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Montague says negligent cops will have to pay for damaged service vehicles

National Security Minister Robert Montague is warning negligent cops who damage service vehicles while on duty that they will have to pay for the repairs. According to Montague, the cost to undertake the repairs will be deducted from the...
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Montague says negligent cops will have to pay for damaged service vehicles

National Security Minister Robert Montague is warning negligent cops who damage service vehicles while on duty that they will have to pay for the repairs. According to Montague, the cost to undertake the repairs will be deducted from the...

Gas prices to go down by $1.25 Thursday

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has announced $1.25 cut in the price of gasoline come Thursday. It says E10 87 octane gasoline will sell for $115.13 per litre, while E10 90 will sell for $117.96 per litre. Automotive diesel oil will sell for...
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Gas prices to go down by $1.25 Thursday

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has announced $1.25 cut in the price of gasoline come Thursday. It says E10 87 octane gasoline will sell for $115.13 per litre, while E10 90 will sell for $117.96 per litre. Automotive diesel oil will sell for...

Alleged Jamaican lottery scammer to stand trial in US January

Alleged Jamaican lottery scammer, Gregory Gooden, is to go on trial in a federal court in North Dakota in the United States on January 22. On August 1, Gooden pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering....
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Alleged Jamaican lottery scammer to stand trial in US January

Alleged Jamaican lottery scammer, Gregory Gooden, is to go on trial in a federal court in North Dakota in the United States on January 22. On August 1, Gooden pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering....

Briefing | Jamaica so near yet so far from a steady growth

According to STATIN, inflation for the month of April 2017 was approximately 0.3 per cent, and it fell further to 0.1 per cent in May but displayed a clear structural shock, spiking to 0.7 per cent in June and 0.6 per cent in July...
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Briefing | Jamaica so near yet so far from a steady growth

According to STATIN, inflation for the month of April 2017 was approximately 0.3 per cent, and it fell further to 0.1 per cent in May but displayed a clear structural shock, spiking to 0.7 per cent in June and 0.6 per cent in July...

245 criminal records expunged for April-June

The Ministry of Justice has recorded 245 persons who have had their criminal records expunged for the period of April to June this year, with a total of 570 records expunged so far since 2017.The expungement process, done under the Criminal Records...
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245 criminal records expunged for April-June

The Ministry of Justice has recorded 245 persons who have had their criminal records expunged for the period of April to June this year, with a total of 570 records expunged so far since 2017.The expungement process, done under the Criminal Records...

Merch It Express - the Caribbean's one-stop shop for promo items

With a goal to change the face of Jamaica through innovative marketing, young marketing entrepreneur Demola Cunning-ham is introducing to Caribbean companies a wide variety of customised, creative, quality merchandises.With a number of options to...
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Merch It Express - the Caribbean's one-stop shop for promo items

With a goal to change the face of Jamaica through innovative marketing, young marketing entrepreneur Demola Cunning-ham is introducing to Caribbean companies a wide variety of customised, creative, quality merchandises.With a number of options to...

Fitz Jackson gets redrafted Banking Services Act, to retable soon

South St Catherine Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, says he has been provided with the redraft of the amended Banking Services Act which proposes to regulate banking fees, among other things.  Jackson says he received the Bill...
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Fitz Jackson gets redrafted Banking Services Act, to retable soon

South St Catherine Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, says he has been provided with the redraft of the amended Banking Services Act which proposes to regulate banking fees, among other things.  Jackson says he received the Bill...

Textbook prices increase by average six per cent

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reporting an average 6 per cent increase in textbook prices this year. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, the CAC indicated price and availability data on 133 popular textbooks obtained from 95 retailers...
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Textbook prices increase by average six per cent

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reporting an average 6 per cent increase in textbook prices this year. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, the CAC indicated price and availability data on 133 popular textbooks obtained from 95 retailers...

