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J$1.4billion to be spent on redeveloping Falmouth into prime destination
Amid cries for an urgent need to redevelop the historic town, Jamaica's tourism ministry says Falmouth is to be transformed into a premiere Caribbean destination by 2018. In a release this morning, the ministry says several projects valued at...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Lead Stories

Hunting 'Duppy Film' - Did politician help Jamaica's most wanted escape police dragnet?

After updating the nation almost daily about their quest to capture the country's most wanted man, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, the security forces have gone eerily silent, and efforts to get an update last week proved unusually challenging.But a...

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News

Fixing farming - Farmers weigh in on measures to grow the sector

Last year, the real value added for the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector declined by 0.1 per cent and accounted for 6.6 per cent of the country's gross domestic product.The reduced output of the sector was largely attributed to drought...

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Sports

'Mission accomplished' - Hyde creates history in 400m hurdles at IAAF World U-20 Champs

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland:Jamaica's Jaheel Hyde created history yesterday when he became the first athlete to win back-to-back titles in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.Hyde clocked 49.03 seconds to...

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Business

Downswing in creative market

The creative industries led by music, film, and dance generated less formal activity last year due to curtailed capital expenditure, a trend that included large festival Reggae Sumfest, according to official data.Government marketing arm JAMPRO, a...

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Entertainment

Gospel artistes call for National Day of Prayer

The local gospel fraternity wants the Government of Jamaica to take a stance against the rising crime rate by "actioning" a national day of prayer.The call was made by a few well-known gospel artistes at the recently concluded Fun in the Son event...

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Commentary

Editorial | Montague's special police needs clarity
There is merit to Robert Montague's pursuance of the police initiative to integrate private surveillance cameras into an expanded national CCTV network. It is an idea that this newspaper has supported in the past, for we have evidence of its...

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In Focus

Ian Boyne | Blythe no blight on PNP

Karl Blythe will be soundly thrashed by Portia Simpson Miller at her party conference in September and sent back as a scapegoat into the political wilderness. But that will be completely beside the point.Take his challenge as comic relief, as fodder...

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Auto

Alarm alert - Vehicle security expert says systems inadequate

Evon Vassell of Diplomat Tracking Solutions Ltd has little comfort for motorists using one – or both – of the most popular methods of thwarting motor vehicle thieves. He dismisses car alarms and kill switches (which cut the supply of...

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Outlook

How can I please my unfaithful wife?

Q Doc, I have a sad story to tell you. My beautiful wife has cheated on me - several times. I love her so much, and I can hardly believe that she has done this.Her lover is a young, athletic guy. I asked her why...

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World News

Alarm bells due to slippage in AIDS response in the Caribbean

"Complacency is largely responsible for the slippage in the AIDS response in the Caribbean".This is the view of the United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr Edward Greene, who was speaking from Durban, South Africa...

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