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Jr Gong gives parenting advice on 40th birthday

Western Bureau          While it was Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley who was celebrating a birthday, he was also the one giving out the goodies - dazzling music, sweet memories and insightful parenting advice...
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Three bidders for NMIA, preferred bidder to be known next month

Three of eight pre-qualified investors responded to the government's request for proposals to enter into a public private partnership arrangement to operate the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.In a release yesterday, the...
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Is it worth it? - PNP questions whether country getting value for money from SOE

The parliamentary Opposition is questioning whether the state of public emergency imposed in St James since January is providing value for money.Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, who raised the issue yesterday, stressed that taxpayers were paying...
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Businessmen tussle over prime real estate

As tension continues to mount over a prime piece of property in the vicinity of Devon House in St Andrew, the matter yesterday escalated into a chaotic scene as businessman Dwight Moore, a party in the dispute, remained defiant as men from Fudgies...
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Report: Speeding, lack of helmets snuff out children's lives

Disregard for simple road-safety practices such as the use of seat belts, helmets and child-restraint systems is causing Jamaican children to die, according to recent findings from research on child road safety commissioned by the JN Foundation and...
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Dorie Blackwood | In defence of the Bible

"A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing."(Postcard on Riggin's dressing room mirror in Birdman)Over the past two years, I have begun to appreciate the value of adopting a multidisciplinary approach to analysing concepts. Others'...
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Feet on the ground - Bloomfield not getting carried away after creating history at London DL

After creating history and becoming the first Jamaican to run faster than 44 seconds in the 400m and 20 seconds in the 200m, it is perhaps to be expected that Akeem Bloomfield would draw comparisons to another towering Jamaican, Usain Bolt.Bolt did...
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J'cans ready to impress at Pan Am shooting champs

Jamaica shooting ace, Lesgar 'Speedy' Murdock, is Jamaica main hopes when the 2018 Pan American Handgun Championships shoot off at Woodleigh shooting range in Clarendon, today and tomorrow and Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Jamaica Rifle...
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PC Bank to 'name and shame' farmers

The National People's Co-operative Bank of Jamaica network, which engages in agricultural lending to farmers, will be taking a page from the student loan agency's playbook by going public with the identities of chronically delinquent borrowers - a...
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More under-30s, more women buying property

National Housing Trust, NHT, has released new information on the gender, income and age of buyers which shows that more Jamaicans aged 30 years and below are securing mortgages and that women are buying more homes than men, in general.The data...
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Sumfest stronger by the week - Patrons, title sponsor enthused about expanded festival

In 2017, Reggae Sumfest expanded its entertainment package to offer patrons a week's worth of activities. Seeking to make the festival more competitive with other major reggae festivals across the globe, the Sumfest team said the move was to show...
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Denzel saves everyone but slow, stale script

It seems that whenever you go to the movies these days, you're never too far from the latest comic book epic. It's comforting to know that when the cinema gets saturated with superheroism, there are films made by great actors like Denzel Washington...
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Editorial | Linkages start with being competitive

Adam Stewart clearly has a point that the Government should robustly encourage foreign hotel investors to purchase the goods consumed in their properties from domestic producers. For, according to Mr Stewart, as the deputy chairman of the hotel...
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Letter of the Day | Temper macho culture in JCF

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Friday, Jamaica lost a senior cop with 37 years of experience. He seemed to have joined the force not long after leaving school. He had given his life to the constabulary and to his country. He apparently committed suicide.The...
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Misinformation in social studies workbook

THE EDITOR, Sir:The New Integrated Approach Social Studies Workbook 5 by Powell, Scott and Taylor, published by PST Central Publishers, revised 2017, begins with a focus question on Page 6:"How do we describe the reasons for the coming of the...
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Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan through Israel

BEIRUT (AP):The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.The...
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some endangered species

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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