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Gas prices to increase by $1.92 per litre, diesel up by $1.71
The price of gasoline is to go up by $1.92 this week. Effective tomorrow, a litre of E10 87 gasoline will sell for $104.98, while E10 90 will sell for $106.63 per litre. Meanwhile, the price of automotive diesel oil will go up by $1.71 to sell for...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Housing stimulus - Holness announces new NHT policy targeting low-income earners

LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a house, while paying no interest, based on a dramatic shift in...

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Newspaper vendor loses Franklyn Town home to fire

Newspaper vendor Janice Davis and her family were left homeless after fire of unknown origin destroyed their Franklyn Town home in Kingston last week.Davis' home was one of several destroyed in the blaze, which affected about 20 persons."It was...

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‘Super-super team' to strike gold at World Juniors

Jamaica has twice won the 4x100-metre relay for boys at the World Junior Championships. According to veteran coach, Raymond Graham, a third win is possible this year.Graham, hurdles and relays coach at Kingston College (KC), said Jamaica's likely...

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Sagicor tapped to buy Palmyra

Insurance conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica has been selected as the preferred buyer of the incomplete Palmyra condominium complex in Montego Bay, according to two independent sources.It's not the first time the receiver for the property and his...

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Skull & HaHa get Marley boost

Korean reggae artistes Skull & HaHa have collaborated with multi Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Stephen Marley for a recently released single titled, Love Inside...

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Editorial | Dealing with Caracas
We don't know if former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller had used the opportunity six months ago, when Nicolas Maduro visited for the 200th anniversary of Bolivar's Jamaica Letter, to have, as we suggested, a frank talk with the Venezuelan...

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Letter of the Day | Highway robbery in Hellshire
THE EDITOR, Sir:A few weeks ago, I decided to treat myself to some finger-licking fried fish.I had read rave reviews about the seafood at Hellshire, and I had the most mouth-watering meal there a few years ago. Therefore...

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Something Extra | Wednesday

We have some catching up to do after the long weekend. Let's delve right into Cocktails and Conversations, hosted by Scotiabank. Also, have a look at some of the work that took place across the island on Labour Day. Enjoy!

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Ackee poisoning in Jamaica

Several plant species contain or produce toxic substances. It is believed that these naturally occurring toxins are produced as part of the plant's defence mechanism against predators. Many of these plants are a source of food in many countries....

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World News

How Clinton can wrap up nomination by June 7

WASHINGTON (AP):Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination.After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses....

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