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Trinidad bans the supply of regular gasoline
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced the ban on the supply of regular gasoline on the local market because it had become uneconomical to do so following the closure of the state-owned oil refinery,...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Lead Stories

Caricel gets temporary reprieve, vows to fight Government

Telecommunications company Caricel has vowed to use “every resources at our disposal” to fight the Government’s decision to shut down its operations. “It is a travesty of justice that our Government could find no other way...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Get thirsty! Young entrepreneurs from inner cities urged to innovate

Speak to Victoria, a mother who related her story recently at a forum in the inner-city community of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew, and you'll recognise just how natural innovation comes to many Jamaicans.The savvy mother, who was marginally employed...

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Sports

Key figures - Kingston honours Girlz as Spanish Town, Ocho Rios prepare to follow suit

The key to the city of Kingston was bestowed upon Jamaica's senior women's football team at a ceremony at Flag Circle in downtown Kingston yesterday. Sport Minister Olivia Grange said that mayors of other municipalities, upon learning of the...

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Business

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB.Attorney General Tommy Thomas said that the government is seeking...

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Entertainment

Ganja lyrics get royal treatment at 'Rootz Fest'

Western Bureau:Last Friday night, the 2018 Rastafari Rootz Fest unfolded against a backdrop of blazing spliffs and bubbling ganga pipes. A great contrast to the days when reggae legend Jacob Miller would sing "tired fi lick chalice inna bush," -...

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Commentary

Editorial | First step towards rescuing NIS
The Government may have taken its sweet time. We nonetheless welcome its initiative to shore up the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), for which we have campaigned for three years since it became apparent that the scheme was in serious trouble and in...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Let's band together to save Jamaica
THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who has not been disturbed by the horrendous spate of crime and violence in Jamaica is either fast asleep and needs to be awakened, or is ready to be moved out by the undertakers.The Jamaica Government Pensioners Association (...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

Magnum Tonic Wine brought the curtain down on the 2018 series of Magnum Xplosion last Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Oval in St Andrew. The event, which featured the largest artiste line-up of the season, was a treat for party fanatics as it...

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Shipping

SAJ Pensioners Celebrate Christmas

The Shipping Association of Jamaica held its Annual Pensioners Luncheon on Thursday, December 13. Chairman of the Kingston Port Workers' Superannuation Fund, Harriat Maragh, brought greetings to attendees and wished them well for the new year. The...

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World News

Deported immigrants get their last flight on 'ICE Air'

HOUSTON (AP):Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden.Then one by one, they climbed...

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