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Haile Selassie schoolboy footballer struck by lightning after match called off

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A footballer of the Haile Selassie High School in Kingston has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning, during an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game against the visiting Cumberland High School on Tuesday afternoon.

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DACRES DELIVERS - Nat’l record holder holds nerve to bag World Champs discus silver

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DOHA, Qatar: At the 2017 World Championships, Fedrick Dacres entered the ring at the London Olympic Stadium as the second best discus thrower on the planet and a huge favourite for a historic first Jamaican medal in the event. An underwhelming 65…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Charles: Political garrisons still thriving despite fall in violence

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Political violence may be on the decline since reaching a bloody climax in the 1980s, but according to researchers, garrison communities and their dons continue to stymie Jamaica’s elections and democracy despite numerous promises from politicians…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Greater push needed to rid public spaces of post-election campaign material

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Orette Fisher, electoral consultant and former director of elections, last week pitched a solution to the problem of flags and other paraphernalia which remain in constituencies after an election period. Sharing that he has observed elections in a…

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Warmington retiring from politics

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Everald Warmington is to exit the political scene and will not contest in the next general election for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Warmington, 67, made the announcement at a JLP Area Council Two meeting on Sunday. “I won’t be around for much…

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Manchester MC Fraud Trial | Expert measured house with gazebos, Jacuzzi as no drawings found

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Mandeville, Manchester: A technical expert from the Integrity Commission who was called to the stand yesterday in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial said he did not find any architectural drawings of a property to be investigated….

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One PNP loyalists get top posts in party hierarchy

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The political loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips who stood by him during the presidential challenge settled last month have been rewarded with top positions in the party. The campaign director for Phillips’ One…

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Dominic tops St Elizabeth spelldown

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Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth: Top five 1. Dominic Wynter, Munro College 2. Melanie Loney, Cransbrook Primary 3. Jordane Atkinson, Burnt Savannah Primary 4. Nassine Richards, Balaclava Primary 5. Kimberly Rhoden, Sydney Pagon Primary Top Boy:…

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News Briefs

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Accused bike robber charged Twenty-year-old France Gardener of Eden Hill, St Mary, has been charged with the armed robbery of three persons in Jacks River in the parish on June 27. Reports from the Oracabessa Police are that about 10:45 p.m.,…

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‘Secret’…Gov’t wants disclosure of Cabinet documents barred for 70 years

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Jamaicans seeking to access Cabinet documents under the Access to Information Act could have to wait an additional 50 years before they can view those files. Minister without portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and…

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