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Thank you, Sergeant Hanna
THE EDITOR, Sir: I don't know if it qualifies as a miracle, but on Sunday, June 28, I met the most polite, pleasant and professional (on duty) policeman I have ever encountered in my life in Jamaica. His name is Sergeant Hanna and he is in...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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high fine - Smoking motorists to be burned with heavy fee for driving with ganja
A MAJOR amendment is to be made to the Road Traffic Bill, with lawmakers now asked to consider legislating a fine of $10,000 for persons who smoke ganja and operate motor vehicles.Stating that there is ample evidence to show that the use of...

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News

Bail revoked for DJ who issued Samuels 'death threat'
A Corporate Area resident magistrate has revoked bail for a disc jockey accused of threatening the life of 66-year-old actor and comedian Oliver Samuels.Twenty-nine-year-old Junior Sommerville is charged with extortion, threatening to commit murder...

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Sports

Injury forces Bolt out of Diamond League meetings
PARIS (AP): Slowed by an injured left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew yesterday from this month's Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defence preparations for the World Championships in August."I'm disappointed not to...

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Business

Whispering Seas condos hit the market
Lance Belcher's vacation condominiums, Whispering Seas, have hit the market with 24 of the 32 luxury units already sold.The beachfront property, located in Tower Isle, St Mary, broke ground in 2010 under a US$11-million investment by Belcher's UK-...

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Entertainment

Kgn at hub of Int'l Reggae Day 2015
Today is International Reggae Day 2015, the annual July 1 celebration being marked across the globe in Miami, Ft Lauderdale and New York (USA), Honolulu (Hawaii), Bombay (India), as well as London (England), Rio (Brazil), Mexico City and Madrid (...

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Commentary

Editorial: Jamaica should back Baroness Scotland
When Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders hold their annual summit in Barbados later this week, there is an important issue on which Jamaica must exert its rightly vaunted political leadership: the matter of who should be this region's consensus...

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Letters

Letter of the Day: Don't bully gays, transgender people
Don't bully, taunt gays, transgendersTHE EDITOR, Sir:Years ago in high school, I recall one particular student (son of a prominent judge) who was so homophobic, his stares of scorn on the corridor could cause one to quiver. He verbally assaulted...

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Social

Something Extra - Wednesday
Last Thursday, United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno opened the doors of his St Andrew residence for the premiere of the film Epiphany as part of The Greater August Town Film Festival. Not your typical film festival, SOMETHING EXTRA brings you a...

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Health

Improving the lives of patients with lymphoedema in the head and neck
Commonly seen as a side effect of cancer treatment to the face, mouth and neck regions, lymphoedema can be quite depressing for the patient who may be embarrassed and frustrated by the disfigurement that the swelling can cause.The effects of head...

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World News

Christie promises blunt campaign as he enters 2016 contest
NEW JERSEY (AP):A tough-talking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president yesterday with a promise to tell voters the truth, even if it makes them cringe.The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favourite who faded...

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