‘One PNP’ three years in the making - Phillips’ sights set on being prime minister, wants to hand party over to youth

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With his eyes sharply focused on sitting in Jamaica House as prime minister in the near future, Dr Peter Phillips is insisting that the People’s National Party (PNP) will not be derailed by the pending leadership challenge as it continues to…

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Painful three years - Bunting wants rise of sleepy, stubborn PNP

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According to Peter Bunting, for him personally, it has been a politically painful three years since his party’s 2016 general election defeat. Hence, he was forced to respond to the call from frustrated Comrades desperate for change and…

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Evolution of the male sex symbol in dancehall - From Shabba Ranks to Dexta Daps

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The dancehall has always been presented as the ultimate playground for sex. Sexually charged lyrics and intimate moments between artistes and fans on stage have ruled the dancehall sphere since the ‘90s. Rexton Gordon also known as Shabba Ranks,…

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‘Murderer, blood is on your shoulders’ - Samuel Martin remembered for inspiration, kindness

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Reverend Astor Carlyle, rector of Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew, began his homily yesterday for the life of deceased lecturer and scholar Samuel Martin by chanting the lyrics of Buju Banton’s iconic single, Murderer. “Murderer, blood…

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Major health fear - NCDs cause spike in sales of critical-illness insurance

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The fear of being diagnosed with cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has triggered a shift in life insurance buying habits among Jamaicans, resulting in 25 per cent of new policies bought over the last three years falling in the…

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Cyber thieves run rampant - Jamaica suffering billions in losses from online crime

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Jamaica lost in excess of J$12 billion to cybercrime in 2016 alone, and, given evidence that Eastern European hackers are among those cashing in on this lucrative industry, Director of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency Colonel…

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Hundreds attend tributes-filled farewell for Martin Henry

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There were many tributes - 17 of them - and most would exceed the four-minute countdown mounted on a digital clock in an aisle of the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Andrew on Sunday for the funeral of Gleaner columnist and university administrator Martin Henry.

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Sparkling clean - Young entrepreneur launches housekeeping business

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In an age when entrepreneurship is being touted as a way to beat unemployment, a young St Ann woman has taken the initiative to start a business venture that caters to the needs of householders and business owners. Using her initials, Kimayia…

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Health + Tech | Healthcare apps facilitate patient engagement

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A s people become more health conscious, there is a need to increase promotion of their involvement in their own care and give them the means by which to participate. The world has been steadily changing for the last three decades, becoming…

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Mariko Kagoshima | Online danger and children in a digital world

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Globally, more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day. That is a new child every half second. This is the staggering speed at which digital engagement is growing in an era where children are becoming increasingly dependent on…

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