PNP's 'Chairman for Life' Bobby Pickersgill retiring after 25 years

People’s National Party (PNP) chairman Robert Pickersgill is leaving the post after 25 years. He reportedly told the party’s executive last night that he would not be seeking re-election in October. Last night the PNP said it was...
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PNP's 'Chairman for Life' Bobby Pickersgill retiring after 25 years

People’s National Party (PNP) chairman Robert Pickersgill is leaving the post after 25 years. He reportedly told the party’s executive last night that he would not be seeking re-election in October. Last night the PNP said it was...

Growth & Jobs | Why stocks make sense now

A low interest rate environment has made the stock market a more appealing option for investors, says Jermaine Deans, deputy general manager at JN Fund Managers Ltd (JNFM).Jamaicans have grown accustomed to high interest rates, and, by extension,...
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Growth & Jobs | Why stocks make sense now

A low interest rate environment has made the stock market a more appealing option for investors, says Jermaine Deans, deputy general manager at JN Fund Managers Ltd (JNFM).Jamaicans have grown accustomed to high interest rates, and, by extension,...

Agriculture Ministry says there is no sugar shortage

The Agriculture Ministry is refuting reports of a shortage of sugar. The Ministry says there is no shortage of sugar in the island neither has there been widespread complaints from consumers regarding an unavailability of sugar. In the...
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Agriculture Ministry says there is no sugar shortage

The Agriculture Ministry is refuting reports of a shortage of sugar. The Ministry says there is no shortage of sugar in the island neither has there been widespread complaints from consumers regarding an unavailability of sugar. In the...

JFJ demands further action from Commish over controversial Tivoli report

Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has joined in demanding further action from the police commissioner in responding to the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. In a statement on the weekend, Commissioner George...
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JFJ demands further action from Commish over controversial Tivoli report

Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has joined in demanding further action from the police commissioner in responding to the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. In a statement on the weekend, Commissioner George...

Public Defender demands more answers from Commish about Tivoli report

The Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is demanding more answers from Police Commissioner George Quallo about the controversial Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) administrative review of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. The...
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Public Defender demands more answers from Commish about Tivoli report

The Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is demanding more answers from Police Commissioner George Quallo about the controversial Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) administrative review of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. The...

Looking at solar eclipse without proper equipment could cause eye damage

The Ministry of Health is advising the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse that will occur today. Jamaicans are being urged not to look at the sun during the eclipse as this can cause damage to the retina."It is important that...
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Looking at solar eclipse without proper equipment could cause eye damage

The Ministry of Health is advising the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse that will occur today. Jamaicans are being urged not to look at the sun during the eclipse as this can cause damage to the retina."It is important that...

Caution urged during partial solar eclipse

The Ministry of Health is advising the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse that will occur today.Jamaicans are being urged not to look at the sun during the eclipse as this can cause damage to the retina."It is important that...
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Caution urged during partial solar eclipse

The Ministry of Health is advising the public to be cautious during the partial solar eclipse that will occur today.Jamaicans are being urged not to look at the sun during the eclipse as this can cause damage to the retina."It is important that...

Church delivers with back to school fair despite delays - A welcome helping hand from Hope Gospel

When Reverend Dr Peter Garth called a shipping agent last Monday to check on his package of 2,512 bags to host the Hope Gospel Assembly annual back-to-school fair, he was told that it would be impossible to get the shipment in time for the event...
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Church delivers with back to school fair despite delays - A welcome helping hand from Hope Gospel

When Reverend Dr Peter Garth called a shipping agent last Monday to check on his package of 2,512 bags to host the Hope Gospel Assembly annual back-to-school fair, he was told that it would be impossible to get the shipment in time for the event...

Ministry taking steps to secure students

Increased cooperation with the police and a comprehensive bus system are two of the measures to be introduced by the Ministry of Education as it moves to increase the security of students when the new school year begins,Education Minister Ruel Reid...
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Ministry taking steps to secure students

Increased cooperation with the police and a comprehensive bus system are two of the measures to be introduced by the Ministry of Education as it moves to increase the security of students when the new school year begins,Education Minister Ruel Reid...

