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Today's Issue Published: Friday, February 12, 2016
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Portia on top - Simpson Miller ahead of Holness in favourability poll
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has rebounded to improve her chance of securing victory in the upcoming general election, after an unprecedented stumble in favourability rating four months ago.With two weeks to go before Jamaicans go to the...

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News

Prelim against cops in Mario Deane case to continue March 21
WESTERN BUREAU:The case against three police officers, who are currently undergoing preliminary examination on multiple charges arising from the August 2014 beating of Mario Deane, while...

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Sports

Final destination - Windies U-19s stun home team Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the semi-final at Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday.West Indies, inspired by an all-...

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Business

JSE stocks extend losses for second day
The Jamaica Stock Exchange Combined Index declined on Friday by 554 points or less than one-third of a percentage point to close at 170,686.48. However more stocks still advanced than declined. It extends losses from Thursday when the index shed...

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Entertainment

Plays look back for current solutions
The theatrical productions currently playing, Duppy Whisperer (Centerstage Theatre) and Guilt Trip (Little Little Theatre) by playwrights Patrick Brown and Basil Dawkins, respectively, are both laughter-filled.The first is a farce, a fast-paced,...

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Commentary

Clarity needed on JLP tax policy
The devil, they say, is in the details. Which is why Andrew Holness, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader, has a job of exorcism to do if discerning people are to be convinced that Beelzebub isn’t hiding in opaque numbers. Perhaps the most exciting el

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Letters

Letter of the Day: My vote up for grabs, whenever ...
THE EDITOR, Sir:A recent article in your newspaper highlighted the fact that many of us Jamaicans would be willing to sell our right to vote to one or other of our political parties in exchange for hard cash.Well,...

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Social

Something Extra - Friday
Let SOMETHING EXTRA put the oomph in your weekend with today's round up of events. Enjoy!

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World News

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
SOUTH KOREA (AP):Tensions with North Korea have escalated sharply since the country launched a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday. In the latest developments:n North Korea ordered a military takeover of the factory park that...

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