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Kidney Support seeks dialysis machine from Astra Run
The Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica (KSFJ) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) have joined forces to stage the Astra Run (5K run/walk), which will take place on Saturday, September 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m at the Police Officers...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, August 26, 2016
Lead Stories

Sugar not dead yet - Stakeholders say industry still has potential

Western Bureau:Despite the myriad challenges plaguing the sugar sector, including some 120 Westmoreland-based small farmers walking away from the industry last year, stakeholders at yesterday's Gleaner Editors' forum, in Westmoreland, noted that...

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News

Atlanta mayor wants closer working relations with Jamaica

Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, wants to broaden the relationship that exists between Montego Bay and Atlanta, to include a closer working relationship with the Government.In a meeting with Juliet Holness, wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during...

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Sports

Why did Shelly leave?

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:Since her departure from high school, 29-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has spent all of her senior career in track and field under the guidance of MVP head coach Stephen Francis.Francis, arguably the top sprint coach in the...

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Business

Mystic Mountain boss to set up rehab in Blue Mountains in medical tourism venture - New cable car ride also in the cards

Jamaica could soon have its own luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the Blue Mountain...

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Entertainment

For the Reckord | Malachi Smith keeps in touch with home

(This is second of two columns based on an interview with Malachi Smith, policeman, performance poet and philanthropist.)Malachi Smith migrated to the USA in 1987. However, for the past 14 years he has returned to Jamaica annually from his home in...

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Commentary

Editorial | Pay teachers for skill, performance
So far, there is no cause to complain about the tone or reasonableness of Howard Isaacs, the new president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), although, like his recent predecessors, he started with a screed about better pay and working...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Chastise Bolt for womanising ways
THE EDITOR, Sir:The circulation of pictures and videos of Usain Bolt with numerous women in somewhat compromising positions over the past few days is nothing short of disgraceful. As someone who is emulated by so many youth in Jamaica - and around...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

Look out 'World'! Jamaica has crowned a new queen and she's ready to rip the runway! SOMETHING EXTRA kicks off the weekend with snaps from the recently held Miss Jamaica World coronation.

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World News

Woman dies after zip line fall

DOVER, Delaware (AP):Delaware State Police say a woman who died after tumbling from a zip line ride fell from a platform about 35 feet off the ground.Authorities say 59-year-old Tina Werner of Felton was waiting to...

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