Painful end - Women’s 4×100m bronze only bright spark on penultimate day of World Championships

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LONDON, England:The last image was painful, but his lasting image is covered in gold.Fifteen years after his golden introduction, Usain Bolt’s farewell from athletics did not come with the fairytale ending that his glorious career deserved.Instead,…

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We will always remember Bolt’s breathtaking brilliance - Grange

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The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has applauded members of Jamaica’s team for the performance in the IAAF World Championships, which ends today.”Today (yesterday), we witnessed the final act in the competitive…

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Sex warning from a dentist - Expert fears that oral sex could be causing problematic gum disease in Jamaica

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Researchers at the Montego Bay, St James-based International Postgraduate Medical College (IPMC) are raising concern that the practice of oral sex in Jamaica could be responsible for the outbreak of a gum disease which is proving challenging to…

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Bogus Beggar - Disabled at day, able-bodied at nights, man cons motorists out of money

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Scores of Jamaicans are being duped by an able-bodied man who pretends to be disabled as he begs motorists in the Half-Way Tree area of St Andrew daily.The man, who identified himself as 26-year-old Ricardo Allen, has been begging in the vicinity of…

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No stick-up! - Manchester High denies that students are being turned away if fee is not paid

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The administration of Manchester High School has moved to clear its name following allegations that it is among the institutions breaching government policy and sticking up parents to pay fees.Last week, reports surfaced of a parent who was turned…

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UDC stopped in its tracks - Court puts temporary block on takeover of Aquasol Beach Park

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The Supreme Court has put the brakes on the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which had moved to take back control of the Aquasol Beach Park in Montego Bay, St James, which the state entity leased to the private operator Reggae Adventure/AquaSol….

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From delinquent to degreed - High school dropout to UWI guild president

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He should never have been a graduate of a high school. The path was clear for him to be part of the statistics that represent juvenile delinquents and high school dropouts.But at 26, Oshane Grant holds the highest student post at the University of…

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Boys of ‘Hope’ - Animal therapy being used to save at-risk youth

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Unlike the animals he tends to at the Hope Zoo in Mona, St Andrew, 14-year-old Kkristoffe Campbell doesn’t want to spend any time being locked up.The Kingston College student is one of several youth deemed “at-risk” now benefiting from a Boys of…

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It’s harder to save at-risk boys - Newland-Martin

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For the last 43 years, Sarah Newland-Martin has been helping to transform the lives of at-risk boys, but the task has been getting more challenging in recent years.”Each year, it gets harder and harder because we are dealing with students who have…

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Speedier service - Sharp cut in waiting time convinces health ministry to add more private pharmacies to public DrugServe scheme

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Thirty-three more pharmacies are to be added to the Ministry of Health ‘Public Private Pharmacy (PPP) Partner Programme’ by March of next year after a successful seven-month pilot.The pilot programme, which has so far cost the government $11.3…

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