Just-released SOE detainees linked to MoBay shooting

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Poor no more - Lascelles Chin pledges $50m annual injection to rescue youth from poverty

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Business mogul Lascelles Chin has committed to pumping up to $50 million annually into his newly established LASCO Chin Foundation, the broad objective of which is to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and crime. “Our philosophy is…

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Golding: 2004 MOU defining mark of Nelson’s career

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A quintessential family man, friend, and a hard worker was how family, friends and ­colleagues remembered former government minister and trade unionist, Dwight Nelson, at his funeral yesterday.

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Briefs | Montague orders mud lake audit

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Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) to conduct an audit on all mud lakes in the island. Jamaica has a number of mud lakes whose waste contains properties such as iron oxide, aluminium…

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REAPing big rewards

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With 30,000-plus trees planted and close to 3.5 million PET bottles removed from the natural environment in less than seven years, the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) has enviable success.

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Vary taxes on businesses that innovate, says PSOJ boss

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Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica President Howard Mitchell has called on the Jamaican Government to review its tax platform to favour investors who increase their industrial efficiency with a more technologically savvy workforce.

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No gender bias in McBean’s ouster – Police Fed chair

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Inspector Sheldon Gordon, the man who has been controversially parachuted into the chairmanship of the Jamaica Police Federation, has fired back at the former chairman, Corporal Arleen McBean, who hinted at gender bias as the reason for her no-confidenc

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Jamaica’s tourist numbers hot as Big Chill freezes north

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Jamaica’s winter bookings are pacing above last year this time, with the return of a buoyant meetings and incentive (MICE) market playing a major role in the country’s earning potentials.

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Cops: We didn’t intend to hurt Vanessa

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Two of the three cops charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland gave unsworn statements yesterday in which they expressed remorse as their trial continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

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Lawyer: Defiant Nugent fell on own sword

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University lecturer Dr Canute Thompson says he has been vindicated after the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that he be awarded $16 million in damages for allegations by outspoken women’s rights advocate Latoya Nugent.

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