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‘Pot smoking joy seeker’…US presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faces scathing criticism from her father’

Gleaner on February 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

United States (US) presidential hopeful Kamala Harris faced scathing criticisms from her father for attributing her support for the legalisation of marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. “Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?…

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Gov’t, unions, private sector on collision course over IDT rulings

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At least one trade unionist has pushed back strongly against the wave of growing complaints from employers that the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is biased against them when they have disputes with employees. In a joint press release yesterday…

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Bloody Friday

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Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday…

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Alcohol manufacturers want say in crafting regulations

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As the Ministry of Health moves to create a national policy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages say that the development of the policy must involve industry players. Governor General Sir…

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Ward recounts nearly being crushed by truck in MoBay crash

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WESTERN BUREAU:
Montego Bay businessman Howard Ward missed being crushed to death on Monday morning when a truck careened across the median where the new ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign has been erected, hitting his Suzuki Swift car.

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CRH appeals to families to claim abandoned relatives

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WESTERN BUREAU:
Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, is urging the relatives of 41 social patients at the Mt Salem-based facility to collect their loved ones.

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Disabilities groups give lawmakers an eye-opener

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Combined Disabilities Association Executive Director Gloria Goffe’s presentation to Tuesday’s sitting of the Joint Select Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Bill, 2017, so impressed lawmakers that it elicited a commitment from Kavan Gayle to un

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News Briefs

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You can be charged, cops warn social media trolls
The police are again warning the members of the public that they could be charged under the Cybercrime Act and the Defamation Act for reckless social media posts.

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Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

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Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of…

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Thompson wins 60m thriller

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  After she opened her 2019 season at the Queens/Grace Jackson track meet last month, Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion, Elaine Thompson,  vowed that she will learn how to compete with an Achilles tendon injury that has become an…

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