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It can't be business as usual, says Chamber of Commerce as crime figures climb
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) says it can’t be business as usual with the island recording 1,562 murders so far this year. Official figures show that as of yesterday, there were 270 more murders than the amount recorded for the same...

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Today's Issue Published: Monday, December 18, 2017
Lead Stories

Gov't's failure - University professor says crime out of control because Gov't didn't normalise hot spots

University professor Anthony Clayton has bemoaned the sharp rise in Jamaica's murder rate this year, charging that the spike in killings in 2017 was indicative of the failure of the Government to normalise hot spot communities as was done after the...

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News

Inside the Municipal Corporations | Cops to target MoBay's hotspots for Christmas

Western Bureau:The St James Police High Command is in the process of implementing a strategic plan to curb the lawlessness in Montego Bay, especially the various hotspots, as part of an overall effort aimed at making the upcoming Christmas season a...

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Sports

Ricketts: Romai felt cheated

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that a communication breakdown between the body and Dubai-based kit makers Romai led to the ending of their partnership.The JFF signed a four-year contract with Romai in July 2015,...

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Entertainment

Cancer survivor set to give back this Christmas

Getting a jump on the jingle bells, concerts and night-life sessions to start over this week until the new year, Dorothy Satchwell, founder of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation, has garnered the support from her own multiplicity of reggae stars...

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Commentary

Editorial | The Government's gas station folly
Here is a bit of commonsensical advice for the Government. It should immediately halt any idea of returning to the retail market for petroleum products and instruct the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to pull out of the contract it may have...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Pressing questions on botched used-car deal
THE EDITOR, Sir:The minister of national security promised the police and the country that he would ensure that, by Christmas, the police got the remaining cars that O'Brien's International Car Sales...

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Social

Something Extra | Monday

The season of merrymaking continues, and last Thursday, it was the Scotia Group's turn to take a spin on the party scene. The financial institution hosted its Christmas soiree on the main lawn at Hope Zoo and brought out the party animal in their...

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Flair

A True Love Story

Certainly, love has no boundaries, and this is one thing sales manager Lyndia and businessman Christopher Soutar can surely attest to.The high-school sweethearts, now lifetime partners, have demonstrated their undying love to their friends and...

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World News

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

QUETTA (AP):Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistan yesterday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country...

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