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Laws with outdated penalties to be revised

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has indicated that many of the laws of Jamaica with outdated penalties will be revised and modernised during this fiscal year. Speaking at his post-Sectoral Debate press conference at the Ministry’s Constant...
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Murder breakthrough - Police sources say UK returning resident killed in St Mary over botched paint job

Police investigators believe that an altercation over a botched paint job was what led to the deadly attack on an elderly returning resident in St Mary last month.The St Mary police have now arrested and charged two men who they believe stabbed...
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Fearful jurors! - Shortage of jurors in rural courts hampering judicial system

Jamaicans who are summoned to carry out their civic duties serving as jurors are said to be crippled by fear, leaving the justice sector scrambling to put together jury panels to try cases, particularly in rural Jamaica.Justice Minister Delroy Chuck...
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Ounce of Prevention | Breakfast for a flat belly & great nutrition

I continue to congratulate our Ministry of Health in their drive to rein in our national obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, many people struggle with their weight and their belly fat because of what they eat or fail to eat for breakfast!What you...
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Gov't enabling greater youth participation in decision-making

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says that the Government continues to explore ways to enable greater youth participation in decision-making at the national level.He said that in addition to reinstating...
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G.C. ready and waiting

Since it was established in 1980, the G.C. Foster College has produced a number of graduates who have contributed tremendously to the growth of local track and field.The likes of Maurice Wilson, Michael Clarke, Neil Harrison, and Danny Hawthorne...
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Carter to know fate next week

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is expected to announce its decision on Nesta Carter's appeal by the end of this month.The Gleaner understands that the veteran Jamaican sprinter will know his fate, with the panel set to rule on his Beijing...
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First Global to take lead on agency banking

First Global Bank faces limitations on the range of services it would like to offer through an agency banking network, based on the rules set by the Bank of...
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JACRA cess revolt

The new commodities regulator, which launched operations in January, has began to impose fees on growers and processors, but various non-agricultural traders have also been caught up in the net as importers of raw materials and...
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Five questions with Samantha J

Samantha J is continuing to take the music world by storm. Last year, the Jamaica-born recording artiste was signed by Sony Music in Europe (prior to which she was a client of Columbia Records, an auxiliary arm of Sony Music Entertainment) and is...
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For the Reckord | Written by UWI graduates, staged by Players - Readings of playwright trio's work end Sunday

On the outside wall of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, UWI, Mona, are posters with the photographs of three Jamaican playwrights, Dahlia Harris, Basil Dawkins and Patrick Brown. Under the photos are the titles of about 30 plays...
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Editorial | Collapse of Korea summit unsurprising

People who appreciate the complexities of international negotiations will hardly be surprised at the collapse of the planned summit between America's Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un.They had intended to talk about the...
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Peter Espeut | Goodbye, Allman Town, Woodford Park

The issue is not whether we need a new Parliament building. Anyone who has been inside Gordon House knows how inadequate it isfor members of parliament, senators, staff, visitors, and the media. The question is where should it be located, and how...
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Letter of the Day | PNP getting wake-up call

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the embarrassment of Twittercide - the Twitter poll that showed the majority were better off now than they were two years ago - the People's National Party (PNP) must have finally got a wake-up call. They so needed a period of...
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NWC's Buchanan way too defensive

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to Charles Buchanan's letter titled 'NWC only digs up roads if we must' published in The Gleaner on May 23.I wonder whether Mr Buchanan gave it much thought before so defensively replying to the editor. I don't...
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Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP):Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit".These...
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High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

ATLANTA (AP):She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now, Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history.Abrams, 44, easily won the...
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A royal high tea

It was an evening of fine dinning, sweet treats and tea as the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, in collaboration with White Lotus Bridal Boutique, held a Champagne High Tea to celebrate today's highly anticipated royal wedding between Prince Harry and...
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A mother's greatest fear

Parenthood is no joke, and for mothers, just the idea of being a mother can put them in a slight frenzy.Flair asked a few mothers what was their greatest scare as a mother. Here are there responses:p I'll say when he was two and he was jumping on...
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