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Valentines Day court date for teacher charged with having sex with student
The St Catherine-based teacher charged for having sexual relations with a student at school is to return to the St Catherine Parish Court on February 14. He was granted bail yesterday in the sum of $500,000. The 40-year-old teacher must not have...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Bushing saga deepens - Contractors could be summoned before Parliament

The saga involving the controversial bush-clearing work has taken another turn because of statements contradicting E.G. Hunter, the chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA). As a result, consideration is now being given to having...

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Briefing | Income inequality and Global risks 2017

The World Economic Forum has outlined that the top five risks facing the global economy in 2017 are: rising income and wealth disparity; climate change; increased popularisation in societies; increased...

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MBU hunt $4 million to host CFU Club Championship

Reigning local national football champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are on the hunt for an additional J$4 million in order to host Group C of the fast approaching Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship.The CFU had approved MBU's request to...

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Derrimon sweetens CFF offer with interest payment

Derrimon Trading Company has offered a takeover price of $4.50 per share to minority owners of Caribbean Flavours...

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Reel incentives - Gov't committed to supporting Jamaican film sector

JAMPRO board member Zachary Harding told The Gleaner last Thursday that moves are afoot to provide the Jamaican film industry with tangible support."We're pushing to mainly get the incentive structure in place. Historically, there were incentives...

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Editorial | Be transparent about clean-up bill
We are concerned at the seeming elasticity of the budget - insofar as it stretches outward - of the Government's controversial municipal cleaning and road-repair projects, as well as the murkiness in which its management has been enveloped. It is...

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Letter of the Day | Christian coalition mum on church sex scandal
THE EDITOR, Sir:Interestingly, with all the talk and even scandals going on concerning the allegations against a particular member of the Church concerning inappropriate sexual behaviours and the...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was presented with the inaugural Consular Corps of Jamaica Global Achievement Award at a swanky black-tie banquet at the Spanish Court Hotel last Friday. Hosted by the Consular and Diplomatic Corps of Jamaica, well...

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What to do if you get the flu

We are approaching the peak of the influenza (flu) season, which can be quite unpredictable. Surviving it is always the key, and knowing what to do if we get it will make all the difference. You may have the flu if you...

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World News

As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

DAVOS (AP):With the US increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke...

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