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Edwin's Davis out with injury

A season-ending injury has forced top high school female sprinter, Edwin Allen High's Kevona Davis, out of this year's JAAA National Junior Championships.   Michael Dyke, Davis'  high school coach, told  The Gleaner...
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Security increased around Corporate Area judge after death threats

The police have increased security around a judge based at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after the judge reported receiving death threats today. The Parish Judge, whose name is being withheld, was scheduled to hear bail applications today...
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Be Transparent - JMEA head calls for thorough Petrojam investigation

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, is adamant that Government must ensure transparency in its investigation of allegations of financial impropriety at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam."My...
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Transport Authority dispenses with buses that failed Mount Rosser test

Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan, told members of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday that five 40-seater buses costing $115 million ordered by the previous management of the entity could not pass over...
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Football Fever | Senegal save Africa from embarrassment

MOSCOW (AP):By starting their World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament.The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup start before Senegal beat Poland yesterday. The 2-1 victory was the...
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Hello Mi Neighbour | Words can heal or harm; use them wisely

Hello, mi neighbour! By listening to people's conversations you understand why there is so much strife among people. Many persons do not apply wisdom to their exchanges. They don't know when to speak, when to be silent; when to say what, and what to...
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Home cooking - Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Only an unlikely set of results can deny the hosts a place in the last 16.Russia are enjoying quite the party...
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Tough battle for Ja's Holmes

Richard 'Frog' Holmes, a two-time finalist in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, with a 17-8 record, will fight for a place in the 2018 semi-finals tonight, when he takes on Canadian Larone Whyte over five rounds at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium...
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ExxonMobil discovers more oil in Guyana

  American oil giant, ExxonMobil has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well, making this the eighth successful discovery in Guyana. In a press release ExxonMobil’s partner Hess Corp said this discovery creates...
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Melia Braco GM quits

Dimitris Kosvogiannis has now quit as general manager of Melia Braco Village resort, over what sources in the know say were irreconcilable differences with the hotel management company over what it would take for the resort to turn a profit.The all-...
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'A Matter of Time' - Protoje delivers on latest album

From the release of his first album, 'reggae revivalist' Protoje has been working on a timeline. In January 2011, he dropped The Seven Year Itch. In February 2013, the rising 'reggae revivalist' continued with The 8 Year Affair, and again in March...
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Some things are worth the fight

Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomWith uniquely thrilling moments, the 25-year-old movie franchise continues with another 'dino-mite' blockbuster film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.It's been three years since the Isla Nublar theme park and luxury...
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Editorial | Integrity Commission must still probe Petrojam

The deepening scandal over the seeming abandon with which managers at Petrojam, the oil refinery, tossed around taxpayers' money triggered the resignations of the three Jamaica Government-appointed board members.It is also likely to have reinforced...
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Luis Almagro and Jorge Familiar | A commitment to transparency and investment

In recent years, we have stressed the importance of fighting corruption at all levels.Apart from the social injustice it creates, corruption eats away at institutions and has negative consequences for countries' development.Each dollar lost to...
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Letter of the Day | Thank you, and sorry

THE EDITOR, Sir:Allow me to express appreciation to letter writers Javon Mowatt - in encouraging me and National Integrity Action (NIA) "to remain a bastion of impartiality and unimpeachable integrity" - and Zukie Jarrett - for the concern that NIA...
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Keep identity of minors confidential

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is said that a man is innocent until proven guilty, and we must continue, as a society, to respect such an adage. It is important that as the leading newspaper in Jamaica, you must ensure that you do not violate human rights or...
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Police in Florida searching for suspects in murder of Jamaican-American rapper

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, United States are searching for suspects in relation to the murder of Jamaican-American rapper-singer XXXTentacion who was pronounced dead...
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Trump threatens more tariffs against China

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion on Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at 10...
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Dr Alfred Dawes | What sweet you?

I am still yet to get over the shocking revelation that Sammy did not plant piece a corn down a gully but had in fact planted peas and corn. One wonders what other lies I was told in my childhood and why the need to focus on the corn.I suspect that...
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Fit 4 Life | Training to become Tuff Enuff Part II: Training programme

STRENGTH TRAINING Goal: Build strength.   Recommended Tests: Upper body strength test (bench press) Lower body strength test (leg press) Training: The strength component of the training is designed around a push-pull split. The push...
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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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