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Gov't focusing on new downtown Kingston development plan
The Government has again placed the downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project on the front burner declaring that the groundwork had commenced with the completion of the project document outlining its rationale, framework and road map. Daryl Vaz,...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Lead Stories

Eight more going - Alleged scammers to be extradited to US today

Eight Jamaicans, including a police constable, who are accused of being part of a lottery scam network that fleeced scores of elderly American citizens out of US$5.6 million, or nearly J$500 million, are to be extradited to the United States today,...

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News

I was not aware, says Grange - Culture minister insists she had nothing to do with $15-million artistic director contract for 2016 Grand Gala

Culture Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange said though she did not know the details, she knew that Trevor Nairne, the partner in a company involving one of her senior advisers, was contracted by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to be...

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Sports

Tough phase for WI, says skipper Holder

Captain Jason Holder believes a much better first-innings display could have resulted in a different outcome to the first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test, which ended with the West Indies going down by seven wickets to Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday....

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Business

Jamaica among designated recipients ... New remittance transfer fees to fund Trump's wall

The United States Congress has introduced a bill to impose a fee for remittance transfers to Jamaica and 41 other foreign countries, ostensibly to fund the building of a border wall with Mexico.The bill, entitled Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, is...

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Entertainment

Bog Walk High is 2017 Best School Band

Bog Walk High School, Jamaica's Best School Band for 2017, made their musical mark on the stage of the Vera Moody Concert Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, on Sunday night. However, at the moment their victory was...

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Commentary

Editorial | Olivia Grange has lost her range
Olivia Grange's stout defence of a club promoter who was charged for breaches of the Noise Abatement Act was as premature as it was ill conceived. But we can't say we are surprised.Ms Grange, an impresario and entertainment manager of note, has been...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Lawlessness rooted in Jamaican culture
THE EDITOR, Sir:From Morant Point to Negril Point, Jamaica can rival any country with its beauty and splendour, but it is a shame to mention the lawless, defiant and indecent behaviour of some of its people.While driving on the nation's roadways on...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Carnival might be over, but we jammin' still with all the fanfare four road marches had to offer last Sunday. In case you missed out, here are the soca highlights from Bachhanal Jamaica and Jamaica Carnival

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Health

Healthy lifestyle – key to cancer prevention


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World News

122 persons identified who were taken as babies

BUENOS AIRES (AP):An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of another person taken from parents by the country's former dictatorship, bringing the number of such cases...

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