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Senior detectives assigned to probe pastor's killing - Chang

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says senior police investigators have been assigned to probe the killing of Pastor James Johnson inside his St Catherine church on Thursday evening. Chang revealed, in a statement yesterday, that the team...
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Spotlight on universal health care

The issue of universal health coverage will be put under the spotlight tomorrow when the Liguanea Chapter of the Order of St Luke and the Church of St Margaret stage a panel discussion to focus on this controversial issue.   The panel...
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A dark day for the Church - murder of young pastor leaves members in shock

The heartbreak of trying to absorb the shooting death of one of its own was overwhelming for the community of the Church of God of Prophecy, yesterday.On Thursday evening, Pastor James Johnson, who was ordained a minister in 2014 and who served as...
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'Arm them!' - Senator wants more Jamaicans to have weapons to defend themselves

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more "ordinary" Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that "maybe the time has come" to consider giving "regular,...
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Let there be light! - Enfield residents to get electricity

ENFIELD, St Mary:For more than 20 years, residents in Enfield, St Mary, have been without consistent electrical power, a situation that has exposed them to criminal elements, especially at nights. However, thanks to a partnership agreement, that is about to...
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EROC chairman touts gov't policy targeting inflation

Co-chairman of the Economic Reform Oversight Committee (EROC) Keith Duncan is backing the government’s latest policy move to target inflation touting, suggesting that it will protect pensioners and savers.   Duncan, who was speaking...
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They are students first - Wellington defends ISSA's academic rules at TVJ Sports Town Hall

Keith Wellington, the vice-president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), used the second RJRGleaner Sports Town Hall on Thursday evening to remind Jamaica why academic requirements are imposed on student-athletes.Wellington was...
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We are getting there - XLCR coach pleased with team's progress

Daniel Riley, coach of Excelsior High School's Manning Cup team, believes that his outfit is steadily building momentum after recording their third straight victory in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition yesterday.Excelsior, playing on...
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JMMB eyes unsecured credit, indebted ventures to drive growth - Moves to Phase III of multi-market strategic programme

In a tour de force lasting close to five hours on Wednesday, JMMB Group CEO Keith Duncan and country managers in the Dominican...
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Artisanal coffee processor Trumpet Tree tripling output - Hunting markets in Canada and Japan

In three years, Arthur McGowan expects his midsize business, Constitution Hill Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory Limited, will be processing around 60,000 boxes of...
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Business or politics? - Entertainers performing on the campaign trail

Whenever on the campaign trail, or other political events such as rallies, both political parties tend to employ the services of popular entertainers.In recent weeks, artistes such as Teejay, Rygin King and Wayne Marshall have graced political...
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Lorna Goodison in workshops at Yale

Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a group of writers who received the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University earlier this year. Goodison and seven other creative minds were honoured for their literary achievements and...
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Editorial | Who hires a killer?

The rumour mill is churning furiously as questions swirl over Thursday's murder of the young St Catherine pastor, James Johnson. He was reportedly shot in the back while teaching a class in church.One of the early theories is that this may have been...
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Tony Deyal | National pride and prejudice

The guntalk, boasting, jibes, name-calling, praying for DJ Bravo not to bowl and then the elation when his team won, the highs, lows, and mediocrity made me think of the dumbest wars that were ever fought, threatened or contemplated. For example, a...
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Letter of the Day | Stop terrorising us with noise

THE EDITOR, Sir:Noise nuisance is a form of torture. Jamaica is an island with homes strung out along busy roads. At midnight, 2 a.m. or 4 a.m., truck and bus drivers frequently toot their horns for extended periods, even when few or no other...
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Don't dehumanise the disabled

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am profoundly disheartened by our society's callous indifference to the plight of disabled Jamaicans. In Jamaica, a disproportionate number of persons with disabilities have limited or virtually no access to basic amenities and...
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EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

SALZBURG (AP):Britain and its European Union partners failed yesterday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal...
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Puerto Rico marks one year since Maria with choirs, protests

SAN JUAN (AP):The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.The serenade in Yabucoa...
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