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JFJ's Barry Wade has died

The chairman of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) Barry Wade has died. JFJ member, Susan Goffe confirmed the death in a post ‎on Twitter. Wade took over as JFJ head in 2013 following changes to the organisation amid the controversy over the ‎sex...
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Education Minister Ronald Thwaites hospitalised

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is now in hospital after a fall at his farm today. However, a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says preliminary assessments indicate that Thwaites did not suffer any serious injuries. The Prime...
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BUNGLED SURGERY - Doctors leave surgical - needle in baby's chest

When doctors from two local hospitals performed a heart surgery on five-month-old Chardonnay Taylor in 2009, someone left the suture needle behind and failed to properly close the opening in her chest.Today, Chardonnay is six years old and, despite...
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Who wants INDECOM officers dead?

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has confirmed reports that some of its investigators have received threats, and the suspicion is that these are coming from cops who are being probed or members of their associates.But despite...
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Jamaica gets first World Heritage Site

Brave and in boots - JCF the next frontier for women

Despite the daily danger on the job and the recent killing of one of their gender, women are not shying away from the dangerous task of policing the nation's violent streets.In fact, hundreds of women are beating down the doors of the Jamaica...
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Commish pledges support of INDECOM's probe into prisoner's death

Police Commissioner Carl Williams has requested the urgent completion of internal investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of 29-year-old Marlon Cherrington, otherwise called 'Kemar Anderson', of Kidd Lane, Kingston 11, who was...
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Thompson foresees 'bright future' for Reggae Boyz

RYAN THOMPSON foresees a 'bright future' for the Reggae Boyz following recent performances at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.The Jamaicans made history by becoming the first Caribbean team to play in the final and registered another landmark on their way...
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Confident Ja, Guyana in final showdown

Hosts Jamaica and title-holders Guyana will today meet in the final of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Under-19 Championship at Manchester High School.Led by St Elizabeth Technical off-spin all-rounder Michael Frew, the Jamaicans will enter the...
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GraceKennedy lands media - rights to high school sports events

GraceKennedy (GK) has secured the media rights to all Inter Secondary Schools' Sporting Association (ISSA) events for the next 15 years.While the group of companies has been a long-time supporter of sports at the secondary level - it spends around...
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JN confident it can resolve Cayman - remittance blockade

Cayman banks are shedding their money transfer clients, but Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) says it is in dialogue with Cayman National Bank (CNB) so it can continue offering remittance services in that country through its JN Money Service...
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J'can author up for Booker Prize

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, which chronicles the story of the attempted assassination of reggae legend Bob Marley, has made the longlist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. The announcement, made on Wednesday, lists James'...
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Young Adult Literature Readers Hangout to award Jamaican authors

The Young Adult (YA) Readers Hangout at the JCDC Independence Village (at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road) will present three award-winning Jamaican authors in the Young Adult book segment of the Auntie Roachie Film, Television...
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Editorial: Pickersgill under water

If you sense there is a deepening crisis over water and largely flapping responses to the recurring shortage of the commodity during Jamaica's increasingly prolonged annual droughts, you'll probably find the answer on the websites of the government...
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Carolyn Cooper: Those backward Adventists

As a born and bred Seventh-Day Adventist, I'm thoroughly ashamed of the church of my youth. To think that in the 21st century Adventists cannot agree that women are eligible for ordination as ministers! It's completely incomprehensible in this day...
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Family feud at Bobbi Kristina funeral

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP):The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar, Whitney Houston, and her ex-husband, R...
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California burns

CALIFORNIA (AP):The wildfires burning across northern California claimed the life of a Forest Service firefighter last Friday even as the blaze continued.Searchers who had been scouring the region all night found the body of David Ruhl last Friday...
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Events that keep verses flowing

While there is a distinct pleasure in reading poetry, there is also the joy of hearing the writer read his or her work. Often during a reading, the poem is given a context within the writer's personal experiences or the general social circumstances...
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Walk

"Howdy, how yu do. Tenki, thank yu. Beg yu pardon, excuse me. Practise up yu courtesy," greetings from Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley, Jamaica's cultural icon, poet, folklore aficionado, and a proud Jamaican, who proved that "Wi little but wi...
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Battle of the third row - New-car dealers deepening - multi-seater reach

Howard Foster, sales and marketing manager at Toyota Jamaica, smiles as he says "finally", emphasising the sense of achievement in getting the Noah into the Jamaican market, something the Jamaican arm of the Japanese car maker had been pressing for...
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Nifty Noah

Before getting into the tale of the new Toyota Noah, there is one difference from the images which needs to be noted - those light-coloured seats are covered in black by the company at the purchaser's discretion. If my tastes, dubious as they are,...
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Portia's UN call for debt relief

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller was on target to make the link at the United Nations (UN) Security Council between transnational crime, drug trafficking and development. Her call for multilateral debt relief in the context of discussing...
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'Let your voice be heard'

The following is an edited version of a presentation made by Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action, on July 23, 2015, at a town hall meeting at Port Antonio High School in Portland.I want to talk about your vote,...
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Foxy at 50!

Foxy at 50!Whenever The Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica coordinator and long-time Montego Bay resident Janet Silvera, walks into a room, everyone takes notice.Silvera is full of energy, has an uninhibited, contagious laugh, and a personality as big as...
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Are candidates faking it?

Interview warsAs another group of graduates is entering the job market, the job interview takes on more relevance. Some candidates seek coaching to ace interviews while employers face the challenge of trying to make the right choices. How much of...
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