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No info yet on whether man on US most wanted list is in Jamaica Audio

The Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams says there is no information yet whether the fugitive being sought by American law enforcement, Marlon Jones, is in Jamaica. Jones who goes by several aliases is believed to be a Jamaican. He has been listed...
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JPS takes steps to reduce customer complaints about service breaches amid multimillion-dollar payoutAudio

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it has started putting in place a number of measures to reduce customer complaints about electricity services. Yesterday, the Office of Utilities regulation (OUR) reported that for the July to September quarter...
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Counter-attack - Army ramping up recruitment to help crush western crime

The new head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Rocky Meade, plans to deploy a battalion of soldiers - normally between 500 and 600 - to the crime-plagued western section of the island but made it clear that the army would have to...
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Fight to the end - PNP councillor vows to have Hanna removed as party standard-bearer

Lydia Richards, the St Ann municipal councillor, who has been at the forefront of a revolt against her People's National Party (PNP) colleague, Lisa Hanna, vowed yesterday to continue her fight to oust the St Ann South East MP, an effort that she...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Tourism optimism at all-time high... as hospitality sector is rewarded for lifting standards

Spencer promises 'full statement' on public-sector transformation

Rudyard Spencer, state minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, on Wednesday promised that come next week he will make a disclosure on the progress of the public-sector transformation programme."What I can tell you is that we are...
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Project launched to slash public-sector energy costs

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology has launched a sustainable energy project that is expected to influence a cutback on fossil fuels used to produce energy in the public sector. This is being done with the aim of minimising energy costs...
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Usain, Elaine up for awards - Key weekend for IAAF's future

MONTE CARLO, Monaco:Track and field's global authority, the IAAF, will today hand out awards to the year's top male and female athletes amid a coming together of the sport's hierarchy, which is also expected to bring with it considerable change...
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KC capture Walker Cup

Kingston College's (KC) 16-year wait for a major schoolboy football trophy ended at the National Stadium yesterday when goals from Fabian Grant and Andre McCathy saw them to a 2-0 win over rivals Jamaica College (JC) in the final of the ISSA-FLOW...
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Business groups partner on export drive

Two business groups have signed a pact with state-operated agencies that is meant to double exports to US$2.5 billion within four years.The Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA), the...
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Structure of BOJ forex auction still to be determined

The mechanism for the foreign exchange auctions proposed by the central bank will be determined through consultations with market players, supported by...
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Turpin's got timing - School of Music head compliments first degreed female drummer

November 19, 2016, graduation day at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), 1 Arthur Wint Drive, St Andrew, was extra special for School of Music student Shalisha Turpin. She became the college's first female to graduate...
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Best of upcoming entertainment events

'Trial of Governor Eyre' St Andrew The Trial of Governor Eyre opens at the Faculty of Law, Lecture Theatre 2, UWI, Mona Campus, at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Plays Saturdays at 8 p.m and Sundays at 6 p.m. until December 18.'Smile Jamaica' anniversary St...
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Editorial | Fortify the battle lines against HIV/AIDS

LIKE MOST of the rest of the world, Jamaica has made great strides in combating HIV/AIDS since the infection was first reported here nearly three and a half decades ago. The disease is no longer an automatic death sentence.That, in part, is the...
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Donald Rhodd | Forever indebted to Fidel

This is an open letter to President Raul Castro Ruz.Dear President Castro Ruz, On behalf of my wife, Barbara, and my family, I would like to express my sincere condolences to you, your family, and the Cuban people as you mourn the passing of our...
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Letter of the Day | Rank classism behind dancehall's rejection

THE EDITOR, Sir:Dancehall is not going anywhere. It has a fixed and relevant place within the Jamaican society, economy and culture. It presents an opportunity for advancement, entertainment and community...
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Don't become female version of Seaga

THE EDITOR, Sir:A lot of people want to blame Portia Simpson Miller for the People's National Party's defeat in the local government elections, but the truth is that she is a very hardworking woman and she was sabotaged by her own egotistical party...
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Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

MOSCOW (AP):In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday voiced hope for mending a rift with the US and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism.The speech reflected Moscow's hope that President-elect Donald...
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Death toll rises to eight in cave-in at Polish copper mine

WARSAW (AP):The director of a Polish copper mine said on Wednesday that rescue teams have recovered the bodies of the last three workers who were missing inside the mine after it caved in.The...
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