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'I didnít appreciate that' - Bolt on accusation of insulting comments about Commonwealth Games
Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has again denied making insulting comments about the 2014 Commonwealth Games insisting that the reports were lies and that he is looking to put on a show here.

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Today's Issue Published: Friday | August 1, 2014
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SWEEP: Kaliese breaks medal drought, 200m trifecta pushes medal tally to 18
GLASGOW, Scotland: Usain Bolt should make his first appearance today here as Kaliese Spencer broke an eight-year medal drought and Rasheed Dwyer led Jamaica's latest medal sweep yesterday, adding two more shiny gold medals to the island's 2014 Commonwealth Games tally....

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News

Orthodox history riddled with errors - Shalman Scott
WESTERN BUREAU:NOTED HISTORIAN and university lecturer Shalman Scott is questioning the validity of Jamaica's orthodox history, claiming huge chunks are steeped in errors and deliberate omissions, especially accounts of Sam Sharpe rebellion and issues...

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Business

Credit union mobile wallet gets second-phase approval
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) approved the second phase of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League's (JCCUL) mobile wallet on Wednesday, meaning that all Jamaicans, including the unbanked, will now be able to use their...

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Sports

A class of her own - Spencer gets Jamaica's first gold in women's 400m hurdles at Commonwealth Games
GLASGOW, Scotland: It's been eight long years and three agonising fourth-place finishes since Kaliese Spencer last won gold, but the 27-year-old was in a class of her own last night, adding 'Commonwealth Champion' to her bio after winning the women's 400m hurdles...

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Tell us more, Dr Wade
We admit to being more than a little bit confused over what we presume to be an interim board of the human-rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and on what authority it will act and for how long. What is known is that...

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Letters

LETTER OF THE DAY - Don't be so quick to blame teachers
THE EDITOR, Sir: Your editorial on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, titled 'The case for teacher accountability', continues your campaign to hold teachers more accountable.

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Entertainment

IMAGE embodies 'The Culture'
The Portmore Society is hosting IMAGE for the second year, as part of the Rum-Bar Flex Week package. It will be held at Board Walk Beach Tuesday, August 5, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Social

Jamaica still a hot destination
WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica remains a hot business destination, and JAMPRO, the government's trade and investment agency, has opened hot, new offices at the multibillion dollar Montego Bay Convention Centre.JAMPRO stakes...

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International

Palestinians mull war crime charges against Israel
GAZA CITY (AP):Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to press for possible war-crimes...

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