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$30 million worth of cocaine seized at Kingston wharf

The narcotics police have seized some $30 million worth of cocaine at a wharf in Kingston. It is reported that …read more

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Crime strangling growth – Youth unemployment in Caribbean highest in world, fuelling criminality

Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this …read more

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No Tax Haven – Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away …read more

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Fewer babies in 2017 – Birth decline in the first quarter of this year linked to ZIKV fears

The Government’s decision to issue a Zika virus advisory last year urging women to delay pregnancy is being pointed to …read more

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Fearsome four – MOE fits first set of violent schools with metal detectors

Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday named the first four schools that will be fitted with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors …read more

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Final page of station diaries – JCF already making use of newer technologies to record reports

Commissioner of Police George Quallo has indicated that the police force is moving much closer to doing away with the …read more

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Harrison eyes position with new Integrity Commission

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it …read more

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Provision to be Made in Next Budget for New Wing at St. Elizabeth Infirmary

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Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provision will be made in the …read more

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Petrojam oil slick – Trump move forces Jamaica to consider buying Venezuela shares in local refinery

The Jamaican Government is considering purchasing the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, …read more

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Healthier bread – National baking loaf with – 33 per cent less sugar

The Jamaican people have spoken, and the National Baking Company responded yesterday by launching the ‘Balance Your Life Campaign’, which …read more

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