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Professor Gordon Shirley is RJRGLEANER Man of the Year

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The RJRGLEANER Honour Awards gala began with nine nominees who had a chance to be named the 2017 Gleaner Man of the Year. In the end, there stood only one in the person of Professor Gordon Shirley, an outstanding public servant and…

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Bank Fee Bill dumped - Gov’t votes to reject proposed law

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AT THE end of an arduous legislative journey, the Banking Services Bill ended up on the scrap heap yesterday after 30 Government lawmakers rejected its passage in a close vote, which saw 29 opposition legislators supporting the proposed law….

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Holness backs down - PM to appoint chief justice ‘in short order’

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has bowed topublic pressure, announcing yesterday that “in short order”, he will appoint a permanent chief justice.Further, Holness appears to have backed away from statements he made as he sought to defend his decision…

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Residents call for clampdown in Spanish Town

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When gunmen ran roughshod over a birthday celebration in Thompson Pen, Spanish Town, in St Catherine on Sunday night, killing three and injuring a 10-year-old boy, it served to remind residents of the gravity of the crime infestation in their…

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BOJ seeking coin agents across the island

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Almost five months after it announced plans for demonetisation of one-, 10- and 25-cent coins, which are being taken out of circulation and will cease to be legal tender after tomorrow, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is yet to receive even one response…

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Shoot-out leaves one dead, disrupts court

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A shoot-out between the Spanish Town police and three gunmen travelling in a white Toyota Probox motor car resulted in one of the assailants being shot and killed by the police, and another who turned up at the Spanish Town Hospital seeking…

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Make PE mandatory for all students, says expert

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The Paediatric Association of Jamaica is strongly suggesting that physical education (PE) should no longer be optional after third form, but now be mandatory for all students up to grade 11.That call came from Dr Abigail Harrison, who heads the…

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Gas prices to go down by $2.73 Thursday

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Gasoline prices have been cut by almost $3 this week. Petrojam today announced that a litre of E-10 87 and E-10 90 will both go down by $2.73 effective Thursday. As a result, a litre of E-10 87 will sell for $120.62,…

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Early errors by Watson

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Anthony Watson, the first Jamaican to compete in the skeleton event at the Winter Games, had a nervous start in his Olympic debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Wednesday night (Thursday morning, South Korea time).   The 28-year-old…

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Minor earthquake in St Andrew

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The Earthquake Unit is reporting that communities in Chancery Hall, St Andrew were shaken by an earthquake early this morning. The unit says the quake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale with a depth of 11 kilometres. The earthquake occurred at…

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