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Former PIOJ boss Colin Bullock has died

Former director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Colin Bullock has died. Bullock, who had been ailing for some time, died Wednesday afternoon in hospital.
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Crisis in courts - DPP slaps legislators for failing to understand justice system concerns

The nation's chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, yesterday confronted lawmakers with a grim description of how justice is being dispensed in some criminal courts, particularly in rural areas, and told them bluntly that it was the result of a lack of...
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Help coming for Ja’s ailing justice system - Commonwealth meeting looks for solutions for old and new problems

Jamaica’s ailing justice system could be given a lifeline when the Commonwealth Secretariat unveils a package of legislative reform tools following a meeting of the groups’ law ministers in Nassau, Bahamas, which ends today...
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Earth Today | Soils aren't dirt - Local scientist urges priority for healthy land use

WITH SOILS the second largest carbon store after oceans, one local scientist is insisting they must be given their due as Jamaica boosts efforts to minimise the threats of a changing climate."I think that any discussion surrounding climate change...
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Earth Today | New website provides look into Jamaica's climate projects

JAMAICANS NOW have the opportunity to get in the know about their island's efforts to minimise the fallout from extreme hurricanes and other climate change impacts, thanks to the launch of a new website: www.ppcrja.org.jm.The site was activated by...
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JC in quarter-finals after fixture confusion

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) are through to the quarter final round of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup after a 5-2 aggregate win over Charlie Smith.However, head coach Miguel Coley was not pleased with the fixture confusion by the Inter-...
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Hubert Lawrence | Well done, Stephen Francis

It's a sign of how important success in track and field is to Jamaica that the sport's operatives often get national awards. Just days ago, volunteer official Ian Forbes and coaches Stephen Francis and Maurice Wilson stood in the spotlight on...
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Brazil Senate confronts court, reseats suspended lawmaker

The Senate rejected a decision of Brazil's top court and returned a suspended lawmaker to his post Tuesday, in what critics said was the latest self-protection move by politicians accused of corruption.Former presidential candidate Aecio Neves was...
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Paramount returns grow amid recruitment

Lubricants company Paramount Trading Jamaica Limited more than doubled its first-quarter profit, boosted by a nearly one-third spike in revenue.CEO...
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Nadine Sutherland’s 1980s Flashback to Tosh

The Tastee Talent Contest judges did not know what was coming their way when 11-year-old Nadine Sutherland performed Peter Tosh's Buk-in-Hamm Palace.The single spoke of music and herb as the healing of the...
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Special lines, delivery throughout Stony Hill

I do not really like basketball, but in the 1990s, I hardly missed a televised game with Michael Jordan. It was not that the Chicago Bulls were 'threepeating' in the NBA - if tuning in to winners was the objective, I would have gone on to watch...
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Editorial | PM must get out front on Denham Town ZOSO

It is still very early to contemplate a verdict on the effectiveness of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO), the government's initiative for fighting crime by sending the security forces into communities to displace criminals, to be followed by a...
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Mark Wignall | No easy fix for Denham Town

If we exercised our collective imagination to its fullest and most adventuresome, it's not too difficult a stretch to make the case that the entire length and breadth of Jamaica is one big special zone needing urgent intervention.That is hyperbole,...
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Letter of the Day | Who will lead change in education?

THE EDITOR, Sir:I do agree with the editorial 'Dr Lambert and critical thinking' (The Gleaner, October 17, 2017), that the intervention by the university lecturer will stimulate further discussion on this matter of...
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The great Jamaican taste

THE EDITOR, Sir:Although the US fast-food chain McDonald's Corp no longer have a presence in Jamaica, the United Kingdom arm have come up with a new range of limited hamburger meals under their theme 'Great Tastes of the World'. The range consist of...
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Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

NEW YORK (AP):Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues.They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported yesterday. Bees are...
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Obama campaigning as he returns to political life

WASHINGTON (AP):Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight. Obama will publicly stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey today in preparation for this fall's elections.Obama will first...
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Authentically Jamaican

When guests turned up for the 19th anniversary celebration of Couples Negril, they were in for a real treat-literally. With the roots, rock, reggae theme, the menu followed suite with an island roots theme teeming with authentic Jamaican...
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The Collection MoDA and WISYNCO in beach clean up

Sprite and WISYNCO partnered with The Collection MoDA last Saturday, for the Sprite RFRSH N’ Recycle Beach Clean Up on the Palisadoes strip. The highly anticipated fashion show, led by founder Kerry-Ann Clarke, brought out local...
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Pier 1 rated among the best

The night was cool, the air crisp, and two food aficionados were eagerly waiting for the palatable 'pierring' of a lifetime.Restaurant Week Ambassador Matthew Robinson and his date, the lovely Amanda Mitchell, arrived at the enchanting Pier 1 in...
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The Office gets the flavour just right

The Office Sports Bar and Lounge are one of the new kids on the block. The vibrant and warm spirited Dahlia Harris came not quite sure as to what to expect on the Office's RW menu.She had a few choices for an...
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