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Gov't moves to save high income earners from retro taxes

The Finance Ministry says it's moving to change the law to prevent the retroactive implementation of a higher tax rate on earnings above $6 million a year. Effective today, the tax rate moves up from 25 per cent to 30 per cent on the portion of...
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Jamaica improves on US human trafficking report

Jamaica has been upgraded to Tier 2 on the 2016 US State Department Trafficking in Person Report. A Tier 2 ranking means that the country is making important strides in tackling human trafficking and is well on its way to full compliance with...
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Top cop probe - Searchlight on high-ranking officers in operation to nab 'Dudus'

More than six years after the deadly police-military operations in west Kingston, the Police High Command has agreed to have an independent panel scrutinise the conduct of several high-ranking officers and their subordinates during the incursion.The...
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Commish orders full inquiry into Alpha student shooting

Gregord O'Conner, driver of a robot taxi in which a 15-year-old second-form student of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was travelling when she was shot in the head, allegedly by the police, has described the incident as a "wicked act".He said...
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UK Caribbean infrastructure fund approves steam engine railway for Portland, St Mary

Large abroad | From theatre to screenplay - Jamaican driving Caribbean identity in the UK

A zeal for the theatre and writing has propelled Jamaican Patricia Cumper to the British theatre scene with her runner-up placement in the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award.With more than 20 years of living in England, she affirms that life in...
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Diary of a ghetto priest | Brotherhood: finding our identity (Part IV)

I nearly lost my identity in the years of 1970-1981. Though I was studying for the priesthood, there was little sense of community in the Jesuits. The rules and constitutions had lost their imperative, and my purpose for living vows became arbitrary...
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Pullen steals spotlight

Former Kingston College athlete Clive Pullen stole the spotlight from the island's sprint mega stars on yesterday's opening day of the JAAA-Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.Pullen won the men's triple...
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I was not pressured to leave, says Price

Former general manager of the Premier League Clubs' Association (PLCA) Andrew Price says he was not pressured to quit the post after almost three years.Price resigned as PLCA general manager on Monday to take up a job elsewhere.President of Montego...
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WIPL grows bunkering capacity tenfold with Ja Broilers deal

Jamaica Broilers Group has sold its energy facility, JB Terminal Port Esquivel Limited, to West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) for US$4 million.The new owner also takes over US$18.5...
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Jamaica dives in logistics ranking

The World Bank office is yet to say why, but Jamaica's global logistics ranking plunged to 119 out of 160 nations, resulting in one of the world's largest free falls, according...
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Int'l Reggae Day celebrations set for today

Today marks International Reggae Day (IRD), and the stage is set as music will steal the global spotlight, and several countries worldwide join in the celebrations.This year, more than 35 cities across the globe have hopped on board and are expected...
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Best bets

todayClarendon LiveClarendonEPP Jam and Street Cred present Clarendon Live, at Fyahside Jerk Bar, Toll Gate, Clarendon. Featuring live band performance by Etana and Duane Stephenson. Gates open 8 p.m., Show time 10 p.m. Admission: $600 presold, $800...
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Editorial | Dr Tufton’s dilemma

Perhaps the most profound of Health Minister Christopher Tufton's observations during a review of his portfolio in Parliament on Wednesday was an implicit admission that the Jamaican Government cannot afford to fund its health service to deliver the...
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Orville Higgins | Messi still behind Pele, Maradona

Lionel Messi's decision to quit international football came as a shock. He is, without question, the best footballer in this generation, but the fact that he doesn't have a meaningful global title on his resume is clearly bothering him.Losing to...
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Letter of the Day | Brazil welcomes all to Olympic Games!

THE EDITOR, Sir:We are less than two months away from the beginning of the greatest sports event in the planet. Brazil is expected to welcome representatives from around 200 countries and 500,000 international...
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Reform CARICOM trade regime

THE EDITOR, Sir:I note with great interest the comments attributed to William Mahfood in the June 29, 2016 edition of The Gleaner. Just over four years ago (June 12, 2012), I was honoured to have a letter of mine published in this very newspaper. In...
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Trump gets rock-bottom ratings

WASHINGTON (AP):A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become United Sates (US) president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.In...
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Airport attackers were from Russia, Central Asia

ISTANBUL (AP):As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose yesterday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan, and...
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