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Rehabilitated persons shouldn't have conviction taint their entire lives - Chuck Audio

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says he does not believe people convicted of a criminal offence should have the conviction taint the rest of their lives if they can demonstrate they are fully rehabilitated. His comment this...
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Sentence reduction: Man who killed woman and hid body under his bed gets seven years

Kino Gilzene, the man who stabbed a woman to death and hid her body under his bed, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Gilzene was also ordered to undergo psychological treatment. Sentencing was handed down this afternoon in the Home...
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End the bloodletting! - That's all some inner-city residents want for Yuletide season

While many poor Jamaicans wish for proper shelter and a square meal at Christmas, a handful of inner-city residents bemoaning hard times want nothing more than an immediate end to the bloodletting across the country."If the killing doesn't stop,...
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Special needs children get Christmas surprise

It might as well be Christmas Day for more than 200 special needs children who were feted by the Sanmerna Foundation in conjunction with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre yesterday.Gifts and food...
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Goat Islands to be declared a wildlife sanctuary

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is celebrating the decision by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to establish the Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) as a wildlife sanctuary for endemic and endangered species,...
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Courts donates wellness equipment to Jonathan Grant High

Courts Jamaica Ltd, in its continued community outreach drive, has donated a complete bed set, a nurse's chair, and pillows to the staff wellness centre at Jonathan Grant High School in St Catherine.The items, worth $100,000, were handed over to the...
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It's official! - JFF inks US$4m Umbro deal

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has officially signed a partnership with British football equipment maker Umbro.The contract was signed by JFF president Michael Ricketts in Panama last night with vice-president Bruce Gaynor and general...
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McLeod, Atkinson head Sports Awards nominees

OMAR McLeod, the 2017 World Championships 110m hurdles champion, and swimmer Alia Atkinson, head the list of nominees for this year's RJRGleaner National Sportsman and Sportswomen of the Year awards.The 25-year-old McLeod, who has a personal best of...
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Fesco to double gas station network, positions for eventual stock market listing

Four years after market entry, the Jamaican-owned gas marketing company Fesco plans to virtually double its network to 20 retail...
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Palace in talks with potential partner on movie distribution pact

Moviegoers in 2018 may get another chance to see recently released Hollywood films that are taken out of rotation at the three cinemas run by...
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Tribe Sankofa queries anthem's meaning

Tribe Sankofa's presentations have gone political. In 2015, the performing arts troupe acknowledged the Mario Deane incident (in which the young man died after being beaten at a police station, after being arrested for a spliff) to highlight the...
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Looking out while staying home - Aspiring artistes work to make mark overseas

Many of the newer Jamaican music talents are focused on crossing over' (getting recognition in major, mostly English-speaking markets) to advance their music careers beyond the local scene. Hence the market is flooded with songs or collaborations...
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Editorial | Mr Hill’s new job test of PM’s judgement

This is not a matter primarily about the competence of Aubyn Hill, but it is not an unreasonable question whether Prime Minister Andrew Holness exercised the best judgement in appointing Mr Hill as the executive director of the Economic Growth...
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Lloyd D'Aguilar | Poor apology for an apology

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has delivered what was probably the emptiest of apologies for one of the most barbaric acts of state violence in Jamaica's post-slavery history - the 2010 terrorist acts committed by the country's security forces...
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Letter of the Day | Don't be a slave to your credit card

THE EDITOR, Sir:  Credit cards, if used correctly, can be an essential tool in the management of your finances. The problem is that some persons get a credit card and are not prudent in its use, which may result in a debt from which it is...
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I apologise for reaction to asinine assault

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Delroy Williams, mayor of Kingston and chairman of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.On Tuesday of this week, during the scheduled meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...
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It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea - UN chief

TOKYO (AP)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called yesterday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations and misperceptions...
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Holiday spending up six per cent so far this year

NEW YORK (AP):A payment technology company says shoppers spent strongly to start the holiday season and then cooled off, but the overall pace is still stronger than a year ago.First Data says overall...
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Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
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Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
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