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Police reject reports three suspects held for murder of US missionaries

The Police High Command is dismissing reports that three suspects have been held in connection with the murders of two American missionaries in Albion Mountain, St Mary. "That is not true," the Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan...
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Ted Cruz pulls out of US presidential race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday ended his presidential campaign, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination. The conservative tea party firebrand who tried to cast himself...
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Worker exodus - Salary review speeds up as key staff quit ministry jobs

The Andrew Holness administration has committed to continuing a review of the compensation policy in the public sector even as there are growing concerns about an increasing number of professionals in critical state entities that are leaving these...
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'Embrace the Chinese' ... They're here to stay

Business people who constitute the St Mary Chamber of Commerce are spearheading the revival of the dormant chamber to use it as the vehicle to drive transformation in the parish capital, Port Maria.Plagued by issues facing other towns across Jamaica...
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Broken dreams - Trip to St Ann for fun takes terrible turn

The tragic moment occurred when the minivan she was travelling in crashed in Fern Gully, less than 15 minutes from her destination."We were going to Mystic Mountain to have fun. As I speak to you I am just picturing the van making a sound and we...
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More news in brief

All primary schools across the island will now have access to the 'Calculation Time' mathematics application (app), which is designed to improve students' knowledge and appreciation of the subject.The app, which was officially...
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Sky's the limit for McLeod - Graham

The early-season form of Omar McLeod has one of his former high-school coaches thinking about the world record.Raymond Graham, who coached McLeod in 2013 at Kingston College (KC), says McLeod's early speed will help chase Aries Merritt's four-year-...
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Big punchers in big showdown

Two hard-hitting Jamaican boxers, Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis and Michael Gardener, will clash tonight in the first quarter-final bout of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Contender series at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.The tournament that...
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Jamaica lags in beer consumption - Red Stripe brewery plans to convert rum drinkers

Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, will strive to "responsibly" increase the "frequency" of drinking among adults, which the brewery says is pretty low relative to markets in the hemisphere...
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Famous nightclub sold, KLE annual losses double

KLE Group completed the sale of Famous Nightclub in January.The price was undisclosed, but the company had $35 million net assets held for sale on its balance sheet due to the divestment of the entertainment venue in Portmore, St Catherine.This...
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Standing ovation for 'Woman Tongue'

After Carol Lawes, mouth trembling, shuffled her way to the back of the stage where Barbara McCalla, Karen Harriott, Hilary Nicholson and Bertina MaCaulay were already standing behind individual vertical strips of backlit white cloth, there was...
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Festival Queen parish coronations begin

As the journey towards crowning the 2016 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen begins, the competition will host coronations at the parish level throughout the month of May. A signature programme of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an...
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Editorial: The JCF needs help

Quite expectedly, the weekend murder of American missionaries in Jamaica has elicited not only an outpouring of outrage and sadness in the St Ann communities where they clearly served with compassion, dignity and respect, but is exercising the minds...
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Annie Paul: Forget Trinidad, there's plenty to boycott at home

It's a pleasure to be writing in local media again after a break of eight years. I wrote a column in the now-defunct Jamaica Herald from 1995 till 2008 when I decided it was time to stake a claim on the World Wide Web by starting my blog Active...
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Letter of the Day: Pressure Gov’t more on police transport privileges

THE EDITOR, Sir:History has repeated itself in a morbid way and has left us with no apparent lessons to be learnt.This is exemplified in the recent fatal shooting of Woman Corporal Judith Williams....
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Outraged at bloody reign of terror

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am saddened, disappointed and deeply dismayed at the spiralling wave of senseless murders in Jamaica.The barbaric attacks on our people, including police personnel and missionaries who come to Jamaica to help the poor, are at...
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French parliament debates labour law after violent protests

PARIS (AP):After a month of often violent protests, French legislators yesterday started to debate a hotly contested labour bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour...
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Cuba sets price controls for fruits, vegetables

HAVANA (AP):Cuba said it is setting limits on the prices of fruits and vegetables in an attempt to calm public complaints about rising food costs.The government announced yesterday that farm products sold in state-controlled markets would have...
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Dr Alfred Dawes: Red tape choking health care - Bureaucracy negatively impacting well-being of the nation

The more you get involved with different aspects of the health care system, the more you appreciate the comedy of errors that is the Jamaican bureaucracy.Inherited from Great Britain - a nation that ruled colonies of hundreds of millions of...
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Arusha Campbell-Chambers: Skin signs of physical abuse in children

May is Child Month and last month was observed as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse is a horrific problem worldwide and deserves attention all year round. It is still very under-reported and remains culturally acceptable andcovered up by...
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