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Why Jamaica has brought forward CSEC exam dates

Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for education has sought to explain why his ministry accepted a request by the Caribbean Examinations Council to bring forward the date for external exams. More than a week ago, Samuda had said the...
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Woman charged with murder after allegedly pouring hot oil on taxi operator

A 32-year-old St Andrew woman is now on a murder charge after allegedly dousing a taxi operator with hot oil during a domestic dispute. The police are yet to finalise a date for the first court appearance of the accused, Melissa Sinclair...
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A graduation photo of Chrisey-Ann Davis and a poem she wrote to her mother for Mother’s Day. Chrisey-Ann was found hanging from a tree in her yard on Monday, June 1.

Teen suicide shocks family - 17-y-o emotionally scarred after tragic fall left her limping in pain

MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate...
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Campbell, Buchanan deny Phillips ouster plot

With loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips now on edge and preparing for another round of internal schism, two signatories of a controversial letter are insisting that the correspondence is not a launching pad for...
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Stay home; don’t put Jamaicans at risk

Inspector Hopelyn Henry shows the retirement letter for District Constable Morris Walker after his death at the Cross Roads Police Station on Monday evening.

Cross Roads cop dies on the job - Fought through pain to complete final shift

Near-four-decade veteran District Con­stable Morris Walker was scheduled to proceed on retirement on June 29 but won’t get an opportunity to bask in the fruits of his labour. It was a sombre mood at the Cross Roads Police Station in Kingston on...
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Vaz, BPOs to meet on work-from-home model

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has signalled to the Government that it has no objection to operators in the BPO sector being granted a special extension to its...
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Hit clubs where it hurts - ... Lowe wants harsher penalties for racial abuse

NATIONAL DEFENDER Damion Lowe believes that football’s governing bodies need to enforce harsher punishment on clubs for incidents of racism by fans. Lowe was speaking recently during a Gleaner Instagram live interview, where he discussed a wide...
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Campbell looks forward to England series - Blackwood, Bonner also named in West Indies 15-man squad

Opener John Campbell, middle-order batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Nkrumah Bonner are the only Jamaicans named in the West Indies’ original 15-man squad for the three-Test tour of England, which will bowl off on July 8. The Gleaner has learnt that...
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Poultry producers overrun by chicken

Big poultry companies Jamaica Broilers Group and Caribbean Broilers say they are likely to still be holding record-high inventory of chickens for the next six months. That might have been good news in normal times for a country that favours poultry...
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Caribbean Cement predicts big drop in annual sales

Caribbean Cement Company Limited, CCCL, expects its annual sales to drop by up to 20 per cent due to COVID-19. The projected fall in sales comes with the economic slowdown and health measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. “The forecast we...
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Industry players urged to explore other platforms

WITH COVID-19 bringing the entertainment sector to a halt with travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, industry professionals have been keeping in touch with their fans via online platforms. Locally, Instagram and Facebook have been the...
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Benjy Myaz digs deep in ‘Rootsy Rhapsody’

Singer and musician Benjy Myaz’s newest project, Rootsy Rhapsody, recently encountered a derailment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the entertainer is taking this in his musical stride and continues tapping to the beat. After all, Rootsy...
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Editorial | BPOs face threat from AI

TWO YEARS ago, Richard Byles’ highlighting of the need for upskilling, to ensure better-paying jobs in call centres, upset a lot of people in the industry. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector’s bosses should, though not necessarily...
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Elizabeth Morgan | Marking ACP Day: Transforming the group

AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN and Pacific (ACP) Day is customarily commemorated on June 6, which is the date on which the Georgetown Agreement establishing the group was signed in 1975. This year, the 45th anniversary, the day will be official observed on...
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Letter of the Day | The risk of opening our borders

THE EDITOR, Madam: It is a matter of concern that the country’s borders will reopen to allow persons of unknown COVID-19 status to freely enter and move among our people. Colleagues of mine have expressed their frustration at having worked hard to...
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Time for permanent curfews

THE EDITOR, Madam: Our economy has taken a drastic hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. We must not only find innovative ways to stimulate our economic recovery, we must find ways to make it stronger and more resilient. The past two to three months...
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Protesters raise their fists during a rally in Las Vegas on Monday over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.

Showdown - Law-and-order president vs protesters

WASHINGTON, United States (AP): Hours after a carefully orchestrated declaration by President Donald Trump to send out the military and “dominate the streets”, American cities were engulfed in more violence and destruction that overshadowed...
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EU, UK leaders to meet as post-Brexit talks stall

BRUSSELS (AP): The European Union’s top executive and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet this month for talks that could give new momentum to the stalled post-Brexit negotiations. As a fourth round of talks between teams of negotiators...
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Continue breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic – WHO, UNICEF

A NEW report by World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has revealed that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes,...
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Help expose and resist tobacco industry deception – PAHO

AS COUNTRIES across the globe observed World Tobacco Day on Sunday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging young people in the Americas to recognise, expose and resist the deceptive tactics used by the tobacco industry and its allies...
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