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Something Extra | Wednesday
It was a magical evening of fine wine as the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association celebrated Jamaican cuisine.The historic Rose Hall Great House in the tourist capital was the back drop for the wine pairing event last...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Lead Stories

New FLA fallout - Two senior staff members axed as MOCA probes 257 suspect firearm licences

Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) were separated from the agency with immediate effect yesterday as the investigations into corruption...

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News

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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Sports

Jamaicans in $6.4m Zurich faceoff

ZURICH, Switzerland:Five Jamaicans will be chasing the $6.4-million jackpot as the first of two IAAF Diamond League finals take place in Zurich tomorrow inside the Letzigrund Stadium.This year's revamped series has a championship feel to it, with...

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Business

Demand for packaged sugar takes marketers by surprise - Three weeks needed to cover shortfall

General manager of Jamaica Cane Products and Sales Limited Major Hugh Blake said the market for retail sugar is being affected by distribution glitches as the three marketing companies face an unexpected increase in demand for the regular half-...

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Entertainment

Naomi Cowan follows her father's lead

Naomi Cowan is publicly launching a career in Jamaica's entertainment industry, this time as a recording artiste and musician.Cowan has been living in Toronto, Canada, having successfully completed a master's degree programme in digital media at...

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Commentary

Editorial | PSC must come out of the shadows
Having displayed an appalling deficit of judgement, George Quallo is hoping to rescue his credibility by tossing the constabulary's discredited administrative review report to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for its deliberation and action.We...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Cricketers need more trial, regional matches
THE EDITOR, Sir:On Saturday, August 19, I followed the performance of our West Indies team responding to England's first-innings total of 514-8 declared in the first day-night pink ball Test match ever played in England. The only reason I did not...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

It was a magical evening of fine wine as the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association celebrated Jamaican cuisine.The historic Rose Hall Great House in the tourist capital was the back drop for the wine pairing event last...

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Health

Dr Alfred Dawes | Shell-shocked - The psychological impact of crime

You get the news of another young male shot dead. You shake your head and think about how bad the crime situation is in Jamaica. In less than a minute, you have moved on from that story and it is soon forgotten.The feeling of outrage and despair is...

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World News

Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

ST LOUIS (AP):Missouri Gov Eric Greitens yesterday halted the scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually committed...

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