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NWA to implement multi-million islandwide patching programme
The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now in the process of finalising another round of patching along major corridors across the country. The programme is to be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks. The programme, which is valued...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Rogue principals - CDF committee members blast schools for shutting out children whose auxiliary fees are not paid

Members of Parliament's Constituency Development Fund Committee yesterday blasted school administrators who continued to demand the payment of auxiliary fees before students are admitted.During a special sitting of the CDF committee yesterday...

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Tryall hands out $18 million in scholarships

WESTERN BUREAU:Some 128 students from Hanover can now head into the new school year with some degree of financial security, thanks to the $18 million in scholarship funds that they recently received, courtesy of the Tryall Fund, which is committed...

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FIFA defends bans for 'false' information

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP):Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted yesterday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from football.The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offence of defamation had...

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NIF, NIS to be combined into statutory agency

With Cabinet approval in hand, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security disclosed on Monday that it is pursuing an overhaul of public pension fund manager National Insurance Fund (NIF) that will result in its merger with the National Insurance...

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Lignum Vitae wins in 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition

Using the wood of our national flower (Lignum Vitae) to express his creativity, has won Clarendonian Conrad Stone, first place in the 2018 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition.With entries received in seven categories: painting, photography, drawing,...

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Editorial | Standing by floating dollar, but …
We had thought that there was no cause to relitigate the matter, that it was settled policy that Jamaica has a floating currency, whose value fluctuated against other currencies. It can go up and down. Some, it seems, would wish to reopen that...

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Letter of the Day | NCB defends OMNI instrument
THE EDITOR, Sir:OMNI Educator is a medium- to long-term insurance and investment product that continues to provide customers with the opportunity to save towards their children's university education, offering the most attractive grant in the...

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Something Extra|Wednesday

Last week Deaf Can! Coffee unlocked another milestone with the launch of Deaf Can! Coffee E3 CafÈ at their Sip 'n' Sign event, which was held at the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf on Cassia Park Road in Kingston. We bring you the highlights.

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Medical Associates on Call | ‘Does diabetes cause depression or vice versa?'

Dear Dr Phillips,I am a 32-year-old mom of three and a diabetic. I was diagnosed with the disease some time last year after starting a new job and being asked to perform a medical.Initially, with family support and an improved diet, I thought this...

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