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Stop blaming the police - Ombudsman
Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says Jamaicans should stop shunting blame on to the police for the country’s high number of murders. Speaking on the topic “Violence in Jamaica: Who has the Power to Stop it?” at a...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Lead Stories

Warning for women! - Men posing as taxi drivers on rape spree

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...

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Hailey's horror! - Family needs $31m to save the life of baby born with rare genetic disorder

January 16 was a day of celebration for Sanika Splatt as she gave birth to a daughter she named Hailey Baker, but her joy was short-lived as it was soon discovered that Hailey was born with a rare genetic disorder and had to be placed on a life support

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Overseas-based player hits out - Netballer slams non-selection for Sunshine Girls squad

Another national netballer has come out swinging after she was not named in the squad for the upcoming Quad Series and the Commonwealth Games."I think the selectors don't like me, and once they don't like you, it doesn't matter how well you are...

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Real estate enters 'quasi sellers market' - Inventory and sales on the rise

Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors' Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units.Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales."...

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One iconic event - Annual concert projected to pull in reggae pilgrims

The theme of last year's Reggae Month was 'Reggae Mek Yah', emphasising Jamaica as the point of origin for not only reggae, but of all the Jamaican music forms reggae has become a catch-all name for, among them ska, rocksteady, dancehall and dub.The...

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Editorial | Put new rev into security summit
Nothing in Jamaica is more impatient of national consensus as a strategic plan for tackling crime and public disorder. The data insist upon this fact.In 2017, there were 1,616 murders in Jamaica, which means that 60 persons were killed for every 100...

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In Focus

Lennie Little-White | Bring back Dudus, bring back Reneto!

Believe it or not, those are words emanating either from street corners or grilled verandas in the suburbs where doom and despair have invaded the collective consciousness of ordinary citizens.How does one explain the extremes in the growing cry for...

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Art & Leisure

Getting educated on conserving wetlands, sustaining ecosystem

Forty students from two St Andrew schools had a chance to get a heads-up and a hands-down on marine ecosystems and their importance.'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future' was the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018, observed on Friday, February 2,...

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Toyota delivers on memorable outing

Last Sunday, Toyota Jamaica held its first excursion of the year, where TJAM 4x4 Club members were invited to a day of fun. The Toyota team had invitees waking up early, with the option of meeting them at their headquarters on Spanish Town Road at 7...

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Dear Doc | Best sex ever, how can I get him back?

Q Dear Doc, I am a 38-year-old, single mom with a teenage daughter. I am in love with this man I met at a party on the north coast. We had sex and it was the best I've ever had. I climaxed around four times...

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World News

Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP):Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead last week, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Lawmakers have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day session...

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