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Gov't to spend $2.5 billion to clean up voters' list

The Government will be spending at least $2.5 billion over the next two fiscal years to clean the voters’ list of hundreds of thousands of names that should not be there. Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says he met a week...
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Bushing saga deepens - Contractors could be summoned before Parliament

The saga involving the controversial bush-clearing work has taken another turn because of statements contradicting E.G. Hunter, the chief executive officer of the National Works Agency (NWA). As a result, consideration is now being given to having...
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Teacher at centre of Penwood-CXC debacle sacked

Christopher Stephenson, the examination coordinator at the centre of last year's ungraded exams debacle at Penwood High in St Andrew, has been sacked by the school's board. But he's fighting it.Howard Isaacs, president of the Jamaica Teachers'...
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Kingston's Renfrew hotel construction ahead of schedule

Briefing | Income inequality and Global risks 2017

The World Economic Forum has outlined that the top five risks facing the global economy in 2017 are: rising income and wealth disparity; climate change; increased popularisation in societies; increased...
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Where am I?

The dilapidated condition of many Corporate Area street signs has been listed by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAC) as a problem that will receive urgent attention come next financial year, which commences April 1.Many persons...
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MBU hunt $4 million

Reigning local national football champions Montego Bay United (MBU) are on the hunt for an additional J$4 million in order to host Group C of the fast approaching Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship.The CFU had approved MBU's request to...
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Japanese coach targets Jamaican TT growth

New national table tennis coach, Satoshi Takashima, wants to take his two years in charge of the national programme to develop the island's best talents, promote the sports and make Jamaica more competitive internationally.Takashima, a former...
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Derrimon sweetens CFF offer with interest payment

Derrimon Trading Company has offered a takeover price of $4.50 per share to minority owners of Caribbean Flavours...
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Business, consumer confidence break election curse

There was a sustained level of optimism and confidence in the Jamaican economy across both businesses and consumers in 2016, breaking the trend of dramatic declines in the post-election periods throughout the 15 years that the surveys have been...
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Reel incentives - Gov't committed to supporting J'can film sector

JAMPRO board member Zachary Harding told The Gleaner last Thursday that moves are afoot to provide the Jamaican film industry with tangible support."We're pushing to mainly get the incentive structure in place. Historically, there were incentives...
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Holness supports creative industries plan

Last week, the Jamaica Film Commission and the Creative Industries Unit staged an open day to educate the public on the little-known and developing techniques for film professionals in Jamaica.The two-day exercise began on Thursday, January 12, and...
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Editorial | Be transparent about clean-up bill

We are concerned at the seeming elasticity of the budget - insofar as it stretches outward - of the Government's controversial municipal cleaning and road-repair projects, as well as the murkiness in which its management has been enveloped. It is...
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Bernard Headley | Déjà vu: that UK prison offer

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown succeeded last Friday in putting the Government on the defensive. He questioned sharply fellow senator and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith on what other, compromise plan(s) the Government had in...
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Letter of the Day | Christian coalition mum on church sex scandal

THE EDITOR, Sir:Interestingly, with all the talk and even scandals going on concerning the allegations against a particular member of the Church concerning inappropriate sexual behaviours and the...
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Did Government expect to get prison free?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica's quest to have better prison conditions for the incarcerated is nearly 50 years old. It did not start with any memorandum of understanding with the ex-colonial master when David Cameron visited Jamaica in 2015. Indeed, the...
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As US looks inward, China seeks a lead role on world stage

DAVOS (AP):With the US increasingly looking inward and China eager to take a lead on the global stage, Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday cast his country as a champion of free trade and stability, a rebuke...
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Supreme Court hears case over deportations

WASHINGTON (AP):The Obama administration tried to persuade the Supreme Court yesterday to retain a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.If the justices...
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What to do if you get the flu

We are approaching the peak of the influenza (flu) season, which can be quite unpredictable. Surviving it is always the key, and knowing what to do if we get it will make all the difference. You may have the flu if you...
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Comprehensive strategies for flu prevention

You can prevent the flu! Dr Will Sawyer, an internationally known infection-prevention expert and family physician, has developed simple and comprehensive strategies to prevent you and your family from getting the flu.For the past 19 years, Dr Will...
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