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Principals vote in favour of Champs changes
Raymond Graham Gleaner Writer When the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships gets underway on Tuesday, March 28, there will be several adjustments to the five-days programme after principals voted in overwhelming support of five...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, January 20, 2017
Lead Stories

Tribal wars cut - Inner-city youth say Prayer Breakfast achieving aim of ending political violence

The original objective of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast has been met, according to four inner-city young people, who pointed to the relative calm and the absence of wanton killings linked to partisan politics in recent times, a stark...

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News

New justices of the peace get strong warning to avoid dishonest behaviour

Stern and threatening warning was directed at 84 new justices of the peace (JPs) who were commissioned on Sunday that if fingers are pointed at them for reasons deemed slanderous or for dishonest behaviour, they will be swiftly decommissioned.The...

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Sports

FA Cup fever in Ja

The excitement was high yesterday as several local footballers and fans got a chance to get a close-up view of the world famous FA Cup.A partnership between telecommunications giants FLOW and FA Cup holders Manchester United has given Jamaicans the...

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Business

CAC 2000 fighting interest charges in X-Ray & Diagnostics lawsuit

Air-conditioning firm CAC 2000 Limited is challenging the formula used by the Supreme Court to compute interest payments in a lawsuit it lost to X-Ray & Diagnostic Ultrasound Consultants...

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Entertainment

Aston Cooke plots route to playwriting success - Workshop participants preparing for JCDC Drama Competition

Participants in a recent workshop at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road, got invaluable advice on playwriting from a multiple award-winning master of the craft."I see writing as a journey," said playwright/producer Aston Cooke at the...

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Commentary

Editorial | Why we worry about Trump
If not outright fearful, we admit to being deeply uneasy. Which, we suppose, is the case with most of the world. With good reason.Today, in Donald Trump, a callow, rude, thin-skinned, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist and narcissistic 70-year-old...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | With Trump, America sowing seeds of destruction
THE EDITOR, Sir:Eight years ago, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. A record number of people (two million live, and 45.5 million online) watched his inauguration.A new feeling of hope welled in the breast of Americans - partly...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

It has been very busy on the social scene this week. We take you into the weekend with highlights from Kiwanis Club of Young Professionals' Sip and Paint for Charity at 100 and Grace Foods' mixer at Palmyra in Montego Bay. And Krystal Chong asked, '...

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World News

Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

PENNE (AP):Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk of more...

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