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Fans thrilled as Asafa Powell weds Canadian model

The social media pages of Jamaican athlete Asafa Powell have been overflowing with congratulatory messages following his weekend marriage to Canadian model, Alyshia Miller. Powell, who formerly held the world record for the 100 metres and...
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UTech on edge

With disquiet growing among members of staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), its president, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging them to remain patient as negotiations continue over the government subvention granted to the...
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Petrojam's value eroded

Jamaica’s sole oil refinery, Petrojam, has seen its market value eroded by nearly US$100 million because of a decade of broken promises, delays and inaction by the Venezuelan government, the Andrew Holness administration has revealed....
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Technology in Focus | Guard yourself against digital identity theft

Digital identity theft is on the rise and occurs in every industry with an online presence. As a result, local technology experts are advising Jamaicans to pay closer attention to it. This call...
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‘Do we have to lose another child?’

It was an emotional scene Tuesday morning as residents of Savannah Cross, Clarendon, stood with placards at the entrance to the community nearby the Bustamante Highway. The protest came following the death of another child from the community who...
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‘It’s 50/50 for Kemoy’

Experienced sports medicine practitioner, Dr Paul Wright, says Jamaican long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has a 50/50 chance of ­returning to compete at his best again. Olympian Campbell collapsed while competing at the Millrose Games in New...
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Major changes to Diamond Mile qualification

In an effort to make the Diamond Mile race more balanced and competitive, Supreme Venture Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has made a number of adjustments to the conditions of the race for 2019. At yesterday’s launch of the event at...
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Maxfield Bakery looks to exports for new growth beyond Easter buns

Tarik Perkins is “busy, busy, busy”. It’s the make-it-or-break-it season for Maxfield Bakery, whose Easter buns bring in 49 per cent of yearly revenue. So Perkins and his upsized team are focused on getting ready to spice up the...
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JSSE pioneers 5 companies, targeting $90m in project funding

Five non-profits aiming to raise a combined $90 million as a precursor to listing their projects on the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange, the JSSE, have amassed 15 per cent of the target on the first day of the launch of the pledging website on Monday...
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Protoje blasts Gov’t for not sponsoring his upcoming event

Reggae artiste Protoje has described the Government, organisers of Reggae Month, as “dinosaurs” who ignore booking trending conscious artistes to the detriment of developing the music economy. He also blasted Government for not...
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Proposal at Red Rose for Gregory

The song was Peabo Bryson’s If Ever You’re in My Arms Again when Darrien Williams got down on bended knee to propose to his girlfriend, Alicia Newman. Patrons at the Red Rose for Gregory concert,...
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Editorial | Don’t just drive in the dark

The Government, obviously, has a sense that there are a fair bit of motor vehicles in Jamaica and that the road infrastructure to accommodate them is inadequate, especially in the case of the Kingston metro region. We know this because of the...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Needed: A CARICOM foreign trade strategy and agenda

Foreign trade is as important to all other CARICOM member states as it is to Jamaica, and their trade profiles are similar. Within CARICOM, foreign trade policy is aimed at increasing exports to third-world countries, investment inflows, job...
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Letter of the Day | Water at Thompson Town health centre and high school

THE EDITOR, Sir: In response to an article carried in the Saturday, February 16, 2019 edition of The Gleaner, the National Water Commission (NWC) wishes to publicly indicate that water is currently being supplied by the NWC to the Thompson...
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I do not speak for the trade union movement

THE EDITOR, Sir: Saturday’s Gleaner (February 16, 2019) carried a story on my response to issues surrounding the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) with the headline ‘Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT...
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Branson hopes concert saves Venezuelan lives

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Billionaire Richard Branson said yesterday that he hopes the concert he’s throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and save lives by raising funds for “much-needed medical...
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SDA Church plane crashes after running out of fuel

GEORGETOWN (CMC): Members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) late Monday rescued the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed as it headed to Georgetown from the town of Mabaruma to the northwest of here. The planet, which belongs to a...
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The truth about flu vaccines

No matter how fit and in tip-top shape I think I am, once I pass through an airport, I get the sniffles. However, you don’t even need to be travelling to be exposed to the flu. With the increasing ease of travel, the flu comes to you. Every...
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Deacon preaches for prostate-cancer awareness

Clive Patrick Chambers is a 16-year survivor of prostate cancer, and he proclaims that “cancer is no longer a death sentence”. A Catholic deacon, 67-year-old Chambers has dedicated much of his life after diagnosis to spreading the...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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