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Difficult to manage! - Political parties say mud-slinging on social media hard to curtail

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General secretaries of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) have acknowledgedthat rancorous comments on social media about political opponents is problematic but argue that the issue is difficult to manage….

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Tourism rescue - International expert to arrive tomorrow to address security threat to sector

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett yesterday announced that highly regarded tourism security expert Dr Peter Tarlow would arrive on the island tomorrow to join the team carrying out an intensive security audit of the tourism sector.Bartlett, in a…

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Political ombudsman takes aim at bad conduct on social media

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Vitriolic mud-slinging by politicians and their surrogates on social media is now being investigated by Political Ombudsman Donna-Parchment Brown, who has reported that some of the comments are in breach of the Political Code of Conduct.Parchment-…

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Appeal Court gets three more judges

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The Court of Appeal is one step closer to reaching its goal of having 12 judges by 2020 after yesterday’s swearing-in of Solicitor-General Nicole Foster-Pusey and Justices Jennifer Straw and Carol Edwards in a ceremony held at King’s House in St…

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Experts to hold unhealthy food, obesity forum

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Public-health experts will on January 11 stage a forum to discuss the role that sugary drinks and unhealthy food play in obesity.The Government’s decision to impose a ban on sugary drinks in schools has triggered national debate on the issue.While…

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WRHA getting proactive in dengue fever fight

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WESTERN BUREAU:The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is ramping up its public education and sensitisation campaign to fortify western Jamaica against the spread of dengue fever, which the Ministry of Health says has reached epidemic levels…

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Stewart’s - breaks ground for Jaguar, Land Rover showroom - More than US$13m invested in South Avenue facility

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Stewart’s Automotive Group, one of Jamaica’s largest car dealerships, has officially broken ground for two state-of-the-art showrooms for its Jaguar and Land Rover luxury brands.The US$13-million full-service dealership will be located at 2 South…

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Campbell: Tufton’s ‘colossal failure’ led to dengue deaths

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Dr Dayton Campbell, opposition health spokesman, is accusing Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and ministry technocrats of failing to heed early warnings in 2018 that the country was likely to face an outbreak of dengue fever, and, as a result,…

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Taxpayers filing CIT must do so online

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Taxpayers filing Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns are now required to do so online via Tax Administration Jamaica’s www.jamaicatax. gov.jm portal.The measure, which came into effect on January 1, 2019, also mandates employers to…

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Kalifa dazzles consumers with style

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Eighteen-year-old Kalifa Chambers has successfully balanced her academic studies while operating her business, SexyStart, with her sister, Yahnique.Started in February 2018, the two divisions of her company specialise in selling swim-wear and sun-…

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