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THE Government yesterday faced a noisy uproar and walkout by Opposition MPs but unanimously approved its 2017/18 budget in the House of Representatives with no change in the tax package. After tur ...

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) Paula Llewellyn is urging women to desist from having children that they cannot afford to provide for financially. “If you know you cannot afford it, y ...

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Don’t do it
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FOR close to half a century, Jamaicans have awoken to the voice of broadcaster Alan Magnus on Radio Jamaica (RJR). That is about to change in a few days when he demits ‘office’. Magnu ...

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Farewell, ‘Good Morning Man’
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LUCEA, Hanover - Newly installed commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sharon Beeput has vowed to dismantle the four existing gangs operating in ...

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Deadly gangs
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GRAZ, Austria — Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) continues to create waves in winter sports, as Dave Oddman won silver in division 23 of the 222-metre speed skating race at the Liebenau ice ...

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Oddman silver
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Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from The Courtleigh Hote ...

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LATEST NEWS

DPP explains aspects of the Cybercrimes Act 6:50 PM

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Accountant General's Oceana Hotel office flooded as $478-m renovation continues  6:14 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A section of the former Oceana Hotel, which the government leased t ...... Read More

Bustamante Hospital for Children accepting emergency cases only  6:01 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is advising that t ...... Read More

No need for increase in bus, taxi fares — Henry  5:44 PM
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Forex: J$128.30 to one US dollar  5:37 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, March 23, ended trading at J$128.30, dow ...... Read More

'Bully beef' ban still in effect  5:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has a ...... Read More

C'bean pastors call on US to halt promotion of LGBT rights abroad  5:04 PM
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Several religious officials, including pastors from a ...... Read More

12-year-old boy found hanging from tree  4:32 PM
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NEWS

PM stands firm on NHT drawdown

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday stood firm in his defence as he responded to several questions from journalists about his Administration’s decision to continue to draw-down $11.4 billi ... Read More

JHTA hopes ‘good sense will prevail’ in TEF matter
The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is maintaining its stance on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the new property tax rates bei ...... Read More

Holness says public bodies will have to justify expenditure
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that under changes proposed to the operations of public bodies, these Government-owned institutions will have to ...... Read More

SLB says adequate funding in place to meet demands
THE Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has said that it will be able to adequately fund 2017/18 tuition loans amid growing concerns about the reducti ...... Read More

SPORT

Bring it on!

“Bring it on” was the response of the management team of embattled Jamaican athlete Kaliese Spencer at the news that the Commonwealth Games gold medallist was one of two athletes alleg ... Read More

Speed skater Oddman feeling ‘good’ after copping silver
GRAZ, Austria — Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) continues to create waves in winter sports, as Dave Oddman won silver in division 23 of the ...... Read More

Floor hockey team loses to Hungary again
GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica’s floor hockey team did not contest the third-place match yesterday as originally scheduled, but they fine-tune ...... Read More

Champions League trophy — the magic, the mystique, the awe
Ambassador Ruud Van Nistelrooy was not on hand, but patrons were treated to the ultimate fan experience on Heineken’s “Champion Di Troph ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Price to head FLOW Jamaica; says building on agreed 2017 strategy a major focus

Stephen Price, whose appointment as managing director of Flow Jamaica was announced by the company yesterday, said his immediate focus will be to build on the company’s current agreed 2017 s ... Read More

MailPac parent company mulls listing on stock exchange
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Khary Robinson, executive chairman of Norbrook Equity Partners (NEP), which recently raised $677.25 million via a preferen ...... Read More

Itelbpo donates playground to Blossom Gardens
MONTEGO BAY, St James - A playground may seem like an ordinary, insignificant structure merely to occupy the time of children for a few hours. But ...... Read More

Scotiabank confirms upcoming job losses
Scotiabank has confirmed reports that it will cut Jamaican staff as part of its restructuring exercise, but says it is unable to state the exact ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Remembering Walcott

