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Red Hills Road jerk vendors feel pinch from gang war
At least one jerk chicken vendor has launched an appeal for warring gangsters on Red Hills Road in St Andrew to avoid targeting him and his colleagues. Woes started for the vendors at 108 Red Hills Road earlier this month when one of their...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Lead Stories

Light stays on CMU - PAAC demands update on controversial contracts

A parliamentary committee is demanding answers from the Education Ministry about the status of three multimillion-dollar contracts linked to allegations of irregularity at a number of agencies that fall under its remit. The contracts in question...

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News

Earth Today | Locals endorse UN Climate Summit goals

LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS have endorsed the call to action of this year’s United Nation’s Climate Action Summit for participants to come with plans to address ‘the global climate emergency’. UN Secretary General António Guterres has called specifically.

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Sports

JFF, Girlz settle dispute - Coaches yet to get paid, but Wint expects strong team for Olympic qualifiers

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says that all outstanding funds owed to the members of Jamaica’s national senior team – the Reggae Girlz relating to their World Cup contracts, have now been settled. With that out of...

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Business

Divided Fed cuts interest rates

A sharply divided US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year, but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed’s move reduced its key short-term rate – which influences many...

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Entertainment

Crawford : Noise Abatement a ‘small promoters Act'

It was a quietly militant group of entertainment industry players who assembled at the Jamaica College auditorium on Hope Road last Tuesday evening, to discuss a very troubling topic – the Noise Abatement Act. In their midst was People’s National...

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Commentary

Rape is a woman's worst nightmare
Recently, an educated young man made a grand fool of himself in a social-media post when he suggested that his posting of a rape mention was just his way of expressing a joke. In that, he perfectly captured this society’s inability to bring to...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Small steps could lead to giant steps
THE EDITOR, Sir: The Centre for Reparation Research at The University of the West Indies acknowledges the recent developments in the fight for reparation made by educational institutions. We welcome the announcements that several of them,...

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Social

Something Extra

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 competition came to life recently as fans came out in their numbers to support the Jamaica Tallawahs. While the Jamaica Tallawahs faced off with their opponents on the Sabina Park pitch, patrons enjoyed...

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Food

Everything's Pastarific at Chez Maria

Every fine dining restaurant’s menu has a wide array of pastas. But Chez Maria, a family owned restaurant located at 80 Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston. takes these dishes up a notch by giving you an authentic taste of Italy. Serving up delicious...

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World News

Gov't insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

LONDON (AP): The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks just before the country is set to leave the European Union was...

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