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Pointing to a 50 per cent increase in the number of students now being treated for marijuana use, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday recommended an in-depth review of the impact tha ...

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  MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Deputy superintendent of the Manchester Parish Council and a carpenter were yesterday charged with fraud. According to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corrupti ...

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REGGAE singer Luciano is a giving thumbs up to the revamped Reggae Sumfest, which will, for the first time, feature an all-Jamaican line-up. The event, which is part sponsored by the Jamaica Touris ...

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At least one senior investigator theorises that Tuesday night’s deadly shooting of a male and female on Howard Cooke Highway here was a contract killing. Reports are that Tuesday, about 10: ...

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The journey to Olympic glory continues in earnest today as athletes hunt spots to the Rio Olympics during the four-day Supreme Ventures Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Senior C ...

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On the last Saturday of every month, Executive Chef Simone Walker-Barrett, a chef lecturer at the UTech School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, has been stirring up the streets in her nati ...

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Cry not for Britain

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Crime too serious for politicking
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Love — the dominant criterion of Christian discipleship
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Making it easier to donate

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Great Britain after Brexit: From global power to small island developed State

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Cuba a friend in need and a friend indeed
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Let Brexit be a lesson to us
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Gregg takes rally opener

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