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UPDATE: We will rise, says Wisynco boss after massive warehouse fire

Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described today as a "very sad day" for his company following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine. However, Mahfood said his entity will overcome the disaster. "We will rise and have much to be thankful for," Mahfood tweeted from overseas.
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The heat alone was awful - Wisynco employee distraught after major fire

One employee who works at the corporate offices at the Lakes Pen, St Catherine property said she and her co-workers scurried outside to the assemble point only to see a massive blaze at the warehouse which sprawls out on the property.
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Wasting money - Shaw blasts PNP for bad handling of nation's funds

Finance Minister Audley Shaw yesterday highlighted what he described as multimillion-dollar transactions undertaken by the former administration with which the new financially strapped Government is now saddled.Shaw told the House of Representatives...
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Politicians should stay out of judicial matters - attorneys

Calling it a dangerous move for politicians to interfere in judicial matters, at least two attorneys are advising Prime Minister Andrew Holness to stay out and allow persons trained in the law to carry out their duties, especially as it relates to...
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Chuck outlines bold proposals for improving delivery of justice

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has outlined an ambitious programme of reform, which he hopes to introduce as a means of speeding up the pace at which justice is delivered to Jamaicans.Chuck, who delivered the main address at the General Legal...
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Indepth audit ordered into Hanover Parish Council operations, ministry to seize all documentsAudio

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has ordered an indepth audit of the operations of the Hanover Parish Council, which has been hit by allegations of financial mismanagement and corruption.  Addressing...
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Mega clash!!! - World's finest for 100m showdowns at Racers Grand Prix

A mega men's 100m contest will take centre stage at the JN Racers Grand Prix track and field athletics meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, June 11.The meet was launched at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, and organisers promise a plethora...
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Hubert Lawrence | Medal sweeps and wild cards

It isn't fair when the rules of sport seem to smash one team or country in particular. It has happened in several sports and appears to have happened in table tennis, where China is the superpower. It simply doesn't seem fair.China is the most...
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KLE offers more details on Famous nighclub sale

KLE Group Limited says roughly half of its assets under Famous Nightclub were sold, but negotiations are ongoing for disposal of the rest. The entertainment company said in a stock market filing that $21 million worth of club assets was sold up to...
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Brazil corruption probe ... Secret tape puts Senate leader on defensive

The president of Brazil's Senate was put on the defensive on Wednesday with the release of a secretly recorded conversation that shows him proposing to weaken one of the key tools prosecutors have used to trap politicians and businessmen in a...
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Sumfest as a Rebel Salute-Sting hybrid

Since the announcement that there will be no International Nights on the Reggae Sumfest main stage this year, the naysayers have had a ball doing what naysayers always do. However, there is another way to look at it - not what the summer music...
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Jay Z's Tidal launched in region

Two months after the Jamaica Music Society and Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports Olivia 'Babsy' Grange encouraged the music industry to capitalise on the benefits of living in a digital era, the local entertainment...
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Editorial | Adding to the PM’s crime plan

As have all his recent predecessors and their security ministers, Andrew Holness has called for crime to be one of those issues to be removed from Jamaica's partisan discourse, even as he committed himself to "bold and decisive measures" to tackling...
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Devon Dick | Is masturbation a sin?

Recently, there was a promotion on LOVE FM about a discussion on masturbation. Many Christians rely on the Onan passage to argue that masturbation is a sin. In Genesis 38 the report is "Then Judah said to Onan, 'Go in to your brother's wife and...
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Letter of the Day | Questions about the 'UNICEF Teacher Training Manual'

'THE EDITOR, Sir:It is interesting to realise that under the last administration, a manual entitled - UNICEF Teacher Training Manual - Places of Safety Curriculum Guide was developed. A section of...
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No one is irredeemable in the eyes of Jesus

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Gleaner of May 24, 2016 published on its front page an interesting news story appropriately headlined 'Cokes turn to Christ' which stated in part that Ms 'Sandy' Coke and her brother, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, have turned to the...
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North Korea's UK ambassador rejects Trump's offer of talks

LONDON (AP):North Korea's ambassador to Britain said on Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Ambassador Hyon Hak Bong...
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18,000 turned away from borders for security reasons

PARIS (AP):France's top security official says authorities have turned away more than 18,000 people at the country's borders for security reasons after extremist attacks in November.Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said borders will be...
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It's Mango Time

There's a sweet flavour in the air. Can you smell it? Do you know what time it is? And if you're still not quite sure just yet, then check out the words one of our famous folk songs; "In di heat of the...
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The Fritter Box Experience

The humble fritter may have had its genesis in the home of everyday Jamaicans, but The Fritter Box has taken the home-cooked staple to a new level by infusing it with some popular ingredients.Owner of The Fritter Box, Oneil Richards, creates more...
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