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Illegal cigarettes now account for almost 25% of the market - Carreras boss
Managing Director of Carreras Limited, Marcus Steele, says the rapidly growing illegal cigarette trade now accounts for almost 25 per cent of the total cigarette market in Jamaica. “The illicit trade in cigarettes has been an ongoing...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, April 20, 2018
Lead Stories

41 charities receive US$600,000 grant funding from AFJ

It is Kelly Magnus' dream to build a culture of reading in the six inner-city communities in which the Fight for Peace Foundation operates. Now, with the receipt of a grant from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), she expects that her dream will...

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News

We Transform programme seeks to rescue youth offenders

Seventeen-year-old Jason Palmer* wants to fulfil his dream of becoming a paediatrician and has taken the first step by getting involved in the We Transform youth empowerment and reintegration programme.Jason, who is a ward at the Rio Cobre Juvenile...

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Sports

Jamaica set to field strong team at 2018 CAJGC

A preliminary junior team has been named by the Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) to represent the island at the 2018 Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships (CAJGC).The championship will take place from July 3-6 at the Caymanas Golf Club. The team...

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Business

BOJ improves executive compensation, struggles with staff retention

The compensation packages for executive management of the Bank of Jamaica were topped up during 2017, amid efforts to retain critical staff.The central bank's annual report reported...

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Entertainment

Reggae, house music and yoga intersect at Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival

With a vision to bring progressive under-ground talents to the fore, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival will return to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, from May 1-6 as the premier multifaceted destination experience where yoga, house music and reggae music...

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Commentary

Editorial | JDF should publish its Keith Clarke report
Neither surprisingly nor unreasonably, Peter Bunting is being battered for signing, six years after the fact and on the eve of a general election a declaration to the effect that the three soldiers accused of murdering Keith Clarke acted in "good...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Make Sav-la-Mar next cruise ship port
THE EDITOR, Sir:The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association, released its State of the Cruise Industry outlook for 2018 and beyond. The report offers an in-depth look at the continued...

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Social

IPP hosts annual Wine and Cheese Soirée

It was a night to remember as the Nigerian high commissioner, Ambassador Janet Olisa, hosted the International Proxy Parents (IPP) Wine and Cheese Soiree at her residence on Wednesday evening.Diplomats, corporate Jamaica and professionals gathered...

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World News

16 nations agree to track Venezuela corruption
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):Two senior US Treasury officials say finance ministers from several Latin American nations, as well as the US and Europe, have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize assets arising from corruption by Venezuelan government...

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