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Broadcasting Commission weighs in on Kartel music-ban
The Broadcasting Commission has weighed in on the controversy over the airing of music by convicted murderer Vybz Kartel on public radio. According to the Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission, Cordel Green, the commission does not...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, February 24, 2017
Lead Stories

Fresh hope for J'cans – Holness admits difficult first year, but confident country now positioned for economic growth

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is confident that his administration has brought fresh hope to Jamaicans in the almost one year that it has formed the Government.Tomorrow marks one year since he led the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a one-seat win...

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News

National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee hands over to Children First

"We are 20 years old this year and what better gift to receive than this gift of transformation. We salute all those who have put their money where their mouth is because every young person is not only a promise, but a possibility," said an elated...

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Sports

'Focus on young swimmers' techniques'

Former first vice-president at the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Allan Roy Marsh says young local swimmers are struggling to make a transition from age-group swimming to competing at the senior level because of misplaced priorities...

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Business

Amber Connect to enter South African market

Jamaican technology company Amber Connect is close to signing a deal with a South African partner that will open up a market of around 10 million vehicles for its fleet- and...

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Entertainment

For the Reckord | Creative minds given legal framework - Students advised on copyright, issues

The 2017 annual Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) career workshop, held last week, should prove very useful for the students who attended, especially those graduating this year. After hearing a broad-based presentation...

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Commentary

Editorial | Regulate PC Bank like other credit unions
Karl Samuda, the agriculture and commerce minister, is right to have sacked the directorate of the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB). It has long proved itself incompetent. But Mr Samuda shouldn't be casting himself as a hero for discovering, at the...

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Letters

Letter of the day | Let NHT buy up lands of tax-weary proprietors
THE EDITOR, Sir:There have been rumours that the Government will seek to increase property taxes to help fund the 2017-18 Budget.While that increase is understood to be geared primarily towards raising much-needed funds to assist the parish councils...

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Social

Something Extra | Friday

We end the week with highlights from all the happenings across the island. From Sagicor's Sigma Corporate Run on Sunday, to the 2017 encore season of the Australian Ballet. Happy weekend, everyone!

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Lifestyle

Dance hall/ Science Fusion in Science Genius Jamaica

It was a meeting of science and dance hall, at the launch of Science Genius Jamaica on Wednesday (February 22) at the Knutsford Court hotel in New Kingston. Science enthusiasts, educators, academics, students, government officials, dance hall...

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World News

Kelly: No use of US military to enforce immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP):UNITED STATES Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged yesterday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations".Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump...

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