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Barbados Vote 2018 | Strong turnout of young voters in early polling

Barbadians were out from as early as 4:30 a.m. local time, ready to cast their votes in what has been tagged as a historic election. "We have seen a marked increase in the number of young people voting in this election," returning...
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Case backlogs in parish courts reduced by 25 percent

The backlog of cases in Parish Courts has been reduced by 25 per cent in the last fiscal year, surpassing the 20 per cent target for the period. The reduction comes even as Justice Minister Delroy Chuck gave his support to Chief Justice Brian Sykes...
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Gender justice - UWI must address sexual harassment, says professor

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is being urged to address the often ignored issue of sexual harassment on its campuses.While commending the UWI for the launch of its gender policy on Tuesday, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau warned that...
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Reid to heighten focus on early childhood learning

Education Minister Ruel Reid has indicated that greater effort is to be placed on educating children in their most "absorptive years" through reading programmes, which would, in the long term, help to steer the country away from the infestation of...
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Earth Today | Men under threat in natural disasters

JAMAICAN AND Caribbean men at the margins of society, namely those who are poor, have disabilities or who are gay, are among those at highest risk in natural disasters.Such is the revelation of Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the...
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Earth Today | Corporate Recycle Challenge gets going next week

FIVE LOCAL companies will participate in an upcoming Recycle Challenge to collect a minimum of 100,000 plastic bottles over seven weeks.The challenge will be launched next Monday by Wisynco ECO, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Wisynco...
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Nicholson on fire in Slovenia

Former Boys' Town forward Shamar Nicholson has struck a rich vein of form after a relatively slow start in the Slovenian Premier League.Yesterday, Nicholson scored once and provided an assist as his club, Domzale, whipped Triglav 4-0. The 21-year-...
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'New stars will arise' - Vilma Charlton: Bolt is special

The incomparable Usain Bolt may have retired, but new Jamaican stars will arise. That was the optimistic note struck by three-time Olympian Vilma Charlton at the recent launch of the Preparatory Schools Championships in Kingston. She was addressing...
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Gore invests in quarry to cut home prices

Construction company Gore Developments Limited has set up its own quarry on lands in St Catherine, a $400-million investment that Chairman Phillip Gore says should lead to a reduction in the price of homes it sells in two years.Gore Developments...
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More robust interest rate reductions needed to spur growth - Wynter

Despite the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) reducing interest rate five times since last July, Governor Brian Wynter says further and more robust downward adjustments may be needed to overcome the sluggishness of the economic recovery.Last week, the central...
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Inspiration adds to education - 'No Violence in Love for Girls' tour goes to high schools

The 'No Violence In Love' campaign, launched in 2017 to bring awareness to and reinforce positive images in the minds of the Jamaican population in general, this year narrowed its focus to high school girls with the launch of the 'No Violence In...
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Views differ on crime and content

Executive director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, says that in trying to regulate content companies run the risk of infringing on people's rights. This comes against the background of Spotify's recent decision on not promoting songs...
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Editorial | Dirk should prosecute existing cases

Karl Harrison, the chairman of the recently-promulgated Integrity Commission, has named the acting heads of the three divisions that will be critical to the work, and ultimately, the success of the commission. Unfortunately, Justice Harrison stopped...
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Mark Wignall | Men, are you ram goats or good partners?

In Jamaica, we do not call a male goat a buck. It is almost in the same league as 'ram puss' or the beautifully ridiculous 'bull cow'.This column is not about four-footed animals as much as it is a frivolous comparison of some of our more wayward...
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Letter of the Day | The new normal is not normal

THE EDITOR, Sir Peter Champagnie in a letter to the Gleaner of May 21, 2018, stated, inter alia, " ... the Government's crime-fighting initiative in the way of zones of special operations (ZOSOs) and states of emergency has proven to be effective...
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Climate change and the economy

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gone are the days when a particular season came with specific weather patterns. Times are changing, and so are the seasons. Jamaica has suffered serious economic losses as a result of climate change-related events such as severe...
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Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP):Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit".These...
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High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

ATLANTA (AP):She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now, Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history.Abrams, 44, easily won the...
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A royal high tea

It was an evening of fine dinning, sweet treats and tea as the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, in collaboration with White Lotus Bridal Boutique, held a Champagne High Tea to celebrate today's highly anticipated royal wedding between Prince Harry and...
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A mother's greatest fear

Parenthood is no joke, and for mothers, just the idea of being a mother can put them in a slight frenzy.Flair asked a few mothers what was their greatest scare as a mother. Here are there responses:p I'll say when he was two and he was jumping on...
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Pastry done just right

With over 16 years of culinary experience in the art of pastry making, Chef Peggy Nelson has become a fundamental staple within The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Her expertise has contributed to the flavourful array of savoury pastry available within the...
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The Greedy Girl Cooks:All for the love of food

Within the Jamaican diaspora is a plethora of extraordinary cuisine curated by culinary experts who have fused our Jamaican flavours with international delights.This gastronomic experience has led to the birth of infinitely palatable recipes that...
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