Rift Over - New agri minister drops $2b claim for coconut growers’ money

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Audley Shaw, the newly appointed minister of industry, commerce, agri-culture and fisheries, yesterday announced that Cabinet had dropped demands for $2 billion from dividend earned on Seprod shares owned by the Coconut Industry Board.The decision…

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Members who deny Seventh-day Adventists jobs will be terminated - PSOJ president

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Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says that action will be taken against member companies if they are found denying Seventh-day Adventists jobs simply because of their faith.Speaking yesterday on the…

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Winnie forever free! - Anti-apartheid campaigner’s fight ends at 81; leaders hail Mandela for her strength

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The profound impact that Winnie Mandela had on some of the nation’s leaders was reflected yesterday as they hailed the woman known for standing by the side of Nelson Mandela during a time when chaos reigned in South Africa and the fight was on to…

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‘Part of my Soul’ took Davis closer to Winnie

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Carlene Davis was enjoying a laid-back Easter Monday morning when she learnt that Winnie Mandela had died, and her day changed. “I did not know that she was ailing. It came as a shock,” Davis told The Gleaner. “The news sank in, and I was travelling…

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Beware of attractive overseas work offers - Teacher warns others after bad experience

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After being sold the idea of travelling to the Dominican Republic to work as a teacher at a particular school in the summer of 2017, Alwyn Allen jumped on the opportunity.He told The Gleaner recently that he did an interview at that country’s…

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Offering safe hands

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Pension crisis - Startling figures suggest Jamaican workers neglecting to save for future

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Frightening figures from the country’s private pension scheme regulator have shown that only a handful of the Jamaican population have a pension plan, leading experts to warn of the possibility of an old-age poverty crisis if there isn’t a…

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Three-way battle - NW St Ann JLP councillors back Ruel Reid’s candidacy, Lawrence not budging

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Ruel Reid, education minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) aspiring candidate for North West St Ann, received the strong backing of all four councillors in the constituency last week at a meeting held at the Brown’s Town Community College.The JLP…

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Twenty minutes with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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Reprinted from an interview published in Flair Magazine on May 17, 1999.She is courageous, strong, beautiful, controversial and widely idolised by poor South Africans. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has a strong support base in the African National…

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Sabbath agony - US State Department report highlights job challenges for Saturday churchgoers

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Seventh-day Adventists are sometimes finding it difficult to get and keep work because of their observance of the Sabbath from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.That’s according to the latest International Religious Freedom Report published by…

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