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29-y-o man held under SOE in Westmoreland slapped with rape, abduction charges

A 29-year-old man who was arrested under state of emergency regulations in Westmoreland has been slapped with rape and abduction charges. The police say Romando Kerr, an upholsterer of Wharf Road, Smithfield is suspected of being involved...
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Changes coming to funding formula for public schools - Terrelonge

State minister in the Ministry of Education, Alando Terrelonge, says changes to the funding formula for public high schools are coming as a discord over the amount schools charge parents as contribution emerges with the...
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Shane Dalling, CEO of the Firearm Licensing Authority, speaking with The Gleaner last week.

FLA PULLS TRIGGER - Dalling fires warning shot at domestic abusers, negligent firearm holders

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it has been cracking down on rogue holders of permits who have not been paying due regard to the conditions of their licences and is urging all persons to follow all prescribed guidelines. Among those in...
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Cop thanks couple who saved his life - Suzan Foster to receive award on National Heroes Day

Constable Merrick Nelson said his life was saved because of a swift decision by a woman and her spouse to transport him to the hospital after he sustained serious injuries resulting in a motor vehicle collision along the Spanish Town Road in...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Time for tourism’s voice to be heard on CLIMATE CHANGE

CBU renewed and re-energised to deal with changes in global media

Delegates of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), last week, recommitted to renewing and re-energising the CBU during the union’s 50th Annual General Assembly in San Andres Island, Colombia. The commitment comes, the CBU said in a release, at “a...
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Steve Lyston | Recessions bring new opportunities

In the marketplace today, there is great fear of a pending recession and it is causing global anxiety. Many are calling for the replacement of the dollar as the reserve currency. Some predict that there is going to be worldwide economic collapse...
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Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (third right) wins his men’s 100m heat during the Muller Grand Prix Diamond League event at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, yesterday. Blake also won the final in 10.07 seconds.

Big day in Birmingham - Williams, Blake, ­Bloomfield enjoy wins at latest ­Diamond League stop

It was not the perfect race, but Danielle Williams continued her amazing form with a big win in the 100m hurdles at the Mueller Grand Prix in Birmingham, as the nation’s athletes enjoyed the latest Diamond League stop, picking up four wins and a...
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Netball neglect - Rural administrators call for greater ­attention from NJ

Western Bureau: Netball Jamaica (NJ) has come under heavy criticism from administrators in rural Jamaica, who believe they are being neglected by the national body and that not enough is being done to develop the sport, ­particularly in their...
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Andre Burnett, former CEO of Muse 360 Integrated.

Muse 360 founder moves on - Burnett switches to Fren and Company business

Weeks after resigning his post as chief executive of Muse 360 Integrated Limited, André Burnett is looking to fund his second business venture, Fren and Company Limited, for up to US$3 million. The new venture, according to Burnett, is conceived...
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SSL backs planned US$3m radiology company

Radiologist Dr Welsford Sinclair and business partner Joseph Jenkins have received backing from SSL Venture Capital Jamaica for a US$3 million (J$405 million) radiology company the duo intends to set up at 21 Tangerine Place in Kingston. SSL...
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Noel Dexter is flanked by (from left) Karen Barch and Donna Johnson-Scott at his last concert in May at the Port Antonio Methodist Church.

Music great, Noel Dexter, remembered

Extraordinarily talented and internationally respected composer, choir director, author and lecturer Noel George Dexter passed away on Sunday, leaving a void that many believe will be hard to fill. Florence ‘Flo’ Darby, attorney-at-law and singer,...
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Live show breathes new life into Jamaican music - We’re in a new era of reggae music, say overseas ­performers

Jamaica Live, David White’s lively production, was illuminated by an astonishing dominant performance from international guests Don Dada and Seed Under from South Africa and Bonafide, a Jamaican reggae band based in Las Vegas. White also graced the...
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Editorial | Rank politicians against anti-corruption benchmarks

Howard Mitchell’s proposal for the private sector to seriously assess the behaviour of politicians, and formally declaring its intention so to do before funding their activities, is a step in the right direction that ought to be expanded into a...
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Carol Narcisse | Danger in PM’s ‘bad-mind’ rhetoric

Various factors have cultivated an environment of low trust in Jamaica. Among them have been both anecdotal and empirical evidence of corruption in high and low places. The belief that politicians are corrupt is near total in its prevalence. Some...
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Letter of the Day | Auditor general’s role key to Integrity Commission

THE EDITOR, Sir: The duties of the auditor general of Jamaica include the auditing of the accounts of all departments and offices of the Government of Jamaica at least once per year, and submitting reports of the audits to the Speaker, who must lay...
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Unreal fi true!

THE EDITOR, Sir: I suspect the valuations for the real estate of the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition were closer to US$ than J$! I do agree with Daniel Thwaites (‘Unreal estate declarations’, Sunday Gleaner, August 18, 2019) that to...
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Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

KABUL (AP): The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled...
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Hundreds of thousands turn out for peaceful protest

Hong Kong (AP): Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of ­umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a...
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Tina Hamilton (left), brand manager, Nutramix, with 2018 National Farm Queen, Samantha Myrie Thomas (right) and her daughter.

Nutramix returns as title sponsor for National Farm Queen Competition

Since its inception in 1963, the National Farm Queen competition has been the platform for young women to highlight their contributions to the agriculture sector. Local feed company, Nutramix, returns as title sponsor of the competition. This is...
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Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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