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Barita targets $3.5b from another rights issue
  Barita Investments Limited, which offers wealth management, brokerage and investment banking services, plans to raise $3.5 billion in its second rights issue for the year.  The offer runs from September 2 to 13.  The company will...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Lead Stories

Five-star horror! …Hotel staff fed-up with sexual harassment by unruly guests

Staff members at some of Jamaica’s top hotels are reportedly being sexually harassed by guests, while their managers turn a blind eye or threaten them with dismissal if they speak out. It is such behavioural concerns and victimisation within the...

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News

All eyes on selection of PNP regional chairmen and executive ... But Region Three will be most watched

As the September 7 presidential race draws near, today’s selection of the regional chairmen and the regional executive of the People’s National Party (PNP) will be a crucial moment. Both Peter Bunting’s Rise United and Peter Phillips’ One PNP camp

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Sports

Prepping in Paris - Thompson, McPherson, Goule get ready for World Champs with strong Diamond League performances

Jamaican athletes continued their good build-up to next month’s IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, after good performances at the Paris leg of the Diamond League yesterday. Elaine Thompson and Stephenie Ann McPherson led the way with wins in...

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Business

Port Antonio gets underwater sculpture park

Portland has distinguished itself in the attractions market with an underwater sculpture park, a venture driven more by sustainable principles and art appreciation than profit. What started as an idea to relieve the strain placed on the natural...

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Entertainment

How to make dancehall music great again - Revisit the past to look forward

In meandering through The Gleaner’s inaugural Entertainment Forum, where panellists highlighted the prevalence of dancehall music on the international charts, dissected technology’s influence on young, contemporary Jamaican music producers and...

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Commentary

Editorial | Welcoming EPOC to new direction

It wouldn’t have been our preferred choice for the job in the changed circumstance. We, nonetheless, applaud the Government’s decision to enter an agreement with the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) for the continued monitoring of...

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In Focus

Robert Edwards | Patronising God with praise and worship

The ministry of praise and worship has become a popular aspect of the worship experience in a wide cross section of Christian denominations. Particularly with the emergence and expansion of neo-Pentecostal/Charismatic and Evangelical religious...

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Art & Leisure

Paule Marshall: Iconic Caribbean writer of the people

“My very first lessons in the art of telling stories took place in the kitchen. My mother and three or four of her friends told stories with effortless art and technique. They were natural-born storytellers in the oral tradition.” – Paule...

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Auto

Make your car standout with a GQ Design - ...As Phillip Moulton waves his magic airbrush

Standing out from the crowd is often a goal for many car owners, especially those involved in car shows or car racing. By adding a few personalised details to the car, it is more memorable and noticeable by the public. The person to get this bit of...

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Outlook

New Safe Haven for Jamaican Iguanas - Jamaican iguanas get new home in Hellshire Hills

The recovery of the Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) is considered one of the greatest success stories in conservation science. Presumed extinct since the 1940s, a tiny population was discovered in 1990 in the remote, tropical dry forest of the...

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