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Two killed, one hospitalised after gun attack in Porus

A businessman and a woman were killed by gunmen last night in Porus, Manchester. Dead are: 49-year-old St Claire Wayne Jordine, of Clark's Town district, and 52-year-old Marcia McKenzie, of Red Berry district, both in Porus. A 50-year-old man...
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Youth info centres to be transformed into entreneurship hubs

The island's 11 youth information centres (YIC) are being transformed into innovation centres, to facilitate government's plans to encourage entrepreneurship among young people in Jamaica. State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth...
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Young & dangerous - Teenage gangsters driving up the crime rate

A 14-year-old boy was among 58 teenagers arrested and charged with murder last year as juveniles figured prominently across Jamaica as either the perpetrators or victims of crime.Four 15-year-old boys, three 16-year-olds, and 14 who were only 17...
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MoBay's grim reality - From 'lotto scam' to state of emergency

The state of public emergency now in place in St James was never the desired crime-fighting option of many stakeholders, especially the major tourism players in the parish, despite 335 murders last year and 269 in 2016.In fact, two years ago, during...
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'Bleachers' beware - Complexion change could cause travel woes

Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities.The 'bleachers' are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications...
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Sports award a big boost for McLeod

RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation's Sportsman of the Year, world 110 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod, says he is motivated to go faster and achieve a lot more in his career.McLeod and swimmer Alia Atkinson were named the country's top sports...
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Talented Cavalier look to shoot down league leaders

Having disposed of bottom-of-the-table Boys' Town last week, coach Rudolph Speid's Cavalier will be taking aim at the top when they host leaders Portmore United at Stadium East.Portmore United, last year's beaten finalists, lead the league on 47...
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Cruise tourism sets record - Port Authority expects harbour projects to boost business in 2018

Jamaica's cruise tourism market is expected at the very least to match last year's unexpected performance, but there is hope that the number of visitors could edge even closer two million passengers if current growth trajectories are maintained.The...
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Jamaica Standard Products adds quick-serve product lines to bolster sales

Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume...
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A tribute of dignity - Kingsley Goodison recognises J'can, int'l music contribution

Kingsley Goodison's stint at Studio One with the late Clement Dodd, carried him through the period of work for hire, when musicians and performers were paid a flat fee for a recording, to the legal changes in the 1990s which enabled them to collect...
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'Yardie' named a headliner at Sundance Film Festival 2018

Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba's directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, 'Yardie.'Based on the novel written by Jamaican...
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Editorial | Bring clarity to sugary drink policy

There is need for clarity from the Holness administration on where it is going with its policy to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks whether by taxing the products or by voluntary restraint by manufacturers.Most countries that have tackled the...
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Mark Ricketts | Give cops tools to crush crime

The Americans have spoken about Jamaica's crime situation in no uncertain terms. Whether the country likes it or not, it had better get its house in order.The Government's declaration of a state of public emergency in St James on Thursday, with...
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Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

JOHANNESBURG (AP):First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.Trump referred to...
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A year after Jammeh's exit, a nation emerges from the shadows

BANJUL (AP):The military intervention looked imminent. West African troops were poised to push into Gambia as Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation's leader for more than 22 years, refused to cede power after losing elections. President-elect Adama Barrow...
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Mt Providence Primary School - Slowly finding their place on the education landscape

The meandering path leading to Mount Providence, Clarendon, interchanges with asphalt and gravel. If one swears by Google Maps, its GPS tracking ends in the middle of nowhere. Time to switch apps - ask locals for directions."You are in the right...
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JPS invests in potential leaders with iLead programme

In an effort to take the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to new levels of operational excellence, the company has embarked on a strategic innovative leadership development programme - iLead.iLead, acronym for Leadership, Excellence and Development,...
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Bridging the gap | 2017 Porsche Cayenne - Platinum edition

The new Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition attempts to bridge the gap between the sports cars Porsche have been known to build and the SUVs that modern consumers are demanding and have become accustomed to. Some may wonder if Porsche can build an SUV...
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Top 10 that shone in 2017

Los Angeles Times (TNS):Say what you will about the French Art Deco cars of the 1930s or the British sports cars of the 1960s. There had never been a better time in the automotive world than 2017.Cars and trucks were faster, safer, more fuel...
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Lennie Little-White | Why crime flourishes on our plantation

After 55 years, independent Jamaica is still a plantation state in a permanent struggle to shed its colonial cocoon. No Jamaican is born with badness in his DNA, but the social environment in which we are raised is the crucible that creates either...
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Raymond Pryce | Finally you see this is an emergency

When on January 8 a Gleaner headline alerted us that there were already "38 murders for the first six days of 2018", one wanted to reflexively declare: Fake news! Except this was a Jamaica Gleaner headline and report of more than six murders per day...
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Doctor's Advice | Did I get a germ from Oral Sex?

Q I met a girl at a club one night and we had crazy, wild sex. She performed oral sex on me and asked me to do it for her. I never did that kind of thing before, but she made me feel so good that I did it for her. She...
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In Loving Memory of Eli - Eli's Knits and Knots

Nataya Skyers-Davis knew exactly how to find the silver lining of the dark cloud that overshadowed her life. Out of what many would consider a great tragedy, she has found a way to create happiness for...
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