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Dwight Nelson, Frank Pringle accorded official funerals
Cabinet has approved official funerals for two former Government Ministers. Former Government Minister and trade unionist Dwight Nelson was accorded an official funeral during a session of Cabinet earlier this month. Nelson served as a Minister...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, January 21, 2019
Lead Stories

PJ: set up Crime commission - Former PM wants group to determine SOE extensions

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister...

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News

Weed Ed | Protecting Jamaica ganja brand

Orange Hill is a small rural district in Westmoreland celebrated for its cultivation of top-grade marijuana. Its soil composition, water source and the light intensity all contribute to the unique chemical make-up of the ganja grown in that region....

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Sports

JFF scouts structured talent spotting

National football technical director Wendell Downswell says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be pushing local Red Stripe Premier League clubs to have proper systems of scouting by the end of the year. This is to meet regional governing...

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Entertainment

Plastic ban debate at Rebel Salute - Luciano says ban is nonsense

In the realm of Rastafarianism, it is assumed that the conversation about Jamaica's ban on plastic and single-use plastic items, falls in the area of ital livity. However, conversations at the 26th annual Rebel Salute Reggae festival revealed that...

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Commentary

Editorial | Gag order on Integrity
Our criticism of the Integrity Commission and the legislation which bore it must not be mistaken as sabre-rattling at the personalities, per se, who constitute the oversight body, for they are themselves of unimpeachable integrity.Its commissioners...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Why didn't Gov't swipe Russian's bauxite stake?
THE EDITOR, Sir:This Holness Government never ceases to amaze in its contradictions and hypocrisy, coupled with the shallow thinking of top-ranking members of the political executive.The Government, in an unprecedented move, announced on January 7,...

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Social

Something Extra | Monday

They boldly represent the black, green and gold on their different platforms, often leaving the nation beaming with pride and joy. The RJRGLEANER group hosted the annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards last Friday, in an effort to show...

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Lifestyle

Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

TURN TO PAGE 11Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...

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Flair

Sheryl Lee Ralph - The dynamic diva

You may know her as an acclaimed veteran of film and television, or perhaps a soulful singer or author. But this Jamaican/American diva for decades is far more than that. First, she is mother of two, the wife of a US senator and a spirited being who...

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World News

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

KINSHASA, Congo (AP):Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court yesterday, confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions...

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