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Defeating crime in St James will take all hands on deck - Deputy Commish

With upwards of 310 murders committed in St James alone since the start of the year, the police say they are confident that an eight-point plan to rid the tourist capital of wanton criminality and indiscipline will be successful. The plan was...
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Teachers disappointed over wage talksAudio

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it has again been left disappointed after the government failed to present it with an improved wage offer. The JTA met with finance ministry officials in a rescheduled meeting yesterday. But Head...
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Community feud caused shooting rampage at church - Family of dead woman claims she was targeted

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted.The shooting took place at King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located...
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Fuel plant folly - Production stopped at $800m ethanol facility in favour of imports

The Auditor General's Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the local...
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The Caribbean's largest solar-powered plant for Ja

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...
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Growth & Jobs | Make a strong financial statement to ensure a debt-free Christmas

With $5.40 of every $10 earned by households being used to finance debt, Jamaicans are being urged to spend wisely so as to avoid compounding their debt during the holiday season and position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the...
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Robinson hails 'tactician extraordinaire' Coley

Principal of Jamaica College (JC) Wayne Robinson says that outgoing coach Miguel Coley will certainly be missed but that there are systems in place to continue the team's success going forward in schoolboy football competitions.Coley, who is one of...
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Roberts dismisses Arnett salary dispute

President of Arnett Gardens FC Patrick Roberts says that the club has settled its issue regarding salaries owed to its players for last month.Roberts told The Gleaner that the club normally pays on the 30th of each month but had a nine-day delay,...
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Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having "a major distortive impact" on trade.In a letter to US Secretary of the Treasury...
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Kingston Wharves offers calm waters for two cruise vessels

The Port of Kingston, specifically Kingston Wharves, will see one of its busiest days yet for the number of cruise passengers who will arrive on the two largest crusie vessels to call on the port. Both the Pullmantur Cruises Monarch of the Seas and...
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Fourth-year growth spurt for Kgn Music Week

In this year's fourth staging, the annual Kingston Music Week has seen growth beyond the expectations of the organisers and patrons. For 2017, the aim was to host a series of original events that captured the influence of music as an attraction to...
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Wedding bans on gyallis culture

"A long time me a ol gyallis Me an de gyal neva yet inna malice""So de faada so de son Mi puppa was a gyallis Same way me come"- Leonard 'Merciless' Bartley, 1990sA just mi good ole wife, a just mi good ole wife She alone mi coming home to every night A...
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Editorial | Why not the CAIC, Mr Scott?

If you dial the telephone number listed on the website of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), as this newspaper has done, you will probably get a recording asking that you leave your name and return number and a promise "to...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | Jamaican Chinatown

I'm going to insist that every single one of my future children learns Mandarin. They are going to 'Ni Hao' and sweet and sour chicken with the best of them because my child will not be left behind. Arming my children with the world's most widely...
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Letter of the Day | Let's get serious and punish litterbugs

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....
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Congrats to Knox College on choir victory

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a pleased viewer of TVJ's 'All Together Sing' competition. I was thoroughly entertained right through the competition by the schools. They really brought it this season, and the creativity among them was very well portrayed in...
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Transgender people can enlist in military January 1

WASHINGTON (AP):The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning January 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition.The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal...
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Nationalists honor general convicted of war crimes

ZAGREB (AP):Hundreds of people, including two government ministers, attended a commemoration ceremony yesterday to honour a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United...
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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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Shipping schedule

Shipping schedule December 12-18 KINGSTONCRUISE & OUTPORTS SCHEDULE
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SAJ stalwart Michael Silvera is dead

Former member of the Shipping Association of Jamaica's (SAJ) managing committee Michael Silvera has died. Silvera served in the shipping industry for more than three decades. He began as a junior clerk at Port...
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Gov't urged to teach western youth about agri-tourism

Veteran hotelier and farmer Daniel Grizzle says that the Government of Jamaica must make greater efforts to show rural youth in western Jamaica how they can make a decent living from agri-tourism in order to build wealth for...
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