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ANGER, shock and a sense of despair permeated the quiet Middleton Meadows, in St Catherine yesterday, following the slaughtering of four of the community's residents by rampaging gunmen early Wednes ...

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Tile City Home Centre embarked on a $100 million green expansion to build what it described as the largest showroom of Kohler products in the hemisphere. It's even bigger than any showroom in t ...

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$100m expansion
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USERS of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE) can now enjoy improved services, following the opening of its renovated offices this week. Located at the ...

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THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says that it will not back down from its position that increased bus fares announced yesterday cannot be justified and should not be implemented. "Plain an ...

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THE elderly will be the hardest hit when the new Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fare structure comes into effect on August 24. Transport, Housing and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies announced ...

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NEWS

Roberts: Relationship between Gov't, JTA not as bad as it seems

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Trade unionist and head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute (HLSTUEI) Danny Roberts says the relationship between the Jamaica Teachers' Associa ... Read More

Slaying of Middleton Meadows residenta leaves community in shock
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Health ministry issues Ebola warning for entertainers, others
ENTERTAINERS and other Jamaicans are being warned against travelling to the Ebola-affected areas of Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone in Wes ...... Read More

Two-year-old boy's throat slashed
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SPORT

'Twas an eye- opener!

AFTER three weeks of an eye-popping stint looking at the inner workings of tertiary sport in the United Kingdom, Jamaican Rashid Hall claims he is better positioned to play his part in the developme ... Read More

Diamond in sight
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Williams Mills wins Stockholm Diamond League 400m
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Tile City pumps $100m into expansion

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Jamaica’s growing crisis
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Expocomer beckons to Jamaican businesses
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Increase in cruise ship arrivals expected for upcoming cruise season in St Lucia
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ENTERTAINMENT

'Powda' Passes

JOSEPH 'Powda' Bennett, a member of the resurgent Jolly Boys mento group, died Wednesday at the University of the West Indies Hospital. He was 76. His wife, Daisy Gardener-Bennett, told Splash that ... Read More

Konshens live @ CRU
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ALL WOMAN

Aleisha Knott loves beautiful nails

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ALEISHA Knott (AK), proprietor of Tasia's Nail Spa, loves to see beautiful nails. The love for immaculate-looking nails has influenced the Capella University psych ... Read More

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Take care with medicines
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COLUMNS

None but ourselves...

It was Marcus Garvey who said we must emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because while others can free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. It was Bob Marley who put those words ... Read More

Independence: The finely woven silk of sentiment
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Prayer still works, Wignall, ask the Reggae Boyz
THANKS to all for your responses to the article, 'God speaks through the drought', regardless of the positions taken. This is a healthy dialogue th ...... Read More

Is Viber the problem or the victim?
ARE Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) providers, like Viber, the real issue or are they completely innocent bystanders being singled out to take t ...... Read More

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Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training

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Fix it, now!
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'We can't continue like this'
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Private investment the cure for borrowing

It seems that not a day passes that there is not a grand announcement by some Caribbean government of borrowing from external sources. The sources include bonds subscribed to by local and foreign ... Read More

Has the Jamaica Teachers’ Association gone rogue?
IN this space we are strong believers in Jamaica's teachers and the saying 'if you can read this, thank a teacher'. Yet we must admit to a growing d ...... Read More

Dealing with the funding of tertiary education
IT’S a recurring dilemma — this issue of funding tertiary education, and with each year it seems to get worse. The education minister, M ...... Read More

The reward of struggle and sacrifice
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AUTO

Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training

MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril amidst c ... Read More

Elderly hit hardest by bus fare hike
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Desperate measure
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