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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) yesterday said it is going through a severe financial crisis that will have serious consequences on its ability to fulfil its mandate, and app ...

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  MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett wants Courtesy Corps officers to be more responsive and given the legal authority to arrest offenders. “The duties of the Courtesy Corps simply n ...

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Power of Arrest
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Choreographer Orville Hall is outraged at the latest ‘dance’ trend which sees the manhandling of females by male dancers. “That is not dancing, it is the abuse of women. It is v ...

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Dirty dancing
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Despite his huge success, not very often does sprint coach guru Glen Mills exhibit emotion in his area of expertise. So when he said he is excited about the women’s 100m line-up for the Ra ...

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Shelly vs Jeter
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Impressive-looking Christania Williams and Akeem Bloomfield had tongues wagging with personal bests at the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association’s (JAAA) All Comers Meet at the Nation ...

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Akeem in full ‘bloom’
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A TEEN tries to write some of the wrongs we learned when we were younger... When I was younger I found the idea of aligning myself with African culture or anything related to Africa disconcerting. ...

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Not my motherland

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NEWS

Human rights crisis
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) yesterday said it is going through a severe financial crisis that will have serious conseque ...... Read More

Bartlett wants Courtesy Corps officers to have power of arrest
  MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett wants Courtesy Corps officers to be more responsive and given the legal authority to arrest offenders. ...... Read More

Dangerous men!
NINETY-FOUR per cent of the 19 drivers killed in private motor vehicle accidents since the start of the year are males. Males also accounted for 92 ...... Read More

SPORT

Quarter-miler Van Niekerk to train with Bolt ahead of Grand Prix

World 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk, who is expected to illuminate the rarely run 300m at the Racers Grand Prix, will be arriving in the island a week early to have training stints with Usain Bo ... Read More

Mega showdown
Despite his huge success, not very often does sprint coach guru Glen Mills exhibit emotion in his area of expertise. So when he said he is excit ...... Read More

Poker Star leads 11 entries in Lotto Sprint
Reigning sprint champion Poker Star heads the handicaps in the 11-horse field provisionally entered for this year’s renewal of the five-and-a ...... Read More

Akeem in full ‘bloom’ at All Comers Meet
Impressive-looking Christania Williams and Akeem Bloomfield had tongues wagging with personal bests at the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Associ ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Caricel — first Jamaican company to get mobile spectrum licence

Symbiote Investments Ltd, the first fully Jamaican-owned telecom company to be granted a local mobile spectrum licence, says it will trade as Caricel. The company informed the Jamaica Observer ... Read More

Head to tail via the marketing mix Marketing — Part 5
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they will want something else. ...... Read More

Caribbean Export reaches out to Latin market in US
The Caribbean Export Development Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA aimed at streng ...... Read More

Labour Minister says decent and safe work a priority
Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson says workplace safety and wellness contribute significantly to productivity and efficiency and a ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Sizzla joins hand in community projects

Sizzla has broadened his Sizzla Youth Foundation by working with like-minded organisations in the community of August Town. The Foundation will coordinate with the University of the West Indi ... Read More

Dirty dancing
Choreographer Orville Hall is outraged at the latest ‘dance’ trend which sees the manhandling of females by male dancers. “That ...... Read More

14 vying for Ms Universe Ja NE title
Under the theme ‘Enhancing Lives Through Beauty’, 14 contestants participating in the 2016 Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Miss Universe Jam ...... Read More

Good forecast for Sol the Weatherman
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ALL WOMAN

Lies movies/books have told you about sex

IN 2015, the erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, was transferred to the big screen, earning record-winning sales and viewership partly because many people anticipated a visual delivery o ... Read More

Signs he’s lying
EVERYONE has some form of dirty laundry that they have kept secret for fear of being judged, being embarrassed, or even being ridiculed. Some peopl ...... Read More

How to introduce your new partner to your child
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Mom wants to change child’s name from deadbeat dad’s
Dear Mrs Macaulay, I have a son who is six years old. The court has ordered his father to pay child support over five years now, and he hasn’ ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Critics of the Government’s tax plan are being disingenuous

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), through its representatives in Jamaica, has given a ringing endorsement of the budget presented by the new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government through its sp ... Read More

The new tax measures from an economic perspective
A tax policy is not solely a vehicle for a Government to garner revenue, it’s also an instrument of social control and a mechanism for addre ...... Read More

Violet Mosse Brown — 116 amazing years!
In the quiet district of Duanvale, Trelawny, is a lady whose life has crossed three centuries. She was six months in the making at the turn of ...... Read More

Rubik’s cube of the Caribbean public education system
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The very good news for Caribbean education is that the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) Council for Human and ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ferncourt High helps parents get fees ready for external exams

The Jamaican saying “one one coco full basket” is being put into practice by the Ferncourt High School Britonville Campus in St Ann. The school has embarked on a programme encouraging p ... Read More

Closer to nature
Mystic Mountain offers a rainforest adventure which has kept visitors to the attraction over the last eight years closely connected and allied wit ...... Read More

Marvin ‘Jubby’ Brown braves sharks to care for family
ONE would think that after many close encounters with sharks, Marvin “Jubby” Brown would give up fishing, especially spearfishing. But t ...... Read More

Farming a way of life
COOPER’S Hill, which is located above the Rio Grande Valley in western Portland, is a small farming community where residents work together fo ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

To get more from tourism

Every year in recent memory, the tourism sector has grown, allowing Jamaica to earn more foreign exchange, increase employment, generate greater tax revenue and stimulate the wider economy through t ... Read More

Enlightened self-interest
Original reasons have a way of getting lost with the passage of time. Labour Day, which Jamaicans are celebrating today, is a prime example. It&r ...... Read More

Mr Maduro and the crisis in Venezuela
There’s no doubt that the Opposition in Venezuela is smelling blood, especially after President Nicolás Maduro, via a skyped news con ...... Read More

More trouble for FIFA
Just a week ago, this newspaper found reason in this space to congratulate Canadian Soccer Association President Mr Victor Montagliani on his elect ...... Read More

AUTO

Dangerous men!

NINETY-FOUR per cent of the 19 drivers killed in private motor vehicle accidents since the start of the year are males. Males also accounted for 92 per cent of the 26 pedestrian deaths for the peri ... Read More

Kyle Gregg opens account
Kyle Gregg’s bid to make 2016 his year got off to great start when he bagged maximum points after winning the championship run in Sunday&rsqu ...... Read More

Big CMRC weekend
MORE than 19 overseas drivers are expected to be in attendance for the first round of the 2016 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship ...... Read More

JAMROCK racers back from Curaçao
THE three-member JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC)team, which competed at the recent 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Contr ...... Read More

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