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Maryland declares State of Emergency amid protest over death of black man in police custody

BALTIMORE, Maryland: (AP) The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. Governor Larry Hogan signed the order this evening at the request of the city...
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Holness wants full review of NHT

The Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, wants a comprehensive review of the National Housing Trust (NHT) in light of the findings contained in a recent performance audit carried out by theĀ Auditor General's Department. That audit found that...
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AMBUSHED at the pumps! - Hidden charges hit motorists at some gas stations

Some gas stations on the island have been engaged in the practice of slapping additional charges on customers who do not pay for petrol with cash, and they are doing so without informing the consumers. Motorists who use debit and credit cards at...
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Master teacher programme in shambles

There are strong indications that the master teacher programme, designed to keep high-quality teachers in the classroom through a special incentive scheme, is in a state of disarray.The Ministry of Education has refused to comment on the status of...
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Hospitality Jamaica Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Sectoral Debate: Drone ready for fisheries fight

ONE YEAR after the late agriculture minister Roger Clarke announced the acquisition of two drones to bolster surveillance and monitoring of vast marine space, and to increase safety at sea, the Ministry of Agriculture is reporting that the aircraft...
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Sectoral Debate: Kellier hails onion farmers

MINISTER WITH responsibility for agriculture, Derrick Kellier, has said the Government is embarking on a massive drive to boost the cultivation of onions, stating in Parliament last week...
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Second-string Arnett go on goal spree

Arnett Gardens continued to dominate the Red Stripe Premier League when they slammed Cavalier 5-2 in their penultimate-round match at Stadium East yesterday.The winners played without many regular starters but still showed class to come away big...
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Fisher targets 9.8

Andrew Fisher, Jamaica's repeat Inter-collegiate 100 metres champion, is targeting a new personal best in the 9.8 second range. With his training going well so far in 2015, Fisher is aiming high. The 23-year-old wants to qualify for Jamaica's team...
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Serenity Park up for sale

Kenny Benjamin's Guards-man Group Limited has placed Serenity Park on the market for sale, the once popular nature attraction featuring exotic animals whose value may rise above $50 million.On Friday, Guardsman's group finance director, Vinay Walia...
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'Manage your expectations' - BOJ rate might not mean cheaper loans

Nigel Holness, president of the Jamaica Ban-kers' Association (JBA) and managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Jamaica, says consumers who might be expecting an early pass-through in the recent rate cut by the central bank...
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Jimmy Cliff song featured on Netflix series

More than four decades after it was originally recorded and released, Jimmy Cliff's song, Many Rivers to Cross, continues to make major strides.This time around, the song was featured in the finale of popular Netflix series, Daredevil. The song...
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Ms Triniti to release fitness DVD

Reggae/pop artiste, Ms Triniti, is set to release her debut fitness DVD in coming weeks, and will also be introducing fans to her new music through the project.The fitness DVD will be called Island Fit, and according to the singer, her decision to...
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Editorial: Make an example of Ms Haughton

We are at a loss why Shernet Haughton is still hanging around in the Hanover parish council and why there is this seeming lack of urgency by the People's National Party (PNP) to cut her loose. The party's seeming inertia could very well read as...
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Michael Abrahams: Abortion, women and their bodies

Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, is under fire for comments that she recently made supporting the repeal of Jamaica's abortion laws. Her statements have earned her a 'Letter of The Day'...
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Letter of the day: Calm down, debate Hanna's abortion proposal

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Honorable Minister Lisa Hanna's suggestion to review the illegality of abortion should be considered with an open mind.According to Section 72 of the Offences Against the Person Act, anyone found guilty of having or facilitating...
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Kudos to O'Hara's legal team

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read The Gleaner's online coverage on Michael O'Hara being allowed to compete at the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, I felt proud to be a Jamaican.I don't know the details on the case in terms of what would have led to this victory...
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Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP):SHELL-SHOCKED AND sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped...
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No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

LONDON (AP):THERE IS still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.United Nations spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal,...
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