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NWA to implement multi-million islandwide patching programme

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now in the process of finalising another round of patching along major corridors across the country. The programme is to be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks. The programme, which is valued...
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Gov't, union to meet to avert strike action by Guyanese teachers

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Education Minister Nicolette Henry says she plans to meet with officials of the Guyana Trade Union (GTU) to discuss unresolved issues after the union earlier this week said it had instructed its members to embark on...
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Rogue SCHOOLS

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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Tropical Bliss adds spice to MoBay's beach scene

Tryall Fund hands out $18m in scholarships

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 128 students from Hanover can now head into the new school year with some degree of financial security, thanks to the $18 million in scholarship funds that they recently received, courtesy of the Tryall Fund, which is committed...
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Be haunted to challenge the four 'criminals' of the world

Hello, mi neighbour! The world is searching for haunted people! Haunted enough to challenge laziness, corruption, dishonesty and unkindness wherever these exist!These four 'criminals' have besieged the world for millennia. They are rampant in every...
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FIFA defends bans for 'false' information

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP):Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted yesterday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from football.The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offence of defamation had...
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Badree believes - he has big role to - play with Tallawahs

Jamaica Tallawahs' veteran leg-spinner, Samuel Badree, says although he does not come into the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on the best form, he believes he has a big role to play later at the business end of the tournament.The former T...
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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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Conrad Stone wins in 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition

Using the wood of our national flower (Lignum Vitae) to express his creativity, has won Clarendonian Conrad Stone, first place in the 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition.With entries received in seven categories: painting, photography, drawing,...
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Let's Go Dancin' explores new ground in Atlanta

Since 2010, Michael Barnett has staged close to 50 Let's Go Dancin' parties in Jamaica - some of them charity-based for organisations such as the Kiwanis Club.Before it crosses the half century mark, the series will make its debut in Atlanta - in...
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Editorial | Standing by floating dollar, but …

We had thought that there was no cause to relitigate the matter, that it was settled policy that Jamaica has a floating currency, whose value fluctuated against other currencies. It can go up and down. Some, it seems, would wish to reopen that...
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Hilary Beckles | Naipaul's naked truths

V.S. Naipaul, our phenomenal West Indian son, has resigned leaving behind a substantial space in our society that we can only hope would one day be filled again.The passages detailing his passing have been marked with sadness on all sides of the...
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NCB defends OMNI instrument

THE EDITOR, Sir:OMNI Educator is a medium- to long-term insurance and investment product that continues to provide customers with the opportunity to save towards their children's university education, offering the most attractive grant in the...
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Abrahams' column crude, lurid

THE EDITOR, Sir:As teacher of young adults, a parent, father and husband, I was embarrassed reading Michael Abrahams' online column, 'When a woman says 'no'', August 13, 2018, which on one hand was graphic and lurid, but, on the other hand, was...
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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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Medical Associates on Call - 'Does diabetes cause depression or vice versa?'

Dear Dr Phillips,I am a 32-year-old mom of three and a diabetic. I was diagnosed with the disease some time last year after starting a new job and being asked to perform a medical.Initially, with family support and an improved diet, I thought this...
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Fit 4 Life | Life Fit boot camp neva normal

The super intense six-set obstacle course challenge truly tested the fitness level of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Lifers on Saturday morning at Season Two's eighth event at the Life Fit Training Centre in St Andrew.Sled push, 60 battle rope, agility ladder...
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Something Extra|Wednesday

Last week Deaf Can! Coffee unlocked another milestone with the launch of Deaf Can! Coffee E3 CafÈ at their Sip 'n' Sign event, which was held at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf on Cassia Park Road in Kingston. We bring you the highlights.
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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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