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PM will not tolerate partisan distribution of public funds Audio

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a joint parliamentary committee is to be set up to develop protocols on how funds are spent on Labour Day projects. In making the announcement in his contribution to the Budget Debate this afternoon, Holness...
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Warmington insists constituency boundaries report not properly tabledAudio

St Catherine South West MP Everald Warmington on Tuesday brought a halt to a parliamentary meeting after insisting that the committee couldn't examine a report because it wasn't properly tabled. The Constituency Boundaries Committee was...
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Cokes turn to Christ - 'Sandy' now evangelising; 'Dudus' pursuing theology course in prison

Six years ago, the tough-talking Camille 'Sandy' Coke was regarded as one of the most influential women of the troubled and poverty-stricken West Kingston community, where she and her siblings grew up.So, when the security forces were sent to...
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Residents cry, 'Enough!' - PMI head, church, residents march for peace in Salt Spring

WESTERN BUREAU:The backdrop of a wall on a playing field at a ballground in Salt Spring had the inscription 'Gone too soon', a tribute in celebration of the many young men killed by the gun.At least five murders have been committed on this same...
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Redeveloped Hampden Wharf to add spice to Falmouth

Help us, help them! - 'Support needed for families caring for persons who are mentally ill' - Narcisse

Carol Narcisse, Co-founder of the mental health support group MENSANA, is calling on the government to improve the social security system for families who are caring for persons with mental illness."Right now families that are caring for persons...
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Chile exam for locals

Local-based players can expect an opportunity to play when the Reggae Boyz take on world number-three ranked Chile in a football friendly international in Santiago this Friday.The Boyz leave the island today with six local-based players making up...
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Tallawahs reunite with winning coach

KINGSTON (CMC):Jamaica Tallawahs have named Englishman Paul Nixon as their head coach for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League campaign.Nixon, who led the Tallawahs to their capture of the inaugural title in 2013, replaces South African Mickey...
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Start-up to push audio ads through NCB ATMs - Blue Dot Media to run pilot in partnership with Wisynco

Customers who use National Commercial Bank's (NCB) automated teller machines will soon have short audio advertisements piped at them offering freebies from companies in the locale.If they visit the advertised business, they can cash in on...
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BOJ to corral forex market

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) began intervening in the foreign exchange market again on Friday, ostensibly to maintain stability as the Jamaican dollar passed the $125 mark relative to the US dollar last week.Finance and Public Service Minister Audley...
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Stars perform for Christ Church outreach

After musician Harold Davis and tenors Rory Baugh and John McFarlane did My Way to close part one of Stars in Concert 6 on Sunday, there was high anticipation at Christ Church, Vineyard Town. Part two was just as strong as the three returned, along...
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Dion back on screen after double tragedy

Celine Dion's first television appearance since her husband, RenÈ Angelil, and her brother, Daniel Dion, died in January was among the most anticipated moments at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.The...
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Editorial | Of equity and pork

Considered in the context of fairness and equity, the Opposition party has more than prima facie cause to complain about the Government's allocation of money for constituency work projects during yesterday's Labour Day activities. Constituencies...
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Gordon Robinson | National Housing Trick

No government agency epitomises the urgent need for constitutional reform better than the NHT.One of Jamaica's most idealistic government policies resulted in NHT's creation in 1976 for ONE purpose only: "to address the housing shortage which...
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Letter of the Day | Don't punish businesses with inequitable tax policy

THE EDITOR, Sir:I would like to commend the new administration for the bold and insightful approach it has taken in crafting the 2016-17 Budget. I hope it's a clear indication of a shift towards a taxation system that has everyone contributing...
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Swallowfield depot a symbol of efficiency

THE EDITOR, Sir:Over the years, I have seen the fitness-certification process at the examination depot on Swallowfield Road move from being a frustratingly chaotic experience to an almost pleasant exercise.In the earlier years, one had to plan for a...
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Two dead as Kenyan police attack electoral reform demos

At least two people died yesterday when Kenya's police shot, beat and tear-gassed demonstrators across the country who called for the electoral commission to be dissolved due to allegations of bias and corruption.The two were shot dead in Siaya...
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Death sentence from all-white jury thrown out

WASHINGTON (AP):The Supreme Court ruled decisively in favour of a death-row inmate in Georgia yesterday, chastising state prosecutors for improperly keeping African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman.The justices...
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Try this three-bean salad with spelt

In certain parts of the United States, a good three-bean salad is almost always the anchor to a potluck or picnic, the kinds of gatherings where sturdy, crowd-pleasing, portable - and, frankly, inexpensive - food is wanted. Countless variations are...
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CSA wraps successful 2016 Shipping Executives Conference in Florida

The Caribbean Shipping Association’s (CSA) 16th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference came to a close last week in Cocoa Beach, Florida, following thought-provoking and insightful presentations and ensuing discussions. President of...
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Bright Sparkes | Etiquette and ladylike traditions that still apply today

(Part One of two parts)Acting like a lady is carrying yourself with dignity, which also empowers a man to be a gentleman.Many of us want a true gentleman, but I believe we hold the power to the way we are treated in our hands. It's the law of...
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Pearline Reid bats on gracefully at age 103

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite having a little hearing difficulty and requiring a cane to walk around, at age 103, Pearline Reid of Content district in St James, still has a sharp memory and is only too willing to share words of wisdom with all and sundry....
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