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Government's latest wage offer disrespectful, says police federation

The Jamaica Police Federation, which represents rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has rejected the government's latest wage offer and is demanding a liveable wage. The federation declined to disclose the offer,...
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French frenzy! - Les Bleus bask in World Cup glory

PARIS (AP):France fans did justice to the national team's 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, pouring into Paris' Champs-ElysÈes Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate with cheers, stomping, and song in an explosion of...
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Blaze at MoBay dump to be controlled by Wednesday

Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says that a fire believed to be set by arsonists at the Retirement dump in St James will be brought under control by Wednesday.Smoke from the fire is said to...
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Steve Lyston | Global shift in banking and insurance

There is a global shift taking place in the banking and insurance sectors and it's happening very fast. Some don't even recognise this until it hits them. These changes taking place will cause many more to become poor and homeless. It is critical...
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Governor General's awardee ordained as pastor

On the heels of receiving the Governor General's Award for Excellence for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay, was among five Adventist ministers who were set aside for the gospel ministry during an ordination service held at the Port Maria...
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French kiss! - Les Bleus win second ever FIFA World Cup title

MOSCOW (AP):Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the FIFA World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are.Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame...
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Jamaica finishes Athletics World Cup fourth

Jamaica had three victories on yesterday's final day of competition at the Athletics World Cup in London, England, as Shericka Jackson, Shanieka Ricketts and Tyquendo Tracey won their respective events.Jamaica, with 153 points, ended fourth overall...
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Golding pitches ganja credit union

Fearing backlash from foreign banking partners, local lenders are reluctant to do business with the emergent cannabis industry.Senator Mark Golding, a former minister of justice and now opposition spokesman on finance, is pitching to industry...
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Sagicor Bank launches SWYPE for mobile payments

Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited has fielded a mobile point-of-sale device which can be used by merchants and small business persons on the go, potentially widening the market for cashless transactions.SWYPE, the new mobile device, is cheaper and likely...
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Thousands have Fun in the Son

Jamaica Fun in the Son continued to be a magnet for believers and non-believers on Saturday at National Heroes Park, Kingston. The usual slow early support blossomed into a packed evening, fuelled by powerhouse performances from some of Jamaica's...
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From Tmrw.Tday to Freedom Park - Youth focus connects projects in Negril, Harbour View

As the Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival settles in as an annual event on the Jamaican entertainment and lifestyle calendars, the event's conceptualiser Kevin Bourke has developed more confidence in making his dreams reality. The Negril-based EDM, reggae...
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Editorial | CARICOM's information deficit

It's an old refrain of CARICOM's honchos that the Community's citizens are central to the concept of regional integration. Therefore, as the Golding Report recalled the former Jamaican prime minister, P.J. Patterson, as saying, the region's leaders...
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Garth Rattray | Which right to life? (Part 2)

I always beseech women with 'inconvenient' pregnancies to keep them, and I have lived to see many of them return to show off their kids, all grown, loving and responsible, productive adults.Many times, that is the only child that they ever have....
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Letter of the Day | We need more Carolyn Warrens

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's a pity that Carolyn Warren's story of transformation has come to light only through the machinations of partisan one-upmanship.Politics aside, Warren's journey from a convict to the managing director of a state agency is an...
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Who made Matthews pregnancy police?

THE EDITOR, Sir:When was Lipton Matthews, prolific writer of diatribe against the pregnant Krystal Tomlinson, appointed the arbiter of morality and decency in Jamaica? The only illegitimate thing in this discussion is Lipton's arguments.Let us...
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Trump arrives in Finland for closely watched Putin summit

HELSINKI (AP):President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with "low expectations"....
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Russia on a high as World Cup wraps

MOSCOW (AP):Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-football glow at home and abroad.Well-organised, festive and friendly, the...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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