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Former most wanted in St Catherine denied bail
Rudolph 'Boxer' Shaw, once St Catherine's most wanted man who is now facing two murder charges, was denied bail when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday.  He is accused of murdering 59-year-old Wilfred 'Straight' O'Connor and Clint

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, August 19, 2022
Lead Stories

Dancehall as crime trigger

Despite strong public sentiment that dancehall music fuels criminal behaviour in Jamaica, an Anglican priest and human-rights advocate is insistent that proponents of that view are scapegoating the popular genre. Father Sean Major-Campbell has...

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News

PAHO, WHO pleased with Ja's monkeypox readiness

Ian Stein, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Jamaica, has expressed confidence in the level of preparedness in the island to detect cases of monkeypox. Speaking with The Gleaner on...

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Sports

WI eye rare ODI series victory

EXPERIENCED West Indies batsman Shamarh Brooks will be looking to carry over his recent rich run of form into the second One Day International (ODI) against the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand tourists when the teams meet in the second match in the...

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Business

RA Williams drugs business grows to $1b in sales, mulls capital raise

RA Williams Distributors is moving into new, bigger space and is beefing up corporate governance with new board appointments, as it weighs its growing capital needs and how to satisfy it. The pharmaceutical distribution business, which is based in...

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Entertainment

5 Questions with Blvk H3ro

Reggae singer Blvk H3ro (pronounced ‘Black Hero), who is signed to Delicious Vinyl Island, is on his very first tour of the United States of America and from all reports, he has been blowing up the summer tour circuit. From Wynwood in Florida to...

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Commentary

Editorial | Protect the JDF

The slump in peoples confidence in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) was predictable and ought to concern policymakers on several fronts, not least of which is that developments point to deepening stresses on one of the few remaining bastions of...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Justice Panton's assertion cannot be challenged

THE EDITOR, Madam: As unsolicited as it is, in the defence of the Honourable Justice Seymour Panton, former president of Jamaicas Court of Appeal, I take issue with The Gleaner editorial of August 16, titled, ‘What Justice Panton got wrong. In..

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Lifestyle

Yabba Pottery reimagining living spaces through functional pottery

Inspired by the vibrant culture of Jamaica and the bright colours of the Caribbean Sea, Sally Roper exercises perfect timing, patience, and knowledge to create her beautiful art of functional pottery. Randomly discovering her love of pottery...

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