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Two names have already emerged as potential leaders of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) following yesterday’s emotional announcement by President Portia Simpson Miller ...

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Jamaica’s newly appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom George Ramocan is expected to leave for London mid-month to take up his new assignment. This follows an announcement on Nov ...

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Ramocan on a mission
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Intermittent showers threatened but did nothing to dampen the spirits of fans at the Bob Marley Museum in St Andrew on Saturday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Smile Jamaica concert. A ...

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Smile Jamaica concert
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THE governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) swept three of four parish councils and tied for the fourth in the north-eastern end of the island claiming 33 of 48 divisions in last Monday’s local ...

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JLP Dominates
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Two goals in four minutes propelled Tivoli Gardens to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Arnett Gardens in their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Once again ...

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TG beat Arnett
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SHE’S fun-loving, caring, driven, and very keen to promote mental health awareness and public education, as well as working with at-risk boys. Jhanille Brooks, 31, told All Woman that f ...

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All Woman

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SPORT

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UWI take Portmore to school, whipping them 4-1
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Rainforest Seafoods to introduce lionfish fillet

Brian Jardim, CEO of Rainforest Seafoods Ltd said the company is set to introduce a lower-priced fish fillet on the local market from a new product — lionfish. The company has, within t ... Read More

Soldier’s missing money gets attention from Sagicor
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A ‘Chupse’ of LOVE AND AFFECTION
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ENTERTAINMENT

Who will make the cut?

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A lot to smile about
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Gong’s manager signs with Roc Nation
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ALL WOMAN

Identifying a wolf in sheep’s clothing

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STD awareness: Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus
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COLUMNS

Low-hanging fruits in public sector transformation

The public sector transformation programme is on, again. While this effort is a complex one, with far-reaching implications, there are several areas and approaches of attack that could be conside ... Read More

Jamaica has to change its brand of politics
I am not surprised with how the local government elections turned out. One factor was the limited options from which to choose from and again for t ...... Read More

The PNP’s existential crisis
The People’s National Party (PNP) is in a crisis of its own making, and when an organisation creates a crisis for itself, leadership is to be ...... Read More

Portia Simpson Miller should protect her legacy
We have watched Portia Simpson Miller’s rise from a humble Kingston and St Andrew Corporation councillor to prime minister of Jamaica. She h ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Nine Miles, St Ann grows through innovation

At the Denbigh 2016 agricultural show, the community of Nine Miles in St Ann won the first-place award for community- based initiative. A visit to the community confirms the reason behind the com ... Read More

You might can’t even say ‘ray’ if you never vote
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Genevor Gordon-Bailey, the woman who defeated the mayor
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‘Best of D Hills’
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EDITORIALS

PNP should aim for speedy and smooth transition

MUCH has been said and will continue to be said about Mrs Portia Simpson Miller having broken the “glass ceiling” for women in Jamaican politics when she became President of the Peop ... Read More

Pray that we did not squander the benefits of lower oil prices
Mr Phillip Paulwell is right to sound the alert that oil prices could begin the disastrous climb to levels the world has not seen in a long time ...... Read More

ISSA, school leaders need reality check
It’s getting close to Christmas and the hectic schoolboy football season is closing down. Much attention has been focused on the Under-19 co ...... Read More

Press the pedal now that there’s fuel for growth
We can’t say we are surprised at the statements of satisfaction from exhibitors at the just-concluded A Jamaican Made Christmas staged by Cont ...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota to revamp America’s top-selling car amid SUV boom

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America’s top-selling sedan next month at a time when US buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. ... Read More

Ford reveals EcoSport
LOS ANGELES, United States — Ford’s all-new EcoSport for North America is seen during what the company says is the first-ever Snapchat v ...... Read More

Jackson on a high
After years of moving from circuit racing to local rallying, Joel Jackson captured Rallysport’s greatest prize — the Richard Stewart ...... Read More

Dawning of a new legend
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