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JMDA anxious about health care system survey findings Audio

The Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) is anxious about the findings of an audit of the health care system to be released later this week. Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is expected to present the results at a press conference...
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Police Inspector stabbed, knife lodged in neck

A police Inspector is now battling for life in hospital with a stab wound to the neck. His identity is being withheld, but law enforcement sources say he is attached to the Kingston West Division. According to one source, the knife was lodged in...
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Golden Girls - Mile-relay women mine gold in big Beijing loot

BEIJING, China:Seven. Second. Twelve. One.Those were the numbers that mattered as Jamaica wrapped up a successful and historic campaign at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with a mixed bag of ecstasy and heartbreak on the last...
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Jamaica misses 5-CSEC target

Despite spending more than $755 billion through the national Budget on education since 2005, Jamaica will not meet the target set out in the national transformation road map of having 60 per cent of students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education...
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Don't make crime an option for our youths - Pastor Brevitt

WESTERN BUREAU:Pastor Charles Brevitt, the outspoken head of Granville Seventh-day Adventist Church in St James, has said special efforts must be made to get young people to appreciate the value of honest labour as a means of getting them to reject...
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PM sends condolence message to Dominica

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has expressed deepest sympathy, on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, to the government and people of Dominica on the tragic loss of lives, injuries, as well as significant damage to property and...
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'You have to run like a champion' - Jamaica's women revel in 4x400m gold-medal triumph

Buoyed by the confidence of fielding four persons in the 400 metres final a few days earlier and simply tired of losing to the Americans, Jamaica's women's 4x400m relay team stepped on to the Bird's Nest's mondo track knowing that something had to...
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Hurtful! - Men's 4x4 team laments narrow loss of medal

BEIJING, China:When Sanjay Ayre slipped from the silver-medal spot to fourth place in the men's 4x400m final in the space of a few metres at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, it hurt.Not even that colossal anchor leg failure could have...
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Teen in a hurry to make millions

QUESTION: I was reading The Sunday Gleaner when I stumbled across an article in the Business section written by you. I observed that your job is a personal financial adviser and so I was hoping that you could help me with my goal.I am a teenager...
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Small bank sees downside to repo auctions

Josephine Bennett-Darmand, the chief financial officer of one of Jamaica's smallest commercial banks, has praised the move by the central bank to transition to a market-determined rate for repurchase agreements, or repos.But the First Global Bank...
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Sharlene Radlein ready to fill Miss Universe boots

From a highly competitive and diverse field of contestants, 24-year-old Sharlene Radlein was awarded the title of Miss Universe Jamaica, along with other lucrative prizes. Her runners-up were 24-year-old Tasmin Golding and 27-year-old Shana Simpson...
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Dancing, lyming as new FLOW celebrated

An invitation to ‘Celebrate the new FLOW’ at an undisclosed rendezvous on Saturday night turned out to be just that – a grand celebration that had specially invited guests dancing the night away, while being fêted with food...
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Editorial: Fix public-sector pension scheme

We sympathise with Ronnie Thwaites' concern over the newly rigid enforcement of the retirement age for teachers and its potential impact on the quality of pedagogy in Jamaican schools. But the issue highlights the larger need for an overhaul of the...
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Omar Oliphant: Making school boards accountable

The proposition by the minister of education to have regional bodies serving a bloc of schools is one worthy of positive contemplation, especially for the development of schools within rural Jamaica. It would require more information as to how its...
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Letter of the Day: Transport Authority not breaching law on seizures

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Mr Louis Barton, president of the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators.The Transport Authority uses this medium to clarify its position based on the allegations outlined in your...
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iCool ads way over the top

THE EDITOR, Sir:Who on earth advised iCool that women dressed in posterior balancers indicated thirsty to a refreshment-drinking public? Even more, what is the meaning of the hyper-exaggerated open-legged stance that the models adopt when drinking...
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UK ambassador summoned over Al-Jazeera comments

CAIRO (AP):Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news".The ministry said...
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Stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks - Pope

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.Francis on Sunday invited faithful in St Peter's Square in Rome...
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