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JLP still has time to gain momentum ahead of general elections -Crawford

Political commentator Richard Crawford says there is still time for the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to gain momentum ahead of the general elections. His comments come against the background of the latest Bill Johnson polls which show the...
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K Churchill Neita labels JLP top-tier as stooges

K. Churchill Neita, the top-rated attorney whose political career Audley Shaw killed before it began, has reserved some of the harshest words for three leading figures in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) -- Andrew Holness, Shaw and Robert Montague....
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CRUISE CONTROL! - JLP has 11 days to erase a four-percentage point deficit

Unless it does something terribly wrong between now and February 25, the governing People's National Party (PNP) seems set for a second term in office.But with 11 days left before the polls, and knowing how easily Jamaicans fall out of love, it...
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$10,000 for my 'X' - Almost 13% of Jamaicans say they would sell their votes

Political candidates who might want to flout the law and pay persons to vote for them come February 25 will have to fork out a low of $1,000 to more than $10,000 for each vote.The latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has found that 13 per...
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Don't destroy our future

Sustainable development is a concept that has been getting a lot of attention over the past few decades, and while a full definition is still developing, there is a general understanding of what this entails.Though loosely defined, sustainable...
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Portia to miss CARICOM meeting on ZIKV - Nicholson to lead Jamaica's delegation to Belize

Busy on the campaign trail, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will miss this week's CARICOM Heads of Govern-ment 27th Inter-Sessional Meeting in Placencia, Belize.Instead, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade A.J. Nicholson will lead the...
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World leaders MVP

Western Bureau:MVP Track Club, anchored by World Championships 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, ran a world-leading 43.31 seconds to win the women's 4x100 metres at yesterday's 38th staging of the Milo Western...
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Calabar's Taylor runs fast 100m

World Youth 400 metres champion, Calabar High's Christopher Taylor, impressed with a fast 100 metres run at yesterday's Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium.The versatile 16-year-old stopped the clock at 10.44 seconds to take heat nine of the...
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Moorland rolls out third real estate project - 190 acres earmarked as green space

Moorland Development Company, the architects of Manchester-based Moorlands Estate and Moorlands Manor, has kicked off its third real estate project, PalmBrook, in Lacovia, St Elizabeth.PalmBrook will be delivered in three phases, with overall spend...
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Court halts sale of Executive Motors home base pending bank appeal

The Court of Appeal has halted a Bahamas bank's sale of premises owned by Crown Motors at Marescaux Road in Kingston, pending the outcome of an appeal by the bank against a decision in favour of two associated companies, Key Motors and Executive...
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Give dancehall its due say Richie Stephens, Lisa Hanna

Popular United States-based online blogger Nerd Writer has rubbished an assertion made by music magazine, Rolling Stone, that Rihanna's recent single, Work, is from the tropical house genre, and not dancehall. According to Writer, Rolling Stone was...
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Tunes Of Politricks

Elections are in the air once again and Jamaican popular music has a history of commenting on the process. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, Ninja Man did, Nah Go Love It, urging peace between supporters of the two major political parties, the...
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Editorial: Clarity needed on JLP tax policy

The devil, they say, is in the details. Which is why Andrew Holness, the Jamaica Labour Party leader, has a job of exorcism to do if discerning people are to be convinced that Beelzebub isn't hiding in opaque numbers.Perhaps the most exciting...
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Mark Wignall: Portia figures she needs no debate to win

Buoyed by the cancellation of sanity and civility that are requirements of an election campaign season, a war of words has resulted in the prime minister withdrawing from debating the opposition leader.While I am a firm supporter of decency from the...
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Pope gives tough love to Mexican political, church elite

MEXICO CITY (AP):Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites yesterday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired...
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Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom's death with boyfriend

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother pleaded guilty last Thursday, in a deal with prosecutors.Jamie Silvonek will be sentenced to 35 years to life in prison,...
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Treading on cobblestones

History. The word most times reminiscent of yellowing pages of books, oft-forgotten expanses of time. In the alleys of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the hands of the clock stand still in a time and era when pace of life was a gingerly trod cobblestone...
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My Valentine prayer - Love's miraculous touch

Dear Lord, I know You are busyDoing Your work up above,But as a gift for this Valentine's day,Could You please send me "mi owna man to love"I am tired of the sharing, living in sin,The confusion and the strifeI simply want to be mi owna man's wife....
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Hola A4 - Redesigned sedan presented in Mexico

There was Spanish in the air and a line of Audi A4s on the road between Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico, two Thursdays ago as the luxury line's totally redesigned flagship sedan was presented to journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean....
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Total acquires majority stake in leading Dominican fuel retailer

Total acquires majority stake in leading Dominican fuel retailerFRANCE-based petroleum company, Total, which has 55 service stations under its brand in Jamaica, has strengthened its presence in the Caribbean by acquiring a majority stake, 70 per...
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Ian Boyne: Roll call for the uncommitted

There is one unmistakably positive thing about Jamaica's high rate of the uncommitted/politically alienated voting bloc: It signals that Jamaican politics has, happily, become less intrusive, less suffocating, less threatening. For more than half of...
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Aubyn Hill: Income tax relief - JLP right, PNP wrong

The way the minister of finance, Dr Peter Phillips, and his sycophants tell it, one could get the impression that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is about to commit the most heinous offence by raising the PAYE tax-exemption threshold from the current...
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Dear Doc: Can I get cancer from too much sex?

Q: Doc, what are the facts about sex and cervical cancer? I am a 32-year-old female and when I was younger I 'played the field' quite a bit. I know that has something to do with causing cancer.I have been married...
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As a Man: Mosquito withdrawal strategy

Gentlemen, let us not let the gift of mosquitoes pass us by. Bob Marley, that greatest of bards who would have been 71 years on February 6, (and with at least 41 more pickney, one for every year more he would have lived...
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