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Despite the amendment to the Dangerous Drug Act (DDA), the police are powerless when they come upon individuals in violation of the Act — specifically those who peddle or smoke ganja in public ...

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No ganja tickets
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Chairman of the South West St Andrew Trust, Professor Winston Davidson, has said that the Auditor General’s Department erred in suggesting that the 11.5 acres of land that the trust acquired i ...

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Davidson slams AG
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You can’t miss the pride in Colm Lacy’s voice as he reflects on the 70 years that British Airways has been flying to Jamaica. In fact, Lacy, the airline’s head of commercial at G ...

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Serving Ja proudly for 70 years
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On Friday, July 1, reggae music takes centre stage in 35 cities across the globe in commemoration of International Reggae Day (IRD). Conceptualister of IRD, Andrea Davis, said this represents a grow ...

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July 1 is Reggae Day
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For only the second time in the 96-year-old history of the Jamaica Derby, the winner of the most prestigious race on the calendar was disqualified by the officiating race day stewards of the Jamai ...

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Drama galore!
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Caribbean Fashionweek 2016, the annual event organised by the Pulse Investments multi-brand came full circle, as it were, for its 16th instalment, with the appointment of then Pulse sales and market ...

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‘Winty’ Davidson slams Auditor General over Whitfield Town land    
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No books, so no ganja tickets
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Bailey-Cole positive despite latest setback

Commonwealth Games 100-metre champion Kemar Bailey-Cole’s misfortune prior to a major championship has reared its ugly head again with him admitting to having suspected Zika virus. All this ... Read More

Orpheus gifted win after disqualifications in Cal’s Jamaica Derby
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Bravo, Gabriel put Windies in final against Aussies
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Messi ready for crowning glory in Copa final
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BUSINESS

Big words and morality

“Corporate social responsibility is a hard-edged business decision. Not because it is a nice thing to do or because people are forcing us to do it... because it is good for our business&rdqu ... Read More

Jamaica Producers plays wait and see on Brexit impact
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  Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, financial analysts and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator ...... Read More

Pan Jam raises $340m to refurbish Oceana
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ENTERTAINMENT

Little-White calling for scripts

Film-maker Lennie Little-White is issuing a call for scripts in keeping with his latest thrust to drive the local industry with the production of low-budget films. His call comes on the heels of ... Read More

Reggae Day’s reach growing
On Friday, July 1, reggae music takes centre stage in 35 cities across the globe in commemoration of International Reggae Day (IRD). Conceptualister ...... Read More

Cadia experiments with Desert of Love
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Military band takes over
Every third Sunday the Jamaica Military Band stages a special concert, and fathers were toast at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on June 19. Conducted by ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Baby blues

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Too much PDA?
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I’m finally over you
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COLUMNS

For a better JCF...

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Legality of non-state flag and international law
As a starting point, I too join the United States and the various families that were affected by the horrific and barbaric act at the Orlando nightc ...... Read More

The OAS: Not a moment for pride
On June 23, the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) held a meeting called by the Secretary General Luis Almagro, under Ar ...... Read More

Brexit creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean
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REGIONAL

Police hold Canadian visitor murder suspect

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Commanding Officer of the Westmoreland Police Division Superintendent David White has revealed that the alleged triggerman in the shooting death of Canadian tourist Den ... Read More

‘Don’t become complacent!’
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Cops in the dark
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$32-m upgrade for Smithfield to Dunbar’s River corridor
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EDITORIALS

Could Brexit lead to Jamexit from Caricom?

The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) ushers in, understandably, a period of glorious uncertainty. Whether one was in the “Leave” or “Remain” camp, the Bri ... Read More

A task for ISSA, coaches and others
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Kingston three centuries on
Historians differ on the actual date that Kingston was founded. Some say it was June 24,1692, others are adamant that it was in July 1692. Whicheve ...... Read More

What PM Holness must tell Antigua’s Gaston Browne
The bilateral meetings and the informal camaraderie of prime ministers between plenary sessions of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Gove ...... Read More

AUTO

Gregg takes rally opener

Kyle Gregg opened his account by taking the chequered flag at Sunday’s Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in Bog Walk, St Catherine. “It felt good to win after nearly not entering. I&rsquo ... Read More

Summer safety WARNING
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JKA readies for the dark
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Passat named Best Midsize Sedan
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