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58 year-old farmer arrested for illegal gun, ammunition
A 58-year-old farmer is facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The police say Devon Black, also called ‘Blackie’ was arrested and charged following an operation in Bath district, Westmoreland on Thursday. The...

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Today's Issue Published: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Lead Stories

Ghost town - Two dead, three injured in separate incidents as gunmen shatter peace in Standpipe

The increased police patrols in the Cedar Valley and Barbican Road communities of St Andrew in the wake of the killing of two men and shooting of three other persons Thursday evening have seemingly failed to assuage the fear that has now gripped...

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News

Doing it big - Campbell's Castle Primary committed to excellence

CAMPBELL’S CASTLE, Manchester: In a bid to provide education to the children of the community and surrounding areas, the Campbell’s Castle Primary and Infant School was founded almost 150 years ago by an Anglican church. But what has stood out more...

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Sports

Jamaicans ready to boss Carifta again

Jamaica’s young athletes look set to continue their Carifta Games dominance when the 48th staging of the regional championships gets underway this morning at 9 a.m. inside the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. The meet will...

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Entertainment

New York proclaims 4/20 Peter Tosh Day

New York: New York State Senator Kevin Parker on Thursday issued a New York State proclamation for Jamaica reggae icon, Peter Tosh for this year’s renewal of the national observance of 4/20. Tosh has been lauded over the years for his relentless...

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Commentary

Editorial | Plastic ban success
The ban on single-use plastic bags and straws which came into effect earlier this year is being hailed as a success by Senator Matthew Samuda. The young government senator has been one of the main drivers of this project. Judging from the images of...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Fixing the unpredictable, unstable Ja dollar
THE EDITOR, Sir: For years I listen to the financial experts on our local airwaves with their message concerning the movements and unpredictability of our Jamaican dollar, relative to the mighty US dollar, and it would appear over the years we have...

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