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Sentence Reduction Day: 17 persons plead guilty in St Catherine Circuit Court

A total of 17 persons today pleaded guilty to murder and sex-related offences in the St Catherine Circuit Court during the third staging of sentence reduction day. The Office of the Director of...
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SVL new major shareholder seeking to remove seven board members

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) said it has received correspondence from Mayberry Investments seeking an extraordinary general meeting to remove the gaming and lottery company’s chairman, Paul Hoo and six other directors...
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Let us treat them! - JASL wants swift provisions to allow for treatment of minors with STIs

With children as young as 11 years old presenting symptoms of sexually transmitted infections at their clinics every month, Jamaica Aids Support for Life (JASL) is cautioning that the HIV/STI epidemic will become more widespread if the law continues...
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40 plead guilty - Call for increase in sentence-reduction days as more take up offer

Forty persons yesterday pleaded guilty to murder and other violent crimes, triggering a call for the judiciary to expand its Sentence-Reduction Day initiative to all criminal courts islandwide.According to the Office of the Director of Public...
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Life Yard luring visitors to 'yard' life

Food For The Poor celebrates opening of its 100th school

The Mount Zion Infant School in St Ann became the 100th school built in Jamaica by Food for the Poor (FFP). It is also the sixth school to be funded by FFP partner, the Florida-based Levitetz Family Foundation.FFP Jamaica has now doubled its goal of...
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Jamaicans urged to show greater levels of national responsibility

Director of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, is appealing to citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, noting that this is key to addressing social ills.She argued that there is a direct correlation among...
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Many Bolt fans turn out for book signing

Usain Bolt worked with the speed and efficiency he showed on the track at yesterday's autograph signing of the book - Usain Bolt: Legend - at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records, Constant Spring Road.In the hour-long session that started at 1 p.m., Bolt...
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Harding stars for St George's

Forward Romario Harding netted a brilliant hat-trick to lead former champions St George's College to 4-0 victory over St Jago and a spot in the quarterfinals of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition.Harding scored his goals in the third, 42nd and...
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Express Catering to open first Starbucks outlet by February

Express Catering Limited, which runs a series of food outlets at the airport in Montego Bay, expects to make a lot more revenue when it opens a...
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Berger owner rejected, plans to get on with business

ANSA Coatings International Limited got just over three per cent more of the Berger Jamaica shareholdings, a result that signalled overwhelming rejection of its bid...
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Ity business-like about MBA

The first few times Ian 'Ity' Ellis sat in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) class last year, some fellow students were scanning the room for a hidden camera, believing it was yet another prank for the Ity...
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5 Questions with Jesse Royal

From his introductory mixtape In Comes the Small Axe and breakout single Modern Day Judas, Jesse Royal has developed to the recent release of his debut album, Lily of Da Valley. The album is the top set on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, and Jesse...
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Editorial | Colin Bullock - loss and an example

We have twice, in recent weeks, commented on the passing of two talented and stalwart public servants - Herbert Walker and Gordon Wells - whose deaths appeared to have been little noticed by officialdom.The response, or lack thereof, was unfortunate...
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Orville Higgins | Sports is no longer ‘extra-curricular’

On Heroes Day of this week, an unprecedented number of 15 people were given national honours for their contribution to sports. None of the 15 people were recognised for what they did this year, in particular.In virtually every case, people were...
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Excellent customer service!

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is to express my thanks and commendations to Kemeisha Stewart Anderson of the Accountant General's Department on her professionalism and prompt response rate in handling queries on the entity's WhatsApp line.I was truly...
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Justice poor cousin of the State

THE EDITOR, Sir:The parishes of St Catherine, St Andrew, and Kingston are home to at least one-third of the population of Jamaica.They are served by three main courthouses: the parish courts located at Spanish Town, St Catherine, Sutton Street in...
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Gov't set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

BARCELONA (AP):The crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence escalated yesterday, as Spain's central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its leader refused to...
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MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

THE HAGUE (AP):An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed yesterday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe...
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Authentically Jamaican

When guests turned up for the 19th anniversary celebration of Couples Negril, they were in for a real treat-literally. With the roots, rock, reggae theme, the menu followed suite with an island roots theme teeming with authentic Jamaican...
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The Collection MoDA and WISYNCO in beach clean up

Sprite and WISYNCO partnered with The Collection MoDA last Saturday, for the Sprite RFRSH N’ Recycle Beach Clean Up on the Palisadoes strip. The highly anticipated fashion show, led by founder Kerry-Ann Clarke, brought out local...
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