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Seven injured in major fire at Mandeville gas station
Tamara Bailey, Gleaner WriterMandeville, Manchester Four persons have been hospitalised with third degree burns and three others are now nursing minor injuries following a major fire at the FESCO service station located at the intersection of Perth...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, February 21, 2020
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Samuda warns of harsh measures as school violence surges

Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, has warned of “harsh measures” to come as the ministry grapples with frequent acts of violence in the nations schools. He declined, however, to give details of the type of..

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You waah breadfruit? JP delivers!

There is a new, fresh ready-to-cook product on the market. And you would not believe what it is made from: a local staple, one that so many know and love. Many refer to it as bresheh, but you may call it breadfruit. The Jamaica Producers family...

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Well planned - Caymanas Park set for upgraded water facilities

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) chairman Solomon Sharpe said the construction of a new well on the grounds of Caymanas Park is set for completion at the end of the March. Caymanas Park, which is located in Gregory Park,...

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Castor oil sector banking on $500m gov't investment

Jamaicas castor oil sector is barely earning from exports, and is seen as woefully underperforming its potential, but its producers are regrouping. Now, the four-year-old Castor Industry Association, JCIA, is awaiting final word on a $500-million...

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Lady G, nothing short of iconic

An effortless storyteller with an ability to turn any situation into a valuable lesson, Lady G has an instinctive gift of creating message music, and she has made quite the impression in the dancehall arena since her first foray in the 1980s. The...

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Editorial | Why CARICOM must play hardball on roaming regime
We welcome the apparent advance in negotiations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the regions telecoms on a new regime for call and data roaming in the Caribbean, but are holding our applause until there are further and better...

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Letter of the Day | Nursing needs fixing in Jamaica

THE EDITOR, Madam: I write as a concerned member of the public and a member of the nursing profession. The profession needs urgent help as every year the country loses 500-plus of our brightest and most qualified nurses to developed countries that...

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Something Extra | Friday

The women went to their rose gardens this year, unleashing their creative juices, outdoing each other with hats made from flowers at the Hanover Charities/Chukka Foundation annual polo event at Chukka Adventures in Sandy Bay on Sunday. Again, the...

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World News

New threats emerge in virus outbreak, while gov't voices optimism

BEIJING (AP): Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak, while authorities in South Koreas fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the illness epicentre....

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