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UPDATE: States of Emergency to end as Opposition votes against extensions

The Opposition has voted against extending the three States of Public Emergency. After a lengthy debate of more than three hours, all 33 government MPs voted in favour of extending the measures in St James, Kingston and the St Catherine North...
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Opposition says it will not support extension of St James state of emergency

The Opposition has indicated that it will not be supporting an extension of the state of public emergency in St James. It means that the government will not be able to continue the security measure as an extension would require the support of the...
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Petrojam blocked audit - PCJ auditor says former managers thwarted review

Auditors at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), the parent company for Petrojam, have revealed that they were prevented from carrying out an audit at the state-owned oil refinery by the previous management. Group internal auditor at PCJ,...
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Fiasco in Parliament - PAC meeting adjourned in confusion over legality

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Mark Golding, acted “illegally” when he convened yesterday’s meeting of the PAC, which ended in confusion, a senior government official has charged. However, Golding...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Family Resorts in demand for Christmas, but Jamaicans are late bookers!

My Political Journey: Jamaica’s Sixth Prime Minister Pt. 7 | The curtain falls

P.J. Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister - 1992 to 2006. His book, My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister, which was published by The University of the West Indies Press, will be launched...
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International media paint long history of resorts covering up sexual harassment

The tourism sector has once again come under fire. This time resorts have been accused of paying out big money to victims of sexual assault to stay silent.The plight of several women was highlighted in an article titled "Jamaica resorts covered up...
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Make JA's Cricket great again! - JCA seeks to develop the complete cricketer

Aggressive, stroke-filled, and with pin-point batting and bowling accuracy are qualities the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) hopes to harvest and hone in the new Jamaican cricketer the association is trying to develop.These qualities, the...
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Queens of the court - Gaynstead celebrate netball dominance, Grange promises upgrades

It was a carnival-like atmosphere on Central Avenue in Kingston yesterday as members of the Gaynstead High School netball teams were celebrated for their recent success in the ISSA schoolgirl netball competitions.Gaynstead won their first 'double-...
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Lube distributor enters cooking gas market - Williams plans to list Regency in 2019

A new company, Regency Petroleum Limited (RPL), has entered the domestic cooking-gas market, which brings the number of players to five.RPL's entry comes months behind the debut of Yaadman LPG, which is being marketed by GB Energy Jamaica, the...
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Fontana hunting new sites to expand

Pharmacy company Fontana Limited will wrap up the development of its sixth store next year in Kingston, but is already looking for new sites in Montego Bay and Portmore to expand the chain even further.Fontana disclosed the expansion plans as it...
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Junior Reid teams up with American producer Mike Will Made It for 18th album

Veteran singer Junior Reid is not new to international projects. His repertoire boasts numerous collaborations with foreign acts like The Game on the 2006 track It's Okay, and other singles with acts like Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and Fabulous. This...
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Candlelight was worth the wait

Organisers promised an evening of music, dance and worship that would stir the soul and lift the spirits, and that's exactly what they delivered. Candlelight 2018, hosted by Movements Dance Company of Jamaica and the Holy Cross Church at Stephanie...
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Editorial | An absence of transparency

The malefaction of the governors of Petrojam, laid bare by the auditor general in her report on the state-owned oil refinery, has again underlined the need for transparency into the financial management of public agencies, to which few adhere, in...
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Damion Gordon | Hope for better JCF? What hope?

I have accepted that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is a dysfunctional, inefficient and unprofessional organisation. I don't wish to overgeneralise, and it may very well be that a curse has befallen me regarding my encounters with members of...
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Letter of the Day | Crush crime with brain, not brawn

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to an article published in The Gleaner on December 6, 2018, titled 'Whose lives matter more?'. The writer seems clearly and understandably despondent and frustrated at Jamaica's unacceptable crime rate and the...
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Crack down on corruption

THE EDITOR, Sir:In April of this year I wrote to you regarding curbing corruption and cronyism. My letter was published on April 14.My recommendations then were simple, and I will repeat them, as they are even more relevant today:1. All public-...
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Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday.The accusations against...
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Brexit in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote

LONDON (AP):British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed Parliament's vote on her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union (EU), acknowledging that lawmakers would have rejected it by a "significant margin".The move averted a...
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Healthful Christmas Tip | Add fruits to the colours of the season

Let's be honest, most of us get through the entire Christmas period eating no more fruit than what's in the fruitcake. Fruits just don't really feature on the Christmas menu. But at this time of late nights, overindulging and partying, it's more...
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Fun-filled day with AHF Red

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the gardens of Devon House became the base of a jolly affair, as several families flooded the area to partake in a fun-filled day and health fair.Organised by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Jamaica (AHF), a non-...
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Island Child Style runway show a hit

The 2018 Island Child Style runway show had a successful staging at The Jamaica Pegasus last Saturday, as guests turned out to experience some amazing fashion. Here are the highlights.
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