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Former Port Authority head Noel Hylton dies

Former head of the Port Authority of Jamaica Noel Hylton has died. He was 86. Hylton, who dedicated many years to public service, worked at the Port Authority as chairman and chief executive officer from 1975 to 2013. He also served as...
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​16 women among 30 persons arrested in Westmoreland $2.8m ganja bust

A total of 30 persons were arrested by the Narcotics Police following the seizure of more than 700 pounds of ganja in Westmoreland yesterday. According to the police, the group, which included 16 women, was apprehended at a house in Orange Hill as...
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Women take lead - Females to head three of Ja’s larger Christian denominations

For decades, women have outnumbered men in the pews of most Jamaican churches, but the top echelons of the local Christian community have remained the sole domain of the males. Not anymore.When the Reverend Karen Kirlew takes office as the first...
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US preacher blasts J'can churches for elevating female leaders

United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (...
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'We are the victims' - Street side windshield wipers say they are innocent despite barrage of complaints from mainly female motorists

He has dreams of becoming an airline pilot, but until then, 14-year-old 'Snuss' helps his family to survive by cleaning windshields at the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew.Last Thursday, Snuss, the youngest of those offering to clean...
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Too many female PE teachers hurting cricket - Cameron

St John's Antigua:Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron says that there are a couple of challenges to the education system in Jamaica that are hampering the full exposure of youngsters to the sport.He said that one of the main...
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Visa issues at the centre of McLeod's withdrawal

The non-issuance of a requested visa letter from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is at the centre of Omar McLeod's withdrawal from Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships, it has been revealed.McLeod was...
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Salada to launch new coffee brand - Mountain Bliss to target millennials

Salada Foods Jamaica Limited gave shareholders a sneak peek on Wednesday of a new brand of coffee that is meant to tease the taste buds of millennials.The Mountain Bliss 876 line will be on the shelves in a about a week, said General Manager Dianna...
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Gorstew denied again

A second effort by the Gorstew Limited for the Privy Council to grant permission for an appeal against the acquittal of three former ATL executives in a fraud case adjudicated more than three years ago has been blocked by the London-based panel,...
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Religious filmmakers pray for support

With the performing arts, music and theatre being the main medium for messages to be delivered, in recent times the Christian community has been crying out for the support of faith-based films.Christian playwrights and filmmakers like Cleveland O....
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Lifetime Achievement Award for Mutabaruka - Set to be honoured at African Heritage Expo in NY

Dub poet, musician, educator, cultural historian, and radio personality, Mutabaruka has been singled out for international recognition at the upcoming Black Royalty African Heritage Expo, in the United States. Muta will be awarded a 'Lifetime...
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Editorial | Here’s the flaw, Minister Montague

Blaming fault-finding in others is hardly the best approach to fixing flaws within ourselves. It's usually the excuse for not confronting our own shortcomings and indiscretions.Unintentionally, perhaps, that is precisely the impression that has been...
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Dionne Jackson Miller | Data law treads dangerous ground

Below are proposed amendments to the data protection legislation before a parliamentary committee.It is highly likely that data subjects who are the subject of investigative journalism will try to use this law as an end run around defamation law,...
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Delta, United pull back from NRA

NEW YORK (AP):Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.Both Delta and United said yesterday...
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Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex cases

LONDON (AP):The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.ICRC Director General Yves Daccord says 21 staff members have resigned or been fired...
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Evolution of language | Study uses algorithms to predict how word meanings change

Using the Historical Thesaurus of English as a data set, which dates back nearly 1,000 years to the period of Old English, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lehigh University and the University of Toronto have developed an...
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Whiteboard goes virtual

In today's world, time has, seemingly, become scarce and with technology giving us tools to effectively manage time and also tasks at hand.Research indicates that some of the best strategies for navigating projects, tasks, and errands, involve...
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Porsche unveils simulator

  After launching its showroom in New Kingston last year, Porsche decided to treat invitees to try out its new simulator, which came from Germany. The event started at 11 a.m. last Saturday and everyone in attendance was eager to set a lap...
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Prius fix blamed for plunge in gas mileage

LOS ANGELESWhen Robert Enger took his Toyota Prius into a dealership for a safety recall, he didn't expect that his fuel economy would drop.Just six months after buying the new 2013 Prius, Enger learned that the company was recalling it to fix the...
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Martin Henry | Dangerous peace treaties

We should let Bianca Gardener tell us why peace treaties among warring gangsters are wicked and worthless.  Ms Gardener is an eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School. She granted The Gleaner an articulate interview...
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Mark Wignall | Bloody hell for new police chief

For all of 2017, we lived with the reality of murders piled atop of murders. But if we thought that was bad, in 2018, we are already 17 per cent above where we were the same time in 2017.Is the nation yet at that critical-mass number where enough of...
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The roaring 20s for Sugarcane

WESTERN BUREAU:The staircases leading out of the elegant Round Hill Hotel lobby became a 1920s runway, as women strutted in, wearing some of the most fascinating couture, while some very dapper men played escorts at the...
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Dear Doc | Can I pierce my clitoris?

Q Hello Doc, I am a 22-year-old female and I love sex. My boyfriend wants me to put a ring in my clitoris, as he says it will give me more orgasms. Is this true? I would love that but I am afraid it would damage my clitoris...
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