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HWT cabbies fined The men charged in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on October 23 were fined a total of $110,000 in the Traffic Court on Tuesday. Chad Ingram pleaded guilty to...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Lead Stories

Sugar fight - Manufacturers, farmers at loggerheads over tax on refined sweetener imports

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, has vowed that his organisation will resist any attempt to centralise the importation of refined sugar, through the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), which a...

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News

Earth Today | Marine biologist says no to delay of styrofoam ban

MARINE BIOLOGIST Professor Mona Webber has added the weight of her own voice to the call to ignore appeals to delay the implementation of the January 2020 ban on styrofoam. According to Webber, director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at The...

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Sports

Caymanas crawlers! - Scorpions, ‘forty-legs' terrorise horses at Caymanas Park

Reigning champion trainer Wayne DaCosa and this year’s leading trainer, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, are among stakeholders complaining of a major infestation of scorpions and centipedes (forty legs) in the stables area at Caymanas Park. DaCosta, who...

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Business

Fed chair signals pause in rate cuts

United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the United States economy to continue growing at a solid pace, though it still faces risks from slower growth overseas and trade tensions. Powell also said the Fed is likely to keep its...

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Entertainment

Actress Shauna Chin eyeing political office

After spending the last four years doing damage control because of issues brought on by a name mix-up, Jamaican actress Shauna Chin is happy to finally be able to move on with her life. Revealing her plans for the future, Chin, who is also a...

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Commentary

Editorial | Remove roaming charges and more
The bane of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is its slowness in getting things done, and how little information, including hard data, it actually shares with its critical stakeholders: the people of the Caribbean. It hardly ever meets deadlines,...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Leverage the $1.3-billion clean up campaign
THE EDITOR, Madam: What great news! The Government has announced a grand national clean-up campaign to the tune of $1.3 billion that will see gullies, drains, verges, and so on, all across the island, getting a much-needed cleaning. This makes...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

It was all about ‘Destination Kingston’ when the Solar Breakfast Party transformed the Constant Spring Golf Club on Sunday, November 10 into a world of food, fun and beautiful people. As part of the all-inclusive event positioned as a ‘Let’s Rave.

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Food

Cheers to 15 scrumptious years

Corporate clients, companies, couples, families and friends all gather in the month of November with one gastronomic goal in mind – to commemorate 15 years of honouring fabulous flavours. While the 15th year of Restaurant Week is coming to a close...

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World News

Witness says president asked about Ukraine probes
WASHINGTON (AP): For the first time, a top diplomat testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” he wanted Ukraine to pursue that are central to the impeachment inquiry. William Taylor, the top US...

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