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Grenada PM contemplates decriminalising marijuana

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC –  Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell believes the time has come for Grenada to reconsider decriminalising the use of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs. “More and more we are hearing...
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86 killed in central Nigeria as farmers, herders clash

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Nigeria’s government said “scores” were killed but did not announce a death toll....
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Punishing pastors - Anglican bishop calls for PM's intervention after RGD institutes charge to register clergy as marriage officers

Several pastors across the island could surrender their marriage officer's licences in protest of a decision by the Registrar General's Department (RGD) to charge them $10,000 to register, plus an annual registration fee.The pastors are also upset...
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Phillips: Petrojam the mother of all scandals - PNP steps up calls for Wheatley to go

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is calling for the immediate resignation of Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley for what he has described as "the mother of all scandals" at the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam."It has all the ingredients of all...
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Football Fever | With luck, Kane roars loudest for Three Lions

RUSSIA (AP):Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup.The England striker grabbed the game ball and kept it in his grasp after scoring a hat-trick in his team's 6-1 win over Panama yesterday.Those goals - two penalties and a lucky...
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Sectoral Presentations 2018-2019 | Horace Dalley: End the unfair system of contract work

The recent tragic death of Mr Odean Wood arising from an explosion at the Rockfort plant, operated by the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), is yet another reason for us to focus on this pernicious practice of contract work, which has...
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Brilliant Taylor - Calabar standout smashes national 400m junior record

Schoolboy Christopher Taylor upstaged his more senior athletes by taking home the Men's 400m title in 44.86 seconds, on the final day of the JAAA Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior and Senior Championships at the National Stadium yesterday....
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Pekerman dedicates Colombia win to defender

KAZAN, Russia (AP):Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his team's victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in an earlier match at the World Cup.The suspended midfielder was sent off in...
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Bid to oust JSE directors fizzles

An orchestrated but, in the end, under-supported bid by some shareholders to remove long serving board members of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited, the JSE Group, failed last Thursday, with all directors who were eligible for re-election returned....
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FHC ups the ante with 'deposit sale'

Loan sales have become one of the tools used by lenders to go after up new business using time-bound low interest rates as a hook for borrowers. And First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union, FHC, is no exception.But the credit union led by Roxann...
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GATFFEST Awards: folklore and sci-fi take top spots

The mission of the GATFFEST Film Festival is to produce content that has the potential to galvanise underdeveloped communities and encourage disenfranchised youth to action. This year's submissions produced just that and then some - with genres...
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Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom | Absurdity with moments of brilliance

At the beginning of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, there's a sense that this time, things are truly different. The once great and favoured park, is headed towards absolute destruction. No humans are in danger, but dinosaurs are about to become...
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Editorial | Hylton right about CARICOM's dispute settlement arrangements

Anthony Hylton, the opposition spokesman on physical planning, is one of the very few active politicians, among many who rail against the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with an appreciation of how the institutions of CARICOM function and how they...
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Michael Abrahams | The cruelty of Kingdom Hall

I must confess that I have ambivalent feelings toward Jehovah’s Witnesses. As members of a denomination, I have found them to be the most pleasant and friendly and I feel deep affection for all that I know....
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Letter of the Day | Don’t appeal to hypocrisy in Petrojam probe

THE EDITOR, Sir:If we start out on the premise that true justice is not dichotomous or variegated, then we may arrive at a fair and impartial conclusion from the investigation into these egregious allegations bedevilling Petrojam.The general...
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Rethink barring ex-cons from transport business

THE EDITOR, SirStand Up for Jamaica has taken note of proposals announced by Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague in regards to barring ex-inmates from participating in the public transportation system.While we understand the concerns for...
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Protesters block bus carrying immigrant kids

MCALLEN, Texas (AP):A group of immigrant rights protesters yesterday blocked a bus carrying immigrant children outside a United States-Mexico border processing facility.Local and state police were called in to help disperse the crowd and enable the...
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A-level maths paper leaked the night before the exam in the UK

The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom is reporting that an A-level math paper was allegedly leaked on the Internet the night before thousands of students sat the exam.The exams watchdog Ofqual said it was working with Pearson, the company...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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