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JPS, OUR to hold further meetings
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is set to have further discussions with the Energy Minister and the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) about last Saturday’s islandwide power outage. Yesterday, the JPS met with the OUR to discuss a...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Burke, Davies at odds as campaign funding scandal deepens

The question of whether it is a People's National Party's (PNP) custom, while forming Government, to collect kickbacks from investors doing business with the country was brought to the surface yesterday as senior member Dr Omar Davies sought to...

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Justice ministry calls for 6000 JPs

More than 6,000 committed persons of integrity are needed to join the ranks of justices of the peace (JPs) to bring social stability, civility and, ultimately, economic growth to Jamaica. The call was made by Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck, who...

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The new 4x400m hero

It may have gone unnoticed, but Nathon Allen has joined Davian Clarke and Javon Francis as a 4x400-metre maestro.Running in the heats at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Allen propelled Jamaica into the final with a...

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BOJ interventions likely slanting forex demand

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will continue its interventions in the foreign-exchange market amid a slide of the Jamaica dollar, even as the central bank weighs whether its own dealings are fuelling market demand.The BOJ now intends to review its mode...

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Rain falls, treats FLOW

Rain didn't stop patrons from streaming into Jamworld, Portmore, St Catherine, for the 2016 staging of FLOW Skool Aid on Sunday. The back-to-school treat, now in its seventh year, pulled a huge crowd as parents and children packed the venue in hopes...

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Editorial | The new parliament with a proviso
The Holness administration, it appears, has all but signed off on a long-standing proposal, reprised two years ago by the former government, to construct a parliament building at the grounds of the 50-acre National Heroes Park in Kingston."We are...

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Letter of the day | Are we ready for investors?
THE EDITOR, Sir:Many years ago, long before the information age was what it is today, I was in New York when there was a power outage that lasted about half a minute. This was in the morning and the event dominated the...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Last Friday and Saturday, Barbican Square gave excited patrons the green light to enjoy two nights of the Heineken House Fashion meets Art.

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Dr Alfred Dawes | Why are Jamaicans so fast?

Another Olympic Games has been completed. And again an island of 2.7 million people has dominated the track and captured the attention of the world. Blind patriotism aside, the Rio games belonged to Jamaica, especially the immortal Usain Bolt....

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World News

State funeral in Amatrice honours 37

AMATRICE (AP):An Italian bishop issued a sharp critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral yesterday that the rebuilding effort...

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