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Driver killed, students among 18 injured in MoBay crash

Twelve students are among 18 people injured in a mid-afternoon crash along the Flanker main road near Montego Bay St James on Monday. A motorist was killed on impact when he lost control of his Toyota Corolla motorcar which slammed into a minibus carrying the students and several adults.
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Lightning strikes Wolmer's, JC players in Manning Cup match

The ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group E game between Wolmer's Boys and Jamaica College was called off this afternoon after four players were struck by lightning. It is reported that two Wolmer's boys and two from Jamaica College were struck by...
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No Rasta recompense - Coral Gardens victims waiting in vain two years after PM’s $10m trust fund promise

Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness,...
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Ganja growers group warns against synthetic cannabis use

President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ), Richard Crawford, has urged the Government to take urgent steps to prevent the importation of synthetic marijuana even as the United States grapples with an opioid and vaping...
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Still in the DARK

St Mary Corporation to assess damage to market

The St Mary Municipal Corporation is to carry out an assessment on the damage to the Gayle Market following Tuesday’s fire The corporation says it wants to restore electrical power to that facility in the shortest possible time. Mayor of Port...
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Dengue cases increase in Portland

The Ministry of Health is appealing to residents in Portland to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites, such as containers that can hold water. The appeal comes amid an increase in reported cases of dengue. The disclosure was made by Dr...
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Members of the Jamaica Tallawahs celebrate the fall of a Barbados Tridents wicket during their Caribbean Premier League game at Sabina Park in Kingston yesterday.

Finally! - Tallawahs get first CPL 2019 win in five attempts

The Jamaica Tallawahs finally got the monkey off their backs and chalked up their first win of the Caribbean Premier League following a four-wicket win over the Barbados Tridents in Match 12 at Sabina Park yesterday. The home side’s victory was led...
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Powell out for rest of CPL

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Rovman Powell will feature in no more Caribbean Premier League matches this season. This is because of an injury that the 26-year-old picked up at the crease against the Trinbago Knight Riders in what turned out to be...
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Derrimon eyes virtual shopping experience

Distribution company Derrimon Trading is exploring a shopping experience that goes beyond customers clicking on grocery items from the comfort of their living rooms. The company, which operates two grocery businesses, Sampars and Select, reported...
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Indies Pharma sheds debt while building new HQ

Pharmaceutical distributor Indies Pharma Jamaica Limited opted to draw on internal resources for the build-out of new operating space and has been shedding debt in the process. The company nearly doubled its expenses in the July third quarter to $...
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Linval ‘Shabba’ Thompson Jr (left) and Carlos Clarke of Shabdon Records.

Trap dancehall isn’t going anywhere, say genre’s producers

Simply put, Jamaica’s musical influences have always been borderless. The island’s première genre, mento, was rooted in elements of African and European music. Its transitional genre, Jamaica rhythm and blues, saw early Jamaican artistes adopting...
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‘Hustlers’ saviour of cinema

The year is 2007. The room is pitch black, with only flashes of neon to light the way. Booming speakers deafen any hope of meaningful conversation. Our main character, Dorothy/Destiny, played by Constance Wu, is increasingly disillusioned by her...
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Editorial | Now that Mr Shaw has found his voice

Audley Shaw seems to have rediscovered his voice and with it, a remembrance that agriculture is part of his ministerial portfolio. Many people will be happy – if it lasts and he sustains his advocacy. Last week, Mr Shaw, who is also the minister of...
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Ronald Thwaites | That long minute

At the resumption after the summer break, the members of the House of Representatives stood for the customary minute of silence in memory of three deceased former members, Dr Kenneth Baugh, Lawrence Broderick and Glenville Shaw. After about 30...
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Letter of the Day | Embolden citizen activism against lawbreakers

THE EDITOR, Sir: I found the reasoning and tone of your editorial of September 14, 2019, most astonishing, shocking even. In the editorial, you discussed how ordinary, “law-abiding citizens are bothered by the scale of recklessness displayed by...
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No pride in Jamaica’s shame

THE EDITOR, Sir: The decision of the mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, to yield to pressure from former Mayor Charles Sinclair to ban Montego Bay Pride from using the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, because one event includes a public forum on...
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State moves to enact statewide flavoured e-cig ban

NEW YORK (AP): New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced yesterday that the state...
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Boris Johnson likens himself to Hulk in Brexit fight

LONDON (Ap): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview, emphasising his determination to take Britain out of the European Union (EU) next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political...
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Stredie Thompson (left), managing director at Journeys End Wine Company Limited, makers of Flavours of the Past, looks on as a patron is about to sample a 'flavour of the past' at a recent event in downtown Kingston.

Flavours of the Past exciting today’s palates

“Proud to represent the brand of Jamaica, we aim to continue to serve exotic flavoured wines made from locally grown fruits right here in Jamaica,” is a statement made on a brochure being distributed by Journeys End Wine Company Limited, located...
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Outrage over Dior ad campaign

Dior is facing widespread criticism for an advertising campaign that Native Americans say perpetuates stereotypes. The new ad for the Dior men's fragrance called Sauvage, has sparked outrage for its use of Native American culture and symbols. The...
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