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Professor Claude Packer is dead

Professor Claude Packer, the first president of the Mico University College, has died. News reaching The Gleaner is that Packer died at 6:10 p.m. yesterday...
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Business at a standstill in sections of MoBay after floodingAudio

Commercial activities in Montego Bay are at a standstill following Wednesday's heavy rains. On Thursday, several major business operations in downtown Montego Bay were assessing damage, with employees feverishly removing silt from the properties.
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MoBay still open for business - Holness praises resilience of residents following devastating floods

WESTERN BUREAU:While disheartened by the widespread devastation caused by the three and a half inches of rainfall, which battered Montego Bay, St James, for just over four hours on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that the...
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Of flooding, horror stories and heroics - the dramatic events that unfolded in Montego Bay

WESTERN BUREAU:It was devastation on a scale never seen before as residents of Montego Bay, St James, yesterday got a chance to view the significant destruction caused by Wednesday's horrific flood rains, which damaged roads, destroyed numerous...
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Stanberry calls on Jamaicans to eat local foods

Jamaicans are again being encouraged to consume more locally grown crops, in the effort to reduce the country's food import bill and minimise the likelihood of lifestyle illnesses associated with non-communicable diseases.The call came from...
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The rule remains! - Chuck says amendments preventing policemen and women from resigning too early still stands

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is insisting that penalties will be imposed on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for breaches of their contract.In a letter dated November 20 directed to the attorney for the police federation, Bert Samuels,...
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Water war! - Battle for swimming association's top post gets hot

The battle for the presidency of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) is getting very hot.Former boss Martin Lyn has come out swinging and says he is back to save the sport and that he will be challenging current president, Handel...
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Ricketts: Improved ranking prepares Boyz for League of Nations

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has said that the national senior men's team's improved FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking will aid the programme in keeping players active over the next year.The Reggae Boyz have moved up five...
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Guardian Jamaica energised by NCB - Pursuing real estate, individual health as new frontiers

Guardian Life Limited, the second-largest insurance outfit in Jamaica, reckons it is doing well in a competitive market...
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JAMATHON of generosity - J'can music forms meet soca in hurricane effort

On Wednesday night, the National Indoor Sports Centre was a frame of possibilities, demonstrating the capacity of local promoters to congregate many of the entertainment industry’s giants ­ and e...
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5 Questions with Devin Di Dakta

From Anthony 'Devin Di Dakta' Clarke's initiation into the entertainment industry following his win of the 2012 Tastee Talent Trail at 16 years old, the young recording artiste has not pressed the brakes. Devin went full speed ahead to win the...
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Editorial | Seek more than EPA Light

Some of the uncertainties surrounding trade relations between the Caribbean and post-Brexit Britain have been eased, but Jamaica and her regional partners must not be lured into complacency by which the United Kingdom's (UK) assurance that it will...
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Peter Espeut | Steps forward and backward

I was pleased to have been invited to attend Jamaica's House of Representatives last Tuesday to hear Prime Minister Andrew Holness (who is also Minister of the Environment) announce the boundaries for the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area....
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Letter of the Day | Make a clean, safer Jamaica your legacy, Holness

The Editor, Sir:I watched the all-too-familiar scenes of catastrophic flooding on my Twitter timeline and on the television evening news. The streets of Montego Bay became raging torrents of black...
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Disappointed in Holness' volte-face

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, I travelled home to Cane Heap in Richmond, St Mary, a part of the South East St Mary constituency. Noticeably, all roadworks had stopped. My taxi had no difficulty awaiting the direction of traffic flagmen determining when...
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Facebook apologises to Mafia boss family after posts removed

ROME (AP):Facebook is apologising to the family of the 'boss of bosses' of Italy's Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week.A Facebook...
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UK budget sees economy wilting under Brexit pressure

LONDON (AP):Britain's Treasury chief has outlined cautious spending plans to a nation bracing for the shock of leaving the European Union, amid a stream of worsening of economic forecasts that...
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Miss Jamaica World Solange Sinclair returns home

Miss Jamaica World, 24 year old Solange Sinclair, returned to this island this morning, after finishing in the top 10 and copping the Caribbean Queen of Beauty award at the Miss World pageant in ...
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Byles inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame

On Monday, Chairman of the Sagicor Group Jamaica Richard Byles, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame. In a glittering banquet held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, leaders of the business community...
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