Strong candidates cause JWN Foundation to double STEM scholarships

In honour of its trendsetting master blender, Joy Spence, the JWN Foundation decided to introduce a tertiary-level scholarship for a student from one of the communities it operates in, who is pursuing studies in Science, technology, engineering or...
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Strong candidates cause JWN Foundation to double STEM scholarships

In honour of its trendsetting master blender, Joy Spence, the JWN Foundation decided to introduce a tertiary-level scholarship for a student from one of the communities it operates in, who is pursuing studies in Science, technology, engineering or...

CAPRI | Towards stronger partnerships with the Diaspora

The following is a contribution from the Caribbean Policy Research Institute.Economic growth is about bridging separate economic spaces. With as many Jamaicans living abroad as at home, individuals and policymakers have been increasingly recognising...
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CAPRI | Towards stronger partnerships with the Diaspora

The following is a contribution from the Caribbean Policy Research Institute.Economic growth is about bridging separate economic spaces. With as many Jamaicans living abroad as at home, individuals and policymakers have been increasingly recognising...

Dignified in the face of death - Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman's life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...
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Dignified in the face of death - Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman's life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...

Cops to target Half-Way Tree taxis - Unruly operators making driving a nightmare in busy commercial centre

Unruly taxi operators are continuing to run riot across the Corporate Area, with the Half-Way Tree square underscoring the problem.Among the more common practices of the taxi operators is their use of the two outer lanes of Hope Road in the vicinity...
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Cops to target Half-Way Tree taxis - Unruly operators making driving a nightmare in busy commercial centre

Unruly taxi operators are continuing to run riot across the Corporate Area, with the Half-Way Tree square underscoring the problem.Among the more common practices of the taxi operators is their use of the two outer lanes of Hope Road in the vicinity...

Doctor's Advice | Dangerous one-night stands?

Q I am 18 and am embarking on my career as a female university student. From my studies in biology, I do know that there are dangers in having promiscuous sexual intercourse. However, I am a highly sexed female, so I am wondering if I would be...
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Doctor's Advice | Dangerous one-night stands?

Q I am 18 and am embarking on my career as a female university student. From my studies in biology, I do know that there are dangers in having promiscuous sexual intercourse. However, I am a highly sexed female, so I am wondering if I would be...

Dangerous one-night stands?

Q I am 18 and am embarking on my career as a female university student. From my studies in biology, I do know that there are dangers in having promiscuous sexual intercourse. However, I am a highly sexed female, so I am wondering if I would be...
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Dangerous one-night stands?

Q I am 18 and am embarking on my career as a female university student. From my studies in biology, I do know that there are dangers in having promiscuous sexual intercourse. However, I am a highly sexed female, so I am wondering if I would be...

FLOW exposes new technology to students from Biztown Tech Camp

Approximately 80 students from the communities in South Eastern St Andrew area were exposed to a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the third staging of the weeklong Biztown Tech Camp.The Biztown Tech...
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FLOW exposes new technology to students from Biztown Tech Camp

Approximately 80 students from the communities in South Eastern St Andrew area were exposed to a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the third staging of the weeklong Biztown Tech Camp.The Biztown Tech...

Laing family reunion : Appreciating the beauty of family

Tracing their roots back to Israel Augustus Laing, who was born in 1867 and who later married Leanthe Elizabeth Turner on Christmas Eve in 1899, 25 members of the Laing family, all offspring of the late couple, had a family reunion in St Ann over...
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Laing family reunion : Appreciating the beauty of family

Tracing their roots back to Israel Augustus Laing, who was born in 1867 and who later married Leanthe Elizabeth Turner on Christmas Eve in 1899, 25 members of the Laing family, all offspring of the late couple, had a family reunion in St Ann over...

Marsha Jarrett : Ministering through dance

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Long before she became popular in 2016 as the winner of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition with the song Send up the Praise, Marsha Jarrett was ministering through dance.For more than 10...
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Marsha Jarrett : Ministering through dance

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:Long before she became popular in 2016 as the winner of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition with the song Send up the Praise, Marsha Jarrett was ministering through dance.For more than 10...

