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Ian Boyne | Charlottesville and Donald Trump’s America

The events of Charlottesville last weekend and the reactions to them dramatise the paradox of America: The violence of the white supremacists shows the stubbornness of racism, but, most decisively also, how much public opinion has swung against it. What was surprising was not so much that white supremacists had come out in the day …

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Rolls-Royce reveals its $450,000 Phantom VIII

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its new Phantom, the flagship of the British luxury brand. In introducing the Phantom VIII, Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Torsten Muller-Otvos called the eighth-generation vehicle an icon, an artwork, “a dominant symbol of wealth and human achievement” a car fit for “a connoisseur of luxury in the extreme”. Originally launched in 1925, the …

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Millions have a motorcycle licence but don?t own a bike

MILWAUKEE: They’re called ‘sleeping licence holders’ – nearly eight million Americans who have motorcycle riding credentials but don’t own a bike. Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle manufacturers, seeking new customers as baby boomers age out of riding, want to wake them up. Who are the sleepers? Many were active motorcyclists who had things happen in their …

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The Tazmanian Mechanic

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.” – Bo Bennett   Corey ‘Taz’ Walters, (nicknamed after the Tazmanian Devil cartoon character) is a man of many hats. This mechanical engineer, race car fabricator and competitive driver exudes excitement and enthusiasm. The self-motivated young entrepreneur has made a name for himself within …

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Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

BOSTON (AP): Thousands of leftist counter protesters marched through downtown Boston yesterday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism as conservative activists appeared to cut short a rally one week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said 500 officers – some in uniform, others undercover – were deployed to …

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Gov?t mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim

JOHANNESBURG (AP): In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa’s government-owned airline yesterday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe’s first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe’s action followed the grounding last Friday evening of an Air Zimbabwe flight at Johannesburg’s main international airport after South African authorities …

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Editorial | Commonwealth underlines relevance

Should anyone doubt the relevance of the Commonwealth to small countries like those of its members in the Caribbean and why Jamaica has a stake in its continued revitalisation, there was ample evidence in Kingston last week. The Commonwealth Secretariat launched a study, and broad consultations, on the likely impact of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s …

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Int’l film buyer advises local players to find niche markets

Taking a film from script paper to celluloid (or DCT formatting), from pre-production to post-production, the journey is often described as a life-changing, enlightening and harrowing ordeal. After it leaves the hands of film editors, sound engineers and music supervisors, ideally, it makes it to the big screen. But before a film can be seen …

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Prendergast embarks on all-island film tour

The big question for most film-makers is how to get it distributed. The majority of local box office sales are generated from importing primarily Hollywood films in local theatres. Last November, Lennie Little-White presented the idea of bolstering interest in locally made films by executing an all-island tour for the release of his feature-length comedy …

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Coldwell Banker marketing US$25m St Thomas property as prospective resort

Realty company Coldwell Banker Jamaica is pitching a US$25 million ($3.2 billion) seaside property in one of the most undeveloped parishes, St Thomas, on behalf of an unnamed client. It is currently the priciest residential lands for development in the portfolio of Coldwell Jamaica. The property called ‘East End’ spans 1,044 acres, according to the …

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Children at risk in day care – Scores of early-childhood institutions still not safe

With several early-childhood institutions (ECIs) still unable to meet all the guidelines to be certified, Jamaicans are being urged to choose wisely when registering their young children for the new school year. Only 61 of the country’s more than 2,600 ECIs are now certified while another 150 have been granted a permit to operate. Given …

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Cost­ly mis­take! – Government to pay mil­lions in com­pen­sa­tion af­ter mo­tor­ist waits six years for police to re­lease truck wrong­ful­ly seized

Haulage contractor Osbourne Smith of Portmore, St Catherine, is demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the Jamaican government after waiting over the last six years for the return of a Leyland truck which was wrongfully seized by the police, who alleged that it had been stolen. “I feel like a prisoner serving a life …

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Dignified in the face of death – Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman’s life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday. Sonia Graham, described as a God-fearing Christian, her three sons and another female were attacked at their …

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PNP facing a hiding – Comrades in a struggle to keep St Mary seat from JLP after MP?s death

The tears which flowed down the faces of members of People’s National Party (PNP) with the untimely death of Member of Parliament for St Mary South East Dr Winston Green last week could increase this week as Comrades face the frightening prospect of losing one of the 31 seats they hold in Parliament. Green won …

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On the Corner with EPOC | St Thomas residents want support for small businesses

Cautiously optimistic that often-repeated plans to improve the infrastructure in the parish will become a reality this time around, residents of Duhaney Pen, St Thomas, are urging the Government to ensure that small businesses are supported in any scheme to grow the economy in the often-forgotten eastern parish. Prime Minister Andrew Holness earlier this year …

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On the Corner with EPOC | ‘They are raping the parish’ – St Thomas residents demand greater share of the revenue from its resources

For years, residents of St Thomas have complained that they are not benefiting from the numerous resources in the parish. Those cries were repeated last Thursday as The Gleaner On The Corner , with the Economic Pro-gramme Oversight Commit-tee (EPOC), made its latest stop in Duhaney Pen. Leading the charge was businessman Denver Howell, who …

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CB Group to fly high with US$120m investment

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is to invest US$120 million (approximately J$15 billion) over seven years to consolidate all its business operations in a single location at Hill Run, St Catherine, where it will house three independent operations – all functioning at first-world standards. Dubbed ‘The Nest’ in homage to its poultry roots, the group’s …

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Abandoned bodies increase KPH woes – Hospital being forced to pay millions to private funeral homes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies. “There is a list that’s going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die who we can’t find the relatives. Not only is the hospital’s morgue full, but we …

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EPN y Velasco se reúnen con representantes de 68 etnias de México

CHIAPA DE CORZO.- En el estado de Chiapas, el presidente de la República, Enrique Peña Nieto , y el gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello se reunieron para conmemorar el ?Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas? con representantes de las 68 etnias de México . En este marco, el gobernador reconoció al presidente como un aliado de …