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JUST IN: Major Military operation under way in St James
A major military operation is now under way in St James. The details of the operation are not immediately available. However, it is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish. The latest incidents occurred three hours...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Sentencing quarrel - Justice minister concerned about inconsistencies, top attorney calls criticisms unfair

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has admitted that he has concerns about the disparity in the punishment being handed down by High Court judges even as one of the country's top attorneys rushed to their defence.Chuck's admission comes as the judiciary...

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Earth Today | Disaster pros mull readiness for earthquakes

THE NEED to prioritise Jamaica's readiness for earthquakes has come rushing ashore the consciousness of many Jamaicans, in the wake of the recent tsunami warning issued for the island, and only days shy of the eighth anniversary of the catastrophic...

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Posterboy McLeod? - Sprint hurdler prefers to focus on improving

Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field..McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the...

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Dispute over top car seller

German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but rival Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is disputing the title of world's largest carmaker.Volkswagen's sales rose 4.3 per cent from 10.30 million in 2016, when the...

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Death by dubplate - Approach ruining artiste, sound system relationship

By its very nature, the dubplate - a personalised recording for a sound system or selector by a vocalist, should signify a connection of some sort between the person or entity whose name is being called and the person singing or deejaying it....

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Editorial | Clear, hold and build
The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) are based on the National Security Policy, which recommended a 'clear, hold and build' strategy for normalising the high-crime communities in Jamaica. Clear, hold and build is a strategy used in areas with...

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Letter of the Day | Jumping to conclusion irresponsible
THE EDITOR, Sir: Permit me to address your recent article “Ridiculous sentence!”, which concerned a recently-concluded case in the Supreme Court, Gun Court Division in which Mr. Kirk Smith, et al., having been found guilty of being in...

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Something Extra | Thursday

Cloudy skies and muddy surfaces could not dampen the spirit or fashion of patrons as roots reggae concert Rebel Salute celebrated its 25th anniversary last weekend. The staples: boots, tribal prints, Rebel Salute flags and big, broad smiles. Here...

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A Couple of feasts

Last Friday night, Couples Sans Souci Resort's 12th anniversary party featured a remarkable spread of food. The lush Ocho Rios property was the perfect setting for a feast that could meet and even exceed the highest international standards.At the...

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World News

German, Austrian chancellors stress need to secure EU border

BERLIN (AP):The chancellors of Germany and Austria glossed over differences on migration yesterday, seeking instead to focus on the need to secure the European Union's external borders and fight the reasons why people flee their homes. Germany was...

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