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Five stolen goats recovered in St Elizabeth operation

The St. Elizabeth Police recovered five goats in South Hampton, St. Elizabeth today. The goats—three ewes and two rams—were  found about 10:00 a.m., during an operation in the area.
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Carla Seaga laying a wreath on her husband’s grave yesterday at the National Heroes Circle in Kingston. Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga died on his birthday on May 28, 2019.

Carla Seaga devoted to her husband’s memory

One word describes the whole being that is Carla Seaga, and it’s loyalty. It’s a characteristic her late husband and former Prime Minister Edward Seaga revered in his public and personal life. Three years after his passing on May 28, 2019, she has...
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Gov’t mulls legal action as 27,000 students still missing from classroom Premium

After months of searching for thousands of students missing from the classroom via its Yard to Yard Find The Child initiative, the Government is considering legal action against negligent parents and guardians to get the minors back in school....
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Residents of Rose Heights in Montego Bay, St James only allow vehicles with their windows down to enter the community following last week’s deadly attack.

Thorny crime plague resprouts in Rose Heights

A deadly gun attack last Thursday has landed Rose Heights back in an all-too-familiar and unenviable territory as warring gangsters mark each other for death. Frightened residents remain tight-lipped as the fear of becoming a victim after...
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How important is the COVID-19 booster shot for 5-to-11-year-olds?

AP – COVID-19 case numbers are rising again – including among children. In mid-May 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11, and the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Coach, teacher, protector

CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE Diahann Gordon-Harrison says some children who experience various forms of domestic abuse sometimes use sport to escape the challenging realities at home. The presence of sport as an escape, Gordon-Harrison says, can be helpful...
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Donaldson faces challenge from Burnley coach for Reggae Girlz job

THE SUNDAY Gleaner has been reliably informed that Burnley’s women’s coach, Jonathan Morgan, and former national assistant coach Lorne Donaldson, are the front runners for the Reggae Girlz head coaching job. A source inside the Jamaica Football...
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Gordon Clarke, managing director of Worthy Park Estates Limited.

Jamaica molasses imports climb as rum demand recovers Premium

Jamaica will import more molasses this year to meet rising demand from rum companies. The sector projects it will need five times more of the cane by-product than Jamaica’s sugar factories can churn out. The local supply of molasses has been...
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Government inaction on EV promise stalling rollout at Jetcon Premium

Jetcon Corporation’s planned rollout of an electric vehicle sales programme is being stalled, but not for want of cars to sell. The company says it has cars in-bond and is awaiting more from cargo shipments that are already under way. The hold-up...
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‘Scorcha’ features Sean Paul’s collaboration with Australian pop singer, Sia (right), ‘Dynamite’.

Sean Paul’s new album ignites mixed moods

A consummate follow-up to his 2021 Grammy Award-nominated album, Sean Paul’s Scorcha is a light-footed strut around the dancehall playground. The highly acclaimed reggae and dancehall artiste quickly transitions from one theme to the next; from...
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Mr Lexx takes on motivational speaking

“Every single thing takes hard work and dedication. You have to stay focused.” That was part of the message Mr Lexx had for grade six students at the Allman Town Primary School in Kingston on Thursday. The entertainer, who is embracing new hats...
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Editorial | PNP too silent on Patterson report

A week ago, this newspaper noted the clear link between the Patterson Commission’s report on reforming Jamaica’s education system and the proposed law being reviewed by a parliamentary committee for regulating the teaching profession. Yet, it is...
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Carolyn Cooper | Intellectual capital for Caribbean development

The 46th annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) will be held online from May 30 to June 3. It should have been live and direct here in Kingston. But like so many other events, the conference has been dislocated by the pandemic...
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Loverie Horat (left) sits by her mother holding her 24-day-old daughter Maylie Dhavavaise as her husband Maximaud Cherizad looks on, at a campground being used to house the large group of Haitian migrants with whom they are traveling, in Sierra Morena in C

‘No future for babies’

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP): Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba said Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by smugglers who ushered...
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Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

NEW DELHI (AP): For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s northern Varanasi city have prayed to their gods in a mosque and a temple that are separated by one wall. Many see it as an example of religious co-existence in a country...
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Standpipe  – The blood from the tap splashing on to a white basin created by Mazola.

Mazola highlights Garden of Xaymaca

It is said that the name Jamaica evolved from Xaymaca, an Arawak word meaning land of wood and water. It was Paradise, an idyllic garden in which the Tainos, an Arawak-speaking people, lived, worked, and played. That idyll was brutally disrupted...
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Remembering Distinguished Jamaicans – Jeffery-Smith Sisters

The Jeffery-Smith sisters, 1908 and onwards, were well-known in Jamaica in education, being teachers, and as pioneers in the Girl Guides Movement. These women made a major contribution to education and social development. The Gleaner in 1970 said...
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Avoiding distractions when driving

Being distracted while driving is a sure recipe for disaster. Yet, it can be an easy task to accomplish on our busy roadways in Jamaica. However, as defensive drivers, we have to be focused and read the road continuously. Distractions from the...
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How to prevent being rear-ended

Traffic congestion is quite common in Jamaica’s cities and towns. Therefore, there is always a challenge in congested areas such as: Kingston and St Andrew, Spanish Town, Old Harbour, May Pen, Mandeville and Montego Bay. As various users share the...
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A bathroom fit for royalty.

Dream House | Discovering an architectural extravaganza

There are dream houses and there are dream houses, and then there’s this possible mother of them all – an architectural extravaganza the likes of which eyesight has never encountered before. The butler opens the front door and receives you into...

Photographer Marlon James set to apply ‘pressure’ with a raw, unedited pictorial showcase

Jamaican photographer Marlon James is looking forward to his artistic expression showcasing in full force at the long-awaited exhibition ‘Pressure: Kingston Biennial’ at Jamaica National Gallery, downtown Kingston, starting June 26. His approach to...
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Guy Hewitt | A time for change in the Commonwealth

Given the significant decline in resources and the questioning of the relevance of the Commonwealth Secretariat, a cloud of uncertainty covers the twice-postponed Commonwealth of Nations summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, the week of June 20....
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Rosalea Hamilton | Our “Jamaican Republic” – A wha dat?

Jamaica is en route to becoming a “Republic.” In the widely publicised statement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, “We are moving on,” this message was clearly signalled to the Duke of Cambridge, William, on March 23. Days earlier, PM Holness told...
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