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  Jamaica’s most wanted man is deeply involved in the practice of voodoo, witchcraft and obeah and has made many trips by speedboat to the French-speaking Caribbean island of Haiti, a reti ...

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Duppy Flim wanted in Haiti
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JUNCTION, St Elizabeth —There were tears and countless sad faces as residents of Junction and its environs turned up in large numbers on Friday for the official viewing of late legendary Peo ...

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Farewell ‘Daddy D’
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Forty years ago when Island Records released Blackheart Man, Bunny Wailers' outstanding debut album, reggae was still underground music in the United States. On his last extended tour of that cou ...

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Four decades strong
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PENNSYLVANIA, United States — Jamaica’s boys’ teams swept the three Championships of Americas high school boys relays at the 122nd Penn Relays at a chilly Franklin Field on the ...

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  Tobago has long been one of those destinations kind of like Grenada — frequented by the discerning set. Getting there this time sans PJ was cause for initial concern, but with CAL fli ...

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Lee Chin says it’s payback time

  Michael Lee-Chin has said that he is committed to helping the Jamaican economy achieve a five per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) annual growth rate by 2020 for two basic reasons. Firstly, ... Read More

Voodoo gunman
  Jamaica’s most wanted man is deeply involved in the practice of voodoo, witchcraft and obeah and has made many trips by speedboat to the ...... Read More

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SPORT

Ja’s men’s team upset USA in sprint relay

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Ja’s boys’ teams sparkle in relays
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After a long and gruelling season, the moment of reckoning has arrived for Montego Bay United and Portmore United. The stage is set for an explosiv ...... Read More

Edwin Allen’s Holmes, JC’s Wasome star on ‘Penns’ last day
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Rainforest Seafoods makes strategic shift to value-added products

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Construction is bustling at Florida’s first ‘sustainable town’
PUNTA GORDA, United States (AFP) — With deep pockets and an environmentalist’s zeal, retired American football player Syd Kitson dreamed ...... Read More

Who needs marketing research?
I guess the Marketing Department can be too good. Here’s one example: Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expens ...... Read More

Jetcon eyes security force car
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ENTERTAINMENT

Drake’s Jamaican ‘Views’

VIEWS, the fourth album from Canadian rapper Drake, was released Friday by OVO Sound/Young Money Records to much fanfare on social media. The 20-track set has collaborations with Jamaican art ... Read More

Four decades of the Blackheart Man
Forty years ago when Island Records released Blackheart Man, Bunny Wailers' outstanding debut album, reggae was still underground music in the Uni ...... Read More

Return of De African Sledge
Economic challenges caused Trevor Thompson to give up the music business in the late 1990s. Back in the hunt as singer De African Sledge, he reaches ...... Read More

Rising Stars starts tomorrow
WITH a prize purse of $1.5 million, television talent contest Digicel Rising Stars will begin its trek across the island in search of contestants t ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Facebook fakes

HEAVY make-up, Photoshopped bodies, and flattering filter used on social media have caused many men to fall for women online, oblivious to the fact that what they’re seeing is merely an illus ... Read More

Positive parenting tips
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Young Mummy Diaries: Affirm your children
DESPITE the gloom with the economy and high crime rate in Jamaica, parents need to look for the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. It has b ...... Read More

Music helps babies learn speech
BABIES who engage in musical play may have an easier time picking up language skills, suggested a study Monday. US researchers compared nine-month ...... Read More

COLUMNS

To be(t) or not to(b)?

(With apologies to Shakespeare) Hedging is a gamble. To be successful, gambling or betting on racehorses requires knowledge and history of the animal, as well as an understanding of the rac ... Read More

A world according to Trump
Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech on April 27 did not once mention the Caribbean. The Caribbean should be grateful, or there might have bee ...... Read More

Key issues facing the PNP and the paper groups that are mashing it up
  This is a lightly edited version of an address given by Member of Parliament for St Ann North Western, Dr Dayton Campbell, at the annual confer ...... Read More

The Alexander Bustamante/Norman Manley alliance
It is not generally known that following the upheaval of the labour riots in May 1938 and the subsequent incidents of strikes and violence that eru ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Book signing

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Rat attack!
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St James police get support for student curfew
THE St James police say they are receiving wide-scale support for a move to implement a curfew for students in the parish. Under the new directive ...... Read More

Fun, food and fashion at MoBay Community College
MONTEGO BAY, St JamesFour designers, over 100 pieces and 50 models graced the runway with designs that left the audience in awe last Thursday, as the ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

We all need to support the buy Jamaica campaign

The long-standing and enormous trade deficit between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago should have been addressed many years ago. A pragmatic resolution to this festering issue requires calm, sober ... Read More

Let good sense prevail
Two years ago, this newspaper had reason to hail Montego Bay United football club for providing what we described then as a blueprint for Jamaica&rs ...... Read More

The Economic Growth Council master stroke
So far, so good. The Andrew Holness-led Government is keeping to its pledge to build partnerships in its push to generate economic growth. After ...... Read More

Listen to 104-year-old ex-policeman
The interview in Wednesday’s Daily Observer with centenarian and ex-policeman Mr Howell Granville Buxton Burke should be required reading for ...... Read More

AUTO

New 2016 BMW X1 arrives

ATL Autobahn, the exclusive dealer for BMW is announcing the arrival of the 2016 BMW X1. The second-generation model has received rave reviews since its launch last year for its impressive, new b ... Read More

Hyundai in hyper speed
DESPITE the gathering of about 15 placard-bearing protesters across the road, Wednesday evening’s grand opening of the new Hyundai Jamaica ...... Read More

Henry calls for rural bus system
MINISTER of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry is calling for local stakeholders in Clarendon to support the implementation of a dedicated school bus ...... Read More

Jaguar pounces into luxury market
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