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Supreme Court halts drug trafficking, money laundering trial of St James men

The trial of four St James men who are facing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering was halted on Thursday following an order granted by the Supreme Court. After hearing an application by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, Justice Courtney...
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Firearm and ammunition seized in St James, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Sugar Mill main road in St James on Wednesday. The Montego Bay Police are that about 11:00 a.m., a team was on patrol in the area when the...
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British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad addresses the media at the British High Commission’s offices in St Andrew yesterday.

NO VISA LET-UP - Jamaica has long way to go before UK travel restriction lifted, says Ahmad

If it were up to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, citizens of the former British colony would no longer require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom (UK). But since the legal requirement is out of his hands, the country will...
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Crime Stop adds website to anonymous tipping options

In an effort to boost its efforts in helping the police crack more cases, Crime Stop has created a website dedicated to collecting tips. The website – 311tips.com – allows persons to anonymously submit tips in the form of text, photos, and videos...
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Still in the DARK

Opposition wants more growth, less poverty

The parliamentary Opposition yesterday said that while it was commendable that Jamaica had completed the IMF programme, concerns still lingered over achieving stronger growth as well as reducing poverty. “The recent trends are not encouraging...
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Cinema Paradise 2019 shines from Trench Town to Portland 1 2 shines from Trench Town to Portland 2 19 9

The weekend of Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3 promises to be a paradisal one as Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival 2019 projects from screens in the throbbing city of Kingston and the verdant parish of Portland. It will be three...
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Buoyant Boyz! - Jamaica back into top 50 in FIFA World Ranking

Jamaica’s senior men’s football team moved back into the top 50 international teams in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released yesterday. The Reggae Boyz’s 6-0 and 4-0 wins over Antigua and Barbuda, and Guyana, respectively, in the...
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Lewis enjoying life at Tallawahs

Former Jamaica and Windies youth captain, Ramaal Lewis, has been receiving rave reviews from his coach and players in the Jamaica Tallawahs set-up since the 23-year-old made his debut for his home franchise against the Trinbago Knight Riders. The...
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Gassan Azan, partners investing $11b in agro business - Aim to revolutionise farm production with help of foreign consultants

Businessman Gassan Azan has already pumped $200 million into the acquisition of 100 acres of land in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, setting the foundation for a large farming operation that will eventually span four times that land space once he can...
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Reports of possible Sandals sale resurface

The possible sale of Sandals Resorts International’s chain of hotels is back in the news, but CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart is playing down the report as nothing new. The last time such reports surfaced was in 2017. Stewart did not...
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Watkis says he enjoys working with fast-learning artistes.

Five Questions With Donovan Watkis

If there was ever a shining example of a jack of all trades, Donovan Watkis would be it. Brand marketer and music consultant, artiste manager, author, devoted father, actor and film-maker are just a few of the many hats Watkis wears on a daily...
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Violence in dancehall lyrics the same old song

For this instalment of The Gleaner’s Entertainment Forum, our panellists peered into the history of Jamaican music in an attempt to rationalise the pervasiveness of sex and violence in dancehall lyrics. The conversation, however, went tangential...
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Editorial | Now that Gager, Muschett have called truce

It’s good for Trelawny that the head of its municipal corporation, Collen Gager, and the parish’s custos, Paul Muschett, have agreed to put aside their cudgels, which they sealed with a public handshake in Falmouth last week. Perhaps they can now...
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Editorial | Pain of permits for parties

As the Government considers complaints from the entertainment sector about the perceived stringency of the noise abatement law, it might wish to implement an obvious and easy fix to an often-frustrating process for most people, including...
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Letter of the Day | Get windscreen cleaners off streets

THE EDITOR, Sir: What is the Government doing about the young windscreen cleaners on the roads? For years, as motorists, we notice them – sometimes after school hours, late in the evenings, stepping out as the light turns red to wipe windshields...
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Let’s learn from lightning strikes

THE EDITOR, Sir: I believe that the recent lightning strike which harmed two footballers on the field at Stadium East in Kingston provides very interesting and significant circumstances that our scientists – particularly at The University of the...
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In this May 18, 2016 file photo, a Belgian F-16 fighter jet flies over Florennes Military Airbase in Florennes, Belgium.

Belgian fighter jet crashes, pilot hits power line

PARIS (AP): A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed yesterday in western France, damaging a house, setting a field ablaze, and leaving a pilot suspended for two hours from a high-voltage electricity line after his parachute got caught, according to...
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Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

DUBAI (AP): Iran’s top diplomat said yesterday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf. The comments by Foreign...
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Stredie Thompson (left), managing director at Journeys End Wine Company Limited, makers of Flavours of the Past, looks on as a patron is about to sample a 'flavour of the past' at a recent event in downtown Kingston.

Flavours of the Past exciting today’s palates

“Proud to represent the brand of Jamaica, we aim to continue to serve exotic flavoured wines made from locally grown fruits right here in Jamaica,” is a statement made on a brochure being distributed by Journeys End Wine Company Limited, located...
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Outrage over Dior ad campaign

Dior is facing widespread criticism for an advertising campaign that Native Americans say perpetuates stereotypes. The new ad for the Dior men's fragrance called Sauvage, has sparked outrage for its use of Native American culture and symbols. The...
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