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Millions owed to NWC for water supplied through community standpipes, McKenzie says audit to be done
Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says the ministry, through municipal corporations, owes close to $800 million to the National Water Commission (NWC) for water supplied...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, October 16, 2017
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Mindless Jamaicans - Lecturer: Masses exploited by politicians, elite because of critical thinking deficit

Critical thinking is not a common trait among many Jamaicans because the country's leaders, both past and present, have been reaping much rewards from keeping the minds of the people in bondage, University of the West Indies lecturer in the School...

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Steve Lyston | Too much oppression

There are many things in our lives that we don't realise invite oppression, and if we know what those things are, then we are armed with information that can help us to rise above oppression and enjoy full lives.Signs andsymbolsA sign is "a motion...

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Chess being considered for social intervention

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he will support efforts to use the sport of chess as a means of social intervention, to address crime and violence in Jamaica...

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Practitioners in entertainment honoured today

Patrick Anthony Brown is a familiar name. Not simply in how frequent it may appear in a local birth registry, but it is a name emblazoned on posters and flyers of local comedy theatre.Today, Brown is...

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Editorial | Non-political debate on public transport
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is a company of potential good but whose existence as a political football, and often a feeding trough, weakens its value to commuters and the national economy.The latest trading of accusations between the...

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Letter of the Day | Community policing at its best
THE EDITOR, Sir:We, the members of the Lawrence Tavern Community Development Committee (CDC) wish to highlight the work of outstanding Sergeant Simroy Mott and his team.Our community was once plagued with praedial...

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Something Extra | Monday

They say third time's the charm and that may be true for the JN Heroes in Action Run/Walk that took place at the historic Falmouth Pier in Trelawny yesterday. The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt and the Usain Bolt Foundation were out in force...

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RestauranTours off to a great start

When great brands come together, the result can only be spectacular. Jamaica National Bank and Gleaner Online have partnered to bring you some of the great offerings of Restaurant Week 2017.JN Bank, 'The Bank You Own', in collaboration with the...

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World News

231 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP):The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll...

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