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UPDATE: Falmouth Hospital staff injured in stone-throwing attack
Three staff members of the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny were injured this morning when the health facility came under attack by a group of irate persons. The glass facade to the Accident and Emergency Department was shattered by the stone-throwing...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Women take lead - Females to head three of Jamaica's larger Christian denominations

For decades, women have outnumbered men in the pews of most Jamaican churches, but the top echelons of the local Christian community have remained the sole domain of the males. Not anymore.When the Reverend Karen Kirlew takes office as the first...

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‘We are the victims' - Street side windshield wipers say they are innocent despite barrage of complaints from mainly female motorists

He has dreams of becoming an airline pilot, but until then, 14-year-old 'Snuss' helps his family to survive by cleaning windshields at the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew.Last Thursday, Snuss, the youngest of those offering to clean...

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Too many female PE teachers hurting cricket - Cameron

St John's Antigua:Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron says that there are a couple of challenges to the education system in Jamaica that are hampering the full exposure of youngsters to the sport.He said that one of the main...

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Salada to launch new coffee brand - Mountain Bliss to target millennials

Salada Foods Jamaica Limited gave shareholders a sneak peek on Wednesday of a new brand of coffee that is meant to tease the taste buds of millennials.The Mountain Bliss 876 line will be on the shelves in a about a week, said General Manager Dianna...

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Religious filmmakers pray for support

With the performing arts, music and theatre being the main medium for messages to be delivered, in recent times the Christian community has been crying out for the support of faith-based films.Christian playwrights and filmmakers like Cleveland O....

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Editorial | Here's the flaw, Minister Montague
Blaming fault-finding in others is hardly the best approach to fixing flaws within ourselves. It's usually the excuse for not confronting our own shortcomings and indiscretions.Unintentionally, perhaps, that is precisely the impression that has been...

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In Focus

Martin Henry | Dangerous peace treaties

We should let Bianca Gardener tell us why peace treaties among warring gangsters are wicked and worthless.  Ms Gardener is an eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School. She granted The Gleaner an articulate interview...

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Art & Leisure

Evolution of language | Study uses algorithms to predict how word meanings change

Using the Historical Thesaurus of English as a data set, which dates back nearly 1,000 years to the period of Old English, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lehigh University and the University of Toronto have developed an...

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Porsche unveils simulator

  After launching its showroom in New Kingston last year, Porsche decided to treat invitees to try out its new simulator, which came from Germany. The event started at 11 a.m. last Saturday and everyone in attendance was eager to set a lap...

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The roaring 20s for Sugarcane

WESTERN BUREAU:The staircases leading out of the elegant Round Hill Hotel lobby became a 1920s runway, as women strutted in, wearing some of the most fascinating couture, while some very dapper men played escorts at the...

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World News

Delta, United pull back from NRA

NEW YORK (AP):Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.Both Delta and United said yesterday...

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