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Furniture, funds already provided to schools, says Green

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Floyd Green has disclosed that the ministry has provided furniture and funds to schools in preparation for the upcoming school year. “ For the first time in our history, furniture has been...
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KSAMC set to begin second phase of Corporate Area drain cleaning programme

The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area. Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of...
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Rogue principals - CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not paid

Members of parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday...
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SOE pushing murder down in St James, tourism up

It's not "perfect" and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of...
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Cruise expansion to increase revenue stream – Bartlett

WESTERN BUREAU:Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said craft traders and artisans operating at the four craft markets in Montego Bay, St James will be able to make more money from cruise passengers when the expansion of the Montego Bay Cruise shipping...
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Gary Allen | Climate-proofing media a priority for region

The following is an address from Gary Allen, president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), delivered at the opening ceremony of the  CBU Annual General Assembly on Monday.  Tomorrow (Tuesday), the CBU’s Assembly will take...
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Weir, Minzie quit Racers Track Club

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall.Mills, who is the...
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McNab unconvinced by JFF leadership

Adviser in the Ministry of Sport, Allie McNab, a revered national footballer in his day, said he aches to see the direction in which local football is heading under the current leadership, and believes more proactive leadership is necessary at this...
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NIF, NIS to merge - Government to spin off new agency, weighing privatisation of pension funds

With Cabinet approval in hand, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security disclosed on Monday that it is pursuing an overhaul of public pension fund manager National Insurance Fund (NIF) that will result in its merger with the National Insurance...
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Flow Jamaica hauls in $23b over six months

Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica, which trades as Flow, earned US$183 million ($23 billion) in revenue over six months ending June, derived in part from price increases...
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Errol Fabien walks for 30 drug-free years - Samara Johnson, Owen 'Blakka' Ellis join 2-hour trek

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis laughs as he says Errol Fabien "never answer we" when he and Samara Johnson tried to engage him during the approximately two hours it took them to walk from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to Emancipation Park, New...
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J'can viola player tours with The Orchestra of the Americas

For the third time in its 16-year history, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas has recruited a Jamaican into its ranks. Darren Young, viola player and musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ), recently wrapped up a...
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Editorial | Mr Moreno, NIDS and the Constitution

The constitutions of functioning democracies are not to be trifled with. If they can be changed at whim and the processes they delineate ignored, the rule of law is imperilled as are the rights and freedoms they guarantee to citizens. And there from...
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Kei Miller | Naipaul: creature of candour and contempt

The Trinidad-born novelist and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, will remain one of the most celebrated yet controversial figures in Caribbean literature.A master of the English sentence, he welcomed the celebration of his work...
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Letter of the Day | Special needs ignored in Kingston roadworks

THE EDITOR, Sir: It is remiss of the Jamaican Government to build brand new, state-of-the-art roadways, with upstairs road even, while completely ignoring the existence of persons with physically disabilities within these urban areas. The new...
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Beach access a fundamental right

THE EDITOR, Sir: I recently read an opinion piece by Carolyn Cooper titled: “J$13,000 a year to license Puerto Seco Beach!’  As an Antiguan, I was flabbergasted to read that Jamaicans have to pay to enjoy the use of beaches in...
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Trump campaign takes legal action against Omarosa

President Donald Trump’s campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America...
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Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as “that dog!...
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The 'Reel' Winners - Rainforest Seafoods wins Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge Circuit II

Rainforest Seafoods recently became the latest corporate company to hook into health and wellness by earning the 2018 Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge title.Though unknown to some, Rainforest Seafoods has been actively pursuing various executions...
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Rain could not stop FitFest

Not even a rainy start could dampen the fun and excitement of the second instalment of the Body By Kurt FitFest Fitness Party and Expo held in New Kingston at the Emancipation Car Park recently.The 'Veterans vs Millennials' theme, which started the...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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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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