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Simpson Miller releases financial records, assets just under $15 million

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has finally released her financial records showing that she is worth just under $15 million. Simpson Miller this afternoon disclosed copies of her filings which had been made to the Integrity Commission for the past 10 years.
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Education Ministry to host school safety workshops

About 1,000 school officials are to benefit from training sessions focused on school safety being offered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. These sessions are being done in keeping with the ministry’s emphasis on...
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Modest Portia - I've lived within my means

After declaring liquid assets amounting to approximately $15 million in her latest submission to the Integrity Commission of Parliament, Portia Simpson Miller has said that her primary purpose in politics has been to ?uplift and advance the lives of...
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Decision to quit is Al Miller's and church's, say pastors

A number of pastors have weighed in on whether the Reverend Al Miller should step down as pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle following his recent conviction for perverting the course of justice in 2010, when he purportedly attempted to transport...
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Reggae Sumfest set to make a 360° virtual reality turn

Be your brother’s keeper – Montague

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has said Jamaicans must turn their backs on the 'see-and-blind' culture, where persons witness criminal acts but choose not to report them."We have gotten selfish as a...
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Tufton laments neglect of clinics

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Christopher Tufton, the minister of health, has said the shortage of bed space at the Black River Hospital and complaints by residents of lengthy waiting times emphasise the need for changes in the way community clinics operate....
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Taylor inspires unbeaten Jamaica to thrilling win

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Jamaica remained unbeaten while inflicting the first defeat on Barbados when they pulled off a narrow three-run victory in the third round of the Twenty20 phase of the Regional Women's Championship on Sunday.Playing at the...
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Russell taking things in stride

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland:MOST times, athletes at Championshipsare defined by their medal performances. However, one of Jamaica's athletes who participated at the recent IAAF World Under-20 Champion-ships (previously named World Junior Championships),...
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Verizon buys Yahoo, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for US$4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet...
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Downswing in creative market

The creative industries led by music, film, and dance generated less formal activity last year due to curtailed capital expenditure, a trend that included large festival Reggae Sumfest, according to official data.Government marketing arm JAMPRO, a...
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Miss Lou - Jamaica's most cherished national treasure

Today marks the 10th anniversary since the passing of Jamaica's legendary folklorist, actress, vocalist, comedienne, and social commentator, the Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley O.M.Considered as Jamaica's most cherished national treasure, she has...
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Dear Miss Lou: A cultural icon remembered

Ten years ago today, the nation lost the incomparable Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley. A great cultural icon, Miss Lou championed the movement to get Patois officially recognised as a language. Many of the nation's greatest playwrights, poets,...
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Editorial | No place for Trump’s dystopia

Each year, around 20,000 Jamaicans emigrate to the United States of America. They have been doing so for generations. By most estimates, more Jamaicans live in America than the 2.7 million of us who reside in the island.And apart from the Jamaicans...
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Gordon Robinson | You know you’re a dinosaur when …

I'm an unrepentant dinosaur, as obsolete as back-stop on a cricket field.I still own a VCR. VHS remains my preferred method of recording from TV. The Old Ball and Chain's second son, The Ampersand, has made it his mission to drag me, kicking and...
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Letter of the Day | LGBT have right to sit at Emancipendence table

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was quite bemused with your recent reporting of Amina Blackwood Meeks' displeasure about J-FLAG's decision to celebrate Pride during the 'Emancipendence' period. Bemused because the...
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Make better arrangements for sick GSAT students

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read with interest two recent publications in The Gleaner. They concern Ricque Fullerton, a 12-year-old student who became ill with diarrhoea on the first day of his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). As a consequence of his...
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Warrants issued for 42 journalists, 13,000 detained

ANKARA (AP):Turkish authorities issued warrants yesterday for the detention of 42 journalists and took 31 academics into custody, official media reported, as the government pressed ahead with a...
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IS claims responsibility for attack, bomber denied asylum

ANSBACH (AP):A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cell phone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an...
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Doctor's advice | Is it too small?

Q Doctor, I am a 17-year-old female student, and I have an embarrassing question to ask you. I dare not ask anyone else.You see, I am convinced that my 'female opening' is far too small to admit a man. I believe that it will be impossible for me...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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Grantley Stephenson is JIM's 2015 Manager of the Year

Grantley Stephenson is JIM's 2015 Manager of the YearThe Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM) recently presented its 2015 Manager of the Year award to Grantley St John Stephenson, CD, JP, the chief executive officer of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL...
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Plan in place to reduce Hanover's power outages

Bruce Barrett, the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) reliability unit manager in Hanover says the organisation is taking steps to curtail the frequent poweroutages being experienced by severalcommunities in the parish.Speaking at the recent...
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Filthy beaches - St James Health Department leads clean-up programme after public complaints

Instead of serving up the usual fun and frolic, many of the beaches in Montego Bay, St James, are seemingly poised to become 'summer spoilers' this year, based on the increasing number of persons complaining about their filthy state."Why are the...
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