Jamaicans want stronger action on sugary drinks, survey says

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MORE THAN 80 per cent of Jamaicans would support a tax on sugary drinks, if revenues accrued were to be spent on programmes to reduce obesity, especially among children, the results from the 2016-17 Obesity Prevention Campaign Survey found.But while…

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MOTORISTS AND residents in the Corporate Area have rubbished claims by the National Works Agency (NWA) that unruly motorists were at the heart of the traffic gridlock that brought movement to a standstill for extended hours yesterday.In a release…

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Student shot in Granville, residents want ZOSO

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Western Bureau:UNDER PRESSURE from marauding gunmen who have been shooting up their community, including Sunday night’s incident in which a female student was wounded, residents of Gordon Crescent in Granville, St James, are appealing to the…

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J’can convicted on cocaine charges in US seeks new trial

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A JAMAICAN man who is facing a long prison sentence in the United States (US) for leading a drug syndicate that paid a flight attendant and former Jamaican beauty queen to transport kilograms of cocaine has filed a legal motion seeking to have his…

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Shaw promises fairness in $60m coffee share-out

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MINISTER OF Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has given the assurance that the $60 million donated by the Lee-Chin family will be distributed to registered small coffee farmers in a non-partisan and equitable way, based on…

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Leave Pedro Cays, JDF warns fishers

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The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard is taking seriously Tropical Storm Isaac, even though it poses no immediate threat to Jamaica and is not projected to reach Barbados until Thursday.In preparation, the Coast Guard is evacuating its personnel…

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Shooting in Majesty Gardens triggers fear among motorists

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RESIDENTS OF Majesty Gardens, popularly called ‘Back-To’ in Kingston, yesterday said motorists have nothing to fear following a gun attack last Saturday that left a man dead, and some drivers scared of detouring through the community.Motorists…

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Corporate governance code a success, says NHF director

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DIRECTOR OF the National Health Fund (NHF) and chairperson of its corporate governance committee, Cecile Watson, said last week that the benefits derived from the implementation of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) Corporate…

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PNP president slams finance minister for forex policy

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PRESIDENT OF the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has contended that the Government is pursuing bad economic policy as it relates to the country’s exchange rate, arguing that the slippage of the dollar against its US counterpart has…

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NGOs back tax on sugary drinks

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that non-governmental organisations’ partners have been championing the call for a tax on sugary drinks, pointing out the policy success in other jurisdictions.”They have made the call because they believe…

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