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JFJ's Barry Wade has died

The chairman of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) Barry Wade has died. JFJ member, Susan Goffe confirmed the death in a post ‎on Twitter. Wade took over as JFJ head in 2013 following changes to the organisation amid the controversy over the ‎sex...
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Education Minister Ronald Thwaites hospitalised

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is now in hospital after a fall at his farm today. However, a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says preliminary assessments indicate that Thwaites did not suffer any serious injuries. The Prime...
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Ebola breakthrough!

A NEW vaccine to treat Ebola - the deadly virus which broke out in sections of Africa in 2013, killing thousands - has been developed and preliminary results have given health professionals "remarkable" satisfaction.For this trial, researchers found...
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Gleaner family mourns passing of photojournalist Winston Sill

Gleaner photojournalist Winston Sill has died. Sill died in hospital yesterday after a period of illness. He was 73. "Sill’s passing is a real loss to The Gleaner’s editorial department and by extension the thousands of people who...
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Jamaica gets first World Heritage Site

GOD CHAT PATWA TUH! ? Pastor

Zephaniah 3:9: For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.f Rev Lloyd Millen has his way then every Jamaican would be embracing the patois Bible in their...
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Yallahs Methodist Church catering to the needs of the community

It was a hot day, but people could still be seen making their way to the Methodist Church in Yallahs, St Thomas, to collect their parcels of food.The 116-year-old church began their feeding programme over five years ago. The initiative was...
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Ja's Newnham tops individual field - Dom Rep take team title

Western Bureau:Despite shooting a three over par final round, Jamaica's Jonathan Newnham nonetheless emerged as the top individual performer in the 2015 Caribbean Golf Championship Hoerman Cup, which concluded at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego...
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Defendant in FIFA case appears in US court

NEW YORK (AP):An Argentinian sports marketing executive pleaded not guilty in a US court yesterday in the massive racketeering and bribery case that has scandalised international football.Alejandro Burzaco became the third of 14 defendants charged...
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JNBS bullish on transformation to commercial bank after seven-year wait

Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) expects to complete its transition to a commercial bank by the first quarter of 2016, with equipment and property already acquired for the transformation, says General Manager Earl Jarrett.The building...
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Paramount nears deal to build lubricant blending facility in Ja

Paramount Trading Limited is close to finalising a deal with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Petroleum to establish a lubricant blending facility in Kingston.The joint-venture arrangement represents the next step in a relationship between the two...
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Rita Marley happy about Living Legends award

Rita Marley, widow of late reggae legend, Bob Marley, has been named as this year's honouree by the African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) committee. Will receive this year's prestigious Living Legends Award.In a statement sent to The Gleaner,...
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Independence Village to host Grand Gala viewing party

For the first time in its history, patrons will be able to watch the Grand Gala from the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre at a free viewing party at the Independence Village on August 6 at 6 p.m.The Village, which will be the heart of national...
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Editorial: Tackling obesity

As Jamaicans show their patriotic side during these Emancipation/ Independence celebrations, it is a given that appetising delicacies and rich ethnic foods will take centre stage right up there with the entertainment of all genres. The fact that...
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Tony Deyal: Situation beyond re-peer

A peer without peer could be deemed peerless but a peer without care is not just careless but seemingly couldn't care less. This is the case of Lord John Sewell, 69, a peer beyond compare, deputy speaker and chairman of committees at the House of...
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Pray for the police

Pray forthe policeTHE EDITOR, Sir:Whenever we hear a siren, I tell my family, "Let's pray for whoever is in trouble," figuring that covers anyone who has had an accident, anyone whose house is on fire, anyone who is the victim of a crime, or even...
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Let's confront mental illness

THE EDITOR Sir: Often times, we hear of people committing suicide and, or, murdering someone. More recently, there have been reports that a policeman took his own life.We all can sit, judge and arrive at our own conclusions, but the truth of the...
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Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

JERUSALEM (AP):An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them yesterday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.The alleged...
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IMF won't join Greek bailout before reforms, debt relief

WASHINGTON (AP):An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official says the IMF cannot participate in another Greek bailout until Greece and its creditors make difficult decisions on economic reforms and debt relief.Briefing reporters on condition of...
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Doc's advice: Was my girlfriend a virgin when we had sex?

Q. Sir, I am a student and I had sex with my girlfriend two times. But she had no bleeding afterwards. However, she told me that she did not ‘sex’ with anyone before me. Also, she told me that had never used any kind of sex toy, or done...
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Grandmother spoiling my son

Q My mother glamourises the actions of her 16-year-old grandson. He can do no wrong. How can I tell her it is time to stop?A You simply need to say it. Let grandmother know you want your son to grow up knowing he is not perfect and not everyone will...
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