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Gov't rejects call for Styrofoam ban delay
The Government says it will proceed with implementing the ban on locally manufactured and distributed Styrofoam products used in the food and beverage industry, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. This follows the implementation of phase...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, December 6, 2019
Lead Stories

Airbnb scam - Tax-dodging villas charging US$5,000

WESTERN BUREAU: The Government is being urged to crack down on lavish guest houses and villas operating under the guise of Airbnb interests that are charging thousands of US dollars per night while dodging tax authorities. Wayne Cummings, a past...

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News

Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce throws exquisite awards banquet

Land baron and developer Mark Kerr Jarrett and Lloyd’s Department Store, one of the longest-serving entities in Montego Bay, were among the top honourees at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry awards banquet last Saturday night. Kerr...

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Sports

Risky business - Menzies forecasts problems for national women's programme on departure

Former national senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has put the future of the programme in jeopardy. Menzies, who guided the Reggae Girlz to their first ever participation in the FIFA...

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Business

SVL banking on export of betting to grow business - Chairman wants dialogue with Caymanas Park stakeholders

Gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited, SVL, wants to be a major contender in the global sport betting market and Gary Peart is convinced that this growing segment has the potential to double the size of the business he was tapped to chair in June...

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Entertainment

Five Questions With … Annalecia ‘Unruly Squid' Sutherland

To say that Annalecia ‘Unruly Squid’ Sutherland is a no-nonsense businesswoman may be somewhat of an understatement. In the public eye, she often wears a serious face, which may be misinterpreted as her not wanting to be bothered, but really, it is...

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Commentary

Editorial | CARICOM, conscience and Bouterse
Mindful of the predilection of the world’s most powerful countries to exercise their will over weak ones, this newspaper is a stickler for a rules-based, multilateral system that respects the national sovereignty, constitutional order, and the...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Sustainable solution to tertiary financing needed
THE EDITOR, Madam: Exam season at our tertiary institutions is upon us, and the attendant jitters surrounding the non-payment of fees and subsequent de-registration have yet to subside. To its credit, the Government has provided support in the form...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

Mercedes-Benz Jamaica launched the brand new GLE at its South Camp Road showroom on Tuesday. The atmosphere boasted an eco-friendly urban-chic design with an open bar and tasty hors d’oeuvres by Pink Apron Ja. Patrons were invited to check out the...

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World News

Pelosi to reporter: ‘Don't mess with me!'

WASHINGTON (AP): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bristling over a question about whether she “hates” President Donald Trump. Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference on Thursday that as a Catholic, she resents the suggestion that she...

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