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PHOTOS: Jazz and Blues Night 2
Hundreds more turned out on Friday for Night Two of the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Senior Gleaner Writer Janet Silvera roved the ground of the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium to capture ...

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Today's Issue Published: Saturday | January 31, 2015
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Measles alert
JAMAICAN HEALTH authorities yesterday issued an urgent appeal to parents to immediately have their children immunised for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Opposition senator raises questions about clause in ganja law
OPPOSITION SENATOR Tom Tavares-Finson is questioning whether the justice minister will have to be summoned each time a person claiming to be a Rastafarian is stopped by the police for possession of ganja.

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'Farming is the key to survival' - Kaballist
For Jamaica-born, United States-based reggae artiste Kaballist, farming and music go hand in hand. Sharing a passion for both, his life is all about the two.

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Fraser-Pryce, Carter to defend 60m titles
WORLD Indoor 60 metres champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of the MVP Track Club, will kick off her track and field season today at the Queen's Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium, where she will defend her 60 metres title.

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EDITORIAL - Tackling unemployment
Bike taxis are proving to be a major challenge to the police in Westmoreland. For one thing, passengers are put at risk since they do not wear protective gear. And, many reports indicate that some of these bikes are not licensed and may not even be roadworthy.

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Was it Massop's duppy, Rev Thames?
For the life of me I cannot understand why the Rev Earl Thames insists on presenting an account of Jamaican history that suggests a duppy was a signatory to a peace treaty and participant in a peace march.

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Not my universe, not my world
There are quite a few things that lay claim to being representative, or the best of, all known human existence - as in the world. There are also those which go even further to extend their claim of supremacy to that which is still largely unknown - the universe.

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All's natural at Durgas Den Farm
AT DURGAS Den Farm, located in the Orange Hill section of Breadnut Hill, St Ann, inorganic or chemical-based fertilisers are not allowed. And, as such, it is also a place where permaculture is a concept and a practice.

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Western Focus

Raising a stink - Public urination irks west's mayors
Western Jamaica's mayors say they are still grappling with the issue of persons, particularly men, using areas within the streets of their respective townships as makeshift urinals and causing offensive odours and public-health hazards.

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