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Libraries to become digital learning Centres

Digital education company, EduFocal Limited, is partnering with the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) to establish learning centres across its network. The partnership will include, but is not limited to, the provision of free Internet access and...
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New York restricts families from sending packages to inmates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As part of an effort to keep illegal drugs and other contraband out of state prisons, New York is taking away one of the few pleasures of life behind bars: It will no longer let people send inmates care packages from home...
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A recent RJRGLEANER Communications Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll revealed that 93 per cent of Jamaicans say they have little or no confidence in the country’s National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang (right), while 91 per cent expressed little o

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As Jamaica struggles to solve its crime conundrum, a staggering 93 per cent of Jamaicans say they have little or no confidence in the country’s minister of national security. That no-confidence motion was also moved against Jamaica’s police...
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Civil society not surprised by low confidence in commish, minister Premium

At least two civil society advocates are not surprised by the overwhelmingly high number of Jamaicans who have expressed low confidence in the country’s national security minister and the commissioner of police. Horace Levy is one of them. “I am...
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The abandoned Inez Bogues Museum building on Portmore’s Port Henderson Road, more popularly called ‘Back Road’.

Back Road blow Premium

It has been condemned and cauterised by the authorities multiple times, and on every occasion, unscrupulous persons have ripped open the ‘no-entry’ tapes, and made the abandoned premises theirs for business and pleasure. It is the abandoned Inez...
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Contentious quest for red gold

With memories of unfulfilled commitments by bauxite-alumina firms in search of red gold over the years, residents in proximity to fresh areas being eyed for mining in St Elizabeth are seeking assurances from the operators of the JISCO Alpart plant...
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From the streets to the stage Premium

WESTERN BUREAU: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for his mother, who struggled to make ends meet with him and his siblings, c 23-year-old Jevaughn Rosewell to voluntarily leave a secure roof over his head in favour of living on the streets to take the...
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‘Look out for 10.5s!’ Premium

REYNALDO WALCOTT, coach of five-time World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is pretty confident the sprinter can break the national record in the shortest of the sprints this season. Fraser-Pryce, who has a personal best time of 10.60 seconds...
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The Wisynco complex in St Catherine.

Wisynco creates new role for Sean Scott as Deputy CEO Premium

Sean Scott is leaving his job as CEO of Canopy Insurance to take on a new role as deputy CEO of the Wisynco Group Limited, another step in the succession planning of the multigenerational beverage and consumer products business. Scott has headed...
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VMIL seeking more board diversity Premium

At the management level, more than half of the leadership at Victoria Mutual Investments Limited, VMIL, are women. But the numbers thin out at the board level, where only three of the eleven directorships are held by females. “We have been very...
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Marjorie Whylie in a reflective mood as she looks at a picture with the Prince of Wales.

Marjorie Whylie keeping the beat for six decades

Whenever the stories of drumming are chronicled in Jamaica’s musical landscape, the name Marjorie Whylie is likely to come up. Not only has she committed to playing the pulsating instrument – among other instruments, including the piano – from her...
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Papa San talks ‘Life Lessons’ and ditching dancehall 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago, Papa San shocked the reggae and dancehall-loving world when, at the height of his secular glory, he calmly announced that he was ditching the glitz and glamour of a deejay’s lifestyle and fully embracing a Christian walk...
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Editorial | Who paid the PR bill is important

There are tinges of the Manatt affair, which will titillate people who like intrigue, in the mystery of who hired, and paid the bill for, the high-powered American public relations firm that helped Kamina Johnson Smith in her ultimately failed bid...
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A.J. Nicholson | Emancipate your thinking, Minister Chuck

On Monday, August 1, as Jamaica marked the Emancipation event, The Gleaner reported that, when an enquiry was made of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck as to his solution to the intolerable dilemma that has long plagued the apex of our judicial system...
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Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport in London said Thursday that its limit on the number of passengers is easing a travel crunch that has led to flight cancellations and lost luggage as soaring demand for summer trips runs up against...
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Suspect who tried to breach FBI office dies in standoff

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati office, fled and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement, a case unfolding as the FBI...
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Girdhar Vyas, claiming have the longest moustaches in the world, poses with the National flags as part of the 75th Independence Day celebrations, in the western Indian city of Bikaner.

India at 75 – evolution of the national flag

Every country has stories to tell, paths of history that it has walked on, and foundations upon which its future is built. A country’s flag, is a symbol of its freedom and identity, and its inherent value systems – the Indian tricolour encapsulates...
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Poem

Jubilation 1 The jubilation began with the creation of the nation. The joy outpoured, the Tree of Hope we planted, the heights we would attain, the fellowship we swore, the vows we made, the promises laid down – Who knew it would be so...
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The i-VTEC engine with DOHC configuration produces 119hp.

Honda BR-V, built for people

With gas prices soaring higher each day, automotive manufacturers have been noticing a growing demand for more multipurpose vehicles (MPVs). These are usually seven seaters that place an emphasis on carrying a lot of persons in a comfortable manner...
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Ellesco paving the way for a sustainable future

Phillip Oliver, the manager of Ellesco, a company that offers electric vehicle dealerships, believes that this new mode of transportation is the way to go and will be the future for Jamaica as the world slowly shifts from combustion vehicles. “My...
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Standing firmly in her power, Rennae Garel sends positive vibrations in all of her endeavours.

Lady Rennae goes digital: Reflecting on life’s journey on and off the air

Sending positive vibrations over the airwaves was a natural calling for one of Jamaica’s most beloved radio hosts, Lady Rennae. The vibrant newcomer-turned-veteran showstopper went above and beyond the call of duty in traditional media, sharing her...

Dream House | On the cliff of dreams

There’s just something thrilling about residing at the very edge of a cliff – a precipice if you will - with a steep 80-foot drop directly to the beachfront below. Way up here, the staggering sea vistas, the melody of waves breaking on the shore,...
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Deep sea contains deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, manganese, zinc, among others, in high concentrations.

Theresa Rodriguez-Moodie | Deep sea mining not worth the risk

Scientists today know more about space than about the deep sea. This ecosystem is the largest on the planet, comprising over 90 per cent of the marine environment. In 1970, the deep sea was declared the ‘Common Heritage of Mankind’ to be preserved...
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Adekeye Adebajo | Asa: Nigeria’s singing hawk

Nigerian songstress and songwriter, Asa (Bukola Elemide), recently caused a stir by singing – in a long black dress, appearing to mourn the demise of her nation – her hit 2007 song, Fire on the Mountain, to Nigerian leaders, including president...
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