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PM warns tougher anti-crime measures coming, begs for understanding and tolerance

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is adamant that something more has to be done to curtail crime now threatening the proper functioning of the country and he is warning that tougher measures are coming.
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Sentencing quarrel - Justice minister concerned about inconsistencies, top attorney calls criticism unfair

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has admitted that he has concerns about the disparity in the punishment being handed down by High Court judges even as one of the country's top attorneys rushed to their defence.Chuck's admission comes as the judiciary...
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Police used-car drama worsens - Millions added to cost; vehicles still not delivered

After failing to account for how it spent $218 million in advance payment from the Ministry of National Security to import 200 pre-owned motor vehicles for the police force, the ministry revealed that it has partially terminated the controversial...
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Jamaica voted World's Leading Cruise and Wedding Destination

Earth Today | Disaster pros mull readiness for earthquakes

THE NEED to prioritise Jamaica's readiness for earthquakes has come rushing ashore the consciousness of many Jamaicans, in the wake of the recent tsunami warning issued for the island, and only days shy of the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic...
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Earth Today | Met Service clears the air on tsunami warning

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has clarified its role in tsunami response following the warning issued for Jamaica last week."I am realising that some people are thinking we had a responsibility that we fell down on. We need to remind people...
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Posterboy McLeod? - Sprint hurdler prefers to focus on improving

Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field..McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the...
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Close protection for FIFA delegates

Robert Finzi-Smith, head of security for the FIFA Executive Summit, which gets started today in Montego Bay, St James, said he is confident that the security protocol being implemented will be adequate to ensure the safety of FIFA President Gianni...
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Dispute over top car seller

German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but rival Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is disputing the title of world's largest carmaker.Volkswagen's sales rose 4.3 per cent from 10.30 million in 2016, when the...
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Consumer confidence slides again

Business confidence remains at its highest level in a year, but consumer confidence flattened amid worsening job prospects and fears of crime, according to the fourth-quarter 2017 survey, polled by Don Anderson.Business confidence hit 142.6 points...
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Death by dubplate - Approach ruining artiste, sound system relationship

By its very nature, the dubplate - a personalised recording for a sound system or selector by a vocalist, should signify a connection of some sort between the person or entity whose name is being called and the person singing or deejaying it....
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US$7,000 to US$10,000 for 10 dubplates - Prices weighing heavily on sound system business

There is not a hard and fast price scale for an artiste to voice a dubplate for a sound system or selector. However, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin, which stages the annual World Clash sound system battle, last held in Canada last October...
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Editorial | Clear, hold and build

The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) are based on the National Security Policy, which recommended a 'clear, hold and build' strategy for normalising the high-crime communities in Jamaica. Clear, hold and build is a strategy used in areas with...
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Mark Wignall | Male laggards, a woman is the solution

Towards the end of 1973, I moved out of my parents' house and started a 'dolly house' with Ann-Marie, my girlfriend (who would eventually become my wife), and the infant son, Mark Jr, that we had recently, wonderfully and magically made."Place the...
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Letter of the Day | Jumping to conclusion irresponsible

THE EDITOR, Sir: Permit me to address your recent article “Ridiculous sentence!”, which concerned a recently-concluded case in the Supreme Court, Gun Court Division in which Mr. Kirk Smith, et al., having been found guilty of being in...
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Reading madeth the Boyne

THE EDITOR, Sir:It's said, and rightly, so, that, "reading maketh the man". If there were one Jamaican who was the very personification of that phrase, it was the late giant of journalism and critical thinker, par excellence, Ian Boyne. With over 4,...
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German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

BERLIN (AP):The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration yesterday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes. Germany was...
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Punishment sought for those who aid illegal migration

BUDAPEST (AP):A new set of laws might tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary's government said yesterday.Such groups would have to register with the courts, and if they get more...
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The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off yesterday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "...
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Proudest Moment of 2017

Last year was quite exciting - filled with fears, tears, new experiences, challenges and triumphs. You survived, and that’s something to be proud of! While it’s all in the past, since today is #throwbackthursday, we have asked a few of...
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A Couple of feasts

Last Friday night, Couples Sans Souci Resort's 12th anniversary party featured a remarkable spread of food. The lush Ocho Rios property was the perfect setting for a feast that could meet and even exceed the highest international standards.At the...
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Finding love in a coconut - CIB shop serves up wide range of goodness

There is perhaps no place in Jamaica that showcases the diverse range of coconut-based products more than The Coconut Shop on Waterloo Road in Kingston.Every day, the aroma of freshly made gizzadas, coconut drops, grater cakes, tarts, cookies,...
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