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Police constable shot dead in Portmore
A 29-year-old police constable was on Tuesday night shot dead by unknown assailants as he arrived home in Portmore, St Catherine. The constable who worked at the Stadium Police Station had just entered his house when he was attacked and shot. His...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Chucking blame - Justice minister blasts inept public sector

Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of...

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Briefing | Currency depreciation bad for economic growth; J$ dollar arrives at $131 to 1

The Jamaican dollar exchange rate is now at an all-time high of JA$131 to US$1, according to the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). As of September 18, 2017, US$38.4 million was sold at an average rate of JA$131.10, while $43.7 million was bought at average...

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Register your trademarks!

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is moving to encourage local sporting associations to register their trademarks as a way to enhance their brand and better market themselves to earn more.This was revealed by JOA president Christopher Samuda on...

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Foreign investor dismantles soft drink operation

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers are adding capacity.The...

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Half-century of Folk Singers

On Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, The Jamaican Folk Singers staged its 50th anniversary season at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, St Andrew. It was a weekend when rain caused by Hurricane Irma soaked parts of Jamaica, but...

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Editorial | FLA comic farce
We don't know precisely who is at fault. It is, however, increasingly clear that, at least in matters of national security, the Holness administration suffers from a crisis of communication and judgement.There was, for instance, the fiasco over the...

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Letter of the Day | Pace of economic growth way too slow
THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial of Thursday, September 14, 2017, 'Banks not the villains', was very informative and on point. You focused on the debate about the interest rates banks currently charge. There is one...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

The Latin American Women's Club 'Fiesta Latina' shook up the grounds of Barbican Beach last Saturday night with fun, vibe and good music. The group and their guests partied for a purpose, with all proceeds from the event going to the St Monica's...

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Use physical activity as a prescription - hospital physiotherapists

The team of physiotherapists at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester is encouraging the general public to use physical activity as a prescription for healthier lifestyles.Manager and head of Department for Physiotherapy Services at the MRH...

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World News

Buildings crumble as massive quake kills 104

MEXICO CITY (AP):A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico yesterday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.Scores of...

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