AT the 2008 Calabash International Literary Festival, it was widely reported by major media outlets how Sir Derek Walcott trashed fellow Nobel laureate, Trinidadian writer V S Naipaul. But the even ... Read More

Farewell, ‘Good Morning Man’
FOR close to half a century, Jamaicans have awoken to the voice of broadcaster Alan Magnus on Radio Jamaica (RJR). That is about to change in a fe ...... Read More

Charly Black gets Latin love
High-riding deejay Charly Black was recognised at the ASCAP Latin Awards on March 15 for his song, Gyal You A Party Animal, which was a massive hit ...... Read More

Sadiki, Twiggi top Florida chart
With You I’m Born Again, a ballad by singers Sadiki and Twiggi, is number one for the secondstraight week on the South Florida Reggae Chart. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

How to argue effectively

Arguments will flare up in your relationship because it’s human nature to disagree. But what is unacceptable is when every single conversation is an argument, and after all is said, there is ... Read More

The unwritten dating code
It has been said that love is no respecter of person – it’s something that just happens. But it can get real complicated and real ugly ...... Read More

When she threatens harm
Many of our grandmothers have taught us how to react if a man hurts us – some of these suggestions not fit for sharing. And the feisty Jamaic ...... Read More

Introducing solid foods
WHETHER your baby is interested in the food that you are eating or he/she is no longer showing interest in breast milk and formula, sometimes y ...... Read More

COLUMNS

It all comes out in the wash

The Welshman William Haydn Middleton, who was headmaster of Jamaica College (JC) from 1965 to 1970, died on February 25. He was approaching his 92nd birthday, which he would have reached yesterday ... Read More

Responsible accounting of our history
There is an African proverb that states, “Unless the lion is able to read and to write, the only story of the hunt we will know comes from the ...... Read More

Views from the west: A look at western Jamaica’s crime problem
There are three basic factors driving the crime wave in western Jamaica — the economic factor, social factor and the political factor. Thes ...... Read More

Not with whips, but with scorpions
  One of the important goals of Government this fiscal year is the rationalisation of public bodies to see how best they could serve in promotin ...... Read More

REGIONAL

More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earlier this month adopted by Sergeant Wayne Wallace, the 2017 Lasco Top Cop for the parish, received ... Read More

SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Association's Heroy Clarke 40-Over competition on Su ...... Read More

Views from the west: A look at western Jamaica’s crime problem
There are three basic factors driving the crime wave in western Jamaica — the economic factor, social factor and the political factor. Thes ...... Read More

More students to benefit from MoBay City Run
ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers of the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run have extended their reach and will broaden their scope as they s ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Clear, Hold and Build can work if…

There are at least three things we can agree on about crime without much controversy, even in this politically polarised society: • We have failed miserably as a nation to tame the crime beast; ... Read More

Don’t expect anyone to bail us out
There has been some anxiety locally over the budget blueprint unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last week as he is proposing US$54 bi ...... Read More

Thank you for your assurance, Prime Minister
After our editorial of March 12, 2017 asking “Is there sufficient Jamaican involvement in Chinese constructions projects?”, we are very ...... Read More

Saluting Racers Track Club and Dr Bolt
The announcement on Friday of the second staging of the Racers Grand Prix is another golden feather in the cap of not only Racers Track Club, led by ...... Read More

AUTO

Lyons is king

TO say David Lyons is an automotive enthusiast would be an understatement. In fact, his business is solely dedicated to providing accessories for vehicles. So, it came as no surprise when ... Read More

Video: ATL on show
ATL Automotive said it is willing to participate in any event hosted by the new-car umbrella group, Automobile Dealers’ Association of Jamaica ...... Read More

5 PRICIEST RIDES
By now, everybody must have heard about the show-stopping Audi R8 Spyder. Well, it was among the most expensive rides at the recently concluded REVOL ...... Read More

Chad-Ad happy with auto show
Nicholas McKoy, general manager of Chad-Ad Distributors Ltd, said he’s pleased to have been part of the REVOLUTION auto show held at ATL Auto ...... Read More

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