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Mystique of the masks
For those of us outside of Africa, African masks can hold a certain aesthetic appeal or mysterious lure. After all the famous painter Pablo Picasso was inspired to create his cubist paintings after discovering African masks and other forms of...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lead Stories

Lust for blood! - Overseas-based gangsters fuelling the murders in August Town

Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $...

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News

Deaf & dynamic - No hearing, no problem for dancers as they target college degrees

Damany Hughes, Cristophe Phillips and Kimberly Barnes have quite a few things in common. They are in their 20s, they went to the same high school, they are studying dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and all three...

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Sports

It's your turn! - Newcomers Mount Pleasant seek another big RSPL win

Having shot the sheriff last week in the form of defending champions Portmore United, Mount Pleasant FC will this week aim to cut down the deputy defending champions Waterhouse when both teams meet in one of five Red Stripe Premier League matches...

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Business

With 80 million PET bottles produced per month - Businessman investing US$3m to recycle plastic into tiles

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-four years after pioneering one of the country's most successful hospitality distribution entities, Tom Tyler has waded into new territory.This time, the Montego Bay-based businessman, who co-founded Caribbean Producers Jamaica...

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Entertainment

Moko Jumbie-A tall act to follow - Dangerous art form fuses dance, theatre and athletics

Standing tall, confident, and fearless at 15 to 20 feet in the air dressed in vibrant, multicoloured apparel, stilt dancers always have the audience looking up. Intricate dance routines and moves instantly put the spectator in a trance.Stilt...

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Commentary

Editorial | Why that bauxite deal needs explaining
The Government ought not to find it unreasonable, or ascribe partisan motives, if people question, as has the political Opposition, the logic and efficacy of the taxation deal that it has locked itself into for the next quarter of a century, with...

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In Focus

Gordon Robinson | So-so chat and PNP renewal

As much as I champion the need for real Jamaican press freedom, media often leave me shaking my head.In my opinion, a pivotal event for Jamaica's future hopes took place at the National Arena on Saturday, September 15, but not one media house...

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Art & Leisure

Is being smart lowering your chances of getting married?

Having a committed partner and good family relationships are important to most people. Countless novels, fairy tales, and movies have told romantic stories about love that endear us to the idea of romantic love.Sociologists, however, are less...

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Auto

The Mercedes-AMG GT R needs no introduction

Ever since the AMG GT R was unveiled on April 18, 2018 at Silver Star Motors, I've been trying to schedule a review, but it has been hard to pin down Duncan Stewart, managing director of Stewart's Automotive Group. So months passed before...

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Outlook

Handmade treasures stamped with love

There's a child in all of us, who will undeniably come to life when we allow our imagination to run wild. For Sonya Lawrence, this child is reflective in her love for toys, and it's this factor that brings out her...

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World News

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

MOSCOW (AP):For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia yesterday to protest against the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organised by...

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