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Lambert Brown says senators' independence being compromised Audio

Opposition senator, Lambert Brown, believes the independence of senators is being compromised by the manner in which the government has been seeking to pass laws. He raised the issue as the Sen...
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Free ride for road hogs - Motorists who pay fine penalised, while delinquents get a 'bly' - Opposition charges

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown yesterday called on the Government to expunge the demerit points of motorists who have been paying their traffic ticket fines, noting that those who did not play by the rules have had no points taken from their...
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Three killed in St James, murder count nears 300

WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing murder mayhem in St James claimed another three lives and left several persons nursing gunshot wounds as gun-toting thugs struck in three separate locations on Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning.In the first...
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Social media, new way to spread the gospel

Once upon a time, evangelism meant going into the highways and the byways, sometimes by foot, to spread the Word of God.Today, more people are resorting to a less hectic way of witnessing to others of God's goodness. Scriptures and testimonies can...
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Church weighs in on burying criminals

The issue of whose bodies are worth being officiated over in religious institutions awakened last weekend following the funeral of the man once dubbed as Jamaica's most Wanted, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry.The service celebrating the life of Perry, who...
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Chance for redemption - KC, STETHS look to end disappointing seasons on a high note

Having endured a miserable campaign were they failed to reach the final of the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup competitions, heavyweights Kingston College (KC) and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will look to avoid ending the season empty-...
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STETHS ready to lift Super Cup, says Wedderburn

Western Bureau:Coach of St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Omar 'Rambo' Wedderburn described Tuesday's daCosta Cup semi-finals defeat as a stumble, while noting that his charges are fully focused on today's ISSA/FLOW Super Cup final...
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Hotel group plans information blitz to attract affluent divers

Caribbean hotels and dive operators are now pitching undersea adventure to affluent tourists in a bid to snag a bigger piece of the multimillion-dollar dive...
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Chart Watch - iTunes | Four Marley albums in top five

Marley albums - whether by the father Bob or his sons Damian, Stephen, Ky-Mani and Ziggy - heavily populating the iTunes Reggae Albums Chart is nothing new. But even by the lofty Marley standards, the topmost handful of the 100 reggae albums...
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5 Questions with Devin Di Dakta

From Anthony 'Devin Di Dakta' Clarke's initiation into the entertainment industry following his win of the 2012 Tastee Talent Trail at 16 years old, the young recording artiste has not pressed the brakes. Devin went full speed ahead to win the...
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Editorial | Accountability for our roads

Few issues in Jamaica have sparked greater angst among the population than poor roads. It is the subject of protests and mass irritation for frustrated citizens incommunities across the island where cracks and craters have been developing in the...
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O'Neil Grant | Contract employment an exploitation loophole

Contract employment in the public sector is temporary employment and represents an involuntary choice by workers vs permanent employment.Fixed-term contracts (FTC) represent a lower level of protection for...
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Letter of the Day | Science and industry, not music, the true test of greatness

THE EDITOR, Sir:There is no doubt that individual Jamaicans have done well. But when will Jamaica start to do well as a country?Some factors are outside of the control of average citizens,...
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Opposition asleep like 5 foolish virgins

THE EDITOR, Sir:I see that the Opposition is complaining bitterly that there has been a lack of consultation over the national identification bill now just waiting for the governor general's signature to become law.My understanding of the concept of...
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Militants assault worshippers in Sinai, killing at least 200

AL-ARISH (AP) :Militants attacked a crowded mosque during yesterday's prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire killing at least 200 people...
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We must work together, new leader declares

HARARE (AP):Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, vowed yesterday that he will work to reduce crushing unemployment and return the country to prosperity after years of decline, as the nation cheered a new beginning after the extraordinary...
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