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Police group in St Lucia wants better compensation package for members

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The Police Welfare Association (PWA) says it wants a one-million dollar compensation package for the relatives of cops killed in the line of duty. Under the existing regulations, surviving family members receive an...
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Check-in with facial recognition now possible in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns...
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‘I was going to die trying’ - Maternal instinct drives woman inspector to save family from three gunmen

It was maternal instinct more than anything else that spurred Woman Inspector Allison Grant-Johnson into action on the night of September 26, 2017, when the piercing screams of her daughter alerted her to three gunmen who invaded her home at around...
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Nothing more rewarding - Retired DCP Grant calls on adults to mentor youth

The elation and pride she felt after being recognised at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew could not be hidden, yet retired Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Novelette Grant used the platform to call on...
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Growth & Jobs | Miller encourages financial education in schools

Several experts in the financial, education and employment sectors agree that exposing young people to basic financial concepts at an early age in a classroom setting will assist them to make better 'financial decisions as adults."This can only work...
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Growth & Jobs | Trench Town residents to benefit from BPO training

Opportunities for certification in business process outsourcing (BPO) training are now available at the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) in St Andrew.The college commenced the training in early September, as part of their associate degree...
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'Step up to the plate' - JAAA boss urges private sector to help develop UWI Sports Science Faculty

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, is calling on the Government and the private sector to help make the University of the West Indies' plan to build a sport science facility a reality.Blake said...
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Sunshine Girls whitewash England Roses

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls completed a 3-0 series whitewash victory over rivals England Roses after their 58-43 in game three of their three-Test Lasco Sunshine Series at the National Indoor Sports Centre last evening. The victory was the second...
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Sweetie expanding market reach through Billodex, National

Having set up a new factory in central Jamaica a year ago, Sweetie Confectionery Company is looking to go deeper into exports in multiple markets.Key to its latest initiative is a partnership with fellow angel-financed company Billodex through which...
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Tech company launches property search app Keez

Tech start-up SiFi Studios Jamaica Limited has developed a mobile app that allows real estate agents to list properties on a platform called Keez.It requires agents to sign up to list properties on the market. When prospective buyers click on the...
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Gimmicks or God? - Revivalists get into the spirit of competition

The voices and instruments at the Revival Time Music Festival (RTMF) could be heard from the streets - blending secular sounds with the uplifting, rhythmic yet traditional revivalist message inside the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Sunday....
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Tuesdays @ the theatre | ‘Nine Night’ an engaging collision of death, cultures

The premise of Nine Night is obvious from the early lines. Set in England, it opened at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts last weekend and continues this Friday through Sunday, October 21. It lies in the British accent of...
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Editorial | Tax reform back on agenda

Damien King, the University of the West Indies (UWI) economist, has, as reported by this newspaper, suggested that an old complaint of Jamaican policymakers, which the Holness administration suggested it was on its way to fixing, remains alive and...
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Gordon Robinson | Unchain my heart

I have a word of advice for the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). Well, four words, really.Leave Leon Bailey alone. Let him pursue his worldwide commercial interests to his heart's content. Don't invite him to join the Reggae Boyz. Ever. Again. I...
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Letter of the Day | Stop bad-mouthing Heroes Park Parliament

THE EDITOR, Sir:Exactly when are we going to cut the crap? Why is there a furore over building a new parliamentary building in Jamaica? Have we seen the current small, crammed, poorly situated, handicap-inaccessible Gordon House?A new Parliament...
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Abortion regret

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing with regard to Mark Wignall's column in The Sunday Gleaner on October 14, 2018, titled 'Cuthbert-Flynn's uphill fight against abortion'.It is more than 30 years since I chose not to carry my pregnancy to term. I made the...
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Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from...
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Forensics team searches Saudi Consulate over missing writer

ISTANBUL (AP):Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there.Police officers...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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New CSA President Croston targets institutional and membership development

"As we strengthen each other, so too will our institution grow in strength," stated Juan Carlos Croston, new president of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), in his inaugural address at the CSA's 48th Annual General Meeting at the Ruiz Plaza...
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CMU signs MOU with Panama university

Jamaica and Panama have strengthened their bilateral relationship even more, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) and the International Maritime University of Panama (IMUP) on...
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