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Residents of Caribbean Avenue in Cornwall Court, St. James came out in their numbers and joined forces with members of the Area One Police, headed by Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkins on Easter Monday (April 21), to carry out an extensive de-bushing exercise.

MILLIONS FOR CONSUMERS

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reporting that it secured $30.5 million on behalf of aggrieved consumers during the 2013/14 financial year.It also settled 1,229...
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Widen the tax net

Successive Governments have over the years, failed to craft a policy to address the low saving habit of Jamaicans. This has had deleterious effects on...
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SLB gets $2 billion - Policy changes

A sum of $2 billion has been earmarked in the Budget to bolster the Students Loan Bureau’s (SLB) ability to lend to tertiary students.Minister of...
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Reno, Granville hold advantage

Westmoreland and St. James shared the spoils as Reno and Granville both hold the upper hand, after the opening series of semi finals in the JFF/Captain’s Bakery and Grill/Charley’s JB Rum CONFED Super Football League following Sunday’s first legs at Jarrett Park. ...
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Massive fire leaves two homeless

Two persons were left homeless following a massive fire last Saturday morning (April 12). ...
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Transport operators bemoan low support in the park

Transport operators who use the bus park in Falmouth, are saying that they are yet to see the steady influx of commuters into the transport centre, that they expected after the drive to get them there began some 10 weeks ago....
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    Lifeline for health facilities in the west

    More help should be coming from the Government to improve primary health care in western Jamaica. This was the news from Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for primary health care infrastructure, Luther Buchanan.
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    Transport Authority intensifies clampdown on illegal transport operators

    The Transport Authority is intensifying road operations to address illegally operated public transportation services Island-wide, following the March 31, 2014 expiration of the majority of public passenger vehicles road licences.
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    Community tourism consultations get underway in St. Elizabeth

    The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, hosted the first in a series of national consultations on the Community-Based Tourism Policy green paper yesterday (April 15), at Lovers’ Leap in St. Elizabeth. The aim of the consultations, which will be held in parishes across the island, is to elicit valuable feedback from community stakeholders and tourism partners.
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    Marilyn McIntosh-Nash dies at 48

    One of St. James’ unsung heroines, community activist and ardent social worker/ activist, Mrs. Marilyn McIntosh-Nash died in the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday morning after a prolonged illness. The beloved Flanker resident, who is best known for her work with Flanker Peace and Justice Centre, which she headed for many years as Executive Director, was described as a “tower of strength” by former Mayor of Montego Bay Charles Sinclair, who is also Councillor for the Flanker Division.
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    Granville, MBU showdown

    CONFED challengers Granville are to be St. James’ representative in this year’s JFF/Flow All-Island Champions Cup Knockout Football Competition, after reaching the final of their parish competition on Wednesday (April 16).
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    Smoking hot

    The ‘Smokers’ street football side dominated their rivals Future Boys 2-1 to take top honours, in the Hanover leg of the LIME Street Football Challenge at the Rusea’s High School on the weekend.
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    LIME dials in $3.35M

    Having provided support for local teams participating in the annual Penn Relays Carnival for 21 years, the LIME Foundation on Wednesday (April 9) increased its support in the 22nd year, and presented a grand total of $3,350,000 to high schools and tertiary level institutions, that will be competing at the track and field event in the United States later this month.
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    Wadadah booted

    The recent woes of Wadadah Football Club sank to an all time low on Thursday, (April 10), when they were knocked out of the St. James Captain’s Bakery and Grill, beaten by a team playing in a division below them.
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    Mervyn Morris selected as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

    Distinguished poet and academic, Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris, OM, has been selected to serve as the new Poet Laureate of Jamaica, becoming the first person to hold this eminent title in 60 years.  The national honour was announced today (April 15) by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, at a press conference at the National Library of Jamaica.
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    The loss of a part of our cultural foundation

    The nation has lost two of its most influential cultural icons, with the passing of the late Rex Nettleford in February 2010 and the death Eddy Thomas in Montego Bay last Thursday, April 10, 2014.
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    Eslyn Collins is still stylish at 105

    While some persons change their habits during the course of aging, some retain a few. In the case of centenarian Eslyn Collins, she has retained her affinity to dress in a most stylish manner.
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    Ity and Fancy Cat to host UWI WJC seminar

    The dynamic comedic duo of Ity and Fancy Cat will be the hosts this Monday, April14, 2014, at the University of the West Indies, Mona - Western Jamaica Campus, when the final year CARIMAC cohort of 2014 presents a seminar themed ‘Degree Plus’ from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Seminar Room 22.
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  • Easter’s significance

    At this time of the year, Easter is celebrated by Christians as the holy commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ died
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  • ATHLETES, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

    Two of our nation’s top athletes Sherone Simpson and Asafa Powell, are in receipt of 18 months bans, following on positive drug tests at the
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  • CELEBRATE YOUTH EXCELLENCE

    On Sunday, April 6, 2014, the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence was presented to 23 outstanding young Jamaicans and two Youth Groups on the
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  • TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE

    At a recently held news conference in Kingston, representatives of the Bankers Association of Jamaica disclosed that Jamaicans were not saving enough. While there are
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