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Opposition tells gov't it's not too late to roll back property tax increases

The opposition People’s National Party has told the government that it’s not too late to roll back the property tax increases. Property taxes under the new rates will become due on April 1. The opposition spokesperson on land and the...
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Golding submits CARICOM review report to Prime Minister

The Bruce Golding-led CARICOM Review Commission has submitted its final report, eight months after it started its work. Golding, a former prime minister, presented the report to Prime Minister Andrew Holness at his office Thursday. Holness and the...
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Tax tightrope - Owners may be forced to sell some properties in balancing act to manage obligations, says Realtors Association

While some real estate owners will be marginally affected by the amendments to property tax rates and Government's revaluation of land, others may be forced to sell their holdings in order to manage their tax obligation, given the massive increasesthey are now facing, says the...
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Deep pockets! - Hefty budgets tabled to secure Champs crown

The pursuit of Boys and Girls'Athletics Championships supremacy is proving a more rigid task off the track as defending Girls' champions Edwin Allen High had to fork out approximately $1 million for six days of accommodation while their closest...
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New coastal management guidelines near completion

Jamaica is shortly to have the benefit of a comprehensive set of guidelines for coastal management and beach restoration, as it faces down a changing climate that puts at risk coastal resources on which it is hugely dependent.But whether the island...
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CARICOM Energy eyes UWI building for knowledge-transfer benefits

With buildings accounting for a third of growing energy use within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the construction of the University of the West Indies' (UWI's) net-zero energy building is being watched for, among other things, its knowledge...
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KC start Champs Day 3 out in front

Title favourites Kingston College (KC) have taken the early lead going into today's third day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.KC, who are aiming to win the boys' title for the first time since 2009, captured two...
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Richards sizzles for Edwin Allen, targets double gold - Hydel take early lead with champions back in fifth place

Edwin Allen got their ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships title defence underway thanks to the double-hunting Fiona Richards, who claimed gold in the Girls Class One Discus throw inside the National Stadium yesterday.The Michael...
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Government on track to meet IMF March targets

The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) said Jamaica is on track to meet the quantitative performance criteria and indicative targets under the precautionary standby agreement (PSBA) signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in...
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Ford recalls vehicles for fire risk, door-latch trouble

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.The recalls will hit the company's bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford...
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Hearing Allan Magnus Go

Tomorrow will be the last day that I hear Alan Magnus' voice as the co-host of RJR's morning programme and while I understand the joy he is excuding at retirement from that format...
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Tory Lanez, Mavado added to Sumfest line-up

Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, has announced that reggae-inspired artiste Tory Lanez and dancehall heavyweight Mavado are the latest additions to the 25th staging of the festival, set for July 16-22. Lanez and Mavado are...
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Editorial | Frank dialogue on the national bulge

Earlier this week, Ruel Reid, the education minister, repeated his intention to end the serving of sugary drinks with meals under the Government's School Feeding Programme, the aim being to improve the nutrition of students, thereby improving their...
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Mark Wignall | Adolescent boys and ganja smoking

The two boys appeared to be about 14 and one was a bleacher. It was a weekday and I figured that they ought to be in school, instead of rolling spliffs and smoking weed."That thing not too good for you if you start smokingit early," I said to the...
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Letter of the Day | Damion Crawford must embrace a new kind of politics

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with interest that I read of Dr Phillips' claim that he would welcome Damion Crawford back to representational politics. Years ago when Crawford was the University of the West Indies'...
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Good move, Fitz Jackson

THE EDITOR, Sir:It has always been a general lamentation among persons who are disenfranchised from the political system, that our parliamentarians are woefully unrepresentative. They bemoan a reality that, oftentimes, our politicians do not vote on...
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Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress yesterday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.Jamie...
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UK attacker's wife 'saddened and shocked'; security added

LONDON (AP):The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain's Parliament last week condemned the attack yesterday, saying she is "saddened and shocked"."I express my condolences to...
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Get healthy with ‘Happy’ Foods

Fresh off the launch of their LIVE BETTER campaign a few weeks ago, CB Foods introduces the first of their new product lines — ‘Happy Foods’. Expanding beyond their offerings of chicken, pork and eggs, CB Foods is launching a...
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Bacchanal Battles with Dance hall

The battle between the musical genres — soca and dance hall, have been a heated one in our society. One we originated, the other we’ve adopted from our fellow Caribbean nation — Trinidad and Tobago. However, in recent years, we...
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Satisfying treats at Brunch and Tee

WESTERN BUREAU:Jewel Resorts chefs used a mimosa to synchronise the taste buds at the Sagicor's 'Brunch and Tee' on Sunday at the Runaway Bay Golf Club's Great Escape Restaurant in St Ann.The tasty mix of orange juice and champagne really was the...
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JMMB's Kaleidoscope excites palates

The JMMB Group sure knows how to throw a party!Last Friday night, they invited their corporate clients to experience a night of colourful expression with 'Kaleidoscope'.They not only danced the night away in fine fashion, they were treated to a...
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