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MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The embattled Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) says it plans to co-operate with authorities to "its full ...

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DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Glemore Hinds said yesterday that the wider society is to be blamed for the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens becoming an enclave controlled by criminal eleme ...

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FRESH from qualifying for next season's CONCACAF Club Championships in Trinidad, Montego Bay United (MBU) will have little time to rest before turning their attention to defending their Red Stripe ...

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MBU/Arnett showdown
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Football crisis
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REIGNING beauty queens Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica, and Laurie-Ann Chin, Miss Jamaica World, will be among guest performers at the 'Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity' show at the ...

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Beauty queens for ‘Powerful’ show
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EVERY Monday for the past eight months, keyboardist Andre 'Carlos' Marsh leads the Kurfew band on stage at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston. Unlike the heyday of the 1970s, show bands ...

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COLUMNS

Must our final court be Trinidadian, too?

  I note with great interest all the differing views from various commentators on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). I have also observed a couple of other things. Travelling the country, I do ... Read More

The IMF, Ja & missing targets
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A fundamental error
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Let's restore May Pen Cemetery to its former glory
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From CHIKV to ZIKV: Last chance Dr Ferguson

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Well done, Waterford High, and good fortune going forward
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Cedar Valley road highlights representational neglect
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To lock children out of school is to invite disaster
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AUTO

PHOTO: Car crash

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Short turnaround time for CMRC
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