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Former custom broker clerk Hugh Richards freed
Forty-six-year-old custom broker clerk Hugh Richards has been freed by the Court of Appeal of his four-year prison sentence for his alleged involvement in a massive gun and ammunition find at ...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday | November 21, 2014
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I won't resign!
Despite mounting calls for his resignation as head of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) over the controversial Outameni property purchase, Easton Douglas says he is going nowhere, at least not until that call comes from the person who appointed him - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

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Low demand for houses - NHT
FEWER THAN 18,000 Jamaicans with income to purchase homes are desirous of doing so, the National Housing Trust (NHT) has said.

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JMB sells mortgage portfolio to VMBS
Jamaica Mortgage Bank has sold its portfolio of mortgages to Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), which was acquired under a revived but short-lived secondary mortgage programme that the state agency now says has gone back to the drawing board for redesign.

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daCosta semi clash at Juici
Patrick 'Jackie' Walters who, two years ago, led Glenmuir High to rural-area football supremacy, will be seeking to take Clarendon College to the title this year.

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EDITORIAL - Shameful, Mr Shaw
There are many reasonable and rational people who believe - wrongly, we hope - that Audley Shaw, mainly for the sake of self-vindication, wishes for Jamaica's reform agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fail and for the economy to crash and burn.

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LETTER OF THE DAY - Time for Ja to invest in recycling
There are some householders I know who would like to engage in recycling, but the facilities for doing so are few and far between. I often wonder why more entrepreneurs do not venture into the recycling business, as there is great need for it in Jamaica

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'Fight Your Fears'
Michael St George plans a mixture of poetry done ital - without musical accompaniment - and with the input of instruments at the Jamaican launch of his fourth album next Tuesday.

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Something Extra
It's almost the end, but the fun is far from over. The Gleaner-sponsored Restaurant Week (RW), is pleasing palates all around Jamaica. Have you tried the #TeamBlue challenge as yet? It's not too late. Get up and go dine out!

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Ferry firm head gets 10 years over sinking
A South Korean court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison yesterday over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.

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