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Utilise channels created to address personal issues, JCF urge cops

The Police High Command is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to utilise the programmes established to address personal issues. These include the JCF Chaplaincy Unit, the Medical Services Branch and the Volunteer Pastors’...
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Man convicted after fourth murder trial gets life sentence

The St Andrew man convicted a second time for shooting a woman to death just metres from the August Town Police Station 13 years ago will have to spend more than two decades in prison for the crime. Machel Goulbourne was given the mandatory life in...
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Toilet beach - Vendors pollute environment, refuse to use pay lavatory at Rocky Point Fishing Village

There are two working bathrooms at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon, but at the moment, the doors are closed because persons refuse to pay the $50 charged to use them.Instead, many persons have opted to make the beach their bathroom."A...
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Former USF chairman mum on issuing of unlawful contract

Bishop Dr Wellesley Blair, former board chairman of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has declined to comment on an employment contract he allegedly signed unlawfully that resulted in the termination of former USF CEO Dr Hugh Cross."Anybody [who]...
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NCB seeks investment projects in the Caribbean

The island's largest and most profitable financial conglomerate, the National Commercial Bank (NCB), with its imprint in parts of the Caribbean - has expansion in sight as it seeks to invest in new and existing projects.Winston Lawson, assistant...
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Ambassador in US is chairman of CARICOM Caucus

Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Audrey Marks on Wednesday assumed chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington, DC.Marks'...
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Goule shines in Monaco - 800m standout posts new NR as Thompson suffers another loss

Natoya Goule pulled off another national record breaking performance on the Diamond League circuit yesterday in Monaco.Goule stopped the clock at 1:56.15 seconds to erase her previous mark of 1:57.69, a time she did two weeks ago on the Rabat leg of...
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Atkinson secures CAC gold

Alia Atkinson won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia last night to secure Jamaica's first medal at the event.Atkinson, touched the wall in a Games Record 1:06.83 to win ahead of...
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Port Authority shuns debt in new financing strategy

The Port Authority of Jamaica, PAJ, has upended its financing strategy and is now paying for more of its big-ticket projects out of pocket, a change of financing strategy that turns the page on...
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Lasco Financial makes $100m profit in three months

Lasco Financial Services Limited made record profit after tax of over $100 million for the first quarter ending June, while also announcing that it ceased its partnership with Courts in Barbados to...
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Sumfest Inspire awardS - Recognising musical excellence

WESTERN BUREAU:Living legend Bob Andy, internationally acclaimed duo Sly and Robbie, the Godfather Chris Blackwell, and promoter Copeland Forbes were inducted into the Reggae Sumfest Hall of Fame while crooner Beres Hammond received the Lifetime...
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Raped (or ravaged) by riddim

There is an act that I call riddim rape , which I first saw at a gas station on Mannings Hill Road, St Andrew, at a time when there were still Shell-branded service stations in Jamaica.A car with a few men on board and tunes pumping, drove in not to...
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Editorial | Local versus imported

Jamaica should be producing more of the items we consume. Everybody agrees. However, the reality is that Jamaica is now importing more than 1,000 products from all over the world as consumers embrace global brands.A quick look at the June 2018...
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Jaevion Nelson | Prayer not good for mental health

I have met so many young people who are damaged and scarred because their parents sought mental-health support for them from the wrong person - a pastor rather than a trained professional.When will we accept that no matter how often or long we pray...
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Black River disgusted with Digicel service

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am writing this letter to express my disgust with the service Digicel has been offering to customers in Black River from May 30 to the time of writing, July 17, without even the slightest indication of when service will resume.To...
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Offer to Thai cave boys is gimmickry

THE EDITOR, Sir:What a gimmick! 'Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation' (Gleaner, July 19, 2018).Yes, it was a miracle - really, that those boys and their coach survived, and were rescued from their terrible ordeal in the Thai cave...
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some endangered species

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would...
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Several tornadoes hit Iowa, at least 17 injured

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Residents — and even weather forecasters...
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