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Booted Police Federation chairman Arleen McBean loses court battle over ousting
Booted Jamaica Police Federation chairman corporal Arleen McBean has lost her legal challenge against her ousting. In January, she filed a claim in the Supreme Court against chairman Sheldon Gordon and general secretary Patrae Rowe as...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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High seas talks - Government consults US Embassy over Shiprider Agreement detentions

The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions...

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Fortis 79Hers form bond with Mustard Seed boys

The beaming faces of the boys would have melted any heart. They radiated such joy, as the ladies from the Fortis 79Hers, decked in their purple and white, sat with them on a sunny Saturday afternoon, chatting and sharing stories and jokes, each...

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Bittersweet symphony - Solaun gets ­J­amaica's first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup goal in 4-1 ­Aussie drubbing

GRENOBLE, France: Born in Hong Kong to a Cuban father and a Jamaican mother and currently based in Norway, it’s no wonder the most cosmopolitan of Jamaican players would create history on the world stage. Second-half substitute Havana Solaun...

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Shipper Harry Maragh investing in logistics at Lannaman - Looks beyond the port for more earnings

Harriat ‘Harry’ Maragh has built up significant holdings over many decades in the shipping industry. He now owns multimillion-dollar properties adjacent to the port of Kingston, where he once fished and caught crabs as a little boy growing up in...

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‘Ghetto Misfits' a hilarious encounter

When two of Jamaica’s funniest stand-up comedians joined forces on one show, the expectations are high, and rightly so. On Sunday, Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis, and his brother, Ian, ‘Ity’, delivered more than the expected. From their tear-jerking...

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Editorial | External auditors of the AGD not a bad idea
Nigel Clarke is right about the ‘untidy’ situation in which the finance ministry and the Auditor General’s Department (AGD) have the responsibility for auditing each other’s accounts, and his wish, to find a way around the conundrum. As he attends

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Letter of the Day | JamaicaEye needs legislation
THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner’s editorial of June 14, 2019, titled ‘What is JamaicaEye seeing’, has painted a dismal forecast of the Government’s initiative to have CCTV cameras in public spaces under the JamaicaEye Project. Your position, of...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

The 2019 staging of Caribbean Fashionweek featured the ‘The Best of Africa and The Caribbean’ last weekend at the new Pulse Suites at Villa Ronai. Coming on the heels of Pulse’s recent launch of its global initiative, Caribbean Fashionweek 2019 was.

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Is plastic surgery risky business?

Recently, when I was asked to appear as a guest on TVJ’s popular Smile Jamaica programme to speak about plastic surgery, I was asked a seemingly easy question by the host, Neville Bell. He asked: “Plastic surgery, is it risky?” I immediately felt.

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World News

Government calls official's killing ‘attack on all of us'

BERLIN (AP): The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an “alarm signal” that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany’s top security official...

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