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Cops partner with stakeholders to clean up Half-Way Tree
The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) partnered with several stakeholders in a clean-up operation in Half-Way Tree on Friday. That exercise is a start to what, the PSTEB said,...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, October 19, 2018
Lead Stories

‘I need my money' - HIV-infected nurse still awaiting funds, even after State disburses $10-million interim payment

"I've known only suffering these past few years, and I didn't call it down on myself. I was only doing my job." This is the plight of Lydia James*, a nurse and mother of five who has been living with HIV since September 2007 when she was stuck in...

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News

PSOJ supports ban on single-use plastic, styrofoam

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says the entity is in support of the Government’s move to ban single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, noting that the materials are hazardous to health and the en

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Sports

Strength and Grit - Sports minister describes Reggae Girlz's success as reflection of J'can women

Sport Minister Olivia Grange said that the achievement of Jamaica's senior women's football team in qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France next year, embodies the qualities of the Jamaican woman.Grange addressed the local delegation of...

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Business

GB-Texaco to invest $2b in cement plant, clears $1b debt

The fight for local cement market share is about to get more intense.That's if the Haiti-based Gilbert Bigio Group, GB, follows through on a plan to build out a stronger footprint in Jamaica by...

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Entertainment

Five Questions with Tarrus Riley

Tarrus Riley has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, both locally and internationally. The superstar comes from a musical background, as his father, the late Jimmy Riley, was a well-respected entertainer. Having grown up in a...

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Commentary

Editorial | Don't stifle House committees
Whatever else may be the achievements of Audley Shaw, he did a great service for Jamaica during the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) long years in Opposition when he was the party's shadow finance minister and chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Government can't police itself
THE EDITOR, Sir:It goes without saying that someone who is to be held accountable cannot credibly be held accountable by himself.The long-established Westminster practice of having the Public Accounts Committee chaired by a member of the Opposition...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

Errol Lee and the Bare Essentials, veteran singer Sanchez, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and wife Juliet, and chairman of the People's National Party Fitz Jackson, in addition to a host of celebrities, flocked the Valencia at the Spanish Court Hotel...

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World News

Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the US...

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