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Holness Gets Tough, Plans To Strengthen JLP Disciplinary Mechanism

Holness Gets Tough, Plans To Strengthen JLP Disciplinary Mechanism

Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness says the party’s disciplinary mechanism will be strengthened so that those who breach the rules and protocols are held accountable. According to Holness, members should respect the dispute resolution and disciplinary mechanisms of ...

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November 19th, 2013

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Dead Wrong: Security Expert Says Police Not Aiming At Right Target To Buck Murder Trend

Dead Wrong: Security Expert Says Police Not Aiming At Right Target To Buck Murder Trend

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer As deadly gang violence continues to rage across the island, leaving hundreds dead since the start of the year, a prominent security consultant is suggesting that the authorities are focusing on the wrong targets in their bid to break ...

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November 19th, 2013

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Bolt, Fraser-Pryce Named World Athletes Of The Year

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce Named World Athletes Of The Year

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter MONTE CARLO, Monaco: It’s hardly a surprise, but for only the third time in history, two athletes from the same country have won international track and field’s top award, as Jamaican sprinting superstars Usain Bolt and ...

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November 16th, 2013

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Jay Z sticks with Barneys amid ‘shop and frisk’ furor

Jay Z sticks with Barneys amid ‘shop and frisk’ furor

Jay Z will keep his special line of holiday goods at Barneys New York despite the furor over the “shop and frisk” controversy at the store, he said in a statement Friday night. Jay had been pressured to drop the line with the retailer after two innocent African-American ...

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November 16th, 2013

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WADA executive to see Jamaica report next week

WADA executive to see Jamaica report next week

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee expects to examine the report from a two-day inspection trip to Jamaica, next week, Director General David Howman said yesterday. Howman said the report on gaps in Jamaica’s testing

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November 8th, 2013

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Ganja schizophrenia: let’s conclude this endless debate

Ganja schizophrenia: let’s conclude this endless debate

The lead story in the Observer’s Tuesday edition, “Ganja gets gov’t protection”, is actually quite instructive in demonstrating our national need to come to some conclusion in this seemingly endless debate about what to do with ganja. The story, which

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November 7th, 2013

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Peter Tosh’s Mother, Alvera Cook, Has Past

Peter Tosh’s Mother, Alvera Cook, Has Past

ALVERA Coke, mother of reggae star Peter Tosh, died Sunday morning in her home parish Westmoreland at age 96. Ms Coke died one week after participating in celebrations marking her son’s 69th birthday. According to a post on the official Peter Tosh Facebook page, her ...

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November 7th, 2013

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