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Argument over funeral ends in murder-suicide in St James

A Lilliput, St James night club operator this afternoon shot and killed his girlfriend then turned the weapon on himself in Flamstead Gardens near Spring Mount, St James.
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Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P...
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Bloody Friday

Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday...
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Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT rulings

At least one trade unionist has pushed back strongly against the wave of growing complaints from employers that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is biased against them when they have disputes with employees. In a joint press release yesterday...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Montego Bay’s newest resort, S Hotel, offers guests

Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...
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Special-needs children get assistance

Eighty special-needs children have been given equipment to deal with their circumstance by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy. The handover of wheelchairs, hearing aids and walkers...
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‘Golden’ Office?

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts is optimistic about the nation’s chances of hosting two games in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. Ricketts had said last September that he was worried that the JFF’s bid for...
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No Ari Rodgers regret – Myrie

Principal of Kingston College (KC) Dave Myrie said he has no regrets over his decision to allow injured middle-distance star Ari Rodgers to participate in last year’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. The Uganda-born Rodgers, who is yet...
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Peter McConnell, managing director of Trade Winds Citrus Limited, at the company's complex in Bog Walk, St Catherine. File

Trade Winds diversifies into pineapples, dairy plan delayed

Trade Winds Citrus’s ambition to become a dairy producer is still unfulfilled after 18 months awaiting permits for its preferred cattle breed....
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Cross Country invades the Park

It was TGIF excitement in St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston as the RJRGLEANER Communications Group kicked off their four-week Cross Country Invasion tour. People on their way to work cra...
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Red Rose in Kingston

The demise of the annual Montego Bay-based Jazz and Blues Festival has left music enthusiasts hungry for an event of similar style and content, to fill that void. According to Wallace Wyndham, marketing director for the annual Red Rose for Gregory...
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Editorial | Squatter problem all over again

It must have been déjà vu for the million or so Jamaicans who live in squatter communities listening to Thursday’s Throne Speech. Attempts to grapple with this problem and all its attendant social ills have eluded...
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Tony Deyal | Sons of biches

“My son is under a doctor’s care today and should not take PE today. Please execute him.” Since my father and mother never saw my report card or homework book because I relieved them of the hard labour of signing those useless...
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Letter of the Day | The hypocrisy in Petrojam saga

THE EDITOR, Sir: “You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye!” (Matthew 7:5). Why the hullabaloo about the Petrojam scandal? When I...
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We have a responsibility to maintain the biodiversity of the planet

THE EDITOR, Sir: There are several dolphin interaction facilities already in Jamaica. Why more? The risk this activity places on an already overexploited Discovery Bay is very serious. Discovery Bay is already heavily contaminated due to decades of...
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Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

The Trump administration in the United States lashed out at some of America’s closest traditional allies yesterday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust US sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations...
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Racial gap in cancer deaths narrowing

For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing.Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 per cent higher cancer death rate than white men. Now it’s 19 per cent higher...
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