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Windies steering towards defeat at end of day 4

West Indies will have to produce a Herculean batting effort on tomorrow’s final day if they are to get a result from the ongoing first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park. The Jason Holder-captained regional side,...
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First Heritage Credit Union scraps dormant account feesAudio

First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union (FHC) has announced it will stop withdrawing fees from the accounts of customers with dormant accounts. Last month, the National Commercial Bank, First Global Bank, Scotiabank Jamaica and First Caribbean...
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Fourth Floor | 'Shotta' students - Gangs now recruiting members straight from classrooms

Gangs are menacing neighbourhoods all across Jamaica.Some gangs have targeted high schools to recruit the next generation of killers. This was revealed to a Fourth Floor panel, assembled to look at violence and its effects on society, particularly...
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Fourth Floor | High-school dropouts turning child killers - Gayle

Anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has been studying child killers for the past 22 years. "I am probably the only person in the Western Hemisphere who has studied 200 of them," he declared to a stunned Fourth Floor panel."When you ask them about their...
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Steve Lyston | Honour determines your future

Many of the problems we are now facing in our society are the result of a lack of honour and a great deal of dishonour to replace it. Honour begins within the home and regardless of the various systems different individuals or entities want to...
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Pastor urges security forces to be courageous in fight against crime, corruption

Pastor Nevail Barrett, Sabbath school and personal ministries director of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church's central region, is challenging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force at all levels to be a Daniel of the Bible and stand up, stand out,...
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Solid World Relays showing by Jamaica

NASSAU, Bahamas:No gold medals, but it was still a solid day for the Jamaican contingent as the curtains came down on the third IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas last night.Jamaica's men 4x200m and women's 4x400m teams had to settle for bronze...
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West Indies on the attack against Pakistan

The West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick is looking forward to the arrival of the new ball to help the team in their quest to limit Pakistan below their first innings total, heading into today's fourth day of the first Brighto Paints Q Mobile...
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World's largest real estate franchise now in Jamaica

The world's largest real-estate franchise, Keller Williams, has awarded a permit to St Ann-based Meldam Realty to operate to operate offices in Jamaica under the American-based company's name.Chief executive officer of Meldam, Rory Marsh, said the...
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C2W Music explains why it ceased social media posting

Cash-strapped entertainment company C2W Music Limited has explained that it stopped social media posting for more than two years in order to cut costs at the company.Its website was also down for some time, but that is now back online. The company...
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Xaymaca came, saw and conquered

It was by no means a trial run for first-timers Xaymaca on the road on Carnival Sunday. They came, they saw, they conquered.The out-of-many-one band rolled out a few minutes after 10 a.m. from the Knusford Express parking area with the threat of...
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Xodus Carnival makes good impression

XODUS CARNIVAL, in its first year, managed to make a good impression despite not necessarily pulling the same numbers usually associated with having a single road march. The parade commenced just after 10 a.m. along East King’s House Road and saw ...
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Michael Abrahams | Fear of flying

I have always loved to fly. My first trip abroad was when I was a child, probably about age seven or eight. I flew on an airline called Air Jamaica to Miami with my parents, and remember being excited about the...
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Editorial | Quallo casualty of rumour, silence

George Quallo wasn't the name on everyone's lips to become commissioner of police. Indeed, it might not have been on any. But that, of itself, is not sufficient to spin a web.Some public commentators and gender specialists have sought to ascribe...
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Letter of the Day | Good move by government to improve health

The EDITOR, Sir:The Heart Foundation of Jamaica notes with pleasure the recent measures undertaken by the Government of Jamaica to improve the health of the nation by way of voluntary and mandatory means. The...
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Let's debate corporal punishment

THE EDITOR, Sir:In an implicit way, the educators of Cumberland High school demanded 'justice'. They did not have to bear placards, block roads or burn tyres, but they boycotted classes and calmly sought justice from the authorities or powers that...
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Centrist Macron vs far-right Le Pen

PARIS (AP):Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced yesterday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European...
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Bloomberg to world leaders: ignore Trump on climate

NEW YORK (AP):New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.Bloomberg, who...
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Fetting at Xodus

Colourful feathers were out in abundance as soca junkies came out for Xodus road march. The city was transformed into a total soca fest with waistlines and feet moving to high beats and the buzz of alcohol. From Barbican square to Waterloo road,...
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I Love Soca : The Coolest Cooler Festival

If you are a die hard soca fan, then you would have been upfront and centre at the highly anticipated — I Love Soca....
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