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Business leader William McConnell dies

Business leader William McConnell has died.McConnell, the former group managing director of Lascelles deMercado, is a member of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame. He also worked at Wray...
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Murders, shootings down 68% since state of emergency in St Catherine - Holness

Murders and shootings have declined by 68 per cent in the six months since a State of Public Emergency was imposed in the St Catherine North Police Division, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reported. Holness, speaking in Parliament this...
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Holness looks to Israel - PM says cooperating with other countries part of national security plan

Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has signalled that his administration is open to establishing a framework for cooperation with Israel on national security issues such as cybersecurity.But amid reports of a rift between Jamaica and the...
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Change 'informer fi dead culture', Green tells youth

Minister of state in charge of youth Floyd Green has used the first staging of Anti-Gang Week to impress upon the nation's youth the importance of their role in changing the country's deeply entrenched anti-informer culture.In his keynote address to...
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Earth Today | J'can youth eager for a place in climate change response

WITH THEIR fears running from water security to disease prevalence, natural disasters and wars, Jamaican youth want more of a say in the national discourse on climate change and a hand in the response efforts.Youth advocate Ayesha Constable said...
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Earth Today | High praise for UWI principal to receive national honours

WITH NEWS of his impending national award, Professor Dale Webber, principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has won the praise of colleagues for his decades-long contribution to conservation."It is a joy to see recognition of an...
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Blake stands with IAAF's Athletes' Commission - WADA urged to reject move to reinstate Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake has declared his full support for a letter sent by the IAAF's Athletes Commission to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) denouncing a recommendation from the Compliance...
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Robust Sports Town Hall meeting expected

Milton Walker, group head of news and sports for the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, expects a "robust and fruitful" discussion when the second edition of the RJRGLEANER Sports Town Hall debate takes place this evening at the Mico University...
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Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

Venezuelan President Nicol·s Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing economy.Already a major...
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Tax break or bust - Seprod hunting $1b sugar write-off

As Seprod grapples internally on whether to hang on to its sugar operation, the company is chasing a tax break to offset the losses that continue to mount in the near decade that it has owned the Golden Grove factory in St Thomas.Seprod CEO Richard...
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'Hope River' - Floats Sasco's quality, values, principles

There is a certain standard and quality of music that reggae and dancehall lovers expect - rhythm-driven tracks matched with lyrics that either speak out against injustices or highlight the artiste's journey and success.Agent Sasco is not...
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'Hope River' CD booklet doubles as event invitation

Agent Sasco has built an extraordinary rÈsumÈ in reggae and dancehall crafting music. Despite these accomplishments, the artiste is relentlessly modest.The reggae/dancehall artiste told The Gleaner that he is aware that people familiar with his work...
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Editorial | The PNP after the vote

Over the longer term, it may not amount to much. But last week's vice-presidential elections appear to have altered the leadership dynamic within the People's National Party (PNP). The loser was Phillip Paulwell. He was elected as one of the party's...
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Horace Levy | If and only if

Prime Minister Holness is shouting out - notice the frantic voice - that "we must stick with the states of emergency (SOEs) and zones of special operation (SOZOs)"."Murder is 20 per cent down. Divide the forces equally across the parishes, and you...
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Letter of the Day | Try flexi-work to deal with traffic challenges

The editor, SirThe Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ), following a survey of its members and people managers affiliated with the association, has found an increase in lateness from employees across various industries, since the...
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Clarifying plastic ban

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write to provide what I feel is the necessary clarification to a story published on the front page of The Gleaner, September 18, 2018, related to the ban on plastics.There are two major points which must be clarified and...
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EU, UK demand Brexit compromise over Irish border

SALZBURG (AP):The European Union and Britain clashed Wednesday over the biggest obstacle to concluding Brexit talks, with both sides urging the other to compromise just weeks before they must seal a deal.At a summit in Salzburg, Austria, EU Council...
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Rumours, conflict challenge Ebola response in eastern Congo

GENEVA (AP):The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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Seafood craze at Island Vibz

Island Vibz Seafood Sports Bar and Grill is cooking up a seafood craze in Manor Park Centre. The cool, calm, intimate bistro is owned by Akelia Currie, a skilful culinary artist. She told Food that her three-year-old homestyle restaurant is the...
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Soul food at Pages in the garden

At the heart of a culture is the gastronomic experience that encapsulates the soul of the people. For Pages in The Garden, food is an expression of passion flavoured by rich Jamaican history and served with love and compas-sion. Owner David Brown...
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