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St Andrew man 'framed' by cops freed of gun-related charges

St Andrew resident, 29-year-old mechanic Oshane Bogle, was today freed in the Gun Court of charges of illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and assault after a prosecution witness testified that the accused was framed by...
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St Catherine north state of emergency extended by Senate

Members of the Senate today voted to extend the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division for another three months. The security measure, which was slated to end on October 2, will remain in place until January 2, 2019....
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Gleaner Editors' Forum | From politics to organised crime - Dark days of political violence in August Town long gone, CAPRI research reveals

Politically-motivated violence that once held August Town in St Andrew under siege is a thing of the past, a report conducted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) is showing. Indications are that murders in the community are now as a...
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St James to get 300 JamaicaEye cameras

WESTERN BUREAU:While Montego Bay, St James, currently has 70 functioning closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras under the JamaicaEye security system, project coordinator Emil Holgate says that another 300 are to be installed in the...
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'Talk Up Yout' season to give Jamaican young men a voice

'Talk Up Yout', Jamaica's TV show for the youth is back! Episode one of 'Talk Up Yout''s eighth season premieres October 3 at 6 p.m. on Television Jamaica.The show will have a brand new look and feel, shifting from the panel discussions of the last...
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Diary of a Ghetto Priest | Forgive me, Lord

"I can't understand. I keep falling.""It's the loneliness and emptiness, Lorna.""Yes, Father, is so it go. Then, there is the worries. I have two pickney and no man to take care of me. Then, I have to worry about the pickney dem at school. Two girl...
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UWI FC banking on youth in RSPL

UWI FC's coach Andrew Peart says his team will be banking on youth to win their first Premier League title this season after his side eked out a point against Harbour View FC in their opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the UWI Bowl...
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Tanya Lee | The Power 9 - Jamaica's winning sports brands

Recently, I spoke with The Gleaner's Rachid Parchment about the importance of creating a winning sports brand.I do think it's critical that athletes, sporting associations, sports teams, and personalities harness and cultivate winning brands that...
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JMMB eyes unsecured credit, indebted ventures to drive growth - Moves to Phase III of multi-market strategic programme

In a tour de force lasting close to five hours on Wednesday, JMMB Group CEO Keith Duncan and country managers in the Dominican...
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Artisanal coffee processor Trumpet Tree tripling output - Hunting markets in Canada and Japan

In three years, Arthur McGowan expects his midsize business, Constitution Hill Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory Limited, will be processing around 60,000 boxes of...
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Five Questions with Chi Ching Ching - From slangs to songs

Chi Ching Ching was very busy this summer as he toured with Grammy award-winning artiste and good friend Sean Paul for the Rock Di World tour. The dancer-turned-recording artiste arrived on the scene in the early 2000s and caught the attention of...
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Sheldon Senior cancer free and in pursuit of reggae stardom

Now cancer free and fully devoted to his career, Sheldon Senior has landed the cover of one of the world's most reputable reggae magazines: IRIEMAG. In a nine-page spread, the aspiring reggae artiste recalls his odyssey from Mandeville, Manchester,...
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Editorial | This one’s for Billy McConnell

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described Billy McConnell, who died on Wednesday, age 71, as a "trailblazer, nation builder and inspiration" to generations of Jamaica's corporate leaders. All of which, and more, is true.Two other things are...
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Devon Dick | Catholic crime syndicate

Recently, Bishop Stephen Ackermann, a Roman Catholic cleric, in response to 1,670 German clergymen committing sexual assault against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, described it as "the dark side of our church". This is very troubling because it...
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Letter of the Day | Parents have full right to kids' medical data

THE EDITOR, Sir:On September 17, 2018, the legal team of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) obtained five binding orders from the Supreme Court against the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for illegally denying parents of an infant child...
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Criminals on vacation?

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have noted the prime minister's pronouncement regarding a 68 per cent decrease in murders and shootings as a result of the state of emergency in St Catherine North, which has been extended to January 2, 2019. Good news!However, I...
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EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

SALZBURG (AP):Britain and its European Union partners failed yesterday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal...
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Puerto Rico marks one year since Maria with choirs, protests

SAN JUAN (AP):The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.The serenade in Yabucoa...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
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