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Education Ministry warns against corporal punishment, says school personnel could be sanctioned

The Education Ministry is warning school personnel that disciplinary action could be taken against them if they continue to use any form of physical punishment, which may result in injury or abuse of a student. In a bulletin issued today, the...
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Funeral for political historian Troy Caine set for February 2

The thanksgiving service for political historian Troy Caine has been set for February 2 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. Caine, 71, died on January 10. He was a member of the Board of Management of the National Library...
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Cabinet in budget talks

The Holness administration will today begin its second round of deliberations on the upcoming Budget. Yesterday, the Cabinet went into a three-day retreat to discuss the 2019-20 Budget. This follows three days of consultations last week on the...
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Convict flight - Britain to deport dozens of J’cans on chartered plane

Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have signalled that they are ready to deport dozens of Jamaicans who were convicted there for a range of criminal offences. Jamaican officials revealed yesterday that the group of 50 is expected to arrive in...
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Couples Negril named Jamaica's Best All-Inclusive

Growth & Jobs | Teaching his art - Winning barber opens school in Tobago

Anthony Drysdale, the 3028 winner of the JN Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and beauty Battle, is confident that the first cohort of 10 barbers who are preparing to graduate from his school in Scarborough, Tobago, will result in a newly level of...
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Growth & Jobs | Electronic engineer develops remote monitoring device

Security-conscious Jamaicans can now monitor movements at their homes and businesses via the Falcon B series remote monitoring and control device system. The innovation was created by electronics engineer Lindon Falconer, who believes his invention...
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A ‘Special’ appeal - Bolt urges more support for SOJ

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt is calling for greater support for Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ), as they prepare to compete at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Bolt, yesterday, through his Usain Bolt Foundation, donated $1...
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An armed Swiss police officer stands guard on the roof of a hotel near the congress centre where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum took place in Davos on Monday, January 21, 2019. AP

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday...
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Gov't to tap equity markets to finance infrastructure projects

The Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt, according to finance and the public service minister, Dr Nigel Clarke.The country requires...
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Editorial | Foreign policy in the age of Trump and Xi

America’s dominance of the last century was cemented following the end of WWII in 1945. Europe was exhausted, Japan was on its knees, and USSR and its allies were contained. The United States was in the ascendency.  Its liberal values...
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Patria Kaye Aarons | Rebel Salute made me proud

It’s 9:30 on Sunday morning, and I'm just going home. My feet hurt from dancing for the last 14 and a half hours, and the sun is pelting my brown skin black - and I couldn't be happier. Rebel Salute satisfies my soul every single time...
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Dr Nigel Clarke, finance minister

Letter of the Day | The awakening of Dr Nigel Clarke

THE EDITOR, Sir:   According to the article in The Gleaner, the Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt. The article indicates that Dr...
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Ja needs warfare prayers to curb crime

THE EDITOR, Sir: The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare. The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, opines, “We wrestle not...
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Crackdown continues with arrest of labour leader

Zimbabwe's government intensified its crackdown on dissent yesterday by charging the leader of the country's largest labour organisation with subversion, as the courts ruled that the shutdown of the Internet was illegal. Zimbabwe police...
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Venezuela quells soldiers’ revolt, top court blasts congress

The mutiny triggered protests in a poor neighbourhood just a few miles from Venezuela’s presidential palace. It was dispersed with tear gas as residents set fire to a barricade of trash and chanted demands that President Nicolás Maduro...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

TURN TO PAGE 11Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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Norma Rhoden-Walters, custos of St Ann, poses beside Michaelangelo’s ‘David’ taking a selfie. The statue is one of the interesting pieces of art that are featured aboard the Nieuw Statendam cruise vessel, which made its maiden voyage to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in January 2019.

Dutch vessel makes maiden call

The pinnacle classMS Nieuw Statendam borrows its name from the former city of New Amsterdam (now known as New York City). The 2,106-passenger member of the Holland America fleet is well known for...
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