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Cops urged to 'find someone to talk to' if they have problems

Police personnel at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon have expressed despair and disbelief following yesterday’s suspected suicide of Corporal Tyrone Thompson in Manchester. “None of us saw it coming … it is a surprise...
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It will be difficult for Jamaica to change human trafficking ranking, says USAudio

The United States is insisting that it will be difficult for Jamaica to improve on its human trafficking ranking without more convictions. The US was reacting to Jamaica’s concerns over its 2015 human trafficking report which maintained...
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Stressed cops - Police high command urges members to use Force's counselling services

AMID THE anguish, grief and despair caused by the tragic loss of five of their colleagues, all within a one-month period, crime fighters have vowed that there is no place for retreat or surrender."In the midst of the pain and sorrow, we will...
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Review board to oversee INDECOM

A JOINT select committee of Parliament reviewing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act has accepted a proposal for the setting up of a non-executive review board for the oversight body, but there is a strong caution from at...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Rampant breaches continue at Negril Marine Park

Brand Jamaica to be showcased at 'Emancipendence' celebrations

Black, gold and green shall run the streets of Jamaica for the islandwide 'Emancipendence' celebrations, as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) implores all Jamaica, including the rural communities, to partake in the festivities...
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Teachers, parents at odds over textbook guidelines expenditure

With parents expecting to spend thousands of dollars on textbooks for the upcoming school year, the Ministry of Education has proposed textbook guidelines and are imploring parents to follow when buying books for their children attending school from...
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It was my decision - Alvas Powell

ALVAS POWELL has said sorry for walking out on the Jamaica men's national senior football team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.Additionally, he said the decision was his and his alone."I was just sorry about what happened," Powell said in an interview with...
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Fraser-Pryce may double at World Champs

Stockholm, Sweden:REIGNING OLYMPIC and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may very well also compete in the 200m at next month's World Championships in Beijing after all. The defending 200m world champion admitted yesterday that her coach...
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Twitter stock tumbles as user growth stalls

Tepid user growth and ongoing uncertainty about its leadership dragged Twitter's stock to its lowest level in over a year Wednesday, even though the short-messaging service reported sharply quarterly higher revenue.Twitter is "not satisfied" with...
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Sagicor X Fund eyes rights issue to fund Orlando hotel purchase

Sagicor Real Estate X Fund has alerted the market to an upcoming rights issue, which it will use to raise equity capital for its first foray into overseas markets - a convention hotel that the company is in the process of acquiring in Florida.The...
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Burnt by the Spear: Florida company slapped with lawsuit

Grammy award-winning reggae veteran, Burning Spear, is the latest entertainer to file a lawsuit against an international music company over royalties.Born Winston Rodney,...
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15 years writing entertainment (pt 2)

Just in case anyone who read last week's column on my writing about entertainment in Jamaica for 15 years thought it was a brag or statement of outstanding achievement, I consider myself a mere lad, a stripling, a babe in swaddling clothes, in the...
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Editorial: Where’s the campaign finance bill?

If our reading of the not-too-subtle signals is right, a general election in Jamaica is imminent; probably before year-end, rather than in December 2016 when it is constitutionally due.Indeed, despite the challenges being posed by a handful of...
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Devon Dick: Paul Bogle was a Native Baptist pastor

Paul Bogle (1820-65) is often referred to as a deacon, meaning he was second in command in the church. Perhaps, it is even believed that Bogle was an assistant to an English Baptist missionary. However, Bogle, the leader of the church in Stony Gut,...
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Letter of the day: Frequent water lock-offs an embarassment

THE EDITOR, Sir:One of the truly remarkable things about man has been his ability to triumph over his physical environment, to bend nature almost at will in his relentless pursuit of personal or national glory and of improved standards of living for...
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Nation building

THE EDITOR, Sir:The general question has been asked: " What is your contribution to nation building?" This is a very good and important question.Despite the global down-turn, and the fact that, our economy is on its face, many people are out of jobs...
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Lion hunt suspects in court; kill was 'unethical'

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court yesterday on allegations that they helped an American dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the big cat was unethically...
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Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

KABUL, (AP):Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said yesterday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.The one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban hosted Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaida in the years...
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Escape to Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Restaurant and Cottages sits peacefully amid the clouds, close to heaven on Salt Hill in St Andrew.Owners Sarah Willers and Tabetha Phillips hit the mark with this, their newest venture that was launched last week Thursday. The...
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Sweet, sweet J'can Coconut Toto

Looking for an easy way to celebrate Independence? I've got the right thing for you ... the Jamaican Coconut Toto!It's the easiest recipe to follow and has stood the test of time. The slaves used molasses, coconut and flour to bake a cake at nights...
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