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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that his ability to complete the long-delayed pension and public sector reforms within his current administration will determine his political legacy. “I ...

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It must be done!
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DECLARING that she is without fear of reprisal when it comes to women’s and children’s rights, former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna yesterday lashed her critics, some of whom h ...

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Wake up and smell the decay
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IF buyers of David Rodigan’s upcoming autobiography are sniffing for drama, they will be disappointed. Indeed, the famed British Disc Jockey/sound system selector says, “It’s a ...

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Rodigan’s spin on life
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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It’s readily accepted that ambulances are crucial in the delivery of emergency services offered by the voluntary relief organisation Red Cross. However, a ...

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Help for the disabled
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Former World Championships 100m gold medallist Yohan Blake anchored his Racers Track Club team to a world-leading 38.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m relay on Saturdays’ 41st stagi ...

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Racers impress
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DR Janet Dyer’s upbringing was no bed of roses, but today she’s ensuring that the young people she comes in contact with are encouraged to fulfil their dreams. Dr Dyer, 53, was bo ...

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All Woman

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PM happy with Government’s achievements so far

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Government starts ground breaking for new NHT housing schemes
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SPORT

Wasteful Boyz held 1-1 by Cuba

Jamaica’s Under-17 and their Cuban peers played to a lively 1-1 draw in their friendly international at St George’s College yesterday, but the hosts would have left ruing their numerou ... Read More

Racers impress
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Greenland sinksKeeps UWI atop RSPL with 46 points
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Portmore, Maverley in goalless stalemate
Last year’s beaten finalists Portmore United and Maverley/Hughenden battled to a goalless scoreline in a keenly contested Red Stripe Premier ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Gary Matalon...patiently turning passion into profit

At last weekend’s Youth View Awards, co-host Yendi Phillips took to the crowd to interact with some of the VIPs in the front row. Among the style icons, media personalities, and who’s wh ... Read More

Economic Growth Council needs to focus more on agriculture — Pandohie
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Not able to get title for Canaan lot
Dear Claudienne: My father gave me a lot that he had bought in a land settlement at Canaan, St James, and my husband and I built a house on the ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Khago opens new Hotspot

IN an effort to take control of his music, singjay Khago has completed construction of a ‘new’ studio in Manchester, his home parish. Dubbed The Hotspot, he started operations last we ... Read More

Rodigan’s spin on life
IF buyers of David Rodigan’s upcoming autobiography are sniffing for drama, they will be disappointed. Indeed, the famed British Disc Jock ...... Read More

Courtney John puts passion in Yes We Are
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BritJam set for March 8-14
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ALL WOMAN

Platonic cuddling: the new bonding experience

TWO years have passed since the staging of the first-ever cuddling convention — Cuddle Con, where strictly platonic and non-sexual embraces were exchanged over a 12-hour period. The conven ... Read More

Dr Janet Dyer proves dreams do come true
DR Janet Dyer’s upbringing was no bed of roses, but today she’s ensuring that the young people she comes in contact with are encoura ...... Read More

What’s the worst lie anyone has ever told you?
GROWING up you’d always hear that “honesty is the best policy”. Not many people live by this saying, however, as they find it eas ...... Read More

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ANYTHING that has been parked for too long will become rusty with disuse. The same applies to people who have not been in a relationship for an ext ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Delicious, fascinating Jamaica

My sister and brother-in-law, who visited recently, told me they had to make a stop as they had booked some ‘drops’. You would think they were stopping at a pharmacy, right? Not at a ... Read More

Our courage is being held hostage by a new culture of aggression
From my life’s experiences I’ve learned courage has no limits. Courage can be perceived as stubborn or unreasonable. Courage can force ...... Read More

The case of Vybz Kartel’s music on the airwaves
We now have a state of affairs where Lisa Hanna’s life, a Member of Parliament, has been threatened by several purported fans of incarcerated ...... Read More

The mobile wallet: Financially included, but users must be security conscious
Today there are in excess of four billion mobile phone users across the world. The figure continues to increase daily and it is therefore likely th ...... Read More

REGIONAL

‘Don’t cry over nurses leaving; train more,’ says educator

Mandeville, Manchester — Rather than responding to a migration-spurred shortage of trained registered nurses as if the “sky is falling”, Jamaican authorities should be concentrat ... Read More

Jamaica Day @ Manchester High School
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Schools at all levels of the education system celebrated Jamaica Day on Friday, February 24. According to the Government ...... Read More

Jamaica Day at Sacred Heart
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Pat Anderson wants all-weather track at Kirkvine
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EDITORIALS

Tough road ahead, but hope beckons for WI cricket

To the chagrin of those who still support West Indies cricket, the regional team will not be part of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament this summer in England. The champions of 2004 were n ... Read More

Let us avoid this dangerous political trap
With few exceptions, small islands are economic failures, as is evident in their inability to maintain sustained economic growth. These sm ...... Read More

The push to produce champions
Jamaica’s famous boys and girls championships, held annually for more than a century, have often been cited by this newspaper and elsewhere a ...... Read More

Good sense must prevail on pension reforms
Amidst the huffing and puffing of trade unions over public sector pension reform proposals, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that his Adm ...... Read More

AUTO

Honda pilots a new line

AS ATL Automotive heads into its 20th anniversary celebration event, REV-olution, its Honda division will be bringing two exciting new products to the Jamaican market. The ‘REV-olution& ... Read More

Police widens scope
THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is widening its tint-removal exercise to include private vehicles. “This is not limited to public ...... Read More

Big meet for classics
THE start of 2017 has been a bumper period for the Jamaica Classics Car Club (JCCC). Their third meet at Upper Manor Park Plaza in St Andrew saw cl ...... Read More

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