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Taxi operators with over 700 tickets arrested

Personnel from the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch today arrested two taxi operators who each have over 700 outstanding traffic tickets. The police say one driver has 772 tickets and the other has 751 tickets. They say both drivers...
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More protests by taxi drivers

Some taxi drivers who operate in downtown Kingston today joined the protest action by their counterparts in other sections of the Corporate Area. Yesterday, drivers who operate in Half Way Tree withdrew their services. Today, the downtown taxi...
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No unrestricted police powers - Lawmakers frown on proposal to detain persons for up to 14 days without filing criminal charges

Lawmakers yesterday levelled damning criticisms at the police, declaring that "too often" citizens are being charged with criminal offences without any investigation.The disapproval came after the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) proposed to a...
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Taxi operators continue protest of new Road Traffic Act - Government source says nothing will change

Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called "ridiculous" aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will change...
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More animators needed in Jamaica - Maitland

With the value of the global animation industry now at an estimated US$254 billion and projected to reach US$270 billion by the end of 2020, senior lecturer and programme director of animation, production and development at the University of...
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Jamaicans urged to prepare for duty-free trading

Jamaicans have been encouraged to get their businesses in order to tap into the huge export potential when Haiti opens up for duty-free trading less than a year from now.President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry...
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Hobson: Jamaica not missing out

Dorothy Hobson, chairperson of Jamaica Women's cricket selection panel, does not think Jamaica is missing out on anything significant after the island did not get the opportunity to host a game in the current International Cricket Council (ICC) T20...
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It's a North Street battle for Manning Cup

For the first time in six seasons the ISSA Digicel Manning Cup final will be contested without Jamaica College (JC), the 'Dark Blues' of Old Hope Road.St George's College, the 'Light Blues' from North Street, defeated JC College 2-1 in their semi-...
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Sagicor X Fund takes billion-dollar hit from Playa stock

Seeking to quell market fears, chairman of Sagicor Real Estate X Fund, Richard Byles, said the billion-dollar loss reported in the September quarter was not an indictment of the company's performance, but rather reflected a dip in the price of Playa...
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Dom Rep challenges international panel's jurisdiction over fight with Lee-Chin

Dominican Republic is challenging the jurisdiction of an arbitration panel to hear the dispute with regional investor Michael Lee-Chin, who has accused the government of "unlawful expropriation of multimillion-dollar investments" in that country.On...
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VM 140th anniversary concert of cultural expression

It was the financial group's first attempt to meld the social and cultural history of Jamaica along with its own story, in the form of a live show. The chorale De Cho-R'us, which opened the show, definitely set the pace for its theme, 'Celebrating...
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Bounty's 'It's a Party' was almost a love song with Chaka Khan

How does a love song develop into a party hit?Bounty Killer can help answer that. The veteran deejay teamed up with rapper Wyclef Jean in 1998 to produce a song called Ain't Nobody with R...
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Editorial | The call of toilets

It passed Jamaica by without acknowledgement, official or otherwise. But Monday was World Toilet Day, marked annually by the United Nations (UN) since 2013, to focus attention on one of the world's enduring problems, the global crisis of toilets -...
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Selim Jahan | Violence against women a cause and consequence of inequality

The lack of women's empowerment is a critical form of inequality. And while there are many barriers to empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAW) is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.Estimates by the World Health...
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Letter of the Day | New traffic fines burdensome

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am of the view that there are agents of the state that are bent on implementing chaos and frustration in our country.One of the new transport regulations to be enacted will force the owners of PPV motor vehicles like Ezroy Millwood...
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Excessive borrowing is never good

THE EDITOR, Sir:I agree with Prime Minister (PM) Andrew Holness that Jamaica's excessive borrowing must stop. The PM was speaking to a National Competitive Council meeting in the Office of the PM, reflecting on Jamaica's ranking in the Global...
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Trump says no penalty for Saudi prince for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON (AP) :United States President Donald Trump declared yesterday that he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good...
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A demand for a ring, an eruption of gunfire and four dead

CHICAGO (AP):Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life, police said Tuesday.As investigators tried to...
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Women and weight training: Great for physical and mental health

Women and weight training: Great for physical and mental healthBelieving that lifting weights will make them bulky and muscular, many women tend to shy away from weight training, instead burning up the cardio sessions. But researchers are finding...
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Fit 4 Life | Sleep on health

In today's world, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. We have so much to do each day, and sleep tends to be the area that gets the least attention.'Project deadlines approaching? Pull a couple of all-nighters.' 'Wanna workout? Wake up...
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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas. The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10. It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across...
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Argentinian, Chilean embassies join for splendid wine dinner

Back in February 2016, GraceKennedy Limited entered the wine market with the launch of Harbour Wines and Spirits. Since then, customers and consumers alike have been able to experience a wide range of wines with a variety of tastes to meet every...
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