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JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) mayoral candidate for Portmore, Welton Shettlewood, and Councillor Keith Blake (Independence City Division) are today expected to apply for an injunction barring the Elect ...

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Portmore battle
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ELEVEN people were yesterday rushed to hospital following an early morning motor vehicle collision in Christian Pen, Portmore, St Catherine. Police report that about 5:45 am a Hiace bus with s ...

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Portmore crash
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TODAY'S celebration of Jamaica Day in schools is an opportunity to showcase the best examples of the island, according to event convenor Amina Blackwood Meeks. "Jamaica Day is an opportunity to liv ...

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Jamaica Day
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ITALIAN reggae band Mellow Mood is in Jamaica filming a documentary and recording songs by emerging acts for their Dub Files project. According to vocalist Lorenzo Garcia, Dub Files is a new mu ...

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Mellow in Ja
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THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is set to finally earn significantly from the merchandising side of its US$4.8- million four-year kit deal with Dubai-based Romai Sportswear. This new kit ...

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FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-owned Waterloo Service Station in St Andrew, on Tuesday. "This is a fresh, clean design," Alain Carr ...

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Can Greece or Jamaica avoid austerity and 'run wid it'?

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Should we applaud or boo you off the stage, Holness?
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Residents agonise over gruesome murder of 14-y-o girl

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No! No! No, Mr Holness!

EVEN if one could get past the fact that Mr Andrew Holness's role in the Senate resignation letters debacle was morally indefensible, one simply can't ignore the declaratory judgement of the Constit ... Read More

Stop the ganja arrests now!
IT goes without saying that with the passage through both houses of Parliament of the amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, and with the Governor ...... Read More

Caricom: A house divided against itself...
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Hope amidst tragedy
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AUTO

Guyana invades Westmoreland

AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape this weekend at JamWest Speedway, Little London, Westmoreland, Guyana has made no bones about their ... Read More

RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop
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Cash for motor cars
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Risky roads
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