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No access to Cassava Piece Road from C. Spring Road - NWA

The National Works Agency (NWA) says there will be no vehicular access to Cassava Piece Road from Constant Spring Road, which is under a US$20 million redevelopment. The change to vehicular flow becomes effective today between Hillman Road and...
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#JLPConference| PM announces $500M social housing programme for poor

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that his administration will be spending $500 million on social housing for the poor and indigent in the country.  Holness, in delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica Labour Party’s 75th...
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Household hazards - Bleach the culprit in 80% of cases of kids ingesting poisonous substances in Ja yearly

At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for...
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J'cans put lives at risk mixing bleach, other products

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, public health inspector and head of the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), is urging Jamaicans to end the dangerous practice of mixing household chemicals when cleaning."It is something that is done...
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Cocoa Walk residents protest after police shoots mentally ill man

Residents of Cocoa Walk, south Manchester, are up in arms over the shooting of a man in the community yesterday by a member of a police team.Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey Allen was shot in the neck, allegedly by a member of the Cross Keys police, in...
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Mischief! - Shaw dismisses concerns over Jamaica-China deals

Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has dismissed concerns about China's growing influence in Jamaica, describing the critics as either political or mischievous.Several persons have expressed concerns about China'...
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Dr Haughton stresses need for mental training - Olympian says Bolt's departure has taken a lot of sting out of track and field

Olympian Dr Gregory Haughton says that a great deal of emphasis should be placed on mental training for the country's track and field athletes if the nation wants to maintain its dominance in the sport.Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner after giving the...
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St Catherine derby takes spotlight in RSPL

The Royal Lakes Complex should be rocking this afternoon when home team Dunbeholden host defending champions Portmore United in a St Catherine derby in one of five matches on today in the final game of round one.Dunbeholden, one of two promoted...
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NCB to make new offer for Guardian Holdings shares

NCB Financial Group Limited (NCB), which operates one of the largest financial entities in the region, will make another bid for additional shares in regional insurance conglomerate Guardian Holdings Limited of Trinidad (GHL) following a...
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Lime Tree Lane animated production series to hire 26 persons

Local production house ListenMi Caribbean will start production on an animated version of the 1980s sitcom Lime Tree Lane and is set to employ more than 20 persons to work on the series.The production house won't say whether they will draw on...
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Iron Kyte - Exploring uncharted waters of the Blues

While Jamaica's colourful musical wheel doesn't typically include the blues, Iron Kyte, a blues-rock band made up of four bourgeoning musicians, has dared to colour outside the lines.Iron Kyte (formerly called Skaibrid) is made up of Brendon Wesley...
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The Reel | Millennials exploiting their resources

The Jamaican film industry has been experiencing a rapid ebb and flow in recent years and seems poised for a huge wave of possibilities. Today we continue our feature The Reel, which explores the industry and highlights the players and the...
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Editorial | Lessons in democracy from Jamaica

It's another of the recent revelations about the United States that they be taught a thing or two by Jamaica about the management of elections and maintaining the legitimacy of their democracy.When Jamaica last voted for a government in February...
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Zahra Burton | Of police death squads and Israel

In response to your editorial 'Is Israeli intelligence the difference?' (Gleaner, November 14, 2018), the reader is led to believe that intelligence gathering in the Jamaica Constabulary Force is suddenly improving based on the number of 'clear-ups...
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May fights back against critics amid Brexit upheaval

LONDON (AP):British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back against critics of her Brexit deal yesterday, telling opponents from within her party that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.May is...
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One dead, dozens injured in fuel tax protests

PARIS (AP):One protester was killed and 106 others were injured at roadblocks set up around France yesterday as citizens angry at rising fuel taxes rose up in a grass-roots movement and posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron.Police...
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How are millennials succeeding?

To maximise your chances of building a successful start-up, you should wait until your 42nd birthday to become an entrepreneur, advises a recent MIT study. Unsurprisingly, younger founders are often less experienced and consequently have a lower...
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Bellywoman Omen: Navigating a world of challenges

Sistren Theatre Collective's Bellywoman Bangarang, directed by Camille Quamina, is the most recent production of the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the second production for this semester.At the time...
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Business owner combats critics by promoting safer biking

With the rising surge in road fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes, Superior Parts owner Derrick Johnson has decided to provide some solutions by stocking up on more safety equipment for the holidays.Superior Parts is the dealership for the...
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Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Experience

Recently, Mercedes-Benz Jamaica took its entire range of AMG models for a drive out to Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann for the second annual Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience. From South Camp Road via the Portmore Toll and a straight shot on the...
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Martin Henry | JLP in top gear

Where are those pollsters when you need them most?  The 75-year-old Jamaica Labour Party, now in Government, is holding its midterm annual conference today. And my political instincts tell me that the party is going into conference from a...
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Christopher Tufton | The missing middle: Why Jamaica needs better health insurance coverage

Jamaica has committed to the goal of attaining universal health coverage (UHC) for all residents by 2030 in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's Vision 2030 strategy for improving equity and developing our human...
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Cultural, afrocentric dolls share island flavours

As the Yuletide season fast approaches, the 'dolly lady' is adding more exciting models to her Island Doll Collection. Beverley Robotham Reynolds is makinghistory again, boldly representing images of...
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Russians look to JA as tourist destination

Jamaica, particularly the resort town of Negril, has captivated the hearts of Russian tourists, and is fast becoming their destination of choice.This was evidenced by some 30 Russian travel agents, who were...
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