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Attorney arrested after allegedly forging judge's signature in bogus property deal

An attorney-at-law has been arrested and charged after he is alleged to have forged the signature of a judge to facilitate the fraudulent transfer of a property in St Mary.The police say 39-year-old Jerome Dixon has been charged with forgery,...
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Tap local goods - Foreign investors must engage local producers, says Adam Stewart

The Government must insist that foreign direct investors tap into the wealth of world-class goods and services on offer by locals to ensure more sustainable economic development, according to Adam Stewart, chairman of the Tourism Linkages Network....
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Former Petrojam chairman finally quits other state boards

Despite quitting as chairman of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam almost a month ago, the embattled Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh continued to serve as a member of the boards of two government entities in the energy sector.The Gleaner has confirmed...
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Gov't considers creating nat'l drought committee

The Government is giving consideration to establishing a national drought committee to devise strategies to be employed should the island be forced into a widespread drought situation.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth...
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Traffic to be diverted along Constant Spring Road as part of road improvement work

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that over the next seven days, traffic will be diverted from a section of Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, to facilitate pipe-laying works between Oakwood Apartments and Shortwood Road.The traffic change...
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Time to shine - Thompson, Goule among Jamaicans looking to sparkle in Monaco

Six Jamaicans, headed by double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson, will be in action on the track today as the IAAF Diamond League circuit makes its stop in Monaco.Thompson, who is yet to hit top form this season, will get another shot at...
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Bitter loss for Reggae Girlz at CAC Games

Jamaica's senior women's football team lost 2-1 to Venezuela in their opening group stage encounter yesterday at the Central American and Caribbean Games, after missing two penalties in the late stages of the match.The Reggae Girlz took the lead in...
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Port Authority shuns debt in new financing strategy

The Port Authority of Jamaica, PAJ, has upended its financing strategy and is now paying for more of its big-ticket projects out of pocket, a change of financing strategy that turns the page on...
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Lasco Financial makes $100m profit in three months

Lasco Financial Services Limited made record profit after tax of over $100 million for the first quarter ending June, while also announcing that it ceased its partnership with Courts in Barbados to...
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Five Questions with Power TV Star, Michael Rainey Jr

Tariq St Patrick may be the character everyone loves to hate on the TV drama Power. But the teenager who plays him - Michael Rainey Jr - says he couldn't be more different from Ghost's troubled son.The TV star is currently in Jamaica, where he has...
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In. Digg. Nation's Sevana releases 'summer-bop', Sometime Love

Followers of Sevana's social-media profiles would have had their fill of the sultry songstress' teasing of the release of her next single - Sometime Love.Tucking away previously ingrained images of playful modesty and irie reverence, Sevana's flirty...
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Editorial | Being cautious over the state of emergency

The extrapolations from Prime Minister Andrew Holness' data, and the police's actual murder figures, on the face of it, differ a bit.According to the prime minister, in the period since the declaration of a state of public emergency in St James,...
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Shawna Kay Williams-Pinnock | Stop the beggy-beggy, waanty-waanty

About two weeks ago, I was walking on a low-trafficked roadway in Kingston when a teenage girl, dressed in uniform, approached me."Miss, the basic school lock?" she asked, referring to the kindergarten from which I had just exited."Yes, it appears...
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Letter of the Day | Leadership in a state of flux

THE EDITOR, Sir:On the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, we can do a quick survey of leaders across the world.His leadership provided many unique elements in the history of his country, South Africa, and so did the coming of Barack Obama in America....
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Headline distorted meaning

THE EDITOR, Sir:We write on behalf of the signatories to the open letter sent Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to Prime Minister Andrew Holness regarding the erosion of public trust in institutions of Government and the Petrojam allegations.Regrettably,...
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Hotel sues Las Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The...
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Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be...
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Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
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Fun and games at Gleaner's 'Knight Out'

The Gleaner's Lifestyle team recently hosted a special treat for fathers dubbed Knight Out.Specially invited guests, turned out to J Wray and Nephew's @twentythree, where they were 'knighted' and charged to have a night of fun.Fathers lounged in...
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