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Economic formalization project up and running in St. James
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), is in the implementation stage of formalising the informal economy project in two pilot communities in Granville and Garlands, in St James....

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Costly fall
A St Andrew woman who was sent crashing to the floor of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus that was negotiating a corner has been awarded just over $3 million in damages for her injuries.Janet Stewart-Earle suffered injuries to her hip,...

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Gov't to roll out National Human Rights Institute
JUSTICE MINISTER Senator Mark Golding has said a plan of action for the implementation of the National Human Rights Institute has been developed and is now under way.He said several agencies across the public sector that deal with aspects of human...

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Bolt, Powell ready for Ostrava test
Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt is eager to sample the new track at the Mestsky Stadium, while Asafa Powell looks to continue his good early-season form at today's IAAF World Challenge Golden Spikes meet in Ostrava.Bolt touched down in the Czech city...

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Disc Jocks can make hits too - Delano
Veteran sound system selector/producer-turned-songwriter, Delano Thomas of Renaissance Disco, recently became Jamaica's first disc jock to receive an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for composing lyrics....

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When the police chief opens his mouth ...
We appreciate that Carl Williams, the commissioner of police, means well. But there are more credible ways of assuaging Jamaicans and calming their fears over galloping murders than talking sop, which was the essence of his offering last week.Of...

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Letter of the Day: Policing that works
THE EDITOR, Sir:Crime fighting cannot be marked by ongoing utterances from the hierarchy of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) without embarking on a cultural change in how the police and the policed are perceived.So, we all know that poverty is...

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Tuesday Talk
1 One parishioner says she would have given her best teeth to be a fly on the wall to hear that proposal. Others are whispering about prenuptial arrangements, yet others are talking about green card facilitation in preference to a Trinidadian hide-...

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'My neighbour's daughter comes home late'
Q I was walking home when a visiting neighbour asked me for sex. I am 17. I told him no. Should I tell my mother?A: Let your mother know right away.Q My son shared with me his concern for the neighbour's daughter who comes home late daily. Should...

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Western Focus

....marine parks, a US$ multi-million asset but....
Studies undertaken on the contribution of Jamaica?s marine parks to the economy over the decades by several entities, including the University of the West Indies (UWI), have shown that these areas are worth hundreds of millions of United States...

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World News

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message
NEW YORK (AP):There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings, seminars and sermons in parishes from the United States to the Philippines.When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate...

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