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Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans

The police have launched a major probe into reports that at an inmate who was on Saturday released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation, arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase.
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Changes to refined sugar importation regime announcedAudio

Agriculture and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda this afternoon announced changes to the regime on the importation of refined sugar. Samuda says the changes were being made to stop the sale of duty-free refined sugar for the manufacturing...
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Chucking blame - Justice minister blasts inept public sector

Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of...
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Speaker bars MP from quizzing Holness on debushing report

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, yesterday shot down a question from Julian Robinson, member of parliament for St Andrew South East, after the lawmaker sought answers from the prime minister as to why he has not fulfilled...
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Briefing | Currency depreciation bad for economic growth; J$ dollar arrives at $131 to 1

The Jamaican dollar exchange rate is now at an all-time high of JA$131 to US$1, according to the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). As of September 18, 2017, US$38.4 million was sold at an average rate of JA$131.10, while $43.7 million was bought at average...
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Gov't to make evacuations mandatory

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie said the Government will be putting regulations in place to allow for mandatory evacuations in times of natural disaster.He said the regulations, which are far advanced, will...
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Register your trademarks!

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is moving to encourage local sporting associations to register their trademarks as a way to enhance their brand and better market themselves to earn more.This was revealed by JOA president Christopher Samuda on...
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Remembering Dominic

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of St George's College and Waterhouse FC footballer, Dominic James.James died shortly after collapsing from heart failure just minutes into St George's Manning Cup match against Excelsior High at the...
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Foreign investor dismantles soft drink operation

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers are adding capacity.The...
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KCT to add equipment, jobs as cargo volumes grow

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, the operators of Kingston Container Terminal, KCT, will add new cranes and employ more staff by year end to boost productivity at the trans-shipment terminal."We now have 860 workers and that will move to about...
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Half-century of Folk Singers

On Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, The Jamaican Folk Singers staged its 50th anniversary season at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, St Andrew. It was a weekend when rain caused by Hurricane Irma soaked parts of Jamaica, but...
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Benefit concert for Feluke - Artiste to undergo $US25,000 surgery

A benefit concert has been planned for reggae singer and percussionist Denver 'Feluke' Smith. The event, dubbed 'The Healing - a Denver Smith's Charity', is set for this Sunday and is being held to assist in offsetting the cost of the entertainer's...
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Editorial | FLA comic farce

We don't know precisely who is at fault. It is, however, increasingly clear that, at least in matters of national security, the Holness administration suffers from a crisis of communication and judgement.There was, for instance, the fiasco over the...
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Andre Wright | Montague’s premature ejaculation

Robert Montague has been accused, more than once, of shooting from the hip, but based on the communication chaos in his ministry, we never knew he was struck by a severe case of premature ejaculation. Good thing the St Mary West MP can reach across...
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Letter of the Day | Pace of economic growth way too slow

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial of Thursday, September 14, 2017, 'Banks not the villains', was very informative and on point. You focused on the debate about the interest rates banks currently charge. There is one...
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Where have you gone, Mr Robinson?

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to scribe Gordon Robinson.I write as one of your three loyal readers. Your absence from the pages of the Sunday and Tuesday Gleaner has left us more seriously entwined than Booklist Boyne.Speaking personally,...
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Buildings crumble as massive quake kills 104

MEXICO CITY (AP):A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico yesterday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.Scores of...
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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

ROSEAU (AP):Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island and caused "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the...
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Use physical activity as a prescription - hospital physiotherapists

The team of physiotherapists at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester is encouraging the general public to use physical activity as a prescription for healthier lifestyles.Manager and head of Department for Physiotherapy Services at the MRH...
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Healthful Tips | Train your tongue to hate sweets

To help fight your sweet cravings and cut down on the amount of sugar you consume, train your tongue to hate sweets. Because you have always been a sugar junkie, your taste buds have fallen in love with the taste of sweet foods, so according to...
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Tessenie Mowatt: Fluffy & Fine

Tessenie Mowatt knows what it's like to have body parts you want to hide. But now, she has learnt how to make those 'flaws' beautiful and stylish and has evolved into a confident woman...
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Weekend Shenanigans ... Lil Wayne has Epilepsy, Hurricane Irma, the Clooneys come out to play

​We’ve conquered fears, shed a few tears and had some celebrations in between. So cheers to the weekend that was! Here’s the inside scoop on all its shenanigans. Pregnant Kate Baby number three anyone? Well, Prince William and the...
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