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THE bell tolled yesterday for flamboyant and jovial Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Harold Clifford Clarke. Clarke, 74, succumbed to what medical sources suspect to be a "massive heart ...

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Farewell Roger
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POLICE in the Kingston Central Division are investigating a possible case of arson after a fire yesterday destroyed a building at 87 East Street in downtown Kingston, which formerly housed the Corpor ...

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Downtown fire
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JAMAICA Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will on Monday roll out its long-promised tracking system that will allow commuters to monitor the locations of the State-run buses. In addition, an add ...

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RJR will launch Internet subscriber TV to bolster its $300-million upgrade. The media group will use over-the-top (OTT) technology to deliver content rather than a dedicated, managed IPTV network. ...

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TVJ Everywhere
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JAMAICA'S Veronica Campbell Brown captured her first IAAF Diamond trophy yesterday after edging Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure to win the 100m race at the Zurich Diamond League meeting. Campbell B ...

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The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort, confidence and convenience. The Tiguan is the GTI of the segment, both literally and figura ...

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Tiguan Time

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NEWS

Politicians praise Roger Clarke

POLITICIANS on both sides of the political aisle in Parliament yesterday expressed regret at the passing of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke, in Miami, Florida. Prime Minister P ... Read More

Farewell Roger!
THE bell tolled yesterday for flamboyant and jovial Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Harold Clifford Clarke. Clarke, 74, succumbed to wh ...... Read More

Westmoreland mourns for Roger
PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — The constituency of Central Westmoreland was plunged into a state of shock and mourning yesterday after news cir ...... Read More

'Everything fi mi pickney dem back-to-school bun up'
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Schoolers' time again!

One hundred and thirteen schools will battle for schoolboy supremacy as the 2014 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) LIME Manning and daCosta Cup competitions were launched yesterday w ... Read More

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Rio Minho sand miners face joblessness

SAND miners along the Rio Minho River in Clarendon may soon be left without a livelihood. Their operations were shut down last week by the Mines and Geology Division (MGD). A change in rainf ... Read More

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ENTERTAINMENT

Slim pickings

Canadian pop band MAGIC! holds the top positions on Billboard's Digital Reggae Singles chart, based on latest figures from SoundScan. Their big hit, Rude, is still number one after several week ... Read More

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Mace's make-over move
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For every solution, a problem
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Westmoreland mourns for Roger

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland — The constituency of Central Westmoreland was plunged into a state of shock and mourning yesterday after news circulated in the western parish that their Member of ... Read More

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EDITORIALS

Farewell, Roger Clarke

THIS newspaper joins with the wider Jamaican society and the Diaspora in expressing sadness at the death of likeable Minister of Agriculture Mr Roger Clarke, who passed away in the United States y ... Read More

Be careful now, Mr Aubyn Hill
WE were a bit taken aback by the speed with which Mr Aubyn Hill, head of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) economic council, rushed to rebut this week' ...... Read More

PNP must not gloat over small JLP protest
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Flush out the water thieves... whosoever they may be
NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) executive Mr Richard Meggoo wants stronger legislation to give judges greater powers to punish water thieves. " ...... Read More

AUTO

A score for Gore

SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Brighton River Sprint, Brighton River, St Elizabeth last Sunday. "I h ... Read More

NDRC gets nod
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Classic cars head for Mandeville on Sunday
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