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Alleged customs conman arrested

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums...
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JCF warns public against posting misleading information on social media

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is renewing its appeal for persons to use social media responsibly and in keeping with the provisions of the law. In a statement today, the JCF said the police have been increasingly receiving...
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Big boost for crime fight - Billions more to beef up police, army; $1b for cop cars, $3.7b for aircraft

The Jamaican Government will be ramping up its fight against crime, rolling out new legislation geared at giving the security forces greater powers and allocating $9.2 billion more to the Ministry of National Security than fiscal year 2018-19. The...
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Gov’t sets sights on growth, squatting, reforming JCF

The Andrew Holness administration has signalled that the enactment of new legislation to fight crime, increasing the capacity of the Jamaican economy to produce goods and services, and seeking to...
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Hospitality Jamaica

Montego Bay’s newest resort, S Hotel, offers guests

CRH restoration cost balloons to $3.5b

The independent oversight committee appointed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...
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Danielle Hall: Living with lupus – Part II

Danielle Hall, who has been living with lupus since 2011, was saddened when one of her friends died from the deadly disease. “Three years into my diagnosis, I was added to the WhatsApp group, and me and one other member had an instant...
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Maurice Wilson

Wilson: 2019 is big

This is a year for Jamaica to remind the world of its standing in international track and field. That’s the considered view of Maurice Wilson, head of the Sprintec Track Club. According to...
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CWI backs ICC policy - Grave: Gabriel will learn from incident

Cricket West Indies chief ­executive Johnny Grave says that CWI is in firm agreement with the International Cricket Council’s get-tough policy on player abuse in the wake of the severe punishment dished out to fast bowler Shannon Gabriel...
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Third-generation hotelier Pike takes on the R Hotel

The green US$6.5 million multistorey edifice in New Kingston was much talked about during its construction when speculation was rife about its intended use....
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Lime Hall holding out for Petrojam deal with PDV Caribe

Despite the tabling of a bill by the Jamaican Government for the hostile takeover of Venezuela’s minority holdings in the Petrojam refinery, the principals in A & A Lime Hall Development Company are still optimistic about reaching an...
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Five Questions With...Melanin Queen, Neeqah

The song Ms Melanin has been burning up the local airwaves for the past few weeks. The track, which features diamond-selling artiste Charly Black, is the brainchild of singer Neeqah, who, on her way to self-love, had to overcome criticism she...
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Can’t Blame The Youth campaign to inspire using the legacy of Peter Tosh

Can’t Blame The Youth is the title of one of a plethora of controversial hit songs from late reggae singer Peter Tosh, and it has been selected as the theme for a campaign designed to inspire you...
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Editorial | Tough job for Fayval Williams

Nobody could ever claim that Fayval Williams isn’t academically qualified for her new job. She has the benefit of an education from one of Jamaica’s top high schools, Ferncourt in St Ann, and two of the world’s finest universities...
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Peter Espeut | Too many bad habits

For the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), virtue is not the performance of one good act, but is present when someone is in the habit (‘ethos’ in Greek) of performing good acts. Will Durant (1885-1981) summarised...
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Letter of the Day | Please improve healthcare system

THE EDITOR, Sir: This country of Jamaica has been independent for the past 55 years and has gone a long way based on history. I love my small island of Jamaica. Its beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and the friendly people who live on it...
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Put some rails on Flat Bridge

THE EDITOR, Sir: The flatness of Flat Bridge can be transformed into heights of fortification, attractiveness, and economic benefits. The tragedies associated with the bridge, owing to its flatness and the devious river, invoke immeasurable fear...
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Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

The Trump administration in the United States lashed out at some of America’s closest traditional allies yesterday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust US sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations...
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Racial gap in cancer deaths narrowing

For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing.Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 per cent higher cancer death rate than white men. Now it’s 19 per cent higher...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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