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French frenzy! - Les Bleus bask in World Cup glory

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PARIS (AP):France fans did justice to the national team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, pouring into Paris’ Champs-ElysÈes Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate with cheers, stomping, and song in an explosion of…

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JACRA takes on coconut, amid challenges

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Effective today, all applications for permits to import or export coconut products and/or substitutes must be submitted to the Jamaica Agricultural Com-modities Regulatory Authorities (JACRA) at 1 Willie Henry Drive, Kingston 11.All permits,…

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Blaze at MoBay dump to be controlled by Wednesday

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Audley Gordon, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says that a fire believed to be set by arsonists at the Retirement dump in St James will be brought under control by Wednesday.Smoke from the fire is said to…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Embalmers distance industry from leaking fluids to gangsters

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As the police continue their probe into reports that gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high, members of the newly formed Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Home Directors last week distanced themselves from any…

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Let your voices be heard, parents - Thwaites

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Even as persons celebrated with Lennon Richards who took over as president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) on Saturday, the Reverend Ronald Thwaites is urging the organisation to play a greater role in the formation of…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | No training school for ‘dead man’ handlers

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Certified funeral directors and embalmers are of the view that the absence of a training institution for persons aspiring to enter the sector is one of the main factors fuelling the growth of so-called fly-by-night operators who are said to be…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Fun in funerals! - Weird actions, requests of relatives leave funeral directors in stitches!

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The death of a loved one is often guaranteed to elicit an unending stream of tears from those left behind. But those who prepare them for their final resting place say the requests of relatives, especially from intimate partners, often leave them in…

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Third-wave feminism a threat to civilisation - West

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Third-wave feminists, the supposed group of people behind the present efforts to legalise abortion in Jamaica, are an extreme and dangerous group who are hostile to culture and civilisation as we know it, says Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica…

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Phillips leads PNP delegation to Sao Paulo Forum in Cuba

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Dr Peter Phillips, president of the People’s National Party, yesterday led a high-level delegation to Havana, Cuba, to attend the Sao Paulo Forum, under the theme ‘Latin American and Caribbean Unity’.The forum, which brings together a grouping of…

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Toddler critical, one dead in motor vehicle accident

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A two-year-old remains critical in hospital following a three-vehicle collision that also claimed the life of a pedal cyclist along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, Saturday night.Forty-year-old musician Chadwick Buchanan, who goes by the…

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