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Reckless 'stunt' driver apologises to public

Dennis Dietrih, who has admitted to being the driver of a black Mercedes Benz motorcar captured on video manouvering recklessly on a major public thoroughfare, today apologised to the public after agreeing to...
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Traffic restriction along Junction Road in St Mary

The movement of traffic along the Junction road in St Mary will be restricted over the next three weeks to facilitate the ongoing road rehabilitation project. The restriction will take effect on Thursday, August 22 and will remain in place...
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UWI U-TURN - Lecturer fired before getting chance to donate $3m salary to needy students

The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state. Dr René...
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Walcott: Only a psychiatrist can rule a person with bipolar disorder unfit for work

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness identified by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. A lifelong condition, it is treated with medication and psychological counselling (psychotherapy). Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott said a...
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Time for tourism’s voice to be heard on CLIMATE CHANGE

Technology in Focus | Where does my data go? - An inside look at virtual networks

Given the global scandals on data misuse, information and communication technologies experts are urging Internet users to be more conscious about where and their data is being stored. Cloud storage is becoming increasingly popular nowadays and...
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Shorter men, women can join JCF; maths no longer required - Police force seeks to enlist 400 recruits from western Jamaica

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be seeking to sign up hundreds of young persons from western Jamaica as it stages a major recruitment drive at Rusea’s High School in Lucea, Hanover, tomorrow. “The aim is to recruit some...
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‘Sabina will have something for everyone’ - Curator promises ‘green-top pitch’ for Windies-India Test

Head curator at Sabina Park Michael Hylton says West Indies and India players can expect a green-top pitch for their second Test, which bowls off at the venue on August 30. Hylton and the ground staff have been putting in a lot of work on the strip...
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Mental strength is crucial–Lara - Batting great working on Windies psychological readiness ahead of India Tests

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): Batting legend Brian Lara has identified the mental aspect as a critical area of focus for West Indies, and believes he can play a significant role in strengthening the Caribbean side in this regard, as they prepare to...
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President and CEO of First Rock Capital, Ryan Reid.

First Rock makes first foreign acquisitions - Plans to list on JSE by year end

Ryan Reid, president and CEO of First Rock Capital, is set to travel to Costa Rica this week to oversee a residential transaction in that country valued at US$3 million. Pierre Shirley, vice-president in charge of real estate business, is in...
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Celebration Brands commissions Logic One warehouse

Celebration Brands Limited, which is jointly operated by Red Stripe Jamaica and partner Pepsi-Cola Jamaica, opened a new warehouse on Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Tuesday that it has branded as Logic One. The moniker, as described by...
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Fred Hammond performs at Unity in the City.

Great performances at Unity in the City

There was a tremendous show of audience support for Christendom’s youngest concert series, Unity in the City, last Saturday at the National Stadium. Neither the several long pauses between band changes nor the lengthy concert proved a deterrent to...
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New 007 film ‘No Time To Die’ hailed as classic Bond title

Finally, the name of the newest Bond film, which had the working title Bond 25, has been revealed – No Time To Die. The producers, EON Productions and MGM, released the official title Tuesday on social media, bringing an end to the long wait and...
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Editorial | Integrity Commission falters on the job

Even if the Integrity Commission might argue that the law dictates that the purchasing cost of real estate be disclosed in the statutory declarations of public officials, we do not think it beyond the imagination of the anti-corruption body to...
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Romain Stewart | Don’t give ammo to abortion lobby

I have read Yvonne McCalla Sobers’ contribution to The Sunday Gleaner of August 11, 2019, titled ‘Abortion: Whose decision?’ and have the following two scientific comments. The first surrounds McCalla Sobers’ claim that unsafe abortions are the...
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Letter of the Day | Protect poor from loan sharks

THE EDITOR, Sir: There remains on Jamaica’s statute books a law that is being used in a harsh and unconscionable manner, mainly to the detriment of the poor. That legislation is the fiendish Moneylending Act, passed initially in that most...
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Account for spending on protocol houses

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I was a bride (many years ago), the Government owned several residences that served as homes to government officials and, as such, were part of their salary package. I was never aware of all of the properties, but here are a...
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Afghans look at a banner displaying photographs of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a memorial service, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Hundreds of people have gathered in mosques in Afghanistan’s capital for memorials for scores of people killed in a horrific suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding over the weekend.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war

KABUL (AP): The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing yesterday for Qatar to resume the talks, the State Department said, amid concerns about a growing threat by an...
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Yemeni separatists, government forces clash in the south

SANAA, Yemen (AP): Clashes between a Yemeni separatist militia, backed by the United Arab Emirates, and forces loyal to the internationally recognised government killed at least three civilians and wounded nine in southern Abyan province on Tuesday...
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Brown patches on your skin? … Here’s what you need to know about them

Melasma is a skin condition consisting of brown patches caused by an increase in the pigment melanin in the skin. The increased melanin can be in the superficial (outer) layer of the skin called the epidermis and/or deeper in the skin in the layer...
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Forearm side plank pose … Every Mickle Meka Muscle Yoga Challenge Pose of the Week

Even though we are halfway there with The Every Mickle Meka Muscle Core Yoga Challenge, it’s not too late to join in! Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves endorsed ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ (EMMAM) Core...
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Tina Hamilton (left), brand manager, Nutramix, with 2018 National Farm Queen, Samantha Myrie Thomas (right) and her daughter.

Nutramix returns as title sponsor for National Farm Queen Competition

Since its inception in 1963, the National Farm Queen competition has been the platform for young women to highlight their contributions to the agriculture sector. Local feed company, Nutramix, returns as title sponsor of the competition. This is...
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Mawnin Medz with JMP coffee, tea

Reggae Sumfest patrons at Mawnin Medz, enjoyed the great taste of Jamaica Mountain Peak (JMP) Instant Coffee and Ginger Tea, as they kicked off the week of fun, sun and reggae at the breakfast party held at Tropical Bliss Beach in Montego Bay....
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