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All set for PNP St Andrew South chairmanship election Audio

The director in charge of Saturday's People's National Party (PNP) chairmanship election in St Andrew South, Sophia Fraser-Binns, says everything is in place for the activity.  Former Justice Minister Mark Golding, former Jamaica Urban...
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McKenzie wants new design for Old Harbour marketAudio

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says he has instructed the St Catherine Parish Council to create a new design for the Old Harbour Market so that the facility may better accommodate for vendors. Two weeks ago, scores of vendors...
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Alpart job boom - US$2 billion investment coming for Nain, St Elizabeth

By November this year, 700 jobs will be created at the Alpart plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, which is being acquired by Chinese company Jiuguan Iron and Steel (JISCO) from Russian firm UC Rusal.In another four years, JISCO will be investing US$2...
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Prime minister to tackle Port Authority pension shocker

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will shortly be addressing flagrant breaches of the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, whereby at least 14 senior executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica received both pension and gratuity amounting to...
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RJR family celebrates long, dedicated service

Several members of the Radio Jamaica (RJR) family were recognised for their years of service to the company, including chairman Lester Spaulding, who has served for 51 years.In an interview with The Gleaner following the ceremony which was held at...
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Building community - the wealthy countries and the war against peace

Can't we see that at the heart of this violence is lack of obedience to God's commands? Can't we understand that the law of God is the only fitting foundation for an island of peace? Don't we grasp that the politicians and powers that be - the laws...
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Time to step up - Samuels urges WI players to lift performances

Senior West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has called on members of the team to step up their performances ahead of the second Test against India, beginning tomorrow at Sabina Park.Describing the unit as no longer a young team, but rather a team that...
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Sunshine Girl Dehaney to lead Ja U21s

Netball Jamaica launched its upcoming five-match series, which will see Jamaica's Under-21 taking on England Under-21.The series forms part of the preparation for the World Under-21 Netball tournament next year in Botswana.The Jamaican team, which...
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Celebration scores $5b land deal for casino resort

A deal with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) appears to have put Celebration Jamaica in a position to press ahead with its casino resort project, which is attempting to regain footing after...
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FSC seen as falling down on the job

A disheartened top pension lawyer Angela Fowler expressed disappointment that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) continues to delay, for nine months and counting, a '...
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Enthusiastic reception for NDTC's 54th season

Mixed in with the audience's enthusiastic applause and laudatory comments on Saturday night's show by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) was a voice of complaint. She would have to return to The Little Theatre on another occasion, the...
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Christians to enjoy action at Gosplash

If he did not have his career as a broadcaster, Markland 'Action' Edwards would be engaged in full-time ministry. It is only natural , therefore, that listeners to the afternoon radio show he co-hosts with Wesley 'Burgerman' Burger on RJR will often...
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Editorial | Get a move on NIS fix

Three months ago, given the recency of her appointment, we gave Shahine Robinson a pass for her sugar-coating of the issues facing Jamaica's National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and her blanket assurance to contributors of its long-term viability. Ms...
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Francine Derby | Abort Zika threat

Whether we term it 'dash weh belly', 'abortion' or 'termination of pregnancy', the conversation around this issue has taken place among various groups in Jamaica and internationally. This argument has once again gained traction because of the...
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Letter of the Day | Do justice to Minister Chuck's comments

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is in response to your article 'Justice minister blasts judges and justice system', published Monday, July 25, 2016.It is believed that the use of certain words and phrases in your article conjures the wrong message and,...
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Revise policy against JP compensation

THE EDITOR, Sir:Under the present laws of Jamaica, justices of the peace are not entitled to compensation for their service. I believe the era we live in calls for the revision of this law.Volunteerism is a noble concept and should never be a light...
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We 'will manage' challenge - Merkel

BERLIN (AP):Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged yesterday to do "everything humanly possible" to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks including two carried out by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic...
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Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

MOSCOW (AP):Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia's military takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognising it as Russian territory, in the latest of...
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