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Glen Archer's funeral today

The funeral for the award-winning, internationally acclaimed spelling coach Rev Glen Archer, will take place today at the Olson Hall, Ardenne High School in Kingston. The service is set to get underway at 11 a.m. Viewing of the body is set for 10 a...

JUST IN: Four killed in Trelawny crash, car collides with trailer

Four persons were killed this morning along the treacherous Braco main-road in Trelawny when the motorcar in which they were travelling crashed into a trailer heading in the opposite direction.
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'My heart is full’ - JLP imbroglio hurting 'One Don' Seaga

The longest-serving leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Edward Seaga, is hurting over the difficulties facing his beloved party but appears not yet ready to speak.With the party deeply...

Daphne gets her dollars!

The government has finally paid 99-year-old Daphne Thompson the less than $1 million that was owed to her for the past 40 years.Attorney-at-law Jacqueline Cummings, who is representing Thompson, told The Sunday Gleaner that...
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'Urgent development needed in Falmouth'

Let UWI pay! - Gender activist urges students to take legal action against university over gender-based violence on campus

One of the nation's leading gender activists is calling for females who believe their safety is not sufficient priority by the administrators of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to take legal action against that institution...
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CHEC in trouble - Chinese firm begins rock mining without necessary approval

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been ordered to stop its quarrying at a hillside in Treadways, St Catherine. The order was issued last week by the Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy...
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UTech clip Bolt's Lions

World sprint star Usain Bolt suffered a rare defeat on local soil at the Gibson McCook Relays yesterday at the National Stadium.Bolt, on anchor for Racers Lions, got the baton a long way behind the University of Technology's (UTech) anchorman...

Arnett, MBU square off

There could be a massive rumble in the 'Jungle' when Arnett Gardens host Montego Bay United (MBU) in a crucial Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game on match-day 26, today at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town, starting at 6 p.m.It's a...
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Ministry of Lands concerned that ... - Land divestment lacks transparency - New policy takes aim at speculators

A new, streamlined land divestment policy was tabled in Parliament last month that aims to speed up privatisations for development purposes but also to deter speculation.The properties involved include some 35,000 parcels of landing ranging in size...

Haircare company Ettenio makes bigger push for exports

Local skin and hair-care company, Ettenio, is boosting production ahead of a push into exports to the Caribbean to tap a growing demand for herbal and natural products in the Caribbean.Launched in 2012, Ettenio, which plays on the name of its...
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HBO demands removal of major cable channels

Jamaican cable viewers may soon see a drastic change to the channel listings currently available to them.HBO Latin America and the Caribbean wants three major channels, reportedly...

Las Vegas... The City That Never Sleeps

Some call it 'Sin City'. The PR people call it 'the entertainment capital of the world'. The first description is due to its tolerance for all kinds of adult entertainment, the second because it's probably true...
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Editorial: New front in energy debate

After the debacles of the recent past, it appears that Jamaica is on well on its way to sorting out how it will deliver new, cheaper electricity-generating capacity.The Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), the Cabinet-appointed task force...

Christopher Bryan: CARICOM soft target for ISIS?

Groups such as ISIS, emanating out of the Middle East, and Boko Haram, from Central Africa, are driving tremendous fear, causing death and destruction of property all in the aim of religious identity.These groups are so...
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Avalanche death toll rises amid rescue

KABUL (AP):An Afghan official says the death toll from a massive avalanche in a valley near the capital Kabul is rising as rescue teams gain access to villages that have been buried beneath deep snow for days.Mohammad Aslam Syas, deputy chief of the...

Investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation

MOSCOW (AP):Russia's top investigative body said yesterday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilise the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine...
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Plaudits for Evan Jones

Oxford University's prestigious Bodleian Library has acquired Evan Jones' papers for their archives. The Jamaican-born writer, best known on the island for his much loved poem, 'The Song of the Banana Man', and his powerful...

Intervention programme for at-risk youth launches phase 2

Following the success of last year's inaugural programme, Phase 2 of The Re-Birth Project - an intervention initiative for at-risk youth and their parents - was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel recently with guest speaker Dr Grace McLean, chief...
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Couple comes up with car cleaning product line

Utilising their creativity to make a living, Lyndon and Camille O'Sullivan have come up with the Stain Blaster, a cleaning product which can be used extensively in the automobile industry.The couple said the...

Rocket science brought into airbag probe

DETROIT (AP):The auto industry, fed up with slow progress towards finding the cause of airbags to explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter.Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled...
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Ian Boyne: Holness a hypocrite?

Andrew Holness has not been having a happy new year. And political prosperity has certainly been eluding him. His unpopularity just got significantly higher with the retrieval of his apology to Arthur Williams and Chris Tufton,...

Susan Goffe: Secrecy, protocol and dumping gov't documents

The provision of Cabinet documents came up recently during sittings of the commission of enquiry, particularly after former Prime Minister Bruce Golding provided the commission with copies of briefing reports he had received from the security forces...
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Portia fêtes the press

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, looking as stunning as any woman half her age, hosted what must have been the biggest media party in years at her official residence - Vale Royal - last Saturday night....

South African billionare promotes ethics in business

The rooftop of the Guardian Life Group Building was the preferred spot for a welcome reception for South African (SA) billionaire, Graham Power, founder and chairman of one of that country's leading civil...
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