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The Realtors Association of Jamaica awards dinner and banquet
To mark the end of a much-celebrated Real Estate Week, The Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), in collaboration with title sponsor Jamaica National Building Society, hosted an awards and dinner banquet on Wednesday at the Terra Nova Hotel.As...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, May 29, 2015
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CONCACAF untangles from Webb
A 'deathly silence' has been prevailing over the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) - the country's top-ranking local body charged with the administration of football.Failing to answer telephone calls from The Gleaner for a second straight day, the...

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Renewed calls for impeachment law
DRAFT LEGISLATION crafted nearly two decades ago to impeach public officials for acts of corruption should be dusted off and considered by the current legislature, Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA),...

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Warner leaves jail in ambulance
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP):Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance yesterday, a day after he was charged in a US corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and...

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Western Union to be converted into agency banks under First Global's network
conglomerate's annual general meeting in Kingston on Wednesday.First Global Bank currently has six locations, and plans are under way to expand its Manor Park branch and set up a new branch in Ocho Rios. Western Union has 150 locations and handles...

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First full-length Jamaican opera opens tomorrow
Following a year of composition and months of rehearsals, Jamaica's first full-length opera opens tomorrow at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), Mona. The opera, 1865, with words and music by Franklin Halliburton, is based on...

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Editorial: No to CONCACAF old guard
Four years ago when Jack Warner retreated from global and regional football rather than face scrutiny over the bin Hammam bribery scandal, this newspaper urged that the leadership posts he vacated not be filled by any of his acolytes - the persons...

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Letter of the day: Give the people a say in CCJ vote
THE EDITOR, Sir:I have been leaning towards the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) becoming our final appellate court, notwithstanding widespread beliefs and concerns about the perceived influence that Caribbean politicians or the impact of Caribbean...

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Something Extra - Friday
Last weekend, Saint International went on top of the world, mixed fashion with art, then blocked the streets on New Kingston with the 11th staging of StyleWeek. Fashion enthusiasts, representatives from modelling agencies worldwide, and...

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Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
TEXAS (AP):While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.In suburban Houston, the...

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