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I want to change the political culture, says Neita-Robertson

On the eve of her official return to representational politics, Valerie Neita-Robertson says one of the things she wants to do is to help change the political culture in Jamaica. Further, Neita-Robertson says she wants to help change the way...
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UPDATE: It's Official! Ireland votes to lift abortion ban

The Republic of Ireland has voted 66.4 per cent to 33.6 per cent to overturn the ban on abortion in that country. The official result of the abortion referendum was announced earlier today, sealing a landslide win for those in favour of repealing...
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Soft on squatting - Government-owned property adjacent to Parliament building occupied by squatters

Squatters have taken control of a property under the nose of the island's political leaders, despite their repeated declarations to address this epidemic.An undetermined number of families are now living on a government-owned property next to the...
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War anywhere - MoBay gangsters take their deadly feud to Costa Rica

Major gangsters who escaped the security forces dragnet in St James have made their way to Costa Rica, and it seems they have taken their bloody disputes to the streets of Limon, a port city on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.The...
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Awesome Antonette shatters another glass ceiling - Coast Guard head becomes first woman to be promoted to naval captain in the region

Over the years, Antonette Wemyss-Gorman has been blazing a path for women, and last week she shattered yet another glass ceiling when she was promoted to the rank of captain (naval).Wemyss-Gorman, the commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force...
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'Salvation well' keeps 'Aunt Clunis' going - 104-year-old tickled by her Facebook likes

She was already 90 years old when the social-media explosion started with the advent of Facebook in 2004, but Naomi Clunis is well aware of the impact that this has had on the world and is proud that her picture has been getting likes on the site....
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Hurdles double - Russell, McLeod win at Eugene Diamond League

Hurdlers Janieve Russell and Omar McLeod displayed impeccable composure to win their respective events at the Prefontaine Classic, the Eugene Diamond League, yesterday.Russell continues her impressive form in the women's 400m hurdles with a come-...
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Drummer Boy wins Lotto Classic as DaCosta bags four-timer

CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta yesterday posted a stinging four-timer, including a sweep of the Lotto Classic Governor's Cup and Lotto Sprint with 5-1 shot DRUMMER BOY and Horse of the Year SHE'S A MANEATER, respectively.The 17-time champion trainer...
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Eco-Structures turns plastic waste into building material

A coalition of business students have devised a new method of producing building material that will help to resolve the pile up of plastic bottles in Jamaica, at least to the degree that they are able to commercialise and market the product.Through...
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Public sector credit union eyes payday, home loans to reclaim lost ground

The Public Sector Employees Co-operative Credit Union Limited (PSECCUL) aims to grow its loan book by 20 per cent this year, particularly through its payday and home improvement products.PSECCUL basically intends to double its performance this year...
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Peaceful 'rat-a-tat-tat' - Marching band contest engages St. James youth

Marching bands, which have been a source of community strength, face high maintenance costs. There are small fundraisers and inter-community competitions such as Battle of the Bands and, more recently, Clash of the Bands in St James, which offer...
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Communities under marching orders

Marching bands have thrived for decades. The oldest of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean is the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club Marching Band in St. James, which will be 76 years old in July. The marching band culture is part of the musical...
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The possibilities of Mia Mottley

Mia Mottley, who has become Barbados' first female prime minister after her party's landslide win in Thursday's general election, has, on the domestic front, a difficult job ahead of her: that of fixing the economy. That will require courage and...
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Parliament poppy-show

Because of the near certainty of misinterpretation in what I'm about to discuss, I want to point out that my editor occasionally goads me into writing about a news story by forwarding it to me with a provocative comment. The implication, of course,...
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PM plans to move quickly on legal abortion

DUBLIN (AP):The prime minister of Ireland says that the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalised abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy.Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after official results showed...
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Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to US Gulf

ST PETERSBURG, (AP):Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations yesterday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern US Gulf Coast today into tomorrow.Cuba was...
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What will the future of work look like?

I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, I care about our future.As CEO of freelancing website Upwork, I am...
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Thought-provoking insight into spirituality

In Search of Truth: A Course in Spiritual PsychologyAuthor: Glenville Ashby, PhDReviewer: Literary Titan Book ReviewersIn Search of Truth: A Course in Spiritual Psychology, by Glenville Ashby, is a book of selected writings ranging from 2013 to 2018...
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2018 Sportage GT line, here to conquer

At this point, Jamaicans' love for SUVs is undeniable and for good reasons such as their ground clearance and versatility. So the Kia Sportage, a mid-size SUV, will definitely have its work cut out for it in a strong existing market. Luckily, it...
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Charging gadgets for your vehicle

Many new vehicles are being built with many of convenient features like steering-mounted controls or wireless charging that make driving an enjoyable experience. However, not all of us can afford new vehicles, so we have to make do with the ones we...
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Another Maroon war looming?

On Friday, May 4, the Financial Gleaner published an article under the headline 'Job ad triggers BOJ probe - Bank of Accompong name breaches the law'.John Robinson, senior deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), is quoted as saying, "By way of...
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Labour and politics slaves to each other

"Four dead! Nine in hospital! Eighty-nine in jail! Police forced to shoot down rioters in Westmoreland. Dollar-a-day demand ends in death!' the headline on the front page of The Daily Gleaner of May 3, 1938, screamed. In Kingston, eight people were...
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Aisha Campbell: mother, wife and pioneer

Aisha Campbell: mother, wife and pioneerEvery student of life eventually learns to trust that they know where they are going; that only after getting to a certain point can they look back and begin connecting the seemingly random dots. Ten years ago...
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Dear Doc: I'm having a serious problem down there

Severe itching and burning aftervagina steamingQ Dear Doc, I have a serious problem. I went to do a vaginal steaming a little over a week ago. At first it felt really good and tingly and wet, but now, I am having a serious problem down there. It is...
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