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Militant group IS has been defeated

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) today announced that the five-year reign of terror by the militant group Islamic State (IS) is over. According to the SDF, the last remaining IS militants were defeated in Syria in recent days. "...
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Top aide to Guaido accused of terrorist plot

A top aide to Venezuela’s Opposition Leader Juan Guaido is facing terrorism charges after he was arrested by the Nicolas Maduro government. Roberto Marrero, 49, chief of staff to the self-declared interim Venezuelan president, is accused of...
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‘Tracks man run this school!’ - Abused teacher blasts Calabar for shielding Champs stars

Calabar High physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, the man at the centre of assault allegations involving two of the school’s biggest track and field stars, De’Jour Russell and Christopher Taylor, has chastised the school’s administration for dragging its...
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Demise of ‘Pinky’ a major success – Supt Ellis

Western Bureau: The death of top-flight St James gangster, 23-year-old Amoy ‘Pinky’ Young, who was killed in a confrontation with the police in Granville on Thursday, is being hailed by the police as a major breakthrough in its effort to neutralise...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Negrilliers view ‘New Negril’ master plan with high suspicion

Students of the Moneague College School of Humanities, (from left), Vanessa Alexander, Tedeisha Graham and Savina Wallace take time out from the social-work symposium for a photo opportunity.

Moneague College holds social-work symposium

Scores of tertiary-level students benefited from the inaugural one-day symposium on social work held on Thursday at the Moneague College in St Ann under the theme ‘Social Work, Gender and Sexuality; Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion’. The...
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Taneisha Smith hanging by a thread of hope

It has been a long, rocky road for 28-year-old Taneisha Smith, and, the bumpy ride doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. Two years ago, Smith was diagnosed with stage one endometrial cancer, resulting in her doing a total hysterectomy with a...
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Boyz face tricky El Salvador task

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz continue their quest for CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification when they meet hosts El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador this evening at 9 o’clock, Jamaica time. Theodore Whitmore’s side is...
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CHAMPS 2019 event predictions

GIRLS CLASS FOUR 100M Jounaee Armstrong (Imm) Kacian Thompson (St C) Cameo Whyte (Hol) 200M Taiefa Gowie (Hyd) Krystal Hoolong (STJ) Camio Whyte (Hol) 70MH Habibah Harris (Ste) Moya Edwards (STJ) Jada Nembhard (STJ) Long Jump Jounee...
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Marcus James, CEO of Access Financial Services Limited.

Micro lender fears business fallout from regulated rates

Few microfinance companies have finalised their review of the legislation that will soon police their business practices, but those who have are worried. One of the top companies in the field, Access Financial Services Limited, warned this week...
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Norbrook, Pure partners have regional designs for merged ice business

Norbrook Equity Partners is working on a plan that aims to develop ice supply into a regional market. It starts with the $350 million that the investment holding company Norbrook and its joint-venture partners in Pure National Limited, PNL, are...
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Chozenn’s ‘Bawl Out’ receives IRAWMA nod

Reggae gospel artiste Chozenn has said that his recent International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) nomination is simply a manifestation of the fruits of his labour and a confirmation of his mandate. On Wednesday morning, a jubilant Chozenn...
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Gleaner Editors' Forum | Countdown to KingstOOn Animation Festival 3

Local animators and illustrators should ready their sketch pads, tablets and laptops – and gear up for next month’s return of the KingstOOn Animation Festival. Created for the benefit of a fledgling animation industry, KingstOOn features workshops...
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Editorial | Looking after the police

We applaud the Government’s plan to renovate 100 police stations across the island as a most deserving project. The crumbling infrastructure that is commonly seen in most police stations has long been a source of discomfort for the police and the...
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Tony Deyal | In sickness or in health?

“Doctor Bell fell down the well And broke his collar bone, Doctors should attend the sick And leave the well alone.” That would be great advice if doctors were able to easily determine who is sick and who is well, but while this sounds...
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Letter of the Day | JET’s concerns about the New Negril master plan

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write in response to a series of articles in The Gleaner’s Hospitality Jamaica section on Wednesday, March 12, 2019 regarding the development of the ‘New Negril’ master plan by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA...
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Problem solving at KPH

THE EDITOR, Sir: “This is acrobatics!” exclaimed the general surgeon as she discussed and deliberated with the anaesthetists while trying to solve an internal problem pre-operatively. Non-functioning machines, improper adaptors, British models,...
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Forces detain key aide to opposition leader

CARACAS (AP): Masked security forces detained a key aide to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in a raid on his home early yesterday, arriving in a convoy of vehicles and breaking down his door in a show of force that escalated tensions with...
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Red Cross pours aid into Mozambique

CHIMANIMANI (AP): The Red Cross says it is sending emergency sanitation and water facilities to the hard-hit Mozambique port of Beira and is appealing for 10 million Swiss francs to help 75,000 of the worst affected people. Jamie LeSueur, who heads...
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