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Scammers targeting pensioners

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has warned pensioners of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to guard against scammers who have been targeting them in recent times. In her presentation to the Sectoral Debate in the House of...
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Eight more going - Alleged scammers to be extradited to US today

Eight Jamaicans, including a police constable, who are accused of being part of a lottery scam network that fleeced scores of elderly American citizens out of US$5.6 million, or nearly J$500 million, are to be extradited to the United States today,...
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Remittance blow? - Diaspora rep says don't expect strong opposition to proposed US law to tax remittances

Don't expect "strong" opposition from the Jamaican diaspora in the United States to legislation proposed to tax remittances sent to countries like Jamaica, Irwine Clare, a key New York member, said.The tax would be used to fund the wall President...
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Gov't places new focus on downtown Kgn redevelopment

The Government has again placed the Downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project (DKRP) on the front burner, declaring that the groundwork had commenced with the completion of the project document outlining its rationale, framework and roadmap.Daryl Vaz...
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Dr Isaac Brown has a passion to serve

PORT MARIA, St Mary:It is very rare in the public sector to find an individual about whom no one has a bad word to say, however, the parish manager of St Mary Health Services, Dr Isaac Brown, falls neatly into this category.Brown is a friendly and...
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Papine capture first Spalding Cup

Papine High's cricket coach, Shane Brooks, has revealed that his team's innings and 22-run Spalding Cup victory over St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) was due to meticulous planning."We expected to get the better of STETHS, they are not as experienced...
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Parris nets late brace in U-17s win

A late brace by Kaheem Parris gave 10-man Jamaica a 3-1 win over El Salvador and kept the young Reggae Boyz in contention for a place in the second phase of the CONCACAF Under-17 championship now under way in Panama.Needing a win to keep their hopes...
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Jamaica among designated recipients ... New remittance transfer fees to fund Trump's wall

The United States Congress has introduced a bill to impose a fee for remittance transfers to Jamaica and 41 other foreign countries, ostensibly to fund the building of a border wall with Mexico.The bill, entitled Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, is...
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CEOs expect business conditions to worsen in 12 months

Business conditions are good for now but should worsen slightly a year from now, according to business executives in the latest Survey of Businesses Inflation Expectations.The survey stated that the perceptions of present business conditions have...
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Bog Walk High is 2017 Best School Band

Bog Walk High School, Jamaica's Best School Band for 2017, made their musical mark on the stage of the Vera Moody Concert Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, on Sunday night. However, at the moment their victory was...
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Sanchez for Appleton Estate Signature Nights

The Appleton Estate Signature Nights series begins this Thursday, at OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar in Mandeville with lovers rock veteran Sanchez.Appleton Estate Signature Nights is a sensitisation programme combining the education of Appleton...
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Editorial | Olivia Grange has lost her range

Olivia Grange's stout defence of a club promoter who was charged for breaches of the Noise Abatement Act was as premature as it was ill conceived. But we can't say we are surprised.Ms Grange, an impresario and entertainment manager of note, has been...
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Editorial | So now it’s our wall, Mr Trump?

Three months into his presidency, Donald Trump is hopelessly stuck in campaign mode.Mr Trump, billionaire and celebrity that he is, has not sobered up from the ecstasy of promising milk, honey and streets of gold. His bluster about building a "super...
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Letter of the Day | Lawlessness rooted in Jamaican culture

THE EDITOR, Sir:From Morant Point to Negril Point, Jamaica can rival any country with its beauty and splendour, but it is a shame to mention the lawless, defiant and indecent behaviour of some of its people.While driving on the nation's roadways on...
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Fix the roads, UWI

This is an open letter to the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI):THE EDITOR, Sir:Please allow me space within your reputable paper to ask the administration of the aforementioned university to kindly fix and mark the roads on the campus....
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122 persons identified who were taken as babies

BUENOS AIRES (AP):An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of another person taken from parents by the country's former dictatorship, bringing the number of such cases...
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Healthy lifestyle – key to cancer prevention

Here are some tips to get you started on an exercise programme!...
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Cancer facts | What you need to know

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites...
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Costume by design: Reveller get creative for road march

When the long awaited carnival road march came around, 'Vagabonds' and 'Lucys' ducked out of the mundane Sunday and took to the streets of Kingston to parade in fine fashion, ‘wukin up’ in the streets. One of the...
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Fetting at Xodus

Colourful feathers were out in abundance as soca junkies came out for Xodus road march. The city was transformed into a total soca fest with waistlines and feet moving to high beats and the buzz of alcohol. From Barbican square to Waterloo road,...
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