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Damion Crawford continues anti-INDECOM campaign

Junior government minister Damion Crawford, is continuing his campaign against the Independent Commission of Investigation, INDECOM. This time he is accusing the entity of only being interested in public relations while failing to fulfill its...
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Longer wait for new NSWMA executive directorAudio

It appears the National Solid Waste Management Agency (NSWMA) will not be getting a permanent executive director soon. NSWMA board chairman, Dennis Chung, says the agency is still trying to complete the necessary government processes before...
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Relief - No New Water Restrictions, says NWC

The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will not be introducing any new water restriction even as the drought continues to hold the country in a vice grip. Speaking with The Gleaner after a review meeting held at the water company...
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US deputy data chief pours cold water on CyberCrimes Act

Newly appointed Deputy Data Chief in the US Department of Commerce, Dr Tyrone Grandison has expressed concern about the Cybercrime Bill of 2015 that is currently before the Jamaican Parliament for debate, claiming, among other things, that it...
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CASE uses hydroponics to beat drought

MAY PEN, Clarendon:As the drought conditions intensify and the price of agricultural produces is increasing almost daily across the island, the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) is pushing for farmers to adopt and employ the...
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Investigate price gouging - Senator Grant

MAY PEN, Clarendon:President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Senator Norman Grant has urged the Consumer Affairs Commission to investigate allegations of price gouging on the local markets.Grant said, because of the current drought...
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Jamaica-Nicaragua ticket price 'value for money' - Burrell

Reflecting on the local football landscape of four years ago, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss, Captain Horace Burrell, believes Jamaicans should be reasonably satisfied with paying what he considers "minimal" prices to see the Reggae Boyz...
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Hayles resigns as Hydel's coach following hiring of Maxwell

Donovan 'DV' Hayles has resigned as head coach of Hydel High School's Manning Cup football team, following the re-hiring of Geoffrey Maxwell in late June."Yeah, man. I resigned from early July because, with no disrespect, but Mr Maxwell was brought...
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Oil prices down amid rising rig count, soft US economic data

The price of oil slid Monday as traders braced for softer demand amid an increase in the number of active rigs and weak United States economic reports on construction spending and manufacturing.US crude was down US$1.95 to US$45.17 a barrel in...
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Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make US$58m debt payment

The government of Puerto Rico has confirmed that it failed to make a US$58 million debt payment that was due Saturday, a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the United States island territory. Puerto Rican officials had warned on...
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Stories told at Tribute to the Greats 18

Each citation at Tribute to the Greats 18, held at the Chinese Benevolent Association, Hope Road, St Andrew, on Saturday night was a compressed tale of the life of someone who has contributed to Jamaican popular music. Apart from what was written...
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Music teacher wins Gospel Song Contest - Diamara Neil-Walker also takes Best Lyrics

Diamara Neil-Walker sang her way to the top of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Contest on Sunday with God Is.Completing the top three were Minister Treasure with Praise Him and Unique Harmony with Jubilee in second and...
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Editorial: The impunity of lock-ups

In Jamaica, a police lock-up is a dangerous place. People die in them quite often, while, presumably, under the protection of the constabulary. And these deaths mostly fall between the cracks, becoming, the cynics will insist, mostly passing,...
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Patria-Kay Aarons: The new independence isn't for me

As is the case every year, the looming date of August 6 gets the whole nation thinking about Independence and what it means to them. For those generations before me, the notion of Independence evokes sentiments of freedom from slavery, the liberty...
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Letter of the Day: Growth czar no quick fix for economic stagnation

THE EDITOR, Sir: The minister of finance, Dr Peter Phillips, is very committed to the present economic reform programme. However, notwithstanding his discipline, growth rates continue to be anaemic.Therefore, the calls for his administration to...
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Adventists, like other churches, have rules

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Gleaner columnist Carolyn Cooper.In response to Carolyn Cooper's article, 'Backward Adventists', written on the non-ordination of women in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, my question to you is: Where don't...
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Another Special Olympics - athlete vanishes

LOS ANGELES (AP):A teenage Special Olympics athlete vanished from Los Angeles International Airport early yesterday, just hours after another missing competitor turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.Shion Isimel, 15, of the Ivory...
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Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

McKINNEY, Texas (AP):Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was booked yesterday on securities fraud charges accusing him of misleading investors in a tech start-up, including a state lawmaker, before he took office in January.Paxton, a 52-year-old...
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Dear Counsellor: Did I marry the wrong man?

Dear Counsellor,I stay awake many nights wondering whether I married Mr Right. While dating, I was sure he was my soulmate. He was affable, wise and bright. He had a very good job and was fairly well known in the business community.He took me to an...
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Doc's advice: Was my girlfriend a virgin when we had sex?

Q. Sir, I am a student and I had sex with my girlfriend two times. But she had no bleeding afterwards. However, she told me that she did not ‘sex’ with anyone before me. Also, she told me that had never used any kind of sex toy, or done...
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Shipping-Schedule

Shipping-ScheduleKINGSTONAugust 4-10AGENT/VESSEL ARRIVALCARIB STARSeaboard Sun 09/08Bonaire 01/08CFS Palamedes 04/08Mercs Jaffna 04/08JPO Volans 05/80CFS Pacora 05/08Vega Sachsen 05/08Vilano 06/08CFS Pafilia 06/08CS Setubal 07/08George I 07/...
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A chance to study in France SAJ staffer selected for port management training course

When the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the French government host their advanced course on port operations and management in Le Havre, France this September, one of the 20 specially selected international participants will be Denzil...
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MoBay's Old Shoe Market in limbo - St James Parish Council distances itself from controversy

Despite being an established landmark on the Montego Bay landscape for several years, it would appear that the Old Shoe Market, located on the corner of St James and Strand streets, is operating with the blessing of the St James Parish Council (PC)....
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Are you drinking enough water?

The body is made up of 65 to 70 per cent water. We lose a substantial amount of water daily, so we need to replace those losses in a timely manner. The systems of body require water to function optimally, so we should aim to drink enough water to...
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