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UPDATE: Earthquake Unit confirms magnitude 3.2 tremor

The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has confirmed that a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rocked the eastern section of the island this afternoon. The epicentre was recorded near the Blue Mountain peak. Persons, mainly in...
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Shocked into silence - Some children stop talking, stop playing, after severe trauma

Traumatised by the murder of close relatives or friends, and scarred from excessive abuse, some of the nation's children have gone mute.Unfortunately, with only five speech pathologists in the island, there are not many persons qualified to get them...
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Misunderstood boys being left behind

Of the more than 2,000 children seeking assessment at the Mico Care Centre annually, approximately 75 per cent are boys who are often taken there by desperate and frustrated mothers searching for help.The Mico Care Centre is operated by the Mico...
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Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...
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Rape survivors, a tale of two sisters

The energy in the room is light and there is laughter. There are no hints that the young women gathered in this space are anything but ordinary. They are relaxed and open. Until the conversation turns to forgiveness.The girls suddenly flounder....
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I deserve my own mandate, says JFF boss

In September, Michael Ricketts told The Sunday Gleaner that if the Reggae Girlz achieved qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup it would be the landmark achievement for his tenure as president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).And...
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Leaders Portmore hunt win in the Jungle

Fans of the Red Stripe Premier League, particularly those in the Corporate Area, will be spoilt for choices in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) today, with five quality matches on offer.On the face of it, the matchup between defending champions...
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Egg factory delay - Crafton Holdings in fear of imports

Nearly two years after serious market inroads for his egg-processing business, Damion Crawford's Crafton Holdings is in wait-and-see mode, based on the perceived threat of subsidised American poultry imports.Crawford says his egg production company...
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Mayberry to develop villas in Montego Bay

Brokerage firm Mayberry Investments Limited plans to develop villas in the tourism city of Montego Bay, part of new efforts by the company to invest more in real estate in partnership with others."We are high on Jamaica and although we are known for...
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Experience Jamaique - Brand Jamaica in Switzerland

One year and five months ago, Jamaican photographer Patrick Planter landed in Zurich, Switzerland. He was understandably nervous, having been catapulted across the world into a new culture with new people and new languages. Nevertheless, he planned...
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Story of the Song | Beres keeps time for Dennis - Crown Prince included on 'Love Within the Music' after chance studio visit

Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records had wanted Dennis Brown to do a song for his label a long time before reggae's Crown Prince happened into the studio in the 1990s. "I always asked Dennis, 'When you going to do a song for Penthouse," Germain told...
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Editorial | Jamal Khashoggi’s relevance to Jamaica

In his last column, published by The Washington Post last Wednesday, the disappeared and almost certainly murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi lamented the near-total absence of Arab countries, except for Tunisia, in the 'free' ledger of this...
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Mel Cooke | Why the army is loved and feared

I have never seen a dirty Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) vehicle. Of course, that does not mean that they are constantly self-cleaning, but from motorbikes to armoured cars, Willys jeeps to helicopters, Corollas to Prados, I have never laid mine eyes...
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Marchers clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote

LONDON (AP):Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britain's impending exit from the European Union marched through central London yesterday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on the government's final Brexit deal with the EU....
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Florida's open for business, tourism agency says

TALLAHASSEE, (AP) Visit Florida is launching a US$9 million marketing plan to show that much of the state is open for business following Hurricane Michael.The Orlando Sentinel reports that the taxpayer-funded tourism agency's executive committee...
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Singing 'Sly Mongoose' in Cuba

Ninety-one-year-old Ivy Lewis of Guantanamo sang Sly Mongoose - the well-known Jamaican folk song - in a clear voice. At 21, in 1948, she was sent to her aunt, a domestic helper for American Managers with the United Fruit Company in Camaguey, Cuba,...
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Creativity on a crescendo - Training arts professionals for 21st century

Over the last 30 years, Jamaica has seen a focus on the expansion and development of businesses in the visual and performing arts in areas such as visual arts, music, dance, drama, and arts management, among other areas being referred to as the...
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Greg 'Tallman' Cross racing with 'Seniors'

On a list of seasoned competitors in Jamaican motorsports, Gregory 'Tallman' Cross should easily come to minds. Cross has won several drag championships locally and regionally for Jamaica, including the Dover Raceway 'Rookie of the...
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Launching the second GENERATION BMW X4

Last week Friday, the new 2019 BMW X4 was launched to the delight of guests who watched the unveiling at the company's showroom on Lady Musgrave Road. The model, which debuted in 2014, is now in its second generation and has been improved with...
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Gordon Robinson | War and rumours of war in Portland

There's trouble brewing in the East.JLP seems to have targeted some 'safe' PNP constituencies for political overthrow and is employing shrewd strategies to that end. In the past, 'safe' constituencies were usually surrendered by the other party with...
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Orville Taylor | Playing the ass over homophobia

In this country, I can speak my mind, criticise the Government, take on the Opposition, strip religion, and excoriate bigots. But bet you if I say that anal sex is disgusting and nasty, some homophile tribalist will continue the straight-up lie that...
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Beautiful Hands 3D, casting that perfect gift for you

Keneisha Neil is a creative at heart, with warm entrepreneurial blood pumping through her veins. She tried her hand as an entrepreneur numerous times, hoping to excel and stand tall as an...
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The inner workings of Leighton Estick

American-Polish novelist Jerzy Kosinski, once said, "The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke." And awakening the artistic senses with the pleasures of his inner work is illustrator, graphic...
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