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It can't be business as usual, says Chamber of Commerce as crime figures climb

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) says it can’t be business as usual with the island recording 1,562 murders so far this year. Official figures show that as of yesterday, there were 270 more murders than the amount recorded for the same...
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Ninja Man and co-convicts sentenced to life in prison for murder, entertainer must serve 25 years before parole

Entertainer Ninja Man and his co-convicts have been sentenced to life in prison for the 2009 murder of a Kingston man. The entertainer must serve at least 25 years in prison before he is eligible to be released. His son Janeil and co-convict Dennis Clayton will each have to serve 15 years behind bars. The sentences were handed down by...
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Gov't's failure - University professor says crime out of control because Gov't didn't normalise hot spots

University professor Anthony Clayton has bemoaned the sharp rise in Jamaica's murder rate this year, charging that the spike in killings in 2017 was indicative of the failure of the Government to normalise hot spot communities as was done after the...
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Two in custody after seven shot at fish fry in Hanover

The Hanover police now have in custody two suspects believed to be responsible for Sunday morning's shooting at a fish fry where seven persons were shot and injured in Montpelier, Hanover.Information is that the two suspects were among the seven...
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Inside the Municipal Corporations | Cops to target MoBay’s hotspots for Christmas

Western Bureau:The St James Police High Command is in the process of implementing a strategic plan to curb the lawlessness in Montego Bay, especially the various hotspots, as part of an overall effort aimed at making the upcoming Christmas season a...
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Inside the Municipal Corporations | Portmore deputy mayor objects to directive over who should sign cheques

A stipulation from the Ministry of Local Government to municipal corporations has drawn sharp objections from the deputy mayor of Portmore and chairman of the Finance Committee, Alric Campbell.According to Campbell, the ministry's stipulation that...
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Ricketts: Romai felt cheated

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that a communication breakdown between the body and Dubai-based kit makers Romai led to the ending of their partnership.The JFF signed a four-year contract with Romai in July 2015,...
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Foster stars as Portmore trounce Red Brigade

A virtuoso performance from Portmore United's diminutive attacker, Maalique Foster, saw them to a comfortable 4-0 win over relegation battlers Boys' Town FC at the Barbican Complex yesterday.Foster scored one, assisted two, and made the other as...
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Outameni back on the market

The National Housing Trust (NHT) indicated at midyear that it had closed bidding on the Orange Grove Estate in Trelawny, but the state agency was back in the market this month with a new invitation for investors to consider the historic property for...
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Cuddy'z fixtures to be sold

Allison Pitter & Company Limited has been commissioned to sell fixtures at Cuddy'z, a once-popular restaurant and sports bar located in the New Kingston Shopping Centre...
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Cancer survivor set to give back this Christmas

Getting a jump on the jingle bells, concerts and night-life sessions to start over this week until the new year, Dorothy Satchwell, founder of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation, has garnered the support from her own multiplicity of reggae stars...
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The saga continues in 'The Last Jedi'

After the end of The Force Awakens, it's safe to say the films are decidedly safe. Since its return, the franchise has remade one movie, and made another as a tangential story. So, walking into The Last Jedi, I was as underwhelmed as one can be for...
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Editorial | The Government’s gas station folly

Here is a bit of commonsensical advice for the Government. It should immediately halt any idea of returning to the retail market for petroleum products and instruct the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to pull out of the contract it may have...
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Ronald Thwaites | A home for Christmas

The concrete nog building on Rosemary Lane had been built in the 1930s without an inch of steel. Several generations of people have lived there over the years, as the successive owners left, fled, migrated or just died intestate.There was never any...
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Letter of the Day | Pressing questions on botched used-car deal

THE EDITOR, Sir:The minister of national security promised the police and the country that he would ensure that, by Christmas, the police got the remaining cars that O'Brien's International Car Sales...
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Fed up with 'Worst' Indies cricket

THE EDITOR, Sir:I wonder how long it will take for officials and players now at the helm of West Indies cricket to recognise that the ship is gone off course and headed for disaster.Tony Becca is spot on in saying they talk too much, and here I add...
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Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

QUETTA (AP):Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan yesterday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country...
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SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP):A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas.NASA astronauts used the space station's big robot arm to grab the Dragon...
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Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
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Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
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