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GG blames lack of education for social ills

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WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says lack of education among the nation’s people is behind the growing social problems, including the rise in crime and violence, that is plaguing the nation.Giving the keynote address at…

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Where’s the money for Tianna?

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WESTERN BUREAU:A young mother is crying foul after she was left holding hospital bills totalling US$80,000 (J$10 million) relating to her late cancer-stricken daughter, Tianna Ken, who was treated by three US medical facilities.The mother, Lacie-Ann…

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Economic bomb! - King sounds alarm over Trump’s threat to impose levy on aluminium import

Gleaner on March 5th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Economist Dr Damien King has sounded an ominous warning that the threat of United States President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and alumina is dangerous and will make countries poorer.There are possible implications for Jamaica…

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EOJ expects smooth sailing despite electronic verification of voters

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will be trying to prevent long delays when voters in St Andrew North West and the Norman Gardens local government division turn out to vote today.The electronic voter identification system will be used in today…

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Nigel Clarke leaves colonial - taste in Bunting’s mouth - Former minister says JLP candidate mimics aspirations of colonial masters

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Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting has painted a picture of Dr Nigel Clarke, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate down to contest today’s by-election for the North West St Andrew seat, against the backdrop of the dark colonial…

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Clarke starts favourite with Hayle looking to upset

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Electors numbering 30,216 will be eligible to vote in today’s by-election in St Andrew North West, an increase of 1,187 more than were eligible ahead of the February 2016 general election which was won comfortably by Derrick Smith on a Jamaica…

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Tufton urges churches to help curb lifestyle diseases

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Admonishing faith-based institutions to do more for the health and wellness of their congregations, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that Jamaica’s alarmingly high level of lifestyle diseases and deaths can only be reduced with greater…

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JLP councillor’s death sparks sadness

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It was a day of mourning for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) following the untimely death of one of its councillors in a vehicular accident along Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, early Sunday morning.Dead is Owen Palmer, 52-year-old…

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Peace Day to be observed in ZOSO communities

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The zones of special operations (ZOSOs) will be two locations where activities will take place on Peace Day, tomorrow, under the theme ‘Peace Wi Seh’.Spearheaded by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with Peace and Love in…

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Occupational safety body to deepen partnerships as it lobbies for legislation

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Newly elected president of the Jamaica Occupational Health and Safety Professionals Association (JOHSPA) Janice Green says that the organisation is set to deepen collaboration with local and international partners to lobby the passing of the Jamaica…

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