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BOJ reports 3.2% inflation rate for April 2018

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter today disclosed that the country recorded a 3.2 per cent rate of inflation for April 2018, which he noted fell below the BOJ’s target range of four to six per cent. Additionally, Wynter...
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PNP members withdraw support for ECJ statement on political interference

The two People’s National Party (PNP) commissioners on the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have withdrawn their support for a statement issued by the body last week Sunday denying that there was political interference in the operations...
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NWC going after delinquent customers

With a massive $26 billion owed by National Water Commission (NWC) customers, President Mark Barnett says the company is now in discussions with several entities that have expressed an interest in purchasing the outstanding receivables.Barnett told...
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On the Corner with EPOC | Angry youth - Nannyville resident wants Gov't to check mental health of the unattached

The Government is pumping millions of dollars into programmes to educate, equip, and empower unattached youth, but one resident of Nannyville Gardens believes that might just be flushing money down the drain.Fennela Haye is convinced that the...
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Education Ministry to reintroduce truancy officer programme in schools

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid has indicated that his Ministry will be working with the police to re-introduce the truancy officer programme in schools. This, Reid said, is to ensure that all children are accounted for at all times, which...
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The Missing Piece | The 4 Cs for Jamaica's growth

Seven weeks, 13 cities, and 61 meetings later, my mind has been opened to many ways to inclusive economic growth. I visited US cities that were in the midst of transformation, having had to find ways to emerge from the doldrums of economic stagnancy, or that had just hit their stride and were now thriving...
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Taylor motivated after beating Merritt

In the current topsy-turvy environment of world athletics since sprinting legend Usain Bolt retired from the sport, schoolboy Christopher Taylor reminded everyone that Jamaica is still the place to look for track and field's greatest as he defeated...
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Le-Roy superb in Boston

In form, Anastasia Le-Roy continued her fine 2018 season yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts, with a breakthrough run over 200m. Le-Roy, the Commonwealth Games 400m runner-up, showed impressive sprint speed to win at half the distance in a personal...
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CWJ Credit Union hunts $900m

Community & Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited (CWJCCU) launched a deferred share offer on Friday that seeks to raise $900 million from investors and other cooperatives...
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PanJam to build hotel in Montego Bay

PanJam Investment Limited acquired six acres of land for a hotel and shopping centre in Freeport, Montego Bay, one of a series of new investments being pursued by the property conglomerate.The hotel targeted at business travellers will be developed...
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'Deadpool 2' stupidly somewhat satisfying

The year is 2016. In a time of civil war and the dawn of justice, superhero movies are less like escapist fantasy and more like grim reflections of our day-to-day lives. Batman became a torturer, Captain America an enemy of the state. Enter the merc...
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Reggae women go Groovin'

Groovin' in the Park has announced the addition of a Women Of Reggae segment to this year's event, which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, USA, on Sunday, June 24. The package will now include songbirds JC Lodge, Pam Hall and Marcia Aitken....
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Editorial | Quality governance better investment than shiny buildings

In conflating cause and effect, Prime Minister Andrew Holness sees underinvestment in Jamaica's symbols of sovereignty as being responsible for its failures in ethical values and the rule of...
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Michael Abrahams | Don’t force raped women to carry pregnancy

The results of an all-island poll titled 'A Woman's Right to Choose', conducted by Johnson Survey Research Limited, have recently been published, bringing the abortion debate to the forefront once again. Traditional and social media...
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Letter of the Day | Target breeding grounds for gangs

THE EDITOR, Sir:Arguably, sufficient time has now elapsed for the empirical evidence to be assessed as to whether the Government's crime-fighting initiative in the way of zones of special operations and states of emergency has proven to be effective...
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Is Jamaica a leader or follower?

THE EDITOR, Sir:Your editorial about Jamaica trying to play Houdini (Friday, May 18, 2018) was diplomatic. The Palestinian issue has global importance. Because of mainly the United Kingdom and the United States, mishandling of this issue has caused...
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Trump to demand DOJ review claims of FBI spy on campaign

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that he will "demand" this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any...
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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP):The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing."We are putting the...
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A royal high tea

It was an evening of fine dinning, sweet treats and tea as the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, in collaboration with White Lotus Bridal Boutique, held a Champagne High Tea to celebrate today's highly anticipated royal wedding between Prince Harry and...
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A mother's greatest fear

Parenthood is no joke, and for mothers, just the idea of being a mother can put them in a slight frenzy.Flair asked a few mothers what was their greatest scare as a mother. Here are there responses:p I'll say when he was two and he was jumping on...
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