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Denbigh danger - Public health safety breaches may cause shutdown of popular agricultural show

This year's staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show hangs in the balance pending the outcome of a meeting this morning between a team from the Clarendon Health Departme...

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'Chinese hogging construction sector not good'

President of the Incorporated Masterbuiders Association Humphrey Taylor says that the construction industry is in a state of ill-health because of the Chinese hogging the industry.He said that too&...

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Still no idea - Ja's vote on OAS Venezuela resolution remains a secret

The Foreign Ministry has been silent so far on Jamaica's voting position on the failed Venezuela resolution pushed by the United States and Mexico at this week's Organisation of American States (OA...

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Labour laws biased against men - Taylor

University lecturer Dr Orville Taylor has charged that labour laws in Jamaica are gender-biased and contribute negatively to the role Jamaican fathers play in the lives of their children.Taylor, th...

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'Plain discrimination!' - Boys 14-17 need protection from assault, too, says JFJ

Jamaica has a law that protects children from aggravated assault. Girls get that protection for their entire childhood. For boys, however, the protection stops at age 13, and human-rights lobby&hel...

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Government seeks to put national ID fears to rest

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government.Chief Technical Directo...

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Don't trouble marriage with tougher rape laws, church groups warn

Ignoring a priest's charge that "Parliament does not meet to keep church", six church groups and a lobby have warned lawmakers not to hurt the 'sanctity' of marriage by imposing tougher marital rap...

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Golding, Malahoo Forte spar over Zone of Special Operations bill

Opposition spokesman on Justice Senator Mark Golding and Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday locked horns during a special select committee of Parliament after the senator declared the...

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Gov't backs China's One Belt, One Road policy - Holness says if possible, Ja could join in near future

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic policy and has an interest in&...

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Big bill for gunshots - KPH spending $400,000 a day to treat victims of gunshot wounds

Crime and violence have not only posed a serious threat to the security of Jamaicans, with an average of 28 murders per week and 672 killings up to June 17 this year, but taxpayers are paying a hig...

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Pass laws to punish sex buyers - Church

Members of some of Jamaica's fast-rising churches and the lobby group Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society have proposed that lawmakers pass laws to punish persons who buy sex.The church groups&...

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Service vehicle crash leaves cops hospitalised

Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were hospitalised yesterday in serious condition after the service vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a wall along Slipe Road in…

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