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Girl gangsters booted - The Queen's School kicks out eight members of Mafia Gang after bloody clash

Officials of the top-ranked Corporate Area girls' high school, The Queen's School, are refusing to comment, but The Sunday Gleaner has been told that the parents of at least eight students have been instructed to find new schools for them...
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Security alert for schools - Almost 50% rise in on-campus violence last year

There was an uptick in violent incidents in the island's schools last year despite several measures designed to keep students in check.The Jamaica Economic and Social Survey for 2014 is reporting 438 violent incidents on school campuses last year,...
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Lisa hangs tough - Two-term MP vows to fight on as - calls increase for her to be sacked

Under increasing pressure from some People's National Party (PNP) supporters in her South East St Ann constituency, Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna is vowing not to give up."I will not be deterred in South East St Ann. The people here are part of my...
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Kronus hits Lotto jackpot

Running on strongly in the closing stages, KRONUS got up in the nick of time to score a 22-1 upset in the 75th running of the Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup for native bred three-year-olds over 2000 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Ridden by...
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Young Newnham still in front

National representative Jonathan Newnham shot an impressive 69 on the second day of the Seafreight National Amateur Golf Championships at Caymanas Golf and Country Club yesterday.Newnham showed his mettle on the challenging Caymanas course with the...
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New luxury bus service to roll out in June - Corporate Express eyes Portland, Montego Bay routes

A second luxury bus service called Corporate Express is about to enter the market, starting with one route from Kingston to Port Antonio and two buses, which will eventually grow to a fleet of four.Businessman and hotelier Ernest Constantine '...
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Food produce market now available online at Fresh Mart Express

A local wholesaler has carved out a niche for itself in the fresh produce delivery business, bringing a range of foods to the homes and offices of its customers.The business, which operates from Newport West in Kingston, is divided into two entities...
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Vinyl collectors eye Jamaica

Willing to pay big bucks for rare commoditySince the rise of digital streaming, the sales of vinyl, and music, to a large extent, has declined tremendously, with music consumers opting to utilise cheap and free methods of building their musical...
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Film-making brings positive energy to August Town

Celluloid, it is where dreams unfold, become realities, invoke supernatural phenomenon, take a flight to the intergalactic space, invoke myriad emotions, and critically possess the power to invoke transformation.The directives of 'Light, Camera,...
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It's a question of human rights

We are often taken aback by the dichotomy between the title of the group that calls itself the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) and the causes it advances, which, essentially, are the continued diminution of the human rights of one set...
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US exporting sexual anarchy

Barely 12 weeks after his appointment as United States special envoy for human rights of LGBT persons, Randy Berry is currently paying a visit to Jamaica. The timing of his visit and the priority of Jamaica in the list of planned stops are not...
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Irish back gay marriage

DUBLIN (AP):Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalise gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared yesterday after the world's first national vote on the issue.Gay couples hugged and kissed...
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Heatwave kills more than 200

HYDERABAD, India (AP):About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heatwave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said yesterday.More than 100 people have died from the brutal heat in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week.In...
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Feel the rhythm - Deaf dancers wow audiences

It is exciting and remarkable to see how Jamaica's dance culture has evolved over the years. Even more fascinating is the fact that the deaf community has now become integrally involved in the genre. In recent times, their electrifying performances...
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Saluting our teachers

St ThomasRay HowellMultitalented mathematicianRay Howell developed a love for mathematics while attending Sunbury All-Age School. This passion led him to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Primary Education and Mathematics at the College of...
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Ta-ta, Tata? - Carmax woes could affect Nano's fate in Ja

It is likely to become increasingly difficult for Jamaican owners of the Tata Nano to service their motor vehicles, given the uncertainty of an authorised distributor to supply parts and services.The Nano, made in India and once heralded as the...
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No land slippage - ODPEM says no news of falling stones, soil since bush fire

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that there has been no land slippage following the recent bush fires in rural St Andrew, which have been followed by substantial rainfall."We have had no such reports...
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The economics of parenting

I love all of this focus - this intense focus - on our children in crisis. The national outrage over the abuse and exploitation of our children has forced the Government to push for tougher legislation and has concentrated the minds of our citizens...
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The problem with CARICOM (Part 1)

The disagreement between the Government and Opposition about the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is merely a symptom of a deeper divide about the Caribbean Community, what part Jamaica should play in it, and, indeed, whether we should be a part of...
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Supermodel Rob Evans to Rock the Block tonight

Lets rock the blockTonight, New Kingston's business district comes alive as fashion lovers converge on the city centre for the annual fashion blockbuster - Saint International's Fashionblock.Anticipation is super high as international supermodel Rob...
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Moguls shine at JCC Awards Dinner

JCC honors 'Paco', top performersBusiness moguls, head honchos and their supportive dates were all out making a fashion statement as they entered The Jamaica Pegasus hotel's grand ballroom on May 7, for the 33rd staging of the Jamaica Chamber of...
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