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OPPOSITION parliamentarians walked out of the House of Representatives yesterday in protest against the Government's handling of the controversial Outameni property purchase and the refusal of the p ...

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Outameni protest
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THE Coffee Industry Board says it will be cracking down on the sale of fake Blue Mountain coffee, particularly in the island's resort areas. Coffee Industry Board Chairman Delano Franklyn did not g ...

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Coffee crackdown
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MEDICAL workers at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday staged a protest after a mentally ill patient attacked a nurse at the downtown Kingston institution. According to the angry prote ...

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Protest at KPH
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Financial outfit Proven Investments Limited has increased its stake in Knutsford Express Services Limited resulting in the bus firm becoming an associate company. Proven Investments head Chris ...

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Knutsford Express
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JAMAICA College's team manager Ian Forbes was in a defiant mood as he defended the school's pragmatic programme of recruiting players after coming under intense scrutiny from pundits in light of the ...

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'No apology'
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A father and son were sentenced to replant and maintain just over 900 trees after both men were caught cutting and attempting to remove the young plants from privately owned lands that have been dec ...

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Environment Watch

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Tribute to Killer Miller

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The other side of Outameni

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  THE forces converged last week to focus my mind on the need for urgent changes in the socio-political organisation of the country. In the mids ...... Read More

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Cosby and the notion of positive negation
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If Dr Raymond Wright is proven right...

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There's a way to resolve the 'Night Noise' debate
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AUTO

PHOTO: IMPATIENCE

A lack of patience appears to have led to this potential traffic snarl on Westminster Road in Kingston on Monday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

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