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Metal detectors installed in all schools

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has revealed that all of the island’s 171 high schools now have metal detectors. “We have some walk-through detectors now being installed in selected schools and another 200 (handheld) devices are being...
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Deadly momster spared prison - Woman who beat 2-y-o to death gets suspended sentence

The Clarendon woman who used a piece of board to beat her two-year-old daughter to death because the child defecated on herself will likely spend no time in prison.Delreta Smith, 53, was sentenced last Friday to three years in prison, but Justice...
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Fathers are crucial - Boys listen to men more, says local actor

Financial adviser and popular local actor Clive Duncan is urging fathers to play an active role in the lives of their children.Duncan was among successful professionals and fathers who brought inspiration to boys at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...
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BSJ reviewing packaging standards for four and sugar

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is reviewing the packaging requirements for commodities such as flour and rice. Speaking in an interview with the JIS News, Director of the Standards Division at the BSJ Julia Bonner Douette said the objective...
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Mexican wall keeps Germans out!

MOSCOW (AP):Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by CONCACAF...
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ExZUBERant! - Switzerland hold Brazil to surprise 1-1 draw

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP):Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland yesterday, a few hours after four-time champions...
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Gabriel's 10-wicket haul sets up thrilling final day

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):Windies Speedster Shannon Gabriel snatched a career-best six-wicket haul to take 10 wickets in a Test for the first time, but Sri Lanka resisted stubbornly to set up an intriguing final day of the second Test today....
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BCIC tracking driving habits of motor policyholders

British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) is tracking the driving behaviour of auto insurance policyholders, with their consent.Since late 2017, the company has been pilot-testing the Amber Connect vehicle-tracking device on privately owned motor...
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NCB aims to quadruple mortgage business

National Commercial Bank Jamaica is following other mortgage providers with an incentive programme for local realtors to go after a bigger slice of the mortgage loan market.Although NCB is the largest lender in Jamaica, it is outperformed in the...
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30 year of The Dance Centre

The Company Dance Theatre, The Tony Wilson School of Modern Dance and Adult Evening Classes form The Dance Centre, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Each branch will be celebrating this milestone in their respective seasons of dance...
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Festivals hit, miss int'l links

On the tail of May's second annual Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, a week-long 'festi-vacation' of consciousness, conviction, and growth through wellness, music, art, nature, and natural therapies, is the 26th Reggae Sumfest. Sumfest 2018 takes place in...
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Editorial | The Golding report and the CARICOM Summit

In a little more than a fortnight, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders gather in Jamaica for their annual summit at which Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in keeping with the community's system of rotation, will be installed as the group's chairman...
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Michael Abrahams | Empathy for the suicidal

It was 2:30 am and I was sleeping soundly but was awakened by the familiar default ringtone of my iPhone. I glanced at the screen and, on seeing a familiar name, promptly took the call. It was Andrene*, and it was...
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Letter of the Day | Anti-terrorism measures critical for Caribbean

The EDITOR, Sir:Most European cities and some in the US had a terrorist attack over the last decade. Those cities are usually on high alert, but it happens. Imagine where there is no heightened security and terrorist profiling is not high on the...
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Still searching for religious truth

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read the article with nervousness and trepidation, but soon find myself agreeing with Lennie Little-White's view of religions.Like Mr Little-White, I was brought up a Presbyterian who believed that the 'white' Jesus will descend...
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Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis denounced abortion yesterday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics programme and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family...
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Deal reached in Macedonia name dispute

Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.Under the agreement, the BBC said Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia.Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it was "a brave, historic and...
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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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