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Jamaica Stock Exchange mines RG Platinum Award at glitzy gala

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) sparkled the brightest on Friday night copping the 2019 RG Platinum Award at New Kingston’s Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Seven other category winners in the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards were contenders for the top...
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DNA evidence links St Catherine man to several rape cases

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA evidence has linked a St Catherine man to several cases of rape committed in the division over a period of time. The alleged rapist, who has been identified as 27-year-old Chaddane...
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STOCKS ROCK! - Winner of RG Platinum Award, Jamaica Stock Exchange triples over five years

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) copped the prestigious RG Platinum Award for its distinguished contribution to the field of business at the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards Gala yesterday evening. Record-setting profits have opened wealth streams to a...
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Ship docks in Ocho Rios but Italians barred

Italians aboard the Costa Luminosa cruise ship were restricted from disembarking on Jamaican soil when the ship docked at the Ocho Rios terminal in St Ann yesterday. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said that based on the...
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Deafinately Jamaica Tours creates ACCESSIBLE tourism in Jamaica

This June 3, 2017 file photo shows the upper deck pool area of the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship docked in Le Havre harbour, Normandy, France. The cruise ship was turned away in February  2020 by two nations, Grand Cayman and Jamaica, after it reported one crew member from the Philippines was sick with common seasonal flu, and was being allowed to dock at Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel and passengers would be allowed to disembark, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday.

Develop internal capacity to deal with coronavirus – Tufton

Amid efforts of the Government to stop the novel coronavirus from venturing onto our shores, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is calling for cruise lines to collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing an...
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We must address unpaid-for electricity use – energy minister

WESTERN BUREAU: Science, Energy and Technology Minister Fayval Williams believes that, in creating policies to promote greater energy efficiency in Jamaica, the phenomenon of persons using electricity that they do not pay for is one issue that must...
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Fireworks expected at today’s Gibson McCook Relays - Edwin Allen take aim at world high school record in Class Two 4x100m

LOCAL track and field fans will be in for a treat today as the prestigious Gibson McCook Relays takes the spotlight at the National Stadium. Action begins at 9a.m. with the preliminary rounds of the high school boys 4x400m with the final of this...
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Gibson McCook Relays finals schedule

FIELD EVENTS10:14a.m.: Pole Vault Men 10:35a.m.: High Jump Women 10:35a.m.: Long Jump Women 2:25p.m.: Long Jump Women 2:25p.m.: High Jump Men TRACK EVENTS 4:00p.m.:- One Mile Open Male 4:10p.m.:- One Mile Open Women 4:20p.m.: 4x100m Prep School...
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A part of the Bank of Jamaica building is shown, at Nethersole Place, Kingston.

BOJ working on universal access for cash cards

Michael Riley, who sells vape pens within the burgeoning cannabis trade in Negril, holds a cash card that provides him with flexibility, but only to a certain degree. He doesn’t have a bank account, but uses ePay, a Mastercard-branded cash card...
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Pharma company Medimpex expanding in Ja, Caribbean

F rom the long list of products it sells and the extensive network of private and public pharmacies and stores that stock its merchandise, Medimpex Jamaica Limited appears to command a sizeable share of the local prescription and over-the-counter...
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Dancehall Road March cyaa stall - Outfits replicate Queen Carlene’s dancehall wardrobe

An iconic character of the ‘80s and ‘90s dancehall scene, Carlene Smith or – as she is popularly known, Dancehall Queen Carlene – has embarked on a major project for the leap year. Alongside Whirlwind Entertainment International, founded by Michael...
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Quada on ‘Pain’, forthcoming album and females - Hardcore dancehall entertainer talks about having the right attitude

“Them say life come with pain, sunshine after the rain,” are the lyrics that start the chorus of Quada’s one-month-old single, Pain. It serves as a testimony to what is happening in his life, said the hardcore dancehall entertainer in a short yet...
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Editorial | Clean hands!

As concern heightens over the global public health threat being posed by the new coronavirus that causes the illness Covid-19, ordinary folk are understandably anxious to learn what they can do to protect themselves. Early diagnosis and containment...
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Tony Deyal | This bun for hire

In Guyana, they call it “blow”. In Barbados, St Lucia, and Trinidad, it is ‘horn’ or ‘butt’, but St Lucians add the Kwéyòl or patois word ‘kòné’. In Jamaica, you get “bun”, a word with several different meanings, at least one of which is identical...
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Letter of the Day | Busting Rattray’s pro-abort myths

THE EDITOR, Madam: This is a response to Dr Garth Rattray’s column published in The Gleaner on February 24, 2020. While outlining some of the potential side effects of home abortions and the impact of black market abortion drugs, Dr Rattray...
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Condolences to family of Norris Rainford

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is with disbelief that I heard of the passing of Norris Rainford from your sister company, Radio Jamaica, on the Hot Line talk show. Talk-show host, Emily Shields was speaking to Dwayne Berwick from the National Housing...
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on a street in Daegu, South Korea, yesterday. As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

BANGKOK (AP): Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines, and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as the new virus troubled a mushrooming...
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Court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

LONDON (AP): Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50 per cent were stalled yesterday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it...
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