#ReturnToLondon: Favourite Elaine Thompson powers into 100m final

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Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has easily booked her place in this afternoon’s final of the women’s 100 metres at IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. Thompson advanced after she won her semi-final in a…

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Great & Gracious - Usain wows London despite defeat

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London, England:Bronze.He wouldn’t be Usain Bolt if he didn’t end his career like he led it - with another first.Bolt closed the lid on a spell that will go down as one of the most dominant and impactful sporting careers ever; with the first-ever…

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Stunned! - Half-Way Tree party ends early after Bolt’s bronze

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In seconds, shouts of jubilation in Half-Way Tree Square turned to anguish as defeat soaked into the psyche of those who turned out to witness Usain Bolt’s last individual race yesterday.The sprint legend, after a slow start, fought his way back to…

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Bolt made us proud - Grange

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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed immense pride after watching Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake compete in the men’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in London.Grange and Prime Minister Andrew…

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Independence error! - Only 27% of Jamaicans think the country would be in a worse position if it had remained a British colony

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Even though the history books have recorded 55 years of political Independence, almost half of the country still believe Jamaica made a wrong move when it decided to go it alone on August 6, 1962.A recently conducted Gleaner-commissioned Bill…

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A galaxy of stars - Jamaicans list sporting feats as the country’s top achievements since 1962

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Merlene Ottey, Michael Holding, Lindy Delapenha, Deon Hemmings, and the list could go on and on of the sporting greats who have emerged from Jamaica since Independence, and their achievements on the world stage have caused Jamaicans to rate sporting…

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FLA’s failure … Prompts call for new approach to appointing state boards

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Outspoken Trelawny churchman, the Reverend Devere Nugent, has flayed the political system for the imbroglio now engulfing the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).According to Nugent, the way the boards of state agencies are appointed by the Government…

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PSOJ calls for fast-tracking of public-sector boards accountability framework

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has renewed its call for the Government to fast-track proposed changes to the appointment and structure of public-sector boards.According to PSOJ President Paul Scott, the need for this change is…

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Hurry up with probes into scandal-hit FLA - NIA

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The anti-corruption lobby group National Integrity Action (NIA) is calling for a speedy conclusion of investigation into the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) after reports of the granting of gun permits to people of questionable…

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‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’ - All set for Independence Grand Gala

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Scores of persons yesterday flocked the ticket office at the National Stadium trying to secure tickets for the Independence Grand Gala slated for today.Culture Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has vowed that today’s celebration of the island’s culture…

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