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The Jamaica Star Newspaper
The People Paper!
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Did you know that the Jamaica Star Newspaper started operating in 1951?
That was the same year that hurricane Charlie struck the island.
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That too was the same year the Overseas Weekly Gleaner started - a year after the Childrens' Own fist publication.
To date, it is still one of the most adored and respected
newspaper publication in the island. Of course they still carry the
latest news and sports, but they also have an entertainment section,
commentary, letters, the popular "Tell Me Pastor" and other special
By the way, the Tell Me Pastor feature, hosted by Dr.
Aaron Dumas is one of it's most established offerings, and in fact, is
almost synonymous to The Star. Individuals typically write to the pastor
on touchy or unusual relationship issues and the doctor responds
They now also boast a discussion forum, chat room and blog in
their interactive segment on their website. Additionally, the new "Star
Werks" feature includes a photo gallery, featured music videos, and and
even and events guide.
The Star is a part of the Gleaner Company. Other companies in The
Gleaner fold includes Go Local, Go Jamaica, Sports Jamaica, Sports
Caribe, Hospitality Jamaica, Youth Link Jamaica, Discover Jamaica and
Local copies of The Star can also be had a all the major retail
establishments including supermarkets, pharmacies and petroleum
They can also be purchased from the street vendors have have
stalls at key intersections or might be mobile, selling at key street
intersections or walking in the streets that have heavy traffic.
For more information on The Star, including the latest news and entertainment, visit their website at www.jamaica-star.com.
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