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Education ministry wants to expand water harvesting in schools Audio

The Education Ministry is to look at expanding rainwater harvesting systems in schools. Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the move would form parts of efforts to have more schools in a position to respond to drought conditions. According to...
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Family Court holding area under repair after being damaged by female detaineeAudio

The Court Management Services says it has started the process to repair the holding area at the Corporate Area Family Court which was recently damaged by a female detainee. As a result of the damage to the grille of the cell, two male detainees...
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Young and broke - Election funds scarce for rookie MPs, caretakers

Aspirants on both sides of the political divide say they are facing stiff challenges in accessing millions of dollars required to run an effective election campaign, and are forced to become creative to keep their hopes alive."It's really hard for a...
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Jamaica to Push Venezuela for Petrojam upgrade

Jamaica will be seeking to push Venezuela to begin the upgrade of the Petrojam refinery in order for it be ready when the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cuts its demand for heavy fuel oil in 2017, and turn to gas to run its new power plants....
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Central Manchester continues to progress

Central Manchester, according to Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, is on the way to becoming the knowledge centre of Jamaica and the best place in the mid-island for health care."We have a challengingenvironment, while we undergo the economic...
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Give us real power - Crawford

East Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament Damion Crawford wants elected personnel to be given powers to decide on the implementation of projects in their constituencies."There is a democratic capture happening where the elected has very little say...
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WCup campaign kicks off

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will begin their quest for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia, with a first-leg football match against Nicaragua at the National Stadium tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. The contest is crucial to both country...
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Big changes for 2015 schoolboy football season

 A new title, night games, and pool sponsors are just some of the new features that will be added to the 2015 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions. The competition is set to kick...
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Lasco Manufacturing to add new filling line by January - Continuing expansion programme now costed at US$50m

Lasco Manufacturing Limited is to upgrade its capacity by next January to meet increasing demand for its iCool beverage line, Chairman Lascelles Chin has said.The company is adding a new filling line in the continuation of its expansion programme...
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Carreras to launch new smokes, double bike distribution

Carreras Limited plans to introduce new cigarette products under its Craven A brand in another two weeks, Managing Director Marcus Steele has said.Among other things, the new products are aimed at recovering ground lost to cigarette smugglers,...
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Strong J'can presence in New York musical

"You'll find a strong Jamaican presence in anything that's Caribbean," Jamaican theatre practitioner Andrew Clarke reminded me a couple of weeks ago. He was talking about the...
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'Merry Widow' encores on Sunday

THE MERRY Widow Encores at Palace Cineplex on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.Lehar's delightful operetta,The Merry Widow, returns to the Met in a fun-filled summer encore, showcasing the talent of Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many...
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Editorial: A reminder from Erika

It has been, so far, a relatively mild Atlantic hurricane season. Only a handful of weather systems have graduated into storms and those that did mostly lost their energy well before they came close to land mass.Knowing the dangers posed by...
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Orville Higgins: Donkey Man critics forming the ass

On Sunday I happened to be really disappointed by some of my colleagues in media. The one thing that should separate us from the layman is our ability to be able to look at an issue dispassionately and always make a rational call.After that 4x400m...
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Letter of the Day: Even the Black River starts in Manchester

THE EDITOR, Sir:The report in today's Gleaner of a denial in Parliament of knowledge of a river in Manchester took me back to my childhood when I moved from Manchester to a primary school in Hanover and had a...
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Beauty pageants skewed against black beauties

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was a contestant in this year's Miss Universe Jamaica pageant and recently shared the following thoughts on my Facebook page."I'm finally back home and reflecting on my Miss Universe Jamaica experience. When I would tell people I...
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Guatamalan President resigns in corruption probe

GUATEMALA CITY (AP):Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court yesterday morning to hear the charges against him.Spokesman Jorge Ortega said...
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Obama gets key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP):President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign-policy victory yesterday as Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and Israel's...
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