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Doctors could be stealing supplies from the public system for private use Audio

President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), Dr. Alfred Dawes has admitted that some members of the medical profession could be stealing supplies from the public health system for use in their private practices. Last week the JMDA...
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CRICKET: Blackwood, Holder make big moves in ICC rankings

West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood and pacer, Jason Holder, have made a dramatic jump in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen. This follows his scores of 85 and 47 not out versus England in the third and final Test in Barbados. The...
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14-y-o sex slave - Teen says kidnapped, raped for 20 days in prostitution ring

After being missing for four weeks, a girl attending a prominent Corporate Area high school tells a chilling tale of being abducted and forced into prostitution, which could give some insight into where some of 4,394 children that have gone missing...
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Empty pocket, broken heart: dead cop's dad speaks

Amid the grief that has become almost familiar, 58-year-old Nathaniel Smith paused at his home in Albion, Manchester, on Sunday, demanding to know how the police could have failed to confiscate a weapon from his son after a reported shooting at a...
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Hospitality Jamaica Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Bedward Gardens zinc-fence project to be replicated

A MAIN sponsor in the zinc-fence replacement programme, which the Government intends to take islandwide has lauded the initiative as a positive one that should be supported.Anthony Haynes, a consultant with the Caribbean Cement Company, which is to...
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Mortgage Bank to give home deposit loans

PROSPECTIVE HOMEOWNERS are to benefit from a five per cent home deposit loan under a facility created by the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB).Dr Morais Guy, who has portfolio responsibility for housing, said in the Sectoral Debate last week that under...
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Plea for unity - Controversy surrounds Fraser-Pryce's World Relays pull-out

NASSAU, Bahamas:With Jamaica's solid showing at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays coming amidst reports of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce being pulled from the meet after an ultimatum was not met, technical leader...
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Don't 'dis' - Weir blasts American sprinter for Bolt gesture

NASSAU, Bahamas:Warren Weir spent much of Sunday afternoon on Twitter blasting American sprinter Ryan Bailey for what he called blatant disrespect of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt.Later that night, perhaps with tempers still hot, he was driving...
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Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalise medical marijuana

Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorise the use of medical marijuana in the United States territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the island's...
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In meeting with China, Taiwan calls for global access

The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organisations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province....
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'Destiny' charts independent path - UK, several US screenings scheduled

After major premieres in Jamaica and Florida, Jeremy Whittaker intends to get even more publicity for his film, Destiny, with other screenings over the coming months.The film's Jamaica premiere was at Carib 5 in Cross Roads, St Andrew, in October...
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Coxson, Drummond's - music at The - Hut tomorrow

Clement 'Sir Coxson Downbeat' Dodd, record producer, sound system operator, and entrepreneur, and Don Drummond, trombonist and composer who is noted for his eccentricity, are recognised internationally as two of the greatest contributors to Jamaican...
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Editorial: Giving the vote to Greater Jamaica

We suppose that Arnaldo Brown, the junior foreign minister, may have misapprehended the substance of the discussion - insofar as any of substance has been engaged recently - about legislative representation for Jamaicans living abroad.Judging from...
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Gary Spaulding: Can PNP woo Williams on CCJ?

Arthur Williams Jr, the second-generation politician out of the belly of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has made history once this year and the stage is set for another history-making move.With the vote on the bills to establish the Caribbean Court...
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Letter of the day: Channel some NHT funds to health sector

THE EDITOR, Sir:As I read 'Medical madness!' (Sunday Observer, May 3, 2015), which painted a picture of a health sector in crisis, and another, 'NHT bailout for PNP MP?' (Sunday Gleaner, May 3, 2015), I would like to recommend to the administration...
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Abortion by - any other name is murder

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Michael Abrahams, in response to his online Gleaner column of May 4, 2015, 'It isn't easy being a woman'.While I endorse much of your sentiments about what women have to go through, and about much of the...
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US donates millions to help with refugee crisis

NAIROBI (AP):The United States said yesterday it will give US$45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions...
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Comedian and activist Russell Brand backs Labour

LONDON (AP):Comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election.Instead, Brand yesterday used his YouTube channel to urge his more than one million...
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Doctor's Advice: Can the mumps make you sterile?

Q: Doc, I am a guy who is fretting. My mother has just told me that when I was younger, I had mumps. I can remember being at home in bed and having a 'puffy' face. Now I have read on the Internet that this infection can make a guy infertile! Do you...
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An Ounce of Prevention: Are you going bald?

YOU MAY not be aware of it, but on average, you are constantly losing hair at an estimated rate of 100 hairs daily from the approximately 100,000 strands in your scalp.At any time, about 90 per cent of the hair on your head is actively growing, in a...
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Fernando Rivera appointed GM of the CSA

Fernando Riveraappointed GM of the CSAFormalising his most recent role in service to an organisation and industry that he reveres, Fernando Rivera has accepted his appointment as general manager of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), one of...
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