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JUST IN: US Embassy shutdown, investigators probing suspicious incident
A strong detachment of local and international law enforcement officers is now at the United States Embassy in Kingston after a man reportedly threw a bag over the perimeter wall. The man – said to be Caucasian-looking – was held...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Security officials keep eyes on extremists ahead of Obama visit
With just over a week to go before the arrival of United States (US) President Barack Obama, Jamaica's security forces, in collaboration with Interpol and US law-enforcement agents, have...

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Sports tourism the way to go
The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association's Boys and Girls' Championships held at the National Stadium last week was a phenomenal event.Jamaica's young athletes performed extremely well; several records were broken over the five days. The...

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Digicel Sportsmax nets five-year NBA deal
Digicel SportsMax landed a five-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to deliver live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 30 Caribbean territories, which would make Digicel the official wireless partner of the...

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Tru-Juice takes on new market segment
The owners of Tru-Juice beverages have pumped millions into new packaging and products and are about to take on a new segment of the juice market following a soft launch last year.Partners, Trade Winds Citrus Limited and Wisynco Group first...

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J'can contingent for four-day reggae festival in West Africa
A contingent of nearly 70 exponents of reggae music will leave Kingston, New York, Atlanta and Miami later this week for Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, to participate in the inaugural staging of the Abi-Reggae International Music Festival...

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Editorial: The JLP's task
Andrew Holness has cleared a hurdle. Yet, there is no certainty that he is now safe and the problems of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are settled. The situation, therefore, still demands extraordinary leadership from Mr Holness and a willingness to...

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Letter of the Day: Let's dump Arscott
THE EDITOR, Sir: Local government elections are due today, March 31, but just like other important issues yet to be addressed by the minister of local government and community development, the day will pass without a whimper from him. The minister...

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Something Extra - Wednesday
As the celebrations continue, SOMETHING EXTRA brings you the gripping highlights of the annual spectacle, ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletic Championships, that brings the entire world to our island.

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When, how much and what to eat in diabetic kidney disease
Diabetes mellitus (sugar) is a disease that is no secret nowadays. Most of us know someone with diabetes - it is one of the most popular chronic non-communicable diseases globally. Diabetes, if not controlled, may damage the kidneys and result in...

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