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'It was a bit scary' – Usain Bolt's mom tells of him crying, shares other memories
NEW YORK (AP): How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the world's fastest man keep his cool? "We say things that will make him laugh," said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter star offspring faces down what just may be his last Olympics. At...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Lead Stories

Fix the NIS- Financial experts say penalties, proper asset management needed for insurance scheme

Making the necessary changes to ensure ongoing sustainability of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Jamaica’s version of a state pension will require greater political will in order to achieve more compliance by workers and their bosses,...

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News

1834 posts small profit for period ended March 2016 ... completes divestment of Gleaner media operations

The successor to The Gleaner Company Limited, 1834 Investments Limited (1834), reported year-end profits of $7 million against the$181 million it returned in 2014 before the merger of its media assets with those of Radio Jamaica Limited (RJR).1834...

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Sports

Laughter key to keeping Bolt calm

NEW YORK (AP):How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the world's fastest man keep his cool?"We say things that will make him laugh," said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter star offspring faces down what just may be his last Olympics.At nearly 30, Bolt has...

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Business

Dominica defends citizenship programme as boost to economy

The Dominica government defended its decision to introduce a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), saying that it had contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the island.Both President Charles Savarin and Prime Minister...

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Entertainment

Actress Vivica Fox Hypnotized by Jamaican Waters

"I'm here in Philadelphia to show my support for the Democratic National Party, and I leave for Jamaica tomorrow!" Vivica A. Fox, excitedly told The Gleaner. "It's a three-peat!" she said laughing.This makes the third year that the actress has...

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Commentary

Editorial | Vertigo from auxiliary fee twirl
It feels almost like a bad case of vertigo, just attempting to follow the Government's statements on auxiliary fees for high schools. We can imagine what it's like for principals who not only have to make sense of the policy, but to actually...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Simpson Miller, Bunting and PNP renewal
THE EDITOR, Sir:President of the People's National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, has again offered herself to serve another term and has been formally nominated for the position, while Dr Karl Blythe has come out of retirement and has also...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

On Sunday, western Jamaica had its first breakfast party - Solar. Montego Bay's finest were in attendance, and today we bring you all the hot highlights.

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Food

Chef Karl en route to Rio

Chef Karl Thomas is elated to be heading back to the Olympics this year on behalf of Grace Foods. Thomas will head a culinary team to Rio de Janeiro, where he will be responsible for creating daily menus and preparing meals for the Jamaican athletes...

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World News

Reagan foundation opposes Hinckley release
WASHINGTON (AP):The foundation honouring President Ronald Reagan's legacy says it "strongly opposes" the release of John Hinckley Jr from the psychiatric hospital where he's been confined for more than 35...

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