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PHOTOS: Sea floods Rocky Point community

Residents in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are now on edge as water from the sea has flooded the community. This morning residents woke up to flooded streets and yards as high tides caused huge volumes of water to flood the entire Shearer Heights area....
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No Rick Ross for Sumfest

Organizers of Reggae Sumfest have announced that rap artiste and music mogul Rick Ross will not appear on the show as previously billed. Rick Ross was scheduled to perform for local fans on July 17. However, organizer, Summerfest Productions, says...
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Stop counting bodies - Police commissioner wants public to play more active role in fighting crime

As the murder tally races towards the 600 mark in the first seven months of 2015, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams said he would be outlining how the public, including the media, can assist in crime fighting, instead of merely "standing aside...
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US withdraws claim that Jamaica monitoring citizens' online activities

The United States government has withdrawn an assertion made in a publication of the State Department that Internet freedom in Jamaica was under threat as the Government has been monitoring private online communications without appropriate legal...
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Rampant breaches continue at Negril Marine Park

Businessman Gurunani to be sentenced for human trafficking today

The sentencing of convicted human trafficker, Rajesh Gurunani, is expected to take place today after being postponed last week. It was put off to give the defence time to review the claim for compensation being sought by the prosecution. Attorney-...
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Perfecto Sanchez: On a quest to save the planet

Remember the '90s cartoon Captain Planet? Perfecto Sanchez is no superhero but, like that character, he is fighting to save the world's environment, particularly its oceans. Recently, Sanchez and adventurer Greg Maud rowed across the North Sea to...
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Powell ready to defend Ja at Worlds

PARIS, France:Heavy is the head that wears the crown they say, but Asafa Powell doesn't seem to mind at all - he wants the crown!With question marks surrounding sprint king Usain Bolt and an army of Americans led by Justin Gatlin ready to storm the...
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11 medals in Beijing?

Jamaica will win 11 medals at the upcoming World Athletics Championships. That's according to the latest prediction from the US magazine Track and Field News. The magazine foresees gold for Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Omar McLeod, Kaliese...
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Scotiabank rolls out tech-driven strategy - Eyes chip cards, agency banking next year

Scotia Group Jamaica will close another branch in a matter of weeks. The Premier Plaza location in Half-Way Tree will be the 10th to be closed within the past decade as the bank continues its rationalisation programme.Over the years, new branches...
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Tomblin wants JPS to transform into gas and electric company - Power utility discussing potential stake in regional gas hub

Kelly Tomblin, CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), said Wednesday that the company is weighing whether to invest in a gas terminal project mooted as a hub to supply the wider Caribbean.The terminal may cost between US$200 million...
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JMTC bids farewell to Peter Haley

Soon after he came to Jamaica in 1962, Peter Haley set about establishing himself as a part of Jamaican theatre. As an actor and director, he became not only a part, but a major part, of the scene. In anothercouple of weeks Haley will be returning...
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Jazz 'N' Cabaret on Sunday at Pegasus

The Jazz in the Gardens series continues this Sunday in The Jamaica Pegasus Gardens with Jazz 'N' Cabaret. It features Christine Fisher, Nina Karle, A'Lisa, Rojjah Mendez, Ian Andrews and Montana, with the concert starting at 6 p.m.Providing music...
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Editorial: Ken Jones stood for Ja

IT WOULD have required real effort and the expenditure of serious energy for someone not to respect Ken Jones. This newspaper respected and admired him, as we believe was the case with the vast number of Jamaicans who came into contact with him, or...
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Editorial: The truth of local gov't

The mumbling Noel Arscott had a brief interlude of verbal clarity in the House the other day, in rebutting Desmond McKenzie's accusation that fear drove the Government to postpone municipal elections, perhaps by as much as 18 months.The...
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Letter of the Day: Holness mansion not beyond scrutiny

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'd like to comment on Robert Dalley's letter in The Gleaner ('Why the intrigue over Holness' house?' (July 1, 2015), which followed a series of reports in the Observer. Prior to seeing the photos...
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Let kids read to succeed

THE EDITOR, Sir:IT WAS particularly gratifying to watch the Cliff Hughes programme on TV Sunday night. He spoke to some of the successful GSAT students from Naggo Head Primary School. This lifted my spirits from the depression I was feeling after...
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Gunman gets 14 years in prison for Vegas armoured-car heist

LAS VEGAS (AP):A gunman accused of wearing a disguise to rob an armoured vehicle guard outside a Las Vegas casino has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $36,320.United States Attorney Daniel Bogden says 31-year-old...
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Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques

MAIDUGURI (AP):A government official and a self-defence fighter say Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in northeastern Nigeria.They say the attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came as people were...
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