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published: Tuesday | January 31, 2006
Lead Stories

CARICOM Single Market (CSM) ratified! - Caribbean leaders sign formal document
CARIBBEAN HEADS of government yesterday took the historic step of formally signing the document for implementation of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM), a move towards greater regional unity.

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Marketing Counselors is tops!
Hoping for healing
CSM holds serious challenges for unskilled labour - UWI lecturers warn of marginalisation, increase in crime
New PAYE monthly remittance form
Seaga takes libel case to Privy Council
ACP Shand blames sin for crime
Two-tier school system to come in Jamaica
C&W's new national rate a burden, say customers
Davies to establish empowerment project


'GCT a burden on agricultural sector'
IT IS bad enough that the Government does not assist, but when it takes actions to disrupt the system, that is even worse. Last year, the Government announced that agricultural equipment would no longer be zero rated...

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Growing demise of banana
'I am amazed at the low level of support'
A need for technology
'Political federation not an option for Jamaica'
Bee-ware! - Spelling whiz Regina Bish aims for glory
Kensington Primary blazes trail in Portmore
31 acts of Parliament got go-ahead last year
Portland cops recount outlaw's capture
Hospital gets endoscopy machine
'Ochi' bus operators restive
Drivers freed of manslaughter
Birds of a father ...
Tony Spaulding: 'Trench Town Rock'


Financial Services Commission (FSC) hits back at editorial on Dyoll
THE EDITOR, Sir: WE WRITE in response to your editorial of January 26, 2006 entitled "A misguided act". Your editorial, which lacked factual basis and was devoid of legal content, branded the Financial Services Commission...

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St Mary and St Ann credit unions merge
JAMPRO, EU deepen ties to improve local competitiveness
US savings rate at lowest level since 1933
Exxon sees record profits for any US Co


Woeful season ends with defeat
JAMAICA'S CAMPAIGN in the 2005/2006 regional Carib Beer cricket series ended in disappointment at Chedwin Park yesterday when they were defeated by Guyana and in the process failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Challenge...

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Jockey Fearon at a crossroads
Waterhouse still too hot for Harbour View
Portmore to play home game in US
Wadadah clip Village 3-2
Holy Family, Clan Carthy face off
Burke, Vere's Bell top 10K
Williams wins 200m at German Indoor meet


Grants Pen complex as a model
A MODEL community policing and services centre in the troubled Grants Pen area of the capital city, now opened for business, has been more than five years in the making.The centre has its genesis in the efforts of the American Chamber of Commerce...

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Christians, arise now!
Promises, promises
'Katrina' dilemma for theologians


LETTER OF THE DAY - Why delays in taxpayer refunds?
THE EDITOR, Sir: DESPITE THE vaunted reviews, reports and reforms, many areas of our income tax administration system are unjust, bureaucratic and inefficient. One example is the process of making refunds to taxpayers.

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Fresh ideas wanted
Care the youngsters
Protecting the festival


'Cocktails and Comedy' - Rich with laughter
ON SUNDAY night, Prince Edwards did not have to finish the description of three men discussing the parts of women they love. The first said he liked a woman with a beautiful face and his friends concluded "yu is a face man".

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Hip-shaking, knee-twisting vibes - Air Jamaica's 50th anniversary tribute to soca giant Byron Lee
Jazz and Blues Festival closes with a bang
Family-friendly box office weekend

The Shipping Industry

Maritime Authority committed to protecting Jamaican environment
THE MARITIME Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) continues to pursue its mandate for the identification of sub-standard ships in Jamaica's waters through vigorous pursuit of its port state control (PSC) mandate.

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Seaboard Marine offers weekly service to Montego Bay


Cremation - The Final Burn
I HAVE had a fascination for the dead since I was in infant school. My fascination began because the district of Smithville in Clarendon, was suddenly awakened from its pre-dawn slumber one early morning by the sounds of loud gunshots...

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The of history cremation
Urns - Storage for eternity


ST VINCENT: Ralph Gonsalves reviewing Opposition's election remarks
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC): PRIME MINISTER Dr Ralph Gonsalves said he was reviewing many of the comments made about the December 7, 2005 general election seemingly with a view to taking legal action accordingly.

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T&T: Court orders demolition of pastor's church in Trinidad
UNITED STATES: Americans propelled Haitian chaos - ex-envoy
ST LUCIA: Banana exports at record low


BELGIUM: UN Security Council needed in Iran atomic row - EU
BRUSSELS, (Reuters): THE EUROPEAN Union called yesterday for the U.N. Security Council to step into the nuclear dispute with Iran, but stopped short of calling for Tehran's formal referral to the top world body for possible sanctions.

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MIDEAST: Christians: Hamas win will bring Israel, evangelicals closer
CHILE: Court grants bail to Pinochet daughter charged with tax evasion
CANADA: All 72 miners trapped in mine rescued
UKRAINE: Yushchenko blames officials for week-long heating outage
UNITED KINGDOM: Hamas asks for foreign aid, US says no
MIDEAST: Saddam will boycott next trial session
BELGIUM: Soft drink firms to drop ads for children

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