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Stop blaming the police - Ombudsman

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says Jamaicans should stop shunting blame on to the police for the country’s high number of murders. Speaking on the topic “Violence in Jamaica: Who has the Power to Stop it?” at a...
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Battle over bank fees - Opposition MP says he is not attempting to legislate prices; King disagrees

University of the West Indies' senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services...
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Archbishop labels fees charged by banks as 'wicked'

The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as "wicked", the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons' accounts under the...
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In-School Productivity Campaign | Maintaining productive behaviours in our daily lives

'Productivity is Everybody's Business', not just that of the government, the manufacturers, the farmers or the corporate businesses. As a people, doing the right things the right way - that is working efficiently and effectively, are standards we...
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In-School Productivity Campaign | Organising the home and workplace using 5S to enhance productivity

Having good house-keeping practices and principles are some of the ways in which productivity can be enhanced in any home or organisation. When a particular area is neat, well organised and clean, you will naturally become comfortable and will be...
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Maintain the 50! - Football agent calls for consistent FIFA ranking to ensure UK work permits

Former national striker now turned football agent, Damani Ralph, said that while it is good that Jamaica is currently ranked 50th in the FIFA /Coca-Cola World Rankings, it is important that the team maintains this ranking in order to give players an...
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Scorpions sweat Super50 semi-final berth

Jamaica Scorpions easily disposed of USA Cricket by 80 runs in their final preliminary match of the Regional Super50 here yesterday but their spot in the semi-finals remained in doubt at press time as English county Kent remained front-runners to...
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Real estate enters 'quasi sellers market' - Inventory and sales on the rise

Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors' Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units.Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales."...
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IDT awards $17m to former AIJCFA employees

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has awarded a total of $17 million to be shared by two former employees, who it ruled were both unjustifiably dismissed by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) about 18 months ago.The three...
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Bacchanal opening night 'sweet fuh days'

As of last Friday, Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp will be a staple for carnival and soca lovers in Jamaica for the next five weeks. Director of Bacchanal Jamaica, Charmaine Franklin, was pleased with the turnout. "It is more than we expected,...
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Safer Ja in a minute - Deadline for video contest nears

The deadline for submissions to the Ministry of National Security's Creating a Safer Jamaica video competition is fast approaching. Persons as young as six years old can enter the competition up to Friday, February 23. In keeping with the ministry's...
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Editorial | Kudos on Budget projections

An insufficiently noted or commented-on element of the Budget Estimates tabled in Parliament last week by Finance Minister Audley Shaw is that he set out a detailed medium-term spending plan.In other words, Mr Shaw showed not only how much, or on...
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Editorial | Deputy Prime Minister Shaw?

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is, it seems, facing a dilemma over how to go about the Cabinet reshuffle he has in mind, especially what to do with the finance minister, Audley Shaw. It is clear that he intends to replace Mr Shaw with Nigel Clarke,...
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Letter of the Day | Judges a law unto themselves?

THE EDITOR, Sir:The act of 97 judges meeting last Monday at the Supreme Court to discuss Bryan Sykes' acting chief justice appointment, as well as the contentious issue of the separation of powers, which effectively brought court proceedings across...
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Ugly response to ugly road hogs

THE EDITOR, Sir:As one who lives in the community, I wholeheartedly welcome the decision to make it more convenient for vehicular and pedestrian traffic to traverse Barbican Square.I take issue, however, with the use of concrete and steel barriers...
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Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP):Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, United States President Donald Trump yesterday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin...
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Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger yesterday at United States President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive."You're the president....
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PICJ launched for Cardio Vascular Week

To kick-start Cardiovascular Week, which officially began on Monday, the team at Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica transformed the courtyard of the Medical Associates Hospital into an oasis washed in red for the grand opening of Jamaica...
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5 Creative ways To propose on World Proposal Day

It cannot be overstated how important it is to get a proposal right. The setting must be perfect, and many women will agree that the ring should sparkle. It’s one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s life, especially...
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