Jamaica Gleaner
Today's Issue Published: Sunday | November 23, 2014
Lead Stories

Trafigura ghost scares PNP
Obviously frightened by the ghost of the 2006 Trafigura controversy, the governing People's National Party (PNP) has decided to back off from a possible deal which could result in the state entity Petrojam losing some US$140 million in revenue each year.

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News

Some MPs peeved by JPS anti-theft efforts
Some Members of parliament are reportedly upset with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for its aggressive approach to the theft of electricity in their constituencies.

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Business

Trade Board, Auto Channel mending fences
On November 10, lawyers representing Auto Channel Limited accused the Trade Board Limited of acting outside the law when it denied recertification of the used-car dealer under the Motor Vehicle Import Policy.

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Sports

JC celebrate again
Defending Champions Jamaica College (JC) retained the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup after a hard-fought 2-1 extra-time win over Charlie Smith High in the final at the National Stadium yesterday.

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Obama's Cuba opportunity
With two years left in office and ineligible for re-election, Barack Obama perhaps has a sense of freedom. He can do things with the calculation about the potential personal costs in the next campaign.

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Entertainment

Female musicians brought into focus
Men have been at the forefront of Jamaican music for decades, but Chicago-based author Heather Augustyn has placed their female counterparts in the spotlight with her book Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music.

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Arts & Leisure

Leandro Soto - Where spirituality meets art
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky," resonate these words of Rabindranath Tagore, India's national poet, and an artist in his own right, into the works of Leandro Soto, multidisciplinary visual/installation and performance artist.

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Outlook

Montego Bay Chamber hosts instant replay
WESTERN BUREAU:Women donned their best gowns while the men dug deep for their tuxedos as the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry staged its awards banquet and dance showcase at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday, November 15.

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In Focus

My vote of no confidence
Feedback to my columns critiquing Westminster emphasises, "What's the alternative?"Nobody, least of all me, has a monopoly on possible alternatives.

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International

More calls for US to lift Cuban embargo
Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Josť Miguel Insulza, has criticised the long-running United States-imposed economic sanction against Cuba and is banking on discussions surrounding an imprisoned American in Havana to change the course of the five-decade-long stand-off.

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Auto

Rough Road for Rally Jamaica
Despite economic woes and the country's high crime rate affecting this year's running of the prestigious motor sport event Rally Jamaica, chief organiser Larry Henriques is still expecting an exciting finish among the handful of competitors who were confirmed up to Friday morning.

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