The Ecclestons celebrate 12 years of marriage

Nicholas Eccleston, most popularly known as mainstream gospel artiste DJ Nicholas, recently celebrated 12 years of marriage to his beautiful wife, Sandra.Reminiscing on how it all began, he told Family and Religion that they met through a friend and...
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The Ecclestons celebrate 12 years of marriage

Nicholas Eccleston, most popularly known as mainstream gospel artiste DJ Nicholas, recently celebrated 12 years of marriage to his beautiful wife, Sandra.Reminiscing on how it all began, he told Family and Religion that they met through a friend and...

'Religion is the biggest problem facing the church'

Of all the spiritual and secular problems currently facing the people of St Mary, Shana-Kay Witter believes the myriad of vague and oftentimes conflicting views held by Christians throughout the parish to be the most dangerous.Speaking with Family...
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'Religion is the biggest problem facing the church'

Of all the spiritual and secular problems currently facing the people of St Mary, Shana-Kay Witter believes the myriad of vague and oftentimes conflicting views held by Christians throughout the parish to be the most dangerous.Speaking with Family...

'The Church is too divided'

HIGHGATE, St Mary:After serving as an elder at the Bethel United Church in Highgate, St Mary, for more than a decade, Trevor Stoddard decided to retire to the backbench, but still maintains a keen interest in local and international religious...
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'The Church is too divided'

HIGHGATE, St Mary:After serving as an elder at the Bethel United Church in Highgate, St Mary, for more than a decade, Trevor Stoddard decided to retire to the backbench, but still maintains a keen interest in local and international religious...

Treverton Buckle : God is working it out

«But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.»- Isaiah 40:31.Diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 14, Treverton..
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Treverton Buckle : God is working it out

«But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.»- Isaiah 40:31.Diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 14, Treverton...

Woman power - Verona Ricketts a stalwart second to none

PORUS, Manchester:She is as selfless as they come. A woman so driven by seeing others, particularly young people, succeed that she will use unconventional methods to prove that greatness lies within every individual.Verona Ricketts, past teacher and...
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Woman power - Verona Ricketts a stalwart second to none

PORUS, Manchester:She is as selfless as they come. A woman so driven by seeing others, particularly young people, succeed that she will use unconventional methods to prove that greatness lies within every individual.Verona Ricketts, past teacher and...

Yes, I can dream again - Pt IV

We have been talking about reclaiming our dreams, and if we want to begin to pursue our dreams again, this final segment outlines the process for making it a reality.Before, we said that a dream can be an idea, a vision, a goal, or an ambition which...
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Yes, I can dream again - Pt IV

We have been talking about reclaiming our dreams, and if we want to begin to pursue our dreams again, this final segment outlines the process for making it a reality.Before, we said that a dream can be an idea, a vision, a goal, or an ambition which...

Stand firm! University ministry leader urges Christian students to fellowship among others

The new school year is almost here, and university students, especially those who board away from home, are getting ready to move out of their homes to either live on their own or at accommodations on campus.The freedom facilitated by colleges and...
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Stand firm! University ministry leader urges Christian students to fellowship among others

The new school year is almost here, and university students, especially those who board away from home, are getting ready to move out of their homes to either live on their own or at accommodations on campus.The freedom facilitated by colleges and...

Fisher folk urged to prepare as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches south of Jamaica

Fisher folk and other marine interests, particularly south of the island, are being urged to exercise caution and intensify their preparedness as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches. Acting Head of the Weather Branch, Kareen Gourzong, says at 4 o...
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Fisher folk urged to prepare as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches south of Jamaica

Fisher folk and other marine interests, particularly south of the island, are being urged to exercise caution and intensify their preparedness as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches. Acting Head of the Weather Branch, Kareen Gourzong, says at 4 o...

Bird shooting season returns to normal

The annual bird shooting season, which gets under way on Saturday and runs until Sunday, September 24, will see hunters enjoying a full six weekends for the first time in three years.«We have returned to normal,» Ricardo Miller, environmental co-.
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Bird shooting season returns to normal

The annual bird shooting season, which gets under way on Saturday and runs until Sunday, September 24, will see hunters enjoying a full six weekends for the first time in three years.«We have returned to normal,» Ricardo Miller, environmental co-...

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