‘B-fix it’ slows slide of J’can dollar, says Wynter

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Declaring that the Jamaican dollar has depreciated by only 1.0 per cent for the 12-month period up to October 2 this year, Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor Brian Wynter said that the central bank is reaping positive results from its “B-fix it…

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Suspended for sex video - St Catherine High students sent home over raunchy social media challenge

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A group of students at the St Catherine High School have been suspended following their participation in a raunchy social media challenge, which encourages participants to verbalise the extent that they would go for sexual pleasure.The challenge has…

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PNP dead in the water - Creary

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St Mary:Mayor of Port Maria, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Richard Creary, has charged that saddled with a weak representative whose political naivety will prove to be his undoing, the People’s National Party (PNP) has no chance of retaining the…

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Gov’t MP leaves meeting after comments rejected

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A seemingly irritated Leslie Campbell, member of parliament for St Catherine North East, yesterday walked out of a meeting in Gordon House after his submission that the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was “erroneously”…

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Schools report HPV vaccine success

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Two of the schools whose students received the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine on Monday are reporting that despite the backlash and islandwide controversy, it was a smooth process.Leighton Smith, principal of the Papine High School in St Andrew…

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No mindless opposition, Phillips warns shadow spokespersons

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has vowed that members of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) new Shadow Cabinet will not embark on a path of frivolous condemnation of government policies just for the sake of opposing.In a wide-ranging interview…

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St James PMI still committed to supporting ZOSO

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WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the distraction caused by recent statements from Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) managing director Omar Sweeny, which infuriated some residents of Mount Salem in St James, the parish’s Peace Management Initiative (PMI)…

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Shane Alexis hits the road

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ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary:Shane Alexis, the medical doctor who the People’s National Party (PNP) is expecting to challenge pharmacist Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party for the South East St Mary constituency, on Tuesday night made it clear that…

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Tax on fuel also affects prices, says JGRA

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The government’s imposition of additional taxes on gasoline is among the factors that have given rise to the existing prices at service stations, the Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association (JGRA) said. The Association was responding today to…

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Brothers murdered in gun attack

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Losing two children to gun violence a day earlier, the workplace is not where a grieving parent can easily be found.However, Gary Russell, though mourning, used work to ease his mind.Russell, 56, told THE STAR yesterday that the death of his two…

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