Silent after 6pm

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JOHN Lee enjoys star-like status in his community, not for his benevolence, but for a unique psychological disorder that has made him into a special kind to those close to him.Lee, better known as ‘Johnny’ or ‘After Six’, does not speak for 12 hours a day — between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.

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Contractual labour pains at Carib Cement

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Two years in limbo on a three-month indenture is the complaint of an employee at the Caribbean Cement Company, who says that his contract has not been renewed since 2017.“All I have is the payslip to show that I get pay every week on this three-month contract weh mi sign 2017. After the contract was up, they didn’t even give us anything in writing to say officially what is happening.

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Private troubles, public problems —experts tackle murder-suicide

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Working -class men who made it out of violent environments are the most likely suspects of murder-suicide, according to studies by experts at the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona.

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Sunday Brew - April 28,2019

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The Jamaica dollar must be protected No serious economy can grow with an exchange rate that behaves like a table tennis ball — pinging and ponging all over the place.The Jamaica economy is one that is going through a ping-pong game. Up to late last week, the Jamaica dollar was trading in the region of J$135 to US$1. A few weeks ago, the rate was down to $126 to US$1.

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Lifespan Blue Mountain Spring Water heads to China expo

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LIFESPAN Blue Mountain Spring Water will be heading to China to participate in a high-end bottled Drinking Water Expo in Guangzhou from June 26-28, 2019.The Jamaican water company, Lifespan, was awarded an exclusive Caribbean and Latin American invitation to participate in the drinking Water Expo.

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Turning a promise to mom into reality

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The decision to become a pilot, much like most other young aviators, was one that was made by private pilot Richard Gordon at the tender age of four.Gordon found himself to be fascinated with planes while making trips to the airport as a child and while listening to his older brother profess his love for planes.

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Instruments of Grace and Hope

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The Anglican Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands convened its 149th Synod last week in the city of Montego Bay. Some 118 elected members of the synod, representing congregations from across the island and Cayman, as well as approximately 100 clergy and church workers met under the theme Intentional Disciples: Instruments of Grace and Hope from April 23-26.

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Senate welcomes back Crawford, and initiates Haughton

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The Senate welcomed two young members — Damion Crawford and Dr Andre Haughton — to its membership with their swearing-in at Friday’s sitting.

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Johnny Lee found dead in St Elizabeth

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Eight years after he told his story about a rare speech disorder, John “Johnny” Lee was found dead near his home at Tower Hill, close to Watchwell in St Elizabeth, last Thursday morning.

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‘Story of our Lives’ art show opens in style

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 The ‘Story of our Lives’, a historic art show by philosophical photographer Adrian McDonald, drew many admirers into its focus at its launch last Friday at Toyota Jamaica in St Andrew.According to 30-year-old McDonald, his photography is a representation of the Jamaican lifestyle, spirituality and concept.

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