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Power outage disrupts water supply to sections of St Mary

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the Palmetto Grove Treatment Plant in St Mary is out of operation due to a power outage at the facility.  This has resulted in water supply disruption to ...
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Last week the Institute of Gender and Development Studies and the Jamaica Council of Churches staged a stand against child abuse, using several pairs of children’s shoes to depict children harmed or killed in violent clashes in recent years.

Hellish homes Premium

In the most nightmarish incidents of corporal punishment, Jamaican children are tortured, burned, and maimed by their parents and guardians for the most senseless reasons. And with more than 30 broken bones, the plight of a two-year-old girl is...
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TOKYO, Japan: The world yesterday witnessed one of the most amazing sporting performances in history, as Elaine Thompson Herah emphatically defended her Olympic 100m title with a 10.61 seconds run inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium – in a run and a...
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Members of the Wu-Tang Clan show off the plaques they received for ‘Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica: The Reggae Collector’s Edition’, which hit number 16 on the Billboard Compilation Album chart.

Wu-Tang Clan to celebrate Billboard success in Jamaica

Jamaica continues to be the playground of celebrities, and this week, original Wu-Tang Clan member Full Moon is scheduled to jet into the island, along with second- generation Wu-Tang acts King Tiger and Alistar, whose careers he is guiding. This...
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Mandatory vaccination – the great divide Premium

Police officer Vera Moss* insists she’s no anti-vaxxer, nor is she opposed to the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization. After all, she points out, she willingly took the first shot of the AstraZeneca, although she failed to...
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Olympic 100m queens

TOKYO, Japan: No country has been more dominant than Jamaica in the women’s 100 metres at the Olympic Games. That authority was again stamped inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium last night, as Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way in a Jamaican medal...
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I want to be in the final – Hyde

TOKYO, Japan: NATIONAL CHAMPION Jaheel Hyde is determined to book his spot in the final of the men’s 400m hurdles in hopes of testing himself in what he thinks will be the most exciting athletic event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hyde, who is...
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NCB Financial Group President & CEO Patrick Hylton and Deputy CEO & CFO Dennis Cohen, consult during the banking group’s 2015 annual general meeting.

NCB deepens mobile money operations with Link

NCB Financial Group Limited, Jamaica’s top banking conglomerate, announced plans Friday to release a cash app for money transfers, called Link, its latest digital initiative. Vernon James, the former head of NCB Insurance, will head the venture. “...
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To revive sales, Berger puts a bold sheen on its image Premium

Berger Paints Jamaica Limited is banking on its Boldly Berger campaign to claw back revenue lost to the pandemic, by targeting hospitality businesses that are refurbishing their plants and household spruce-up projects during the peak season for...
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U-Roy’s last full-length project, the Trojan Jamaica/BMG album titled ‘Solid Gold U-Roy’, was released posthumously on July 16.

Sly talks ‘Solid Gold U-Roy’

Sly Dunbar, one half of the dynamic musical duo Sly and Robbie will shout it from the mountain top that he is a Daddy U-Roy fan, and he hails the pioneer as among the very best to have ever done it. When he reels off “chick-a-bow, chick-a-bow,...
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Manchester Festival Queen looking to repeat mother’s success

Though her mother’s involvement in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival Queen Competition, for decades, may have influenced her decision to enter, Miss Manchester Festival Queen 2021, Dominique Reid, says her appreciation for...
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Editorial | Why shouldn’t lawyers put their names in neon?

People shouldn’t be blamed if they assume that the General Legal Council (GLC) doesn’t have enough to do with its time, or that it has misplaced its priorities, or maybe has knotted them into a tangle. In the event, the court should help the GLC...
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Orville Taylor | No Apocrypha on free speech Premium

“Cock mouth kill cock” and the policeman succumbs to peer pressure and makes a mockery of the hard work of his colleagues. This is Jamaica and one of the few places where one is free to call a radio talk show and strip the government, without armed...
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Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump's tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records....
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CDC considers advice as delta variant emerges

NEW YORK — New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted United States health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and...
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Poems

Emancipation Day How can we measure the gladness of August morning as the dawning of the first day of freedom when we were never enslaved? How can we measure the loosening of shackles, the lowering of bars if we cannot show the scars? How can we...
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Walk down the lanes of history

Jamaica, as our founding fathers said, is a land which is out of many, one people. Dotted across the island are buildings that are reminiscent of the history of Jamaica. We showcase some of them. Photos sourced from Gleaner Archives. The...
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Alrick Johnson, the creative, defensive driver with a scientific mind

Alrick Dean Johnson is no ordinary driver. He has been employed to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company for five years. He prides himself on being a creative defensive driver whose aim is to transport passengers safely to their destination, and in...
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JN Offers Suite of Automobile Services

In a bid to act as a one-stop shop and provide convenience for consumers, several businesses are now offering a suite of related services which can be accessed in one place. One such company is The Jamaica National Group, which has been offering a...
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As to why it's important for little black girls to see her as a representation of beauty, Tunzi is quick to say, 'I truly believe that we can't be what we cannot see.'

Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi’s reign may be over

South African Zozibini Tunzi’s 2019 Miss Universe win was historic. While she wasn’t the first Miss South Africa to win the coveted crown, she was the first melanin-rich queen to don a natural-cropped hairdo while securing the win, challenging...

Dream House | Formidable Negril castle mixs old with new

There it stands, a symbol of might, shrouded in mystery and drama! What kind of architectural wonder is this, we ask in bewilderment? Strange as it may seem, surprising but true, this peculiar house actually exists right here in Jamaica, the likes...
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Verene Shepherd | ‘Dead people’ developed Britain and made our freedom possible

In this edition of Reparation Conversations, a collaboration between The Gleaner and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), University of the West Indies, Professor Verene Shepherd, director of the CRR, reflects on another Emancipation Day...
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Mark Wignall | Apology as strategy

Richard Azan and Ian Hayles have in common the fact that in September 2020,both of them were swept away by the Andrew Holness and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political tsunami. After that, the differences between the two People’s National Party (...
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