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The Latest: Trump says White House to fight House subpoenas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional investigations (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in...
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Penn Relays | Meet suspended after heavy rain, lightning

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Competition inside Franklin Field Stadium at the 125th staging of the Penn Relays has come to a halt and the stands cleared of spectators, due to persistent lightning.  The area...
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FAKE DRUG RING - Smugglers make millions in black market racket

Several players in Jamaica’s underworld, with assistance from unscrupulous medical practitioners, are now raking in millions of dollars from the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, an emerging frontier that can have deadly consequences for the...
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Men held for Skyers’ murder not named suspects – police

The three men who were taken into custody by investigators probing the gruesome murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle area of Red Hills are not being treated as suspects at this time, says Deputy Superintendent Gary...
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Clarke wades into forex spat - Warns market to view central bank critics with suspicion

WESTERN BUREAU: In an apparent swipe at the head of Jamaica’s most powerful business lobby, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday led a spirited defence of the central bank’s foreign exchange management, batting aside criticism of currency...
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Suicide leaves biggest casualties behind

With an average of one suicide per week in Jamaica, according to the police, another family is plunged into the abyss of psychological and emotional trauma that has the potential to last a lifetime. The Statistics and Information Management Unit of...
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Edwin Allen’s Brandy Hall (right) passes the baton to Tina Clayton during the heats of the High School girls 4x100m at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday. Edwin Allen won the heat in 44.21 seconds.

Edwin Allen send warning at Penns

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: With their Class Three and Class Two teams setting fire to the track all season, Edwin Allen’s 4x100m relay unit arrived at this year’s Penn Relay, as the most-talked-about team within the walls at the University of...
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‘Win it for the community’ - Waterhouse coach Gayle looks to bring peace to Drewsland with RSPL title

Having last won the title in 2006, Marcel Gayle, head coach of Waterhouse, said that his club is desperate to win this year’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title for the community. Waterhouse will face defending champions Portmore United in...
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Christopher Zacca, president & CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica.

Sagicor Jamaica in M&A mode

Year two of Christopher Zacca’s tenure as president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica brought record profit amid a restructuring of the accounting for resort investment Playa. But just in case anyone thought otherwise, Zacca is declaring he is...
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Wigton IPO subscribers top 10,000, but public sector applications lag

The number of applicants for shares in the Wigton Windfarm IPO has exceeded the 10,000 goal set by the Jamaican Government. But a representative of lead broker Mayberry Investments Limited, who confirmed the level of subscriptions, said “public...
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5 Questions With Patrice Roberts

Trinidadian soca singer Patrice Roberts continues to prove that she is an artistic force to be reckoned with. With a career that spans more than a decade, the entertainer released her largest volume of music for any carnival season in 2019 with 14...
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Tosh family files lawsuit against Bergen County Jail

The family of international reggae icon Peter Tosh has filed a lawsuit against Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, for failing to protect and uphold the human rights and the dignity of Tosh’s youngest son – Jawara McIntosh. The 39-year-...
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Editorial | Unshackle Integrity Commission, as IMF says

Prime Minister Andrew Holness must be adept at deciphering the short-hand of organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF). So, when the IMF talks about matters about public sector governance that are in need of urgent attention and...
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Peter Espeut | Binding the strong man

If there is one thing that the Donald Trump presidency of the United States is teaching the rest of the world is that effective checks and balances must be in place to guard against despotic political leaders. The Jamaican Constitution has several...
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Letter of the day | Too much ‘youthful exuberance’ from PNPYO

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent ramblings uttered by the president of the PNPYO have brought into sharper focus how uninformed many are about the mainstream operations of the People’s National Party (PNP). After listening to the YO’s reason why deputy...
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Clarifying the role of the Water Resources Authority

THE EDITOR, Sir: Note is taken of the Editorial comment in the Daily Gleaner (2019/04/22) regarding the reallocation of water from the National Irrigation Commission to the National Water Commission, in order to supply domestic water for proposed...
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‘Soul’ of America at stake - Biden launches 2020 bid warning

WASHINGTON (AP): Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring that the “soul of this nation” is at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter...
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South Carolina mulls firing squad as death penalty

COLUMBIA, SC (AP): South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would add firing squads to the state’s existing execution methods. The House Criminal Laws subcommittee on Thursday approved a Senate proposal that also changes South...
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The Wrong Mr Right

Handsome, sweet, smart and charming. All these characteristics mark the making of a beautiful relationship. There's just one problem. Something doesn’t feel right. And it's in no way the fault of either parties involved: it really wasn't meant to...
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Tryall Club's Richard Ferdinand celebrates birthday in style

Tryall Club's Director of Club Operation, Richard Ferdinand, combined work with his recent birthday celebration at the Tryall Club. After an electrifying fashion show production at the Tryall’s 1834 Great House, with designers Keneea Linton and...
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