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Life sentence for man who pleaded guilty to killing young partner's disapproving mother

A 22-year-old man who admitted to chopping a St Mary woman to death because she did not approve of his relationship with her teenage daughter has been sentenced to life in prison at hard labour. In handing down the sentence in the Home Circuit...
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Don't hide sex information from your children - JASL

Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the...
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JUTC faces $7b in losses

The beleaguered state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is projecting a dramatic increase in its loss from operations for the new financial year 2018-2019.For the new fiscal year, the bus company's losses from operations are...
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Prosecutors close case in Michael McLean trial

Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean's attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the...
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The mark of the beast - fact or fiction?

The mark of the beast has been oneof the most discussed and yet quite misunderstood subjects in the Bible.Is it a computer chip that will be inserted or a number that will be required to do trade? The lack of understanding surrounding this future...
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God is amazing! - Iris Bailey recounts how her tragedy turned into triumph

Mandeville, Manchester:Her small stature does not ably fit the weight she has carried for years. But her mindset is one of positivity, perseverance and unending gratitude to the One whom, she said, would never give her more than she can bear.At 22...
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Cycling president pushing for new velodrome

President of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF), Joylene Griffiths Irving, said a new home for cycling would rekindle excitement and interest in the sport locally.Plans to build a new velodrome were being discussed between the previous Kirk...
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FIFA top 50: Hard to get here, harder to stay here - Whitmore

Jamaica's coach, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, is pleased that the Reggae Boyz have broken into the top 50 in the FIFA ranking for the first time since 2005. The team currently sits dead even at 50th in the latest ranking, which was released on...
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NIF silent on Melia Braco performance

Melia Braco, a 232-room hotel owned by the National Insurance Fund (NIF) and upgraded at a cost of $2.5 billion two years ago, is underperforming expected targets, according to two sources familiar with its...
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Lasco Manufacturing enters carbonated, energy drink markets with two new brands

Lasco Manufacturers Limited has entered the carbonated and energy drink markets, and is going after a near one-third share in the near term, according to Managing Director...
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Grange touts reggae as Jamaica's most valuable export

Entertainment minister Olivia Grange says that Reggae music is Jamaica's most valuable, yet undervalued export.Grange, addressing a four-day meeting of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities of...
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Rex kept alive with glitzy affair

Eight years ago, Rex Nettleford, artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and pro-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, passed away. And although his time on earth is up, he continues to impact...
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Editorial | Exit African leaders

This week's ousting of South African President Jacob Zuma, the surprise resignation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and before that the forced resignation of Robert Mugabe, 93, as president of Zimbabwe, call for a reflection on the...
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Glenn Tucker | America shooting itself in the foot

Recently, Parkland was voted the safest city in Florida. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in that city is highly regarded by the Florida Board of Education.Last Wednesday, a nightmare unfolded at that school. Nikolas...
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Letter of the Day | Judges erred in historic 'declaration'

THE EDITOR, Sir:I have read the full-page 'Declaration on Separation of Powers, Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability', prepared by 97 judges from the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, and the Parish Courts of Jamaica, published in...
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SportsMax: Winter Olympics available on app and free-to-air TV

THE EDITOR, Sir:I write in response to a letter written by Claude Wilson, titled 'Furious over SportsMax monopoly on Winter Games', published in The Gleaner on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.The team at SportsMax understands Mr Wilson's passion for...
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Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Groups advocating stricter gun laws are organising Americans who want to channel anger into action after the deadly Florida school shooting.Everytown for Gun Safety says it has received $800,000 in unsolicited donations since...
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Military to take control of Rio police amid crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil's federal government issued a decree yesterday to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's local police amid a spike in violence.The move is significant, both symbolically and in practical terms, for Latin America's...
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