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Bolt to the rescue

  Multiple World and Olympic medal winner Usain Bolt will be donating $1 million to assist the wards of the state who have been displaced, due to the fire at Walker’s Place of Safety in St. Andrew. The funds will be made available...
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Guns, no problem - Judges in western Ja blasted for 'light' sentences in illegal firearm cases

Dozens of persons who were convicted for illegal possession of guns and ammunition in St James and three other western parishes last year got off easy, as High Court judges opted for suspended sentences and fines as low as $70,000, an explosive...
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Quick Sandz - Head of East Kingston police first casualty of Palisadoes fiasco?

Superintendent Robert Walker, who was blamed for the gridlock that shut down access to Norman Manley International Airport on New Year's Day because of the party dubbed Sandz, was yesterday removed as the head of the East Kingston Police Division....
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Jamaica voted World's Leading Cruise and Wedding Destination

Editors' Forum | Not enough done to encourage Jamaica's entrepreneurial spirit, says Joseph Matalon

While Jamaica is awash entrepreneurs of various incarnations, mostly called 'hustlers' - from the peanut vendor to the trinket makers, facilitators of business development have not done enough to nurture the country's entrepreneurial spirit, says...
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Editors’ Forum | First Angels hunting special qualities

First Angels Jamaica (First AngelsJa), the umbrella investor group dedicated to helping start up ventures, has underscored that it is not difficult for aspiring local entrepreneurs to get its attention.But the ventures must have some qualities in...
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Women's rugby on the rise

President of the Jamaica Rugby Union, Jerry Benzwick, is looking to popularise all formats of his sport, including women's rugby, now that he is riding the crest of a wave after qualifying for the World Cup Sevens tournament slated for July this...
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Edwin Allen's Dyke issues injury warning

Michael Dyke, the head coach for defending inter-secondary girls' athletics champions, Edwin Allen High, has warned that the persistent rain which has been affecting the island since May last year could lead to several athletes sustaining injuries...
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Consumer confidence slides again

Business confidence remains at its highest level in a year, but consumer confidence flattened amid worsening job prospects and fears of crime, according to the fourth-quarter 2017 survey, polled by Don Anderson.Business confidence hit 142.6 points...
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FosRich partners with Access on energy financing

FosRich Company Limited has added energy financing to its business mix for customers purchasing renewable energy products, in partnership with microfinancing outfit Access Financial Services Limited.FosRich Managing Director Cecil Foster says the...
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Carnival costumes going like hot bread - High costs not a deterrent

The commercialisation of carnival bands and high cost of costumes has not affected the sales. Directors of Xaymaca International, Xodus and Bacchanal Jamaica, have expressed that the interest has grown not only locally, but also from overseas...
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Tadeo Jones 2: The Secret of King Midas | Bravery, sacrifice, love

The most awkward explorer, Tadeo Jones, returns to the charge! After discovering a new city, Tadeo and his team embark on a search for the gold necklace of King Midas. Their adventure changes course when Sara is kidnapped by a millionaire who is...
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Editorial | Cutting the roots of violence

There have been many attempts to reduce violence in Jamaica. All of them have failed. The homicide rate in 2017 was almost back to the level it reached in 2009, Jamaica's worst-ever year.Why have they failed?The simplest answer is that every attempt...
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Peter Champagnie | Vox pop verdict is off-base injustice

I would be obliged if you could permit me to address your recent front-page article captioned 'Ridiculous' sentence!' Your article concerned a recently concluded case in the Supreme Court, Gun Court Division, in which Kirk Smith and others, having...
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Letter of the Day | ‘Spiders’ can bond to constrain Trump

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is an old Ethiopian proverb about collectivism that is instructive for the countries that President Donald Trump recently referred to as "s***hole" countries. The proverb states, 'When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.'...
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Voluntary stay-at-home dads hardly a trend

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Sunday Gleaner's lead story on the reported phenomenon of more stay-at home dads reminded me of a comment made by the late Professor Aggrey Brown when he was head of CARIMAC. In reviewing a book published by a colleague...
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Parents arrested after children found chained in house

PERRIS, California (AP):A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished that officers at first believed they all were children...
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Presidential aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

WASHINGTON (AP):As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during...
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Dr Alfred Dawes | Health laws needed to address obesity epidemic

My recent comments about the takeover of school cafeterias by fast-food franchises have elicited responses from some of the affected companies defending the practice.When something goes against your profits, you are forced to counter it even if it...
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Healthful tips | Alcohol can make you dumb

Alcohol not only harms your liver in the long run, but it also causes what is known as 'brain fog'. Brain fog refers to a feeling of mental confusion, like a cloud that impacts your ability to think clearly. Several studies show that alcohol abuse...
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The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off yesterday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "...
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Proudest Moment of 2017

Last year was quite exciting - filled with fears, tears, new experiences, challenges and triumphs. You survived, and that’s something to be proud of! While it’s all in the past, since today is #throwbackthursday, we have asked a few of...
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