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Alleged supermarket robbers killed in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland
Two men were killed this afternoon after they attempted to rob the Earth and Ocean supermarket on Great George's Street in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland. They are yet to be identified. Reports are that men armed with handguns entered the...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Lead Stories

Christmas cancelled - Dunkirk residents ready to scrap festivities despite promise of more police

Scores of children in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa, better known as 'Dunkirk' will have little to cheer about this Christmas as warring factions have made...

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News

‘Fortune tellers' paradise - Many said to be foreigners, making big money by selling a peek into the future

Over recent weeks, local television has been flooded with persons selling themselves as fortune tellers and offering Jamaicans a look into the future through face and palm readings, birthdates and playing cards, as well as various other means. Many...

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Sports

Refs need help! - JFF Referees Committee chairman makes appeal to Corporate Ja

Patrick Malcolm, the chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) Referees Committee, has made an urgent appeal to corporate Jamaica for assistance with the development of the country's referees.Malcolm strongly believes that the sport will...

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Business

Outameni back on the market

The National Housing Trust (NHT) indicated at midyear that it had closed bidding on the Orange Grove Estate in Trelawny, but the state agency was back in the market this month with a new invitation for investors to consider the historic property for...

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Entertainment

Reggae Grammy changes - Meeting held for more J'can input

Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. In an article published in The Gleaner, on December 20, 2016, he...

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Commentary

Editorial | A mass mobilisation against crime
If you line up the corpses, head to toe, of the more than 1,500 people who have been murdered in Jamaica in 2017, they would stretch for nearly two miles. Heading south from Half-Way Tree, the bustling square in the heart of Kingston, they would...

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In Focus

Gordon Robinson | Apologies, apologists and the Tivoli slaughter

This week's hot topic is Government's 'apology' read by Andrew Holness in Parliament regarding the May 2010 'Tivoli incursion'.The Rev Ronald Thwaites, halo firmly affixed and voice at least an octave above usual, bemoaned the inadequacy of the '...

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Art & Leisure

Hope For The Future - Young Jamaicans Learn Valuable Lessons At Youth Festival In Russia

"The future belongs to progress," said Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, to a group of youth, recently, "and modern or cutting-edge technologies will eventually increase productivity and improve the environment in which we live".Time is the only...

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Auto

Plantronics Marque 2 - Using technology to help motorist

WITH ROAD fatalities now at 300 since the start of the year, it is imperative that drivers stay focused on our roads, especially during the festive season. Thankfully, technology has provided many solutions to help drivers...

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Outlook

Dear Doc | I have two boyfriends what should I do?

Q Dear Doc, I have this problem. I have two boyfriends - one here in Jamaica, and one in the United States. I love my Jamaican man very much, but the one in the States provides for me financially. He makes me...

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World News

California's wildfire now ranks as state's third largest

SANTA BARBARA (AP):The massive wildfire that California has been battling since early December has now ballooned into the third-largest in the state's history, burning a record amount of acreage, officials said yesterday.Steve Concialdi of the...

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