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  1. #London2017: Tracey’s bronze boost team spirit
  2. #London2017: Rista is back!
  3. Holness says Chinese good for Jamaica
  4. Ticket amnesty working
  5. Reid to meet with St Andrew High
  6. Epican leads the way with medical marijuana

1. #London2017: Tracey’s bronze boosts team spirit

Head coach for Jamaica’s team at the IAAF World Championships in London Maurice Wilson, says he is extremely happy following Ristananna Tracey’s 400m hurdles bronze medal, but more for its boost to team spirit rather than his own personal success. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. #London2017: Rista is back!

Six years after her first World Championships appearance as a promising 19-year-old in Daegu, 400m hurdler Ristananna Tracey finally made her way on to the podium after a powerful, well-timed 53.74 seconds secured her the 2017 World Championships bronze medal at the London Stadium last night. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Holness

3. Holness says Chinese good for Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday publicly addressed concerns about the recent wave of investments by Chinese nationals, some of whom have been accused of unseating locals, en route to dominating and controlling the commercial pulse of many town capitals across the Jamaica, insisting that in the long-term Jamaica and Jamaicans would be the real beneficiaries. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Ticket amnesty working

Just three days after the launch of the 2017 traffic ticket amnesty on August 2, the Government has collected nearly $15 million in fees from outstanding tickets. Between August 2 and August 4, just over 7,000 persons made payments on outstanding traffic tickets at tax offices islandwide. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Ruel Reid

5. Reid to meet with St Andrew High

Education minister Ruel Reid has announced that he along with permanent secretary Dean-Roy Bernard, will be meeting with persons at the St Andrew High School for Girls on August 18. In a tweet on Wednesday, Reid said that he expects that the meeting will resolve the issues. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Epican leads way with medical marijuana

Proponents of marijuana, backed by several studies, have advocated that the herb has many therapeutic uses. Following legislation in April 2015 that started with the passing of the ‘ganja law’ that decriminalises possession of marijuana under certain conditions, one of the government’s main goals has been to create a foundation for a medical marijuana industry. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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