the...
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Letter of the Day | Simpson Miller didn't misspeak on gays

THE EDITOR, Sir:In his column titled 'From the closet to my Cabinet?' (Sunday Gleaner, April 22, 2018), Orville Taylor accused former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of responding "without the benefit of forethought" to the question of whether...
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Andrew, fly the gate for gays

THE EDITOR, Sir:In response to the Trinidad and Tobago court decision striking down their anti-buggery law and our prime minister's subsequent (redundant?) statement that he would appoint a gay person to his Cabinet, our usual Chicken Littles have...
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Trump, top Iran diplomat trade threats as decision nears

NEW YORK (AP):President Donald Trump and Iran's top diplomat traded sharp warnings yesterday, with Trump threatening "bigger problems" than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear programme. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put the president on...
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Georgia woman admits false threats against daycare centres

MACON, Georgia (AP):A Georgia woman has admitted making false threats to blow up daycare centres.US Attorney Charles Peeler in Macon said in a news release that 26-year-old Jasmine Bradley pleaded guilty Monday to conveying false information and...
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Dr Alfred Dawes | Bariatric surgery the cure for diabetes [Part 2]

In my last article, I spoke about the difference between obesity and overweight, as well as the advantages that bariatric surgery has over traditional lifestyle change. Obesity is a complex disease characterised by hormonal and metabolic changes...
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Fit 4 Life | Push-up yourself further - Part 2: safety

Push-ups are a great way of building functional upper-body strength. Completing a set of push-ups requires multiple muscle groups to work together in the way that they do naturally.Naturally does not mean simple or easy, however. There are many ways...
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Weekend Shenanigans

  Who was out and about for Expo Jamaica this weekend? We have the highlights of that and more of what's trending in international media, in this week’s Weekend Shenanigans. Expo Jamaica  Persons from near and far gathered at...
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Truth Tuesday

  It’s never easy to accept the harsh reality that you need to get better at your job, start a new career, build an empire, click reset on your affirmative mindset, or upgrade your life partner - but sometimes, you just have to face the...
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