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Religion & Culture | Defending the faith - Hare Krishnas make comeback
“People condemn what they don’t understand. This is what you call blind non-belief.’’ Caesar Bisono’s words are emphatic and irrefutable. Dressed in traditional Indian wear, Bisono is only 22 years old but speaks with...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, August 28, 2016
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Dons of the dump! - Bedward Gardens residents at risk as thugs operate illegal dumping ground in the area

It is an eyesore for those who have to pass it every day, but even worse, it poses a major environmental hazard, and the scores of residents living metres away, who are most at risk, are scared to speak up about it.This is a massive illegal dump...

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Faulty foundation - Cracking walls, sinking floors bother customers of NCB Portmore and neighbouring business

The National Commer-cial Bank (NCB) has moved to allay fears that staff and customers at its Portmore Town Centre branch in St Catherine could be in danger from cracking walls and sinking floors at the facility.In recent weeks, tiles have been seen...

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Thriller in Florida - Lewis hundred, Bravo brilliance seal narrow triumph

LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC ):Evin Lewis stroked an astonishing maiden Twenty20 International century, but West Indies required all-rounder Dwayne Bravo's guile in a brilliant last over, to beat India by a single run, in a thrilling finish to the...

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Tax refunds not a problem for employers, says expert

Senior Manager for tax at KPMG Jamaica, Denzil Whyte, is downplaying concerns that tax refunds to which employees are entitled under the Government's revised personal income tax threshold will be problematic for employers, in that it would affect...

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Break with the int'l beat - Jamaicans urged to capitalise on overseas resurgence

Dancehall and reggae have experienced an international resurgence as, over the past few years, more of the sounds originating from Jamaica have been making their way into mainstream media overseas.Among those songs by overseas performers hitting the...

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Editorial | Bodycams and Mr Lee-Chin's growth plan
It has been a long gestation - started during the time of the former national security minister, Peter Bunting, but spoken of long before then - to last week's launch of a pilot in the use of body cameras by Jamaica's police. Hopefully, though, the...

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In Focus

Hilary Beckles | Yam patch and banana ground
Once again, we won the Bolt gold vote. For me, there was never a moment of doubt. I told him that much at Mona. He has taught me, a historian, how to read the future.This manuscript, then, is more a tribute to the moment - its message and meaning -...

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Litter-ally a drag - NDRC distances itself from discarded tyres at Vernamfield
The executive of the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) is distancing itself from recent television reports of tyres offering a breeding ground for mosquitoes at Vernamfield in Clarendon.Executive member of the NDRC, Stephen Gunter, said, "We only...

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Dear Doc | Will my first time hurt?

Q I am a 26-year-old female, and a virgin. But I am about to embark on a sexual relationship with a man whom I love!Doc, will the first time hurt as bad as I have heard?A: Contrary to what you have been told, the first time...

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World News

GoFundMe scams after Orlando club shooting

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknessesinherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight....

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