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PHOTOS: New Kingston cross-dressers, onlookers clash, cops injured
A group of cross-dressing men this morning clashed with bystanders in New Kingston in a fracas that also resulted in injuries to two police personnel.

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Today's Issue Published: Friday | August 22, 2014
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Subsidy bleed - JUTC loses $10m on fares every day
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is losing $10 million per day on fare subsidies, and insists that the increases in fares, which take effect on Sunday, are necessary to help keep the state-owned bus company on the road.

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Man loses only son among four killed in Linstead
FIFTY-NINE-year-old Robert Jackson's eyes were glued to the screen of his cellular phone as he stared at a photograph of his 27-year-old son, Recodell Jackson, who along with three other persons, were murdered at Mickleton in Linstead, St Catherine, Wednesday night.

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Lydford to enter manufacturing of drugs, food products - To extract GCC from limestone as raw material for new business
Lydford Mining Company Limited will enter its third joint-venture deal in 2015, this time for a new manufacturing operation to extract ground calcium carbonate (GCC) from limestone for use in the production of food additives and pharmaceutical products, says Managing Director Leo Cousins.

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Carter, Williams-Mills win in Stockholm
In cold and wet conditions, Nesta Carter and Novelene Williams Mills both recorded victories at the DN Galan Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday.

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EDITORIAL - Stand firm on fare hikes
No one can, up to now, accuse Andrew Holness of leading a recklessly disruptive Opposition. But the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader is in danger of crossing the Rubicon with his threat of demonstrations against a hike in bus fares for the Government's Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). Indeed, his posture reeks of the old politics of unreason.

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Bring back patty-pan buses
Do you remember the patty-pan buses? Crowded with passengers, bags and baskets of food produce and, believe it or not, sometimes farm animals! Well, we got where we were going, because at least there was a schedule, whether it was one or two hours apart.

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Simply Red goes for $10m - 25th staging on September 26
With the objective of raising $10 million, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is hoping for a successful 2014 staging of the annual Simply Red Wine and Food Festival in September. It takes place on Friday, September 26, on the Lawns of Jamaica House, with Prime Minister The Most Hon Portia Simpson-Miller the distinguished patron.

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Something Extra
TGIF! Many of us are happy that the week is finally over as we welcome the weekend. To kick-start your days off, we bring you the EXTRA highlights of Wine Wednesday, the media launch of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica's Simply Red, and show you how one of our athletes unwinds when not on the track.

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