Over 200 pounds of ganja seized at port

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The police say investigations are continuing into the seizure of over 200 pounds of ganja at the Port of Kingston last week Thursday. Approximately 222 pounds of ganja was found concealed in an export container. The police say the drug has a…

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UHWI under threat! - Overcrowding could cost hospital its accreditation to train doctors, nurses

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Administrators at Jamaica’s only teaching hospital, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), are fearful that it may lose this designation because of the chronic overcrowding at the facility.The 579-bed facility is bursting at its seams,…

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On the Corner with EPOC | Vote for policies and not politicians

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Vote for policies and not politiciansRyon JonesStaff ReporterResidents of St Thomas are chiding successive governments for not following through on plans to develop the eastern parish.Despite often complaining of being the forgotten parish, the…

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On the Corner with EPOC | Gov’t urged to lift party restrictions to aid small business

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Government urged to lift party restrictions to aid small businessSyranno BainesGleaner WriterIn declaring entertainment the lifeblood ofSt Thomas, one resident is resolute that the Government should establish special zones for party events within…

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UHWI’s prayer for peace in August Town

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Doctors at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), especially those based in the Accident and Emergency…

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No panic in South Korea - Despite war rhetoric, Jamaicans feel safe

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Despite the bellicose rhetoric between North Korean leader Kim Jung Un and United States President Donald Trump, Jamaicans living in South Korea have nothing to fear, says Heather Davis, a Jamaican national attending university in Seoul.Davis, who…

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Man fatally stabbed near Kgn Central Police, cops alerted by hospital officials

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The police were yesterday uncertain of the identity or gender of the person responsible for the stabbing death of a 51-year-old man in downtown Kingston.Donovan Miller is believed to have been stabbed following an altercation at 46 East Queen Street…

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We lack depth! - Track and field experts say talent pool too small to exclude coaches

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Two of Jamaica’s most respected voices in track and field believe that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) must do more to manage the conduct of coaches and athletes on national duty overseas.Since the 2017 IAAF World…

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We lack depth! - Track and field experts say talent pool too small to exclude coaches

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Two of Jamaica’s most respected voices in track and field believe that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) must do more to manage the conduct of coaches and athletes on national duty overseas.Since the 2017 IAAF World…

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Nevers : Stop overlooking males

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Veteran coach Winston Nevers has said that he has no intentions of becoming head coach of Jamaica’s senior netball team at the moment as he is focused on continuing his work building his club team Jamalco’s programme.Nevers, who has been coaching…

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