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Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former US ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, January 17, 2020
Lead Stories

Party cover-up - Expenses recorded as meeting and seminar spending by CMU

A party staged for discarded former education minister Ruel Reid in April 2017 by the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) beleaguered president, Fritz Pinnock, was labelled by the institution as a meeting and seminar. Pinnock, in April 2017,...

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News

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Making Kingston the creative capital of the Caribbean

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: Kingston Creative Category: Arts and Culture Water Lane in downtown Kingston is now a sight for sore eyes. The street that once housed dilapidated, abandoned buildings has now come alive through...

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Sports

The grand pay-off - Gayle, Fraser-Pryce hotly tipped for RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Awards after superlative 2019

The ‘Pocket Rocket’ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle are tipped as front-runners to grab the top individual awards at tonight’s RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards. The two athletes have enjoyed a...

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Business

Court orders Morgan's Harbour operator to vacate property

The Court of Appeal has given Lashmont Financial Services a month to vacate the Morgan’s Harbour Hotel in Port Royal, dating from its late-December 2019 judgment. The order upholds a February 2018 Supreme Court decision made by Justice Carol...

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Entertainment

5 Questions With … Wayne Wonder

It was in 1985 that reggae singer Von Wayne Charles, more popularly known as Wayne Wonder, released his first single. Titled Long and Lasting Love, it could very well have been a case of speaking something into being. Wayne’s professional and...

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Commentary

Editorial | A message for Mike Pompeo
When Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s global legate, comes on his two-day State visit next week, he must be made aware that Jamaica won’t be quiescent about the often irrational behaviours of the US president, too many of which threaten to wreck a...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | The scars of slavery are real
THE EDITOR, Madam: I am writing in response to an op-ed piece ‘Stop blaming the slave trade’ that appeared in The Gleaner on January 11, 2020. Please allow me to enter a position of disagreement. “I am not a slave, slavery happened a long time ago..

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

Leaders from the Government, Church and civil society convened yesterday for a morning of prayer, signalling the annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The moment of divine intervention was not short of style and finesse as patrons brought...

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World News

Gov't reaffirms commitment to One-China policy

ST GEORGE’S (CMC): Fifteen years after re-establishing diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, Grenada on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to adhering to the One-China policy, while also expressing satisfaction with the level of...

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