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Jamaican lottery scamming kingpin gets six years imprisonment in US

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29,...
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Opposition in Grenada wants CCJ referendum postponed

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Monday called for a postponement of the November 6 referendum on whether or not Grenada should replace the London-based Privy Council as the island...
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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Unsung heroes working under the radar

Just over 206 persons who have contributed tremendously to the development of the nation will be conferred with national honours and awards today, but scores of Jamaicans who give selflessly daily may never be...
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Gleaner Editors' Forum | Creating the space for more national awardees

Today, they will be among the 206 persons who will be recognised for their service to the nation at the 2018 National Honours and Awards ceremony, which will be held at King's House.Last Friday, they used a Gleaner Editors' Forum to provide...
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PHOTO | Jamaicans receive national honours today

More than 100 individuals were recognised at today's National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew. Here are photo highlights. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169, email us at editors@...
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Weed Ed | What exactly is medical marijuana, and how will Jamaica develop the requisite medical standards?

"A really awesome thing happened to me three months ago," said Mary Jane* as she told the story of how marijuana changed her life. "I started using CBD oil for my pain management and now I'm 95 per cent pain free."The 57-year-old pharmacist and...
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'Pryceless' - Statue unveiled to honour multiple Olympic champion

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce's determination has been immortalised by a statue in Statue Park at Independence Park.The statue was unveiled yesterday by Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and sculptor Basil Watson."The statue...
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US thump Reggae Girlz 6-0

Jamaica's senior women's football team will have to wait at least until after their third place play off game with Panama to book their spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France.This is because they were beaten 6-0 by World Champions...
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Sweetie expanding market reach through Billodex, National

Having set up a new factory in central Jamaica a year ago, Sweetie Confectionery Company is looking to go deeper into exports in multiple markets.Key to its latest initiative is a partnership with fellow angel-financed company Billodex through which...
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Tech company launches property search app Keez

Tech start-up SiFi Studios Jamaica Limited has developed a mobile app that allows real estate agents to list properties on a platform called Keez.It requires agents to sign up to list properties on the market. When prospective buyers click on the...
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Richie Stephens' mission to save ska

Richie Stephens says he is saddened by the absence of ska on Jamaican's musical platforms. “We are not celebrating our music here, and it saddens me. I think there is a place for it. It is a well rated music, put ska on a jazz...
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Energetic performance kick-starts ‘Heritage Fest’

The pre-show drizzle, accompanied by a low turn out, did not prevent a high quality performance to be delivered on Saturday, the first of the three days of the 2018 Heritage Fest Concerts held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment...
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Editorial | Oversight of airport monopoly necessary

In a television interview last week, Audley Deidrick, CEO of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), said that while he operates in the public sector, he fully embraced the centrality of private businesses to the economy. Private firms drive...
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Mark Golding | Apologise, PM, for Trench Town hatchet job

This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Trench Town is the community from which emerged Jamaica's most influential popular music group, The Wailers, including Bob Marley, who is numbered among Jamaica's greatest sons, and...
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Letter of the Day | Pay our MPs well

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is commendable that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has recognised the importance of building a new Parliament building for Jamaica that will better accommodate our lawmakers and staff.A new Parliament building is certainly long...
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Pro-gay campaign abominable

THE EDITOR, Sir:The gay organisation publicly meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to mobilise and invite membership is definitely an abomination in the eyes of God, and it's more shocking to know that leaders of Jamaican society allow the publicity....
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22 migrants die in truck crash, 13 others injured

ISTANBUL (AP):At least 22 migrants, including children, were killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey's official news agency said.The Anadolu news agency said that the migrants were travelling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled...
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Prime minister favours naming envoy to Christian world

JERUSALEM (AP):Israel's prime minister says that he favours appointing an envoy to the Christian world, a sign of Israel's efforts to foster close ties with its Christian allies.Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday at a meeting in Jerusalem of visiting...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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