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PETER Bunting's appeal to the country to not "be unduly alarmed at this time" at the spike in crime since the start of this year was yesterday dismissed by a number of Jamaicans in the capital cit ...

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A truck loaded wi th approx imatel y 45 tons of wet s and appea red to have jack kni fed on i t s wa y up the t rea cherous Mount Ros ser road yes terda y , lea v ing the thoroughfare impas sable for ...

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ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Donna Parchment-Brown was yesterday installed as the new Custos of St Andrew, effective February 2. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen presided over the ceremony, which was held at ...

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Garfield Sinclair, LIME Jamaica chief executive, indicates that ganja farmers can utilise Internet connectivity to remotely monitor their crops. Concurrently, Sinclair downplayed the prosp ...

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LOCAL clubs are up in arms over what they deem to be exploitation of their players by the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs regarding the FIFAstipulated training compensation fees. The ...

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CALGARY was not on the radar of most Jamaicans until their bobsled team became sensations at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in that Canadian city. But since 2003, the Calgary Reggae Festival (CRF) h ...

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Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has said that his ministry will make do with its budget of just under $81 billion in the upcoming financial year, calling it a "reasonable" allocation in the fac ... Read More

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A truck loaded wi th approx imatel y 45 tons of wet s and appea red to have jack kni fed on i t s wa y up the t rea cherous Mount Ros ser road yes te ...... Read More

'No, Mr Bunting!'
PETER Bunting's appeal to the country to not "be unduly alarmed at this time" at the spike in crime since the start of this year was yesterday dis ...... Read More

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ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Donna Parchment-Brown was yesterday installed as the new Custos of St Andrew, effective February 2. Governor General Sir Patrick Al ...... Read More

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CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) – Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both hit centuries for the second time in the series as South Africa punished a ...... Read More

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BUSINESS

Sea-island cotton cultivation set to treble

THE Jamaica Agricultural Development Foundation (JADF) hopes to have an additional 700 acres of sea-island cotton under cultivation by the end of 2016. Chief Executive Officer of JADF, Vitus Ev ... Read More

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High-speed wireless can help ganja farmers protect legal crops - Sinclair
Garfield Sinclair, LIME Jamaica chief executive, indicates that ganja farmers can utilise Internet connectivity to remotely monitor their crops. ...... Read More

GraceKennedy forms new US-based distribution subsidiary
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ENTERTAINMENT

San saw it coming

DEEJAY Papa San believes it was only a matter of time before his contribution to Jamaica's popular music would be recognised. The former dancehall artiste-cum-religious minister is one of 21 re ... Read More

Reggae rocking in Calgary
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Exco Levi goes for four straight
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Furtyle Brain gives heads up
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ALL WOMAN

Why I pretend to have a man

  Having a man is like a badge of honour for many women, but truth is, there are just not enough good ones to go around. Even the Bible tells us that some will have the gift of singleness and so ... Read More

I want her life!
THERE are many local women who have been making strides in their careers and personal lives, some quietly, some in the limelight. These are the wome ...... Read More

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So you want to do a HIV test. How do you encourage your partner to get tested as well? Will the request cause a rift in your relationship? Every sit ...... Read More

My girl’s a Peeping Tom
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COLUMNS

Social partnership needed against crime

In the fashioning and implementing of an effective law-enforcement strategy there has to be a partnership between the security forces and the citizenry. Sun Tzu, The Art of War, opined: "If you do ... Read More

Calls to end Tivoli Enquiry condemn us to tyranny
AS I opened my computer this morning and hit the links to the two major newspapers in Jamaica I was greeted by the screaming Jamaica Observer headli ...... Read More

Are we better off today than before the PNP took office?
WHEN the Jamaica Labour Party took office in September 2007 the Jamaican economy was in free-fall decline with ponzi schemes, like Cash Plus and Olin ...... Read More

A letter to Justice Minister Mark Golding
  Dear Minister Golding: I crave your indulgence regarding my thoughts on the enquiry into the security forces' operation of 2010 into Tivoli Ga ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Murders decline sharply in Granville — police

GRANVILLE, St James — The St James police are celebrating what they say is a drastic decline in major crimes, including murders, in Granville and surrounding communities of Montego Bay. Accor ... Read More

Dance — a source of empowerment
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Through the Khulcha Theatre School of Dance, which she has operated for 26 years, choreographer and educator Carolyn ...... Read More

JCSA one-woman team in South Central Jamaica
Mandeville, Manchester — Since the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) opened its doors in Mandeville in 2013 to more intimately serve th ...... Read More

'This is not a race track'
PORUS, Manchester — With $24.5 million being pumped into repairing the Old Porus road to make it a viable alternative to the main road, moto ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Thanks to Venezuela and China, America rediscovers its old Caribbean friends

WE regard as important the United States Government's hosting of Monday's Caribbean Energy Security Summit led by Vice-President Joseph Biden and attended by several prime ministers from the 16 coun ... Read More

Miss Kaci Fennell has won our hearts
NATURALLY, Jamaicans are feeling some amount of disappointment at the results of the 63rd Miss Universe pageant held in Florida, Sunday night. Th ...... Read More

Communication problem in Gov't growing worse
WE are intrigued by Observer parliamentary specialist Mr Balford Henry's latest commentary, 'Inside Parliament', in yesterday's Sunday Observer. It ...... Read More

Life would be harder without the Junior Stock Exchange
LAST week, the Jamaica Stock Exchange, under the dynamic leadership of Mrs Marlene Street-Forrest, held its 10th annual conference, a substantial ...... Read More

AUTO

Auto braking for star rating

  WASHINGTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- US regulators will add automatic braking to a list of technologies considered in its influential star-rating advisory system for consumers. Transportation Sec ... Read More

Double awards for Kyle Gregg
LAST week Saturday was another watershed moment for racer Kyle Gregg. He not only won the RJR Sportsman award in the motorsports category, but also ...... Read More

KEISHA’S NEW MISSION
A BEAMING Keisha Lawrence collected her grand prize of a 2015 Audi A3 S-Line at ATL Automotive on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wednesday. She is ...... Read More

Eagle bikes set to soar
AFTER years in the civil service, Clive Hines said his job became an exercise in boredom. He wanted something different. "It became so monotonous," ...... Read More

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