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The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation supports children with kidney disease
"With health being the most fundamental of human rights, we support the recently expressed vision of the minister of health, that Jamaicans and visitors should have access to first-class medical services," said Karen Donaldson, general manager,...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Reject lottery scam offering - Smith's proposal to use lotto scam funds for social projects rejected
THE NATION'S crime chief has taken issue with public comments made by one lawmaker that the lottery scam, which police investigators say has left a trail of death across the Second City, provides an economic windfall for businesses in St James....

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Corporates Enjoy Fiction Fantasy
Jamaica's corporate crowd appears to be liking Fiction Fantasy more these days. Several leading corporate professionals from varying sectors are regularly seen at the club, heralding to some a renaissance for Jamaica's club scene which has taken a...

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Minister Natalie Neita-Headley not against athletes switching allegiance
Natalie Neita-Head-ley, minister without portfolio with responsibi-lity for sports, is not against the practice of athletes switching allegiance, reasoning that people are going to take advantage of opportunities to improve themselves and their...

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Crazy Jim builds street vending network for ice cream

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Duane Stephenson snubs label over EP release
Reggae artiste Duane Stephenson and his label Kong Star Records are claiming that the recently released EP Nature Boy is being promoted without his permission by a former record producer and associate.The EP, which is now available for purchase in...

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Editorial: Sensible for tourism sector to invest in schools
Half a century ago, around two-thirds of Jamaica's population lived in rural communities. Now, more than half (54 per cent) reside in urban areas.Take Old Harbour, on the island's south coast, for instance. Thirty-five years ago, it was a relatively...

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Letter of the Day: Crawford's anti-INDECOM views foolish, misinformed
THE EDITOR, Sir:Damion Crawford needs to adopt the adage, 'be quick to listen and slow to speak', because for someone who is supposed to be a member of the articulate minority, his anti-INDECOM statements are asinine - and that is putting it mildly....

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Something Extra - Wednesday
As Jamaica celebrated freedom from slavery on Emancipation Day last Saturday, beach bums journeyed to the secluded Paradise Beach in Trelawny for an epic time at the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's Utopia Beach. SOMETHING EXTRA has highlights of the...

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Stronger partnership needed to tackle growing threat of unhealthy eating that leads NCDs
Seventy per cent of deaths in Jamaica in 2010 were due to non-communicable diseases. This was stressed by Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson as he indicated that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain very high within the Jamaican population and...

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German justice minister fires country's top prosecutor
BERLIN (AP):German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said yesterday he will request the dismissal and retirement of the country's chief federal prosecutor Harald Range.Maas said he made the decision after consultations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

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