Jamaica Gleaner
Today's Issue Published: Sunday | December 21, 2014
Lead Stories

Tricks or treats? Some Christmas promotions might just be too good to be true
With several businesses trying to grab last-minute Christmas shoppers with promotions, giveaways, and competitions with "attractive prizes", local consumer-protection agencies are urging members of the public to be on the lookout for tricksters.

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News

Decking the halls downtown - Lights, action, excitement as St William Grant Park underscores Kingston Christmas
The recently lit Christmas tree stands regal in the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston and the afternoon's heavy rains, post-work evening hustle and bustle, trees dressed in various colours all mingled with noise, charm and character of this busy area when our news team visited last Wednesday.

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Business

End of play for loan sharks - Consumer watchdog gets more complaints against microlenders
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says there has been a disturbing increase in complaints against microlenders, and that more than 20 have been lodged against operators in the sector this year.

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Sports

Who is Jamaica's No 1: he Body Snatcher vs The Axeman - McCallum a hard act to follow
As Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters, the World Boxing Associa-tion super featherweight champion continues to climb to the top in boxing's firmament, there has inevitably been a comparison between his achievements and those of the boxer who is now regarded as the most successful Jamaican boxer ever, Michael 'The Body Snatcher' McCallum, a former many-time world champion.

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Jamaica's head-start on Cuba
Barack Obama's announcement of his decision to thaw and normalise America's frigid relations has inevitably triggered a flurry of discussion, including in official circles, on the impact this policy shift may have on Jamaica and its partners in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Entertainment

Tosh's children at odds over estate funds
A legal battle is brewing among the children of late reggae icon, Peter Tosh. Earlier this week, news broke that the offspring of the famous singer have been at odds surrounding a lump sum of over US$2 million in royalties from his estate.

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Arts & Leisure

Divinity of colours, confluence of culture
It is that time of the year. As the skies turn grey, days become shorter, cool air kisses the skin, the world erupts with joyous emotions, colours and celebrations, nothing expresses the delight of any festive season more than flowers.

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Outlook

A day of pampering and pageantry
Pageant of Hope, second time to Jamaica, landed at the Genesis Academy in Kingston on Saturday, December 13.

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In Focus

History has absolved Castro
The decision by President Obama to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of estrangement has been hailed as startling, but it is really quite commonsensical and natural.

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Auto

Directory to discounts - Online publication goes physical with coupons
Automobile owners will soon be able to benefit from discounts, with the availability of an automotive coupon magazine to be launched next year February.

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