Girls strike gold - Women’s sprint relay team mine Ja’s third gold of World Championships; Ricketts takes triple jump silver

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DOHA, Qatar: Jamaica’s 4×100m relay gold medal on yesterday’s penultimate day of the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, not only returned the country to the top of the World Championships women’s sprint relay hill, but again gave the world a…

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Teen seeks justice after ‘terrorist’ labe

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A teenager who was detained by the police for 10 days in April 2015 at a juvenile detention centre in Kingston on suspicion that he was planning to join a terrorist group in Turkey, is now fighting a legal battle for the government to compensate…

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No point jailing deadbeat dads if they’re broke – Chuck

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Despite the fact that they can be imprisoned for non-payment of child maintenance fees, nearly 5,000 fathers are being taken to court by Jamaican women for child maintenance every year. While mothers complain bitterly, Justice Minister Delroy…

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Mother of two fosters three - Hanover family gives state-ward sisters a chance at brighter future

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Becoming a foster parent was a role Delrose Phillips knew she wanted to play, even before she was of age. The Hanover native, in recounting her experience as a foster parent, said her upbringing was a major deciding factor. “It’s something that I…

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Time for tourism talk on cosmetic surgery - Surgeon says stars aligning, product nears sustainable levels

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When the conversation surrounding medical tourism in Jamaica is again being had, it wouldn’t hurt to promote or add cosmetic surgery to that list. That’s according to weight loss, laparoscopic, and general surgeon, Dr Alfred Dawes. Medical tourism…

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Editors’ Forum | Corruption ghosts haunt NSWMA - Garbage collection agency puts accountability structure in place to prevent Petrojam–like scandals

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Haunted by ghosts of political interference, allegations of corruption, mismanagement, and the mystery fire in 2011 which razed the record-keeping section of its Half-Way Tree Road head office, officials of the National Solid Waste Management…

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DPP: Ruel Reid case won’t be rushed

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Western Bureau: Declaring that Jamaica is not a banana republic, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has said that allegations against booted Minister of Education Ruel Reid will be handled appropriately, and that her office will…

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Editors’ Forum | Political decorum classes wanted for new caretakers - Newcomers urged to get lessons on laws, political behaviour

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A call has been made for the Office of the Political Ombudsman (OPO) to hold orientation classes and refresher courses for individuals preparing to run for political seats to mitigate some of the utterances made on the platform. Orette Fisher,…

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Phillips accuses PM of ‘untrue, self-serving’ claims about Cabinet secrecy convo

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is taking issue with claims by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the two political leaders had come to an agreement ahead of the Government’s tabling last week of resolutions aimed at increasing the…

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UWI FC, Waterhouse clash in RSPL feature

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Waterhouse FC will be seeking to put the disappointment of failing to advance in the Concacaf Champions League behind them when they journey to the Mona Bowl to challenge home team UWI FC in the Red Stripe Premier League. Last year’s beaten…

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