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Henry completes draft petition to take Queen to Privy Council over slavery
Reparations advocate and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry, says he has completed a draft of a petition he plans to pursue all the way to the Privy Council against British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in relation to ...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Lead Stories

Bring it on! - Gov't scoffs at Opposition's threat to take NIDS to court

The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People's...

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News

Briefing | Scrutinising the budgetary expenditure for the 2018-2019 fiscal year

An estimated $773 billion is expected to be spent by the Government during the next fiscal year (FY) as the items of expenditure for the 2018-2019 Budget has been tabled by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. The projected expenditure...

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Sports

No Butler takeover - Ricketts lays down the law

Michael Ricketts, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, said yesterday that there is nothing his association can do if Leon Bailey wants to represent another country other than the one of his birth.However, he insists that he will refuse...

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Business

Mortgage bank strikes deal with YP Seaton

Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) says a debt settlement with associated companies Ebony View Limited and YP Seaton & Associates Company Limited on a loan that backed a housing development in St Catherine would substantial reduce its non-performing loans or

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Entertainment

Jamaica Theological Seminary gets into spirit of Reggae Month

On Saturday, the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) on West Avenue, St Andrew, will move into the mood of Reggae Month 2018 with a symposium themed, 'Caribbean...

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Commentary

Editorial | Schools and the mental health epidemic
We know nothing of the social circumstances of the Wolmer's Boys' School student who circulated the voice note threatening mass violence at the institution. But unlike the school's principal, Dr Walton Small, who sought to publicly downplay the...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Reform prison policy for early release
THE EDITOR, Sir: To coop up more than 3,700 offenders in seven prisons from a population of 2.7 million is a scandalous indictment on this small island of ours, is costly, and wasteful of human resources. Even worse, 65 per cent of the incarcerated...

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Social

Something Extra | Wednesday

Liguanea Club was home to a celebration of good life and great music last Sunday. The blasting of 'So-kah' from the perfect selection of disc jocks, powered by Patrick the Hypeman and sweetened by Trinidad and Tobago's Nailah Blackman, left patrons...

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Health

Management of invasive plants could prevent spread of deadly malaria, scientists suggest

CABI scientists have joined an international team of experts who suggest that the large-scale management of a range of some invasive plants could hold the key to reducing the spread of deadly malaria.Dr Arne Witt and Dr Sean Murphy worked with...

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World News

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

BANGKOK (AP):A Thai court yesterday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but...

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