Gleaner News for July 16, 2015

News post July 16, 2015

Jamaica Gleaner
Gleaner News for July 16, 2015
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She fought to the end

The shattered glass littering the backseat of a passenger bus parked at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station in St Andrew yesterday told the story of the brave struggle woman Constable Crystal Thomas waged against three robbers before she was eventually…


Oh for a ‘nice likkle house’ – 66-y-o lives in weather-beaten rickety dwelling

HAYES, Clarendon:Sixty-six-year-old Aston Bingham lives alone in an old, lean wooden shed with holes almost as many as a strainer.Living in the small community surrounded by sugar cane farm lands in Newlands, Hayes, Clarendon, for more than 10 years…


Little joy for Ja in Cali

CALI, Colombia:IT was hot in Cali yesterday, but Jamaica’s performance on day one of the 9th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Youth Championships at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium, was anything but.Of the 17 Jamaicans…


Yellen: First Fed rate hike likely later this year

United States Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees a number of encouraging signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter, and says if the improvements stay on track, the Fed will likely start raising interest rates later this year….


More support needed for July 1

Two weeks ago, I went to the 2015 staging of the International Reggae Day celebrations at Countryside Club, Half-Way Tree. It was a sound system style performance, with Ken Boothe, Andrew Tosh, Cherine Anderson, Denyque, Beenie Man, Bushman, and Ras…


Editorial: Europe’s black list and FATCA
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) had every right to be outraged – as was expressed by its leaders at their recent summit in Barbados – over the decision by the European Union (EU) to name and shame eight of its members for supposedly failing to…


Letter of the day: Bunting’s intemperate remarks
THE EDITOR, Sir:POLITICS CAN be a dirty affair. However, it is especially disheartening to see it operating in your country. As a patriotic Jamaican, I am insulted by the uncouth behaviour some of our political…


Summer Cooler

1oz lime juice1/2oz simple syrupMaraschino cherry1/2 cup sliced strawberries (adjust to taste)1 1/2 cups IceMethod1. In a blender, combine all ingredients except maraschino cherry.2. Blend until smooth, stir lightly for an icy consistency.3. Pour…


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