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Hope Pastures residents granted request to appeal JPS power line ruling

The Appeal Court has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through...
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Murders Down - PM says State of Emergency reducing rate of killings islandwide

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the state of emergency (SOE) in St James has been instrumental in the reduction of the average daily murder rate across the island.All 52 members of parliament who were present yesterday voted in favour of...
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KingAlarm fires second employee

A second KingAlarm security officer has been fired for improper conduct in a recent incident at Braemar Estate in St Andrew, during which licensed firearm holder Andrew Woolery was disarmed and physically assaulted.At a press conference last week...
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Global expert in crop modelling for UWI summer programme

Professor Gerrit Hoogen-boom, pre-eminent scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida, and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modelling training...
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Briefing | GATES using technology to enhance inclusive growth

If it is the case that the Jamaican economy is to lift itself up by its own bootstraps to achieve gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates of five per cent or higher, it will require outside-the-box thinking and approaches.Graphic Arts...
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'WCup was about tactical discipline'

Local coaches Shavar Thomas, Omar Edwards, Vassell Reynolds have described the 2018 World Cup as one which was a fantastic spectacle, full of suspense and unpredictability.According to the coaches, the smaller nations came to the fore in a big way...
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NJ still in shock after sudden death of second VP

Wayne Lewis, a director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), says that the board is still in shock following the sudden death of its second vice-president Cora Ricketts on Sunday at the University Hospital of the West Indies."She had a heart condition and was...
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Amber Connect hits US market through Best Buy

Starting today, Wednesday, two of Amber Connect's trackers will be available in the American market through large consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy.It's the Jamaican software and technology company's first foray into the retail space in the US...
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FCJ offloading 58 properties

State-owned Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), the largest holder of manufacturing space, is hunting deals for 58 properties that it plans to offload, comprising both developed and undeveloped properties, according to chairman Lyttleton 'Tanny...
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Writer 'tek bad tings mek joke' - Culture inspires Shelley Sykes-Coley

Shelley Sykes-Coley has been writing professionally in her previous capacity as a marketing specialist for over 20 years - but for the last five years has invested time and energy into her first publication.The book, Chat 'Bout!: An Anthology of...
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Raging Fyah needs continuity, versatility in new lead singer

Last week, Raging Fyah band's lead singer Kumar Bent announced that he is quitting the group, which earned a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination in 2017 for Everlasting. The band is slated to perform next Saturday at Reggae Sumfest's Reggae Night,...
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Editorial | Carolyn Warren opens door to national dialogue

Few will disagree with Carla Gullotta that Carolyn Warren's achievements over the last quarter-century, including her current job as CEO of the Government's National Energy Solutions (NESol), is "testament to the power of rehabilitation".It is not...
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Seymour Panton | Attorneys, stop trying cases in public

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some attorneys-at-law have been misguidedly giving interviews and making speeches on radio and television, and in the press, in respect of cases that are actually in progress before the courts of the land.I have spoken about this...
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Letter of the Day | Laugh at Trump to your peril

THE EDITOR, Sir:Some of us are bemused by the enigma that is Donald Trump. Some cheer his rhetoric, others are repulsed, and yet others see him as a joke, an inconvenience to be tolerated for four or even eight years.However, it is imperative that...
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Water proposal hatched in madness

THE EDITOR, Sir:The recent disclosure of a rather sketchy proposal made by the PNP caretaker for West Rural St Andrew, Jennifer Housen, to provide piped water to the residents of Mount Zion, Red Hills, has left me with many unanswered questions....
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Girl who fuelled opposition to splitting families joins mom

AP:A six-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were...
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Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

England (AP):President Donald Trump pressed ahead with his complaints that European immigration policies are changing the "fabric of Europe" and destroying European culture.During a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump...
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Dealing with the frustration of Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, which is commonly called ED, occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection. This, therefore, affects his ability to have sexual intercourse, which can be very frustrating. This problem is really different from other...
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Fit 4 Life | Sweet movements from the energy kings

It neva normal Saturday morning, as the Sweet Energy Fitness Club worked The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants to a frazzle. Wow! Just wow!Fitness coaches Robert 'Astro' Whyte and #livewire MC Sheena-Kay and the Sweet Energy team had an intense boot...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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