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Portland murder suspect mobbed, shot in rescue attempt

A Portland man, who is suspected to have killed a man early Monday morning, was rescued by the police from an angry mob, but not before he was badly beaten. The man, who is believed to be a drug addict, reportedly fled the crime scene after...
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Fuel plant folly - Production stopped at $800m ethanol facility in favour of imports

The Auditor General's Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the local...
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Community feud caused shooting rampage at church - Family of dead woman claims she was targeted

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted.The shooting took place at King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located...
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Growth & Jobs | Make a strong financial statement to ensure a debt-free Christmas

With $5.40 of every $10 earned by households being used to finance debt, Jamaicans are being urged to spend wisely so as to avoid compounding their debt during the holiday season and position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the...
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Growth & Jobs | Caribbean's outsourcing sector to provide 2.3 million jobs by 2020

Regional stakeholders are predicting that by the next three years 2.3 million jobs will become available in the outsourcing sector throughout the Caribbean.Speaking at the Regional Investors of the Year Awards in Montego Bay last week Tuesday,...
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Roberts dismisses Arnett salary dispute

President of Arnett Gardens FC Patrick Roberts says that the club has settled its issue regarding salaries owed to its players for last month.Roberts told The Gleaner that the club normally pays on the 30th of each month but had a nine-day delay,...
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Robinson hails 'tactician extraordinaire' Coley

Principal of Jamaica College (JC) Wayne Robinson says that outgoing coach Miguel Coley will certainly be missed but that there are systems in place to continue the team's success going forward in schoolboy football competitions.Coley, who is one of...
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Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having "a major distortive impact" on trade.In a letter to US Secretary of the Treasury...
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Lasco partners with Guardian on healthcare coverage

Lasco Financial Services Limited has partnered with Guardian Life on health care coverage for Jamaicans who are normally priced out of the market.The two-month old product, called Lascare, allows Jamaicans who are micro traders or self-employed to...
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Wedding bans on gyallis culture

"A long time me a ol gyallis Me an de gyal neva yet inna malice""So de faada so de son Mi puppa was a gyallis Same way me come"- Leonard 'Merciless' Bartley, 1990sA just mi good ole wife, a just mi good ole wife She alone mi coming home to every night A...
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Million-dollar voices - Knox first, Bellefield second, Godfrey Stewart third in All Together Sing 2017

Knox College emerged the winner of this year's All Together Sing (ATS) competition.It was a hard-fought battle among the three finalists - Knox, Godfrey Stewart High, and Bellefield High - but when the curtains closed on the competition on Sunday...
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Editorial | Why not the CAIC, Mr Scott?

If you dial the telephone number listed on the website of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), as this newspaper has done, you will probably get a recording asking that you leave your name and return number and a promise "to...
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Patria-Kaye Aarons | Jamaican Chinatown

I'm going to insist that every single one of my future children learns Mandarin. They are going to 'Ni Hao' and sweet and sour chicken with the best of them because my child will not be left behind. Arming my children with the world's most widely...
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Letter of the Day | Let's get serious and punish litterbugs

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....
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Congrats to Knox College on choir victory

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a pleased viewer of TVJ's 'All Together Sing' competition. I was thoroughly entertained right through the competition by the schools. They really brought it this season, and the creativity among them was very well portrayed in...
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Nationalists honor general convicted of war crimes

ZAGREB (AP):Hundreds of people, including two government ministers, attended a commemoration ceremony yesterday to honour a Croatian general who died after apparently taking poison at a United...
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Boston police step up patrols after NYC subway bombing

BOSTON (AP):Law enforcement has stepped up patrols at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) train stations after a pipe bomb went off in a crowded subway corridor in New York City.Boston...
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Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
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Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
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Shipping schedule

Shipping schedule December 12-18 KINGSTONCRUISE & OUTPORTS SCHEDULE
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SAJ stalwart Michael Silvera is dead

Former member of the Shipping Association of Jamaica's (SAJ) managing committee Michael Silvera has died. Silvera served in the shipping industry for more than three decades. He began as a junior clerk at Port...
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Gov't urged to teach western youth about agri-tourism

Veteran hotelier and farmer Daniel Grizzle says that the Government of Jamaica must make greater efforts to show rural youth in western Jamaica how they can make a decent living from agri-tourism in order to build wealth for...
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