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New York police apprehend man they believe left rice cookers at subway station
NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of leaving two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station yesterday has been taken into custody, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed. The incident triggered an evacuation...

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Today's Issue Published: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Lead Stories

Charge ahead - Businessman urges fresh thinking to accelerate growth

Jamaica Producers CEO Jeffrey Hall is urging policymakers to stop treating agriculture as a poverty-alleviation measure but as a sound business enterprise. Warning that geopolitics is dictating that there is a need to change the conversation around...

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News

Edna, here I come! - Dream comes true as artist gets full scholarship to Edna Manley College

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...

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Sports

Fraser-Pryce leads Jamaican brigade in Birmingham

Fifteen Jamaicans led by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be in action tomorrow in the 11th series of the Diamond League competition, the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham. This will be the penultimate meet in the cash-rich series, before the grand...

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Entertainment

Trinidad's Boom Boom Room drummers hit the mark - Say it is easier to capitalise on ­carnival as a duo

Give these two a soca rhythm and it will come to life with the effervescent tapping of their drumsticks. Modupe Onilu and Rhys Thompson, or together called Boom Boom Room, come from the island where the steel pan originates, but the instrument of...

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Commentary

Editorial | Decorum in Parliament next

The swift and sharp condemnation of two politicians who recently made disparaging remarks about their opponents seems to suggest that Jamaicans may be losing their appetite for the kind of rabble-rousing so typical of political campaigning....

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Politicians mustn't spew rhetoric of hatred, division

THE EDITOR, Sir: The presidential campaign within the People’s National Party has ignited the taste buds of political pundits and others who believe that a strong and viable Opposition is essential to a healthy democracy. Like many other types of...

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World News

Thanks, Trump, but we're not for sale

TASIILAQ, Greenland (AP): Greenland said Friday it’s happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, talking to aides and allies about buying the island for the US, but that it’s not for sale. Following reports that Trump had...

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