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Ambris and Reifer named as Windies backups
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Opener Sunil Ambris and all-rounder Raymon Reifer have been rewarded for their performances in the just-concluded Tri-Nations Series as they have been named as backups for the upcoming training camp in Southampton, England...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Lead Stories

$750m bank fraud - Rackets surge as most scammers go unpunished
The Jamaican law-enforcement and justice systems appear incapable of clamping down on wide-scale fraud that caused domestic banks and other financial institutions to haemorrhage $750 million last year, a Sunday Gleaner investigation has unveiled....

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Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP): A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because...

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Silk and steel! - Menzies calls for strong performance from Reggae Girlz against Panama in World Cup send-off

If coach Hue Menzies has things his way today, the Reggae Girlz will put on a display of silk and mental steel when they host Panama in a send-off match for the history-creating Girlz, set to take place at the National Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m....

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Debt collector JRF loses appeal on reneged land sale - Court rejects claim of bias against judge

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of more than US$940,000 – about J$128.3 million – against the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc (JRF) for breach of contract, the company having cancelled an agreement to sell property in Clarendon to a...

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Ja culture appreciation or appropriation? Pt I

Dancehall, reggae, and the Jamaican culture is a burgeoning business at various levels for many persons across the globe – whether it is those who wear the hat of reggae singer, deejay, singjay, dancer, or dance instructor. But how much of it is...

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Editorial | Mr Holness' arc of moral authority
Until he conforms to the law, or unless the Integrity Commission is incompetent or guilty of misfeasance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has forfeited his moral authority to expound on weighty matters of governance, or hold to account members of his...

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In Focus

Orette Fisher | Jamaicans need a national identification system

While most Jamaicans may have become aware of the push to establish a National Identification System (NIDS) in recent years, the idea is not new, and has, in fact, been on the drawing board from as far back as 1979. The passage has been a roller...

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Art & Leisure

Can video games help you to discover secret talents?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you could make a real contribution to the world but aren’t sure you have any really meaningful talents, perhaps you should look at how you play computer games. A growing body of research suggests that the virtual...

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The art of storytelling with Gloria Hitchins

Gloria Hitchins attributes the best time of her life to her youthful years growing up in the community of Trout Hall in Clarendon. Taking an oldie but goodie stroll down memory lane, she recalls those days, often being consumed by fun, imagination...

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