Jamaica Gleaner
Today's Issue Published: Thursday | August 28, 2014
Lead Stories

Top-cop shortlist - Jamaican-born FBI agent shocked he is not among selected candidates
While Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, Wilfred Rattigan, will not be considered to be the next Commissioner of Police, The Gleaner can confirm that six senior officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been shortlisted for the top job....

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News

'St Ann is prepared' - Mayor says parish ready to face hurricane season
Chairrman of the St Ann Parish Council, Mayor Desmond Gilmore, is expressing confidence that the council is ready to deal with any flooding or hurricane-related incidents that may occur. Residents in Parry Town...

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Business

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.After a fourth round of questioning before...

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Sports

Record medals already! Jamaica claim six on opening day of ITF World Cup
WHAT a difference home advantage makes! Jamaica's martial artists mined six medals on yesterday's opening day of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Cup in Montego Bay, four more than they have ever won...

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Playing fast and loose with students
It seems that a bit of the mess is being cleaned up. This week, Professor E. Nigel Harris, the vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), disclosed that the Teachers' Colleges of Jamaica, the relatively new umbrella body ...

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Letters

LETTER OF THE DAY - The truth behind CSEC screening
THE EDITOR, Sir:I refer to an article published on the Gleaner website on August 26, 2014, 'Thwaites not surprised about some schools not registering most students for CXC math, English'.

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Entertainment

A minor bar - We I.D. programme targets underage drinking
Right age, right amount, right way. That is the main objective of the Red Stripe's We I.D. programme, launched at the company's headquarters on Spanish Town Road, St Andrew, yesterday morning. The initiative marks the next phase in the company's Drink Right campaign ...

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Food

PORK doesn't get better than this! CPJ unveils Ready to Cook meat
WESTERN BUREAU: Seasoned to perfection, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) has unveiled a new range of Ready to Cook pork, offering unprecedented convenience...

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Social

Something extra
We continue to bring you the EXTRA highlights of all the celebrations on this here rock.

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International

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red
BUNOL (AP): The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual tomatina battle that has become a major tourist attraction...

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