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FORMER Prime Minister PJ Patterson is continuing his call for the exploration of marijuana’s (ganja) economic benefits. Speaking at Rebel Salute 2015 launch held at Countryside Club in St Andr ...

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‘Ganja, Green Gold’
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CHILDREN of late reggae singer Peter Tosh are currently entangled in a legal battle over US$2million stemming from royalties over his estate. According to an article posted on the website www.clinto ...

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Tosh kids fight
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AMONG the Christmas songs belted out by the University Singers at the UWI Chapel in St Andrew, on Wednesday evening, was the Jamaican standard Sing de Chorus. It received the applause it deserved. ...

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Sing de Chorus
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THURSDAY night’s murder of police constable Orville Preddie in Manchester was yesterday condemned by the political directorate, the Police High Command as well as INDECOM, the agency that prob ...

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A wicked act
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CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) — Vernon Philander was the main destroyer as the West Indian batting crumbled on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park yesterd ...

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Defeat Looms!
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It's the season for events galore and regular visits to the hairdresser; little surprise really that conversation at a recent Girls' Night Out inside the Regency Bar & Lounge led from one subj ...

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COLUMNS

Race, corporate cash may derail democracy

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A bikini for the politician and Miss Facebook
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Advent, Christmas and resolutions
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PM hands over 40 land titles to Clarendon residents

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EDITORIALS

The message in Ms Alia Atkinson's victory

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Cuba and Jamaica give Moreno a grand opportunity
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The miseducation of Senator Lambert Brown
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Updating Michael Manley's foreign policy legacy
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AUTO

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