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'There were four pitbulls standing over her'...good Samaritan recounts dog attack on teacher

One of the men who was first on the scene of a dog attack on a sixth-grade teacher has recounted seeing four pitbulls standing over the helpless woman laying on the road surface. Delroy Foster says one of the dogs was standing to the side while...
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Con men … More men having risky sex; threatening health of partners with deceptive practice

An increasing number of men are engaging in dangerous sex practices, threatening their health and that of their partners, by removing the condom during intercourse without the other person’s consent. This also includes men who are clients of sex...
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Anger, hurt, betrayal … Stealthing victims speak out

Althea Francis* has been stealthed. At 31 years old, she recounted the experience that could have ruined her dreams of getting a college education. Stealthing is the practice of a man removing or damaging the condom during sexual intercourse...
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Still in the DARK

Errol Rickman’s fascination with space … Astronomer encourages youth to be stargazers

Errol Rickman has been fascinated with the universe since he was a little boy, and now at age 85 years, he still has the same joy looking through his telescope. “From I was a little boy, I have always had an interest in astronomy and my first...
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Health + Tech | Deciding on a telemedicine partner

In the past few years, a number of telemedicine vendors have entered the local market. This is a good indication that we are moving forward and evolving to incorporate digital health into the healthcare ecosystem. We still have a little way to go...
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‘DEAD PLACE’ - Trelawny residents disappointed with lack of activity at multipurpose stadium

Trelawny residents have expressed their disappointment at the slowly deteriorating and underused multipurpose stadium at Florence Hall in the parish. The facility was constructed with a loan of US$30 million from China for the hosting of the 2007...
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Fortress Effortville ready to repel Waterhouse

Former champions and last year’s beaten finalists, Waterhouse, are the only team keeping the promoted team and neighbours Molynes United off the top of the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League table and they aim to keep it that way. Just last week,...
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Douglas Halsall, founder and CEO of Advanced Integrated Sytems.

Halsall to roll out Q-Mall platform

Advanced Integrated Systems Limited, (AIS), a tech solution company formed by Douglas Hallsall some 30 years, is finalising plans for the soft launch of an e-commerce platform called Q-Mall next month. The platform’s debut in October is expected...
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Clarke: Debt buyback to save Jamaica US$18m annually

The Jamaican Government’s repurchase of a portion of its external debt last week will result in annual interest savings of about US$18 million, or just over $2.5 billion, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said on Friday. The transactions, in which...
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Playing the numbers with Stick Figure - California act consistently tops Billboard Reggae Charts

Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae music, but California has maintained a dominant space for the genre, with multiple annual roots and reggae music festivals that pull thousands of fans. The organisers regularly invite local stars like Chronixx,...
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Happy lyrics sell more than the ‘sexplicit’ - Female artistes need to change position

“Any word and every word can make lyrics. As long as you can talk it, it can come inna lyrics.” Artiste manager Junior ‘Heavy D’ Fraser made this observation during The Gleaner’s Entertainment Forum recently. Though it is an obvious one – that...
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Editorial | Azan’s case against Bernard Lodge city

Gassan Azan’s J$11-billion agricultural investment plan for the Bernard Lodge lands should, on the face of it, be welcomed and embraced. We hope for other projects of the type. However, the Holness administration should not believe, or attempt to...
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Glenroy Murray | Human rights, securitisation, and media missteps

For better or for worse, states of emergency (SOE) have become part of the Government of Jamaica’s crime-reduction strategy. The constitutional tool designed to respond to terrorism, war and natural disaster – none of which are, or have been,...
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Young protesters around globe demand climate-change action

BERLIN (AP): A wave of climate-change protests swept across the globe yesterday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a UN summit: The warming world can’t wait for action. Marches, rallies and...
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Whitey Bulger’s family filing wrongful-death claim

BOSTON (AP): The family of slain Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is filing a wrongful-death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in...
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Teach children to be happy

Diagnoses of mental disorders and drug prescriptions among school-age children have sky rocketed over the last two decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 20 per cent of children experience mental disorders – such as depression,...
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A keen observation of Caribbean nuances

The 15 stories in Christine Barrow’s Black Dogs and the Colour Yellow have varying themes, characters, and dilemmas. For the most part, they are set in Barbados, Barrow’s adopted country for almost 50 years. In the first story, ‘Panama Man’, we...
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Cyber engineer prepping for Heroes of Speed

To win a Jamaica Race Driver Club Championship Title is not something that is likely to be on many persons’ bucket list; however, 26-year-old Davrice Richards, is determined to fulfil his dream and to establish his name among the ‘who’s who’ on the...
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AUTOmoves

OCTOBER 6 Team Streetz Dex 4 OCTOBER 13 Drag Rivals, at Jamwest, Westmoreland OCTOBER 21 JRDC 4 Heroes of Speed at Dover Raceway OCTOBER 27 JKA 8 at Palisadoes Raceway NOVEMBER 17 Kill Bill Sisters present: The Ultimate Car Show –...
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Gordon Robinson | SOE sideshow

So, states of emergency (SOEs) are once more hot topics. I’ve repeatedly characterised recently declared SOEs as panic-stricken, knee-jerk reactions to long-time, steadily escalating murder rates (no ‘emergency’ there) likely to fail. I take no...
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Michael Witter | Cockpit Country: Needless yu sell yu brekfus fi buy yu dinna

Last weekend, I decided to drive from the north coast through the Cockpit Country to Mandeville, in south-central Jamaica, to celebrate the life of a young friend. After several wrong turns, I picked up the road from Duncans in Trelawny to Clark’s...
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Jamaica’s very own Amazon?

What if Jamaica had it’s very own Amazon? This is what guided Bancroft Wilson, an information technology specialist, to make a full commitment in crossing over from employee to employer. So, he thought of Wilson’s List, an e-commerce website that...
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Making Nuptial Bliss with Chris Colyard Photography

E xchanging of vows, a lustful kiss, the first dance, and a happily ever after. Creating moments and memories for that life-changing journey leading to one significant day is really amazing. Pair with that the ability to click, flash and capture...
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