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Prosecutor calls for national response to tackle sexual offences
With sexual offences making up the bulk of court cases in rural parishes, Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor is calling for more to be done to prevent these crimes.  

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Lead Stories

Measles risk - Tufton raises concern amid global outbreaks and local decline in vaccination

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has raised concerns about the fall-off in recent years in the number of Jamaicans vaccinated against measles even as he sought to assure the country that no imported case of the disease has been recorded. In a...

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News

Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...

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Sports

No stopping us - Blake hails Carifta team after ­another dominating ­performance

Jamaica Athletics Admin­istrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says that despite some of the ­nation’s top junior athletes pulling out of the recently concluded Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands, the country continues to show its...

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Business

Proven Global goes ‘live'

Proven Wealth Limited has launched a platform that allows Jamaican investors more options to live-trade US stocks at cheaper prices, becoming the second local broker known to offer such services. “Customers are demanding this,” said Johann Heaven...

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Entertainment

NDTC ‘Morning of Movement and Music' promotes hope

On Easter Sunday, one of Christianity’s holiest days, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) continued its tradition of celebrating the season with an early-morning feast of movement and music. The 38-year-old show saw new pieces in music, but...

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Commentary

Editorial | Sir Alister's value
It has the ring of cliché, but is profoundly true. Alister McIntyre, who died on Saturday, age 87, was of a passing breed of West Indian nationalists who placed their prodigious intellects in the service of the Caribbean. In Sir Alister’s case,...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Why evil exists
THE EDITOR, Sir: Irreligious people, in a smug manner, often argue that the Christian God is either powerless or evil, because a good God would never allow senseless atrocities. The examination of why a benevolent God would permit evil in the...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

The National Stadium was transformed into a playground for soca lovers with the staging of Caesar’s Army Bacchanal Road Jamaica. On Sunday, revellers jumped around the stadium to their favourite soca hits blaring from trucks, while decked out in...

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Health

Below 300: Little Ashane's long road to recovery

For the past six years, Jamaica has lost over 300 lives every year to road collisions caused by faulty vehicles, speeding, lack of seat belt use, lack of helmet use, distracted driving, and drinking and driving. Through its campaign ‘Below 300...

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World News

Iran sanctions send oil prices, supply concerns higher

NEW YORK (AP): The Trump administration’s decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil is raising concerns about global crude supply and sending oil prices to their highest levels since October. Industry experts said Monday that...

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