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Stephen Francis steps down as head coach at MVP

Stephen Francis has stepped down as head coach of the very successful MVP Track and Field Club. In a release today, president Bruce...
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Hostile takeover? - Supreme Ventures chairman calls attorneys over move to oust board

Caught off guard by what appears to be a dual effort by new Trinidadian shareholder Zodiac and investment house Mayberry at a hostile takeover of the Supreme Ventures Limited board, the current directors are huddling with their lawyers on how to...
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New FLA board mandated to 'clean ship' - We are up to the challenge- Anderson

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has charged the newly appointed board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to "clean ship" as they seek to restore public trust in the embattled entity.Retired Major General Antony Anderson is tasked...
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Life Yard luring visitors to 'yard' life

Government, US agency partner to control mosquitoes

Up to 90 per cent of some homes have been found to be breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the Government will be partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the coming months to deal with this...
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Don't let friends lead you astray, former ward of the State urges

Etched in many minds is the tragic fire in May 2009 that destroyed a government-run correctional institution, killing five girls and injuring another 13, and though many stories have come out of the incident, just as many remain untold.Stephanie*...
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Manning Cup heats up - KC, Calabar clash in feature quarter-final match

Traditional rivals Kingston College and Calabar High will meet for the first time in many years as the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup quarter-final round kicks off today.The teams have been drawn into two groups of four teams each. In one group are St Andrew...
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Law urges WI to brace for spin challenge

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):Head coach Stuart Law is envisioning a trial by spin when West Indies clash in the opening Test against Zimbabwe, starting here today."This is a Test venue. The wicket here is traditionally very good for batting and spins...
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Express Catering to open first Starbucks outlet by February

Express Catering Limited, which runs a series of food outlets at the airport in Montego Bay, expects to make a lot more revenue when it opens a...
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Berger owner rejected, plans to get on with business

ANSA Coatings International Limited got just over three per cent more of the Berger Jamaica shareholdings, a result that signalled overwhelming rejection of its bid...
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Connecting tourism and entertainment

Argentina's ambassador to Jamaica, Ariel Fernandez, is very enthusiastic about Jamaican popular music. In a story in last Sunday's Gleaner, he spoke at length about not only the recent internat...
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Chart Watch iTunes | The Green gives 'Marching Orders'

The new release, Marching Orders, by The Green, was the top album on the iTunes ranking of reggae albums up to early yesterday morning. It was ahead of Legend (Remastered) by Bob Marley and the Wailers, another new release separating that 'best of'...
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Editorial | Justice reform and sentence reduction

Sentence reduction for defendants who enter early guilty pleas in their criminal trial is a step in the right direction in seeking to reform Jamaica's creaking justice system, which suffers from inordinate delays.Introduced in May this year, the...
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Jaevion Nelson | Don't abandon rural Jamaica

It appears that some parliamentarians are of the view that rural development in Jamaica is being stymied by the vast number of us who leave our home in the country to resettle, live and work in Kingston and St Andrew.I can't quite fathom how I could...
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Letter of the Day | Time for a new Lutheran Reformation?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where have we reached after 500 years when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses of the church door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany? Is it time for someone else to nail another theses on another church door?In the 1920s,...
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Sanction pigs for sexual harassment!

Masculinity in Jamaica seems to demand the blatant objectification of women by physically assaulting them and using aspects of their bodies to describe them often in sexual ways. You would be foolish to think our university campuses would have men...
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Gov't set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

BARCELONA (AP):The crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence escalated yesterday, as Spain's central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to...
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MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

THE HAGUE (AP):An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed yesterday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe...
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