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Chinese businessman killed in Featherbed Lane, Spanish Town

The police are still trying to determine the motive behind the killing of a Chinese businessman on Featherbed Lane in Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday.He has been identified as 39-year-old Xiang Qui, operator of DL Wholesale and Meats situated...
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T&T gov't rejects nomination for police commissioner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Dr Keith Rowley-led administration has rejected a notification from the Police Service Commission (PSC) for acting police commissioner, Stephen Williams, to be confirmed in the post.In Parliament on Friday, Rowley...
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Foreign plumbers leak in - Locals cry foul as labour ministry allows overseas tradesmen to flood Jamaica

The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...
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UPDATED: Get help! - Cops urged to seek treatment for stress after colleague's suicide

Western Bureau:The Police High Command has issued an appeal to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to seek help when they are undergoing stress.Reacting to the death of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who is believed to have...
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Protected by prayer - 17-year-old mass school-shooting survivor with a Jamaican mom recounts traumatic ordeal

It's been five months since 17 people were shot dead, and another 17 injured in one of America's deadliest mass school shootings in recent times. One of the survivors, Samantha Grady, who was shot twice during the incident, still looks for the...
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Amazing Jamaica - Haitian gas riot blows world traveller to unforgettable visit to the island

In November 2015, Texas-born attorney-at-law Suzanne DuBose closed her law practice, sold everything she had and decided to live her dream of travelling to all 197 countries in the world.Three weeks ago, she travelled to country number 85, Haiti,...
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Fraser-Pryce is hot

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a big performance in London yesterday as she continued her comeback in the sport after giving birth to her son, Zyon, on August 7 last year.The 'Pocket Rocket' clocked a season's best 10.98 seconds to take the women'...
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Goule in spotlight again

Following her impressive National 800 metres record run of 1:56.15 in Monaco two days ago, Natoya Goule will head seven Jamaicans, including four national champions, in action on today's final day of the two-day Diamond League meet in London.Goule...
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PC Bank to 'name and shame' farmers

The National People's Co-operative Bank of Jamaica network, which engages in agricultural lending to farmers, will be taking a page from the student loan agency's playbook by going public with the identities of chronically delinquent borrowers - a...
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More under-30s, more women buying property

National Housing Trust, NHT, has released new information on the gender, income and age of buyers which shows that more Jamaicans aged 30 years and below are securing mortgages and that women are buying more homes than men, in general.The data...
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Junior Gong celebrates his birthday at Sumfest

Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, who turned 40 today, says it is great to be home performing at Reggae Sumfest on his birthday. The artiste, who recently completed a European tour, said it was very normal to perform on his birthday. "Music...
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Fanton Mojah calls for end to violence

  Reggae artiste Fanton Mojah, brought the message of unity to the people of Montego Bay while performing on Festival Night 2 of Reggae Sumfest 2018. The 'Mama Hungry' entertainer expressed his discontent...
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Editorial | A dangerous dance of elephants

At their Montego Bay summit this month, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, without calling names, lamented the global trade war initiated by Donald Trump, America's capricious president, and how destabilising such fights can be to developing...
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Chris Tufton | Pharmacy concerns overblown

The opinion piece headlined 'Pharmacy sector in need of medicine' (Sunday Gleaner, July 15, 2018) contains a number of inaccuracies relating to Government's programmes to ensure access to healthcare for those least able to afford it.The Ministry of...
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some endangered species

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would...
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Several tornadoes hit Iowa, at least 17 injured

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Residents — and even weather forecasters...
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Students need IT skills to compete in new economy

By 2026, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 per cent over what it was in 2016. Jobs in these fields will require skills in cloud computing, big data collection and storage, information security and...
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Madness, violence and survival: the wrath of slavery

Fred Kennedy's Daddy Sharpe is a vividly searing narrative delivered in a punctilious and compelling style. It examines a period in history that screamed for humanity's attention; a time when reason stood on its head and mercy was cast aside. For...
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Steven Thompson doing the impossible in Westmoreland

Making the impossible possible is something Steven Thompson is most known for as the talented 24-year-old makes good on a childhood hobby that remains forever blossoming."I do impossible things to cars that people would never think of as being...
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Veloster turbo - A welcome design deviation from the norm

Magna Motors, dealers of Hyundai, believe that the Veloster turbo is a car that can be a big hit in Jamaica. Its unique design merges the two worlds of a hatch back and a race car in a discreet manner.The car comes with an unconventional rear door,...
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Ahmed Reid | What Orville Taylor got wrong

Within the last two weeks, the issue of Africa's culpability in the historic trafficking of our enslaved ancestors has been raised in your newspaper, one by Dr Orville Taylor, the other by Dr Glenville Ashby.While Dr Taylor took it for granted that...
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Mark Wignall | Promoting Port Royal

Last Tuesday, Gleaner columnist Patria-Kaye Aarons wrote a piece titled 'A Royal joke', in which she spoke of the announcement of a government investment of US$7.4-million in a floating cruise-shipping terminal at Port Royal, a village rich in its...
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That’s a wrap with Anita Clarke

Vibrant colours and Afrocentric prints. Fancy knots, bows and ties. The tradition of headwraps has successfully shifted in style to become a must-have fashion accessory for women. Today, we meet a young woman who is...
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Nourish your skin with SuRich

The world is trending towards being more environmentally conscious of not only our impact on the planet, but also what we put inside and on our bodies. Products are becoming more organic and simplified in their make-up....
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