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Opposition wants special task forces to investigate crime Audio

The Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips has called for the Government to establish special major task forces dedicated to probing cases in high crime areas. Phillips says the task forces should be staffed with the most...
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State of emergency regulations to be debated today

The regulations governing the state of public emergency which was declared in St James last Thursday by prime minister Andrew Holness are expected to be tabled in Parliament today with lawmakers gearing up for a lively debate on the latest...
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Don't diss! - Derrick Smith warns that he will not endorse Nigel Clarke if he is parachuted into St Andrew NW

Former Member of parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, has declared that he would be upset if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) selects Dr Nigel Clarke as his replacement without following its constitution.Smith has made it clear that...
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Five murders a day - Outrage from civil-society leaders as 100 killed in first 20 days of new year, with 12 killed in 24 hours

Civil-society leaders reacted with alarm and disgust after it was revealed yesterday that Jamaica recorded 100 murders 20 days into the new year.The latest statistics compiled by the police revealed, too, that a suspect was arrested and charged in...
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Growth & Jobs | Use Your Talent to Build Wealth

JN Bank employees Ariel Sinclair, operations support officer at the Papine MoneyShop; and Marissa Barrett, project specialist in the Credit Risk Management Unit, recently embarked on new hobbies which they find not only fulfilling, but which have...
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Growth & Jobs | Planning for successful events

Two weeks after Stacey- Ann Stoddart decided to take the bold step of venturing in the events planning industry, she received her first contract with one of Jamaica's renowned companies to organise their booth for the Jamaica 50 celebrations.This...
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JFF won't break bank - Ricketts vows to avoid past mistakes in signing new head coach

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that the association will not be spending above its means to offer national coaches Theodore Whitmore and his assistant Jerome Waite new contracts to coach the senior men's team....
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Donaldson blasts U20 team preparation

After being eliminated from the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship, and also an opportunity to participate in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France in August, Jamaica's head coach, Lorne Donaldson says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)...
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Amazon opens store with no cashiers or registers

The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience store. Amazon employees have been testing the store, which is at the bottom floor of the company's...
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Jamaica Standard Products adds quick-serve product lines to bolster sales

Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume...
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InPulse Art Exhibition opens - Artistic opportunities for youth growing

In celebration of its three-year anniversary, the InPulse Art Project launched an exhibition on Saturday at Studio 174 in Downtown Kingston with live entertainment provided by The pH5 band.The visual art learning and creation platform for expression...
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Theatre informs 'Your Empowerment GPA'

Conroy Wilson and Michael Holgate have learnt much from ASHE and have used their 25 years each with the performing arts ensemble to also learn a lot more. Now ASHE's executiveand artistic director, have encapsulated much of that insight and...
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Editorial | Use technology to fight crime

In much of the world, the level of violence has been falling for decades. UK data show violent crime at the lowest level since 1981, while in the USA, it has fallen by nearly 75 per cent since 1994. Some areas have done even better. The murder rate...
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George Davis | If only they had heeded Charles Sinclair

So 17 months after the former mayor of Montego Bay, Senator Charles Sinclair, sparked a debate about the need for a state of emergency in St James, the rest of the country is now watching on as that same remedy is applied in a parish where 335...
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Letter of the Day | Education: Are we there yet?

THE EDITOR, Sir:According to Farrant (1980), "Education describes the total process of human learning by which knowledge is imparted, faculties trained, and skills developed" (p. 18). Is our education system actually there? Yes, with each revolving...
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So what if you dress like a whore?

THE EDITOR, Sir:A letter writer in your publication of January 17 said that if one wanted to be treated with respect, one should not dress like a whore. This was in reference to the protesters who dressed in black at the Golden Globe Awards.Whores...
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South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down

Johannesburg , AP:South Africa's ruling party says it is deciding if it should order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state.African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule told the press yesterday, after a four-day...
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Carpe diem: - Pope defends Chile airplane nuptials

ABOARDPAPAL PLANEAP:Pope Francis is defending his decision to perform an airborne wedding while flying over Chile, saying the two flight attendants were prepared for the sacrament and that refusing them might have meant they would never get around...
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Weekend Shenanigans ... SAG Awards, Chicago West and LASCO obsession

Want a cure for your Monday blues?  Here's your weekly fix of what happened over the weekend, with Weekend Shenanigans. SAG Highlights The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place last night, with many actors making memories, both on...
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The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off yesterday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deep V-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "...
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First captain of TUI Cruises impressed with Port of Kingston

The captain of a cruise ship has enormous responsibilities, chief among them is to safely ferry passengers as they gain the best experiences. The recent visit by the TUI Cruises, Mein Schiff 6 into Kingston was an opportunity for Captain Kjell Holm...
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Shipping Schedule (January 23-29, 2018)

Agent/Vessel ArrivalCARIB STARTAIPEI TRADER 24/1BOMAR RESOLUTE 24/1PASRSIFAL 26/1CFS PANAVERA 26/1ASKLIPIOS 27/1TAMPA TRADER 27/1JENNIFER SCHEPERS 27/1CFS PACORA 28/1VEGA OMEGA 28/1MSC LEIGH 29/1CFS PACATU 29/1CMA CGMREGULA 23/1RIO...
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