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Duncans courthouse in Trelawny evacuated
The courthouse in Duncans, Trelawny has been evacuated as law enforcement personnel conduct a probe into a security issue. This was confirmed to The Gleaner a short while ago by a police source. Nearby buildings have also been closed and roads in...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lead Stories

Outdated hospitals - Tufton asks for more ingenuity to improve technology in public health sector

Failure to keep up-to-date with technology, coupled with poor maintenance of Jamaica's health facilities, were among the main contributing factors to the problems being faced in the country's health sector, noted Dr Christopher Tufton.Speaking at...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans trained to provide harbour-towage services

Kingston Harbour is set to become the premier Caribbean hub for Post Panamax vessels after Ocean recently signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica's Port Authority for the provision of harbour-towage services.Ocean invested approximately US$60,000 on...

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Sports

Step up! - Mixed opinions as former referees call on male counterparts to improve

Former FIFA referee Charles 'Charley' Barrett believes too much emphasis is being placed on female referees, to the detriment of their male counterparts.However, Peter Prendergast, another former FIFA referee, disagrees with his colleague's...

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Business

As reforms begin, Conoco says Venezuela to pay US$2b award

American oil giant Conoco Phillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to recover nearly US$2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old expropriation dispute.Monday's statement from Houston-based Conoco says...

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Entertainment

'The Parables' - Another hit for Father Ho Lung and Friends

The historic stage of the Little Theatre in Kingston came alive on Saturday with fine acting, singing, and dancing, colourful costumes, and dynamic lighting.Over the years, Father Ho Lung and Friends have fused popular Bible stories with the...

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Commentary

Editorial | The route to better-paying jobs
Richard Byles is too much of a gentleman and too astute a businessman to be vulgarly inspecting the mouths of gift horses. So, as he made clear in his speech last week, he welcomes the recent decline in Jamaica's rate of unemployment - to 9.7 per...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Beware of breeding, training dogs for aggression
THE EDITOR, Sir:Understanding dogs such as pit bulls requires understanding of the results of selective breeding, and it will make persons promoting this breed more cautious in so doing.In Russia, the selective breeding experiment of black foxes by...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

Appleton Estate hosted National - Rum Day celebrations on August 16 at Murray's Fish & Jerk Hut in Clarendon. Everyone who turned out enjoyed 'Happy Hour' Appleton cocktails - and live performances from the likes o...

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World News

Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 per cent

GENOA (AP):Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 per cent, a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media...

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