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PNP NEC yet to formally accept treasurer's report unveiling funding scandal Audio

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the People’s National Party (PNP) says it has not formally accepted the report of treasurer Norman Horne claiming that some senior party members collected significant sums from private sector entities...
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Phillips says he has no evidence PNP members pocketed campaign money

The People's National Party (PNP's) national campaign director, Dr Peter Phillips, says he has no evidence to support the claim implied in the Norman Horne report that some members may have robbed the party of money that should have been used for the elections.
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'We're doing it right' - Reid highlights success of Education System Transformation Programme in national broadcast

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has expressed confidence in the improvements in schools being spearheaded by his ministry.In an address to the nation, aired last night, Reid explained that the ministry was in the final stages of the Education System...
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A mother's grief

Sharon Smith was on one of her usually short visits to Jamaica in December 2011 when she was bombarded with disturbing complaints about her then teenage son.Residents in the volatile Taylor Land, Bull Bay, St Andrew, community where the family lives...
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Tony Vendryes | The dangers of TV

God bless the folks who invented and developed television. Just imagine the joy and pleasure we have had from watching the Rio Olympics from the comfort of our homes or places of work. But too many hours of continuous watching can greatly increase...
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Jehovah's Witnesses prepare for 'loyal love'

More than 3,000 Jehovah's Witnesses attending last weekend's regional convention in Marlemont, St Catherine, were urged to prepare for the period of "loyal love, which will triumph over hatred".Held under the theme 'Remain Loyal to Jehovah', the...
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Coaching milestone for Francis

Elaine Thompson moved to the forefront of women's sprinting with her gold medals in the just concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.When she crossed the line first in the 100 metres in Rio, her victory vaulted coach Stephen Francis into an...
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T&T win U13 title in Pre-Cadet tourney

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) took honours on the opening day of the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championship, when....
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Pfizer buys cancer drug developer

Pfizer will pay about US$14 billion to buy cancer drug developer Medivation in a cash deal aimed at fortifying its hold in one of the hottest and most lucrative areas of medicine.The New York drugmaker said on Monday that the acquisition will stock...
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Start-up distributor takes on Spanish wines

A new Jamaican company, Olive International Investments Limited, is attempting to corner a piece of the local wine market by specialising in the distribution of Spanish wines.Olive International's main business targets are local Spanish hotels, to...
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Internet reset for Mark Clennon - Older songs removed for music career relaunch

Mark Clennon, a 26-year-old Jamaica-born singer based in Toronto, Canada, says, "My goal as an artiste is to create something that hasn't been heard before or to take something and make it my own."With just two songs - Blood and Don't Die - uploaded...
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Drugs found in Paisley Park pills

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):Several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said on...
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Editorial | Lee-Chin and the priority of crime

We needn't have to be lectured. For Jamaicans have long known that the Government's abysmal management of the country's fiscal affairs apart, the high level of crime, especially homicides, is among the biggest impediments to economic growth.Indeed,...
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Gordon Robinson | Apartheid needed for cricket?

Which genius planned our cricketing calendar so the Indian Test tour clashed with CPL?Today, with T20 the flavour of the month, that's stupidity squared. Also, to call that third XI sent to the slaughter a West Indies Test team is an insult to the...
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Letter of the Day | Al Miller not above public condemnation

THE EDITOR, Sir:For the last two weeks, I HAVE observed various pastors twisting themselves into pretzels in letters to the editor and other commentary in order to defend, whitewash, minimise or simply resist the fact that the Reverend Al Miller is...
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Go Grace-fully

THE EDITOR, Sir:So many unkind comments have been made about Grace Jackson's substandard performance as commentator during the ESPN's broadcast of the Rio Olympics. And, sorry to say, they were all justified.Grace is not an experienced radio...
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Turkey vows to fight back

ANKARA (AP):Turkey is determined to fight Islamic State (IS) group extremists inside Turkey and in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said yesterday, after a suicide bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding party, killing at least...
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Longest-serving president dies at 92

SINGAPORE (AP):Sellapan Ramanathan, Singapore's sixth and longest-serving president, died yesterday at age 92, the government announced.Widely known as S.R. Nathan, he was hospitalised in critical condition after...
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Doctor's advice | Is it too small?

Q Doctor, I am a 17-year-old female student, and I have an embarrassing question to ask you. I dare not ask anyone else.You see, I am convinced that my 'female opening' is far too small to admit a man. I believe that it will be impossible for me...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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Local chapter of Women in Maritime Association launched

Women from across the local maritime sector gathered in the Air Jamaica building on Harbour Street, Kingston recently for the first meeting of the national Chapter of the Women in Maritime...
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Principals cautious about planned auxiliary abolition

Some high school principals in western Jamaica are adopting a cautious wait-and-see approach to determine how they will respond to the Education Ministry's thrust to abolish auxiliary fees when the new school year begins in September.Donna-Marie...
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Retired headmasters forsee challenges

With the government set to abolish auxiliary fees for high schools in the new school year beginning in September, some retired principals in western Jamaica have weighed in on the issue, which has been a contentious one for many school...
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