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Police on Dexta Daps arrest: Appropriate force was used Audio

The St James Police say appropriate force was used yesterday to arrest artiste Dexta Daps at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The dancehall artiste, whose given name is Louis Grandison, has been charged with...
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Nearly 200 arrested in Baltimore unrest, residents turnout to sweep up

BALTIMORE (AP) : National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes today after looting and arson erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police...
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JFJ tax turmoil! - Human-rights lobby owes Gov't $11m

Having lost its charity status, after its application to the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies was rejected, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is now facing an overhang of statutory and back taxes totalling $11 million.Addressing the human...
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Customs tackles manufacturers who leak sugar into retail trade

As major players in the manufacturing sector strongly oppose the Government's plans to impose a cess on imported refined sugar, head of Jamaica Customs, Major Richard Reese, has disclosed that his agency has clamped down on manufacturers who have...
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Hospitality Jamaica Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Sunset Montego Bay partners with US tour operator

Growth Forum: Oh, for some development!

Nerris Hawthorne, head of the Lucea Development Initiative, said if the town of Lucea is to fully realise its growth potential, a comprehensive plan must be developed immediately to attract investment."We simply cannot make any progress without a...
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Growth Forum: Lucea farmers ready for ganja, bemoan information deficit

Even as Jamaicans awaits the formation of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, one of the key agencies to facilitate the establishment of a legal ganja industry, there are concerns that local small farmers could be ambushed and cut off from the...
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400m fear - Experts concerned lack of knowledge could affect Jamaica's 'best 400m crop ever'

FRANKLIN FIELD, Pennsylvania:Thousands in chilly 'Philly' froze momentarily when Kingston College's (KC) Akeem Bloomfield pulled up during the Championship of Americas high school boys 4x100 metres at the Penn Relays here Saturday.Concern over...
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Netballers must improve shooting - percentage - McIntosh

Technical director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Jill McIntosh, is urging the country's shooters to practise a lot more in order to become the best in the world. The standard of the shooting in the Berger Paints Elite League has been very poor this...
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Elderly victim testifies in first Jamaican lottery scam case

An elderly widow who authorities say was among dozens of victims of a Jamaican lottery scam told jurors in federal court she lost about US$300,000 and borrowed against her insurance policy with the hopes of collecting US$19 million to help her...
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Change to Greek bailout negotiating team fuels market hopes

Greece reshuffled its bailout negotiating team on Monday following fierce criticism of its finance minister, a move that was received with market applause.Investors hope it will facilitate a deal to save the country from bankruptcy.A Greek official...
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Fantastic 'Praise on the Beach' rocks MoBay

The voice of hundreds of worshippers took on a skyward trajectory last Saturday night as the Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay came alive with the inaugural staging of the Praise on the Beach gospel concert.One could not differentiate denominations, as...
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J'can comics for Feast of Laughter in Toronto

After turning on the laughs at LIME Comedy CafÈ on Wednesday, Jamaican comedy heavyweights Tony 'Paleface' Hendriks and Ity and Fancy Cat head up north the following day as the featured acts set to deliver 'yard-style' fun and livity at the...
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Editorial: Mr Kellier's folly

Having been blocked in his effort to recreate a government monopoly for the importation of refined sugar, Derrick Kellier, the agriculture minister, has hatched a new scheme to undermine competition, ruin manufacturers, and send even more Jamaicans...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons: Time for local TV

Jamaica loses 19 movie stations from cable come May 31. Owners of these stations (and 79 others) have complained that Jamaican cable operators have no licensing agreements with them to carry the programming. As a result, the Broadcasting Commission...
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Letter of the Day: What cogent reasons justified the 11-day detention, C-TOC?

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am disturbed and overcome with consternation by the events and actions of the Surinamese authorities and the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch, which led to...
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Consumer watchdog sleeping, toothless

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica suffers from many things, one of which is a seeming inability to do things for which we have rules and legislative powers to act. I wrote on my blog over the weekend that our comparative advantage is in scamming. It's a harsh...
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Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages

KATHMANDU, Nepal: (AP)Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers, was scarce, as Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything yesterday.While survivors searched for lost loved ones, sorting through rubble for their belongings and...
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Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP):SHELL-SHOCKED AND sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped...
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An Ounce of Prevention: Are you going bald?

YOU MAY not be aware of it, but on average, you are constantly losing hair at an estimated rate of 100 hairs daily from the approximately 100,000 strands in your scalp.At any time, about 90 per cent of the hair on your head is actively growing, in a...
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Dear Counsellor: Depressed but faking it

Q: I am not coping. I am not managing my weight. My clothes are tight on me and I am eating late at nights and often. I am not managing my home either. I get angry at my five-year-old son. He plays too much and does not study or do his homework. He...
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Former Top Cop is SAJ's new financial controller

Three-time winner of the Policeman of the Year award, Raymond Ernandez is passionate about mentoring the youth. In fact, it was his sterling contribution to the community relations portfolio of the...
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BVI waives visa requirements for CSA top-level meeting

BVI waives visa requirements for CSA top-level meetingThe more than 150 key decision makers in Caribbean shipping expected to visit Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI), for the 14th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference (CSEC) in a few weeks,...
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