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Man held with illegal firearm in Ocho Rios

A man is now in police custody after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm in the resort town of Ocho Rios, in St Ann, shortly after midday yesterday. The police say his name is being withheld pending further investigations. According to...
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All in place for a 'seamless' start to new school year -- McLean

The Ministry of Education says all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the new school year next month. Public schools are scheduled to reopen on September 2. Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says already...
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Charge ahead - Businessman urges fresh thinking to accelerate growth

Jamaica Producers CEO Jeffrey Hall is urging policymakers to stop treating agriculture as a poverty-alleviation measure but as a sound business enterprise. Warning that geopolitics is dictating that there is a need to change the conversation around...
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Save our turtles! - Duncans Bay residents, environmentalists continue to sound alarm over threats to species

Western Bureau: The illegal practice of killing turtles and poaching their nests for eggs, which has become a feature of life in Duncans Bay, Trelawny, has left one veteran fisherman fuming as he does not believe that enough is being done to...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Time for tourism’s voice to be heard on CLIMATE CHANGE

Edna, here I come! - Dream comes true as artist gets full scholarship to Edna Manley College

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...
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Discipline with love – Terrelonge

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is imploring adults to desist from using ­corporal ­punishment as a means of discipline. “Some adults believe that ­children cannot learn unless you beat them...
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Fraser-Pryce leads Jamaican brigade in Birmingham

Fifteen Jamaicans led by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be in action tomorrow in the 11th series of the Diamond League competition, the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham. This will be the penultimate meet in the cash-rich series, before the grand...
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Big shoes to fill - ‘Bibi’ Gardner, new Portmore recruits face challenge ahead of new season

Portmore United have lost two key components to their back-to-back Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) championship unit, with the departure of top striker Javon East and ace midfielder, Ricardo Morris. However, new Portmore United head coach,...
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PanJam sells 32m Sagicor shares - To pump proceeds into hotel project, other investments

PanJam Investments Limited has cashed in a small portion of its investment in Sagicor Group Jamaica, SJ, one of its most lucrative holdings. PanJam Chairman and CEO Stephen Facey says the proceeds from the liquidation of the 32.8 million SJ shares...
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Law and engineering attract international students to UWI

So far, the intake of full-time American students under the agreement that the University of the West Indies, UWI, has with the federal government of the United States has been just two, who enrolled in the faculty of law in the past academic year...
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Trinidad’s Boom Boom Room drummers hit the mark - Say it is easier to capitalise on ­carnival as a duo

Give these two a soca rhythm and it will come to life with the effervescent tapping of their drumsticks. Modupe Onilu and Rhys Thompson, or together called Boom Boom Room, come from the island where the steel pan originates, but the instrument of...
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Strictly 2K- Best of the 2000’s returns to Mas Camp Heroes’ Weekend

Jamaica’s top retro party, Strictly 2K, returns on Friday, October 18 to Mas Camp in Kingston. The Strictly Team plans to deliver a brand new concept which pays homage to Vybz Kartel and Rvssians’ hit single Straight jeans N Fitted. Dj and promoter...
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Editorial | Decorum in Parliament next

The swift and sharp condemnation of two politicians who recently made disparaging remarks about their opponents seems to suggest that Jamaicans may be losing their appetite for the kind of rabble-rousing so typical of political campaigning....
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Leanne Spence | Winning the Water War (Part 2) - Efficiency the key to ­victory

Why have we not focused more on water efficiency as a water-­demand management solution to Jamaica’s water problems brought on by drought and high demand? Are our businesses, homes and institutions missing out on the social and economic benefits...
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Letter of the Day | Politicians mustn’t spew rhetoric of hatred, division

THE EDITOR, Sir: The presidential campaign within the People’s National Party has ignited the taste buds of political pundits and others who believe that a strong and viable Opposition is essential to a healthy democracy. Like many other types of...
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Broaden electorate for internal party elections

THE EDITOR, Sir: With the current selection contest for the leadership of the People’s National Party, should we not now consider a change to our flawed, restrictive, and excessively partisan leadership selection system? A change to the system...
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Thanks, Trump, but we’re not for sale

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP): Greenland said Friday it’s happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, talking to aides and allies about buying the island for the US, but that it’s not for sale. Following reports that Trump had...
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Merkel to meet UK prime minister soon to discuss Brexit

BERLIN (AP): German Chancellor Angela Merkel could meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson soon to discuss Brexit, her spokesman said Friday. Asked about reports of a possible imminent meeting, Steffen Seibert told reporters that “indeed, a...
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