Chasing history - Thomas-Dodd, Jackson, McPherson look to make mark in Doha

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DOHA, Qatar: When quarter-milers Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson line up in the women’s 400m final at the World Championships tonight, not only will they be looking to continue a rich tradition, but they will also be chasing history…

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Pharmacists won’t lose out from Zantac halt - No cause for alarm, says McNellie

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has halted the importation of a common heartburn medication, Ranitidine, with immediate effect. The move followed a report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other international bodies…

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‘Harmless’ vaping theory going up in smoke - Smoke shop operator defends practice, fatalities recorded in US

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Large numbers of smokers and non-smokers alike have in recent years been picking up the use of e-cigarettes, the practice known as vaping, as a ‘safer’ alternative, but the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is raising concerns about the harm…

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‘Withdraw it’ - Gov’t told to rethink 50-year increase in period of exemption from public access to Cabinet documents

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Several stakeholders focused on holding those in power to account yesterday lashed out after revelations that Government is seeking amendments to the Access to Information Act that would increase the exemption period for public access to Cabinet…

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Bernard reassignment quashed - Supreme Court shuts down government move on permanent secretary

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the government’s decision to transfer and demote Dean-Roy Bernard from his position as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Informantion to director general in the Ministry of Finance and…

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DOHA 2019 | Danniel Thomas-Dodd wins silver in Shot Put

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Danniel Thomas-Dodd captured a silver medal in the women’s shot put at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar today. The 26-year-old, who is the national record holder, threw 19.47m to finish second in the event. This is Thomas-Dodd…

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Man disarmed following tussle at St James nightclub, in custody

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A firearm was handed over to police in St James and a man taken into custody following an incident in Johns Hall this morning. It is reported that 11:00  the complainant was leaving a nightclub when he was attacked by a man who hit him…

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Junction Road in St Mary traffic restriction extended to mid-October

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Contractors working on reconstructing the Junction road in St Mary have been given an additional two weeks to complete excavation works at Broadgate. The National Works Agency (NWA) says this will necessitate the extension of the six-hour road…

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UK marks house where Bob Marley, Wailers lived

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LONDON (AP) — Musician and songwriter Bob Marley has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at the west London address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977. The Jamaica-born reggae star joins John Lennon, Freddie…

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DOHA 2019 | Shericka Jackson takes bronze in 400m final

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Shericka Jackson increased Jamaica’s medal tally to six taking bronze in the Women’s 400m final at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Jackson came home in a lifetime best of 49.47 seconds. Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain won the world…

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