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Portland murder suspect mobbed, shot in rescue attempt

A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early Monday morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after...
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Police to intensify activities in St James to cut crime

The police are to increase their presence in public spaces and intensify public order activities in Montego Bay, St James as part of a strategy to help cut crime in the western parish. In a statement this afternoon, the police said they...
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Health Check | Maintenance deficiency still worrying

In 2015, then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, in response to several concerns raised about the status of public-health facilities, ordered an internal audit of the four regional health authorities to "determine safety and functionality of the...
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UPDATED: Reject 'free-for-all' culture, says lawyer - Senior prosecutor lashes out at corruption, hustler culture

Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor has come out strongly against acts of corruption and the "free-for-all" culture, which, he said, is pervasive in Jamaica, noting that regulations and restrictions are often frowned upon by...
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Stationary front influencing local weather to dissipate by mid week

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says a stationary front now affecting local weather condition is expected to slowly dissipate by the middle of the week.  Monday night and Tuesday morning should be mostly cloudy with lingering...
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Scotia hosts free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park tomorrow

Verlando Small, Kingston College Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the Scotia Singers at the upcoming Scotiabank free Christmas concert slated for tomorrow in Emancipation Park. This is the 21st year of this celebration looked forward to by...
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Bobsledders on track for Olympic berth

Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation (JBF) president Chris Stokes says that the female team of Carrie Russell and Jazmin Fenlator-Victorian seems well poised for a historic World Cup qualification, following their seventh-place finish at Winterberg in...
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Coley confirms move

Jamaica College (JC) head coach Miguel Coley has confirmed that he will be joining Iranian side Esteghlal FC as its assistant coach later this month.There, he will reunite with former national senior men's football team head coach Winfried Schafer,...
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Lasco partners with Guardian on healthcare coverage

Lasco Financial Services Limited has partnered with Guardian Life on health care coverage for Jamaicans who are normally priced out of the market.The two-month old product, called Lascare, allows Jamaicans who are micro traders or self-employed to...
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NCB'S powerhouse bid for GHL

The price of Guardian Holding's stock shot up four per cent in its home market on Friday after Jamaica's largest banking conglomerate NCB Financial Group announced it was seeking to acquire control of the Trinidadian company.The takeover, if...
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'Pine and Ginger' washes sorrows away - Christmas drink helps create cross-genre song

Amindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated and Valleyz' mindlessly catchy lyrics and addictive music may have had people dancing to their almost one-year-old single, Pine and Ginger, rather than analysing its lyrics.Last December, Valleyz, a young producer from...
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Juggling for carnival - Music mix at events raises concerns

Unlike other Caribbean countries such as St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, where soca music is deeply rooted in their culture, carnival in Jamaica portrays only a fraction of what the celebration represents....
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Editorial | Go with the truth commission, too

Peter Phillips, the opposition leader, has cracked a window to a potential political cleansing that, thus far, has been little noticed, but shouldn't be allowed to pass.So, not only ought not Dr Phillips be allowed to retreat from his idea for the...
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Michael Abrahams | Don't get burnt by gaslighting

Several years ago, I was told of an incident involving a man whose wife caught him with another woman. According to the story, the man took the other woman out on a date to the cinema. His wife got wind of what was happening, turned up at the venue...
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Letter of the Day | Painting Redemption Song black tantamount to vandalism

THE EDITOR, Sir:I was travelling along Oxford Rd last week when I saw that the Emancipation Park monument titled 'Redemption Song', located at the corner of Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard,...
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PM's apology alone won't cut it

First, it is just disgusting that the specific amounts of compensation to named Tivolites are published. Is this the doing of The Gleaner only, or also of the Compensation Committee? This is an invasion of privacy. It sets up those named for...
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Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

Anti-migrant leader pushesto win national powerROME (AP):The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalise on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome yesterday it would be "splendid" if he wins national...
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Celebrity publicist dies during sex crimes sentence

LONDON (AP):Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died yesterday after collapsing in prison. He was 74.Once one of the most powerful figures in...
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Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
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Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
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