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Creating a ‘designated driver’ culture
School is out, but Malta and the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining are keeping road users 'in the know' with tips and advice on how to stay safe this summer. Look out for this Malta ROAD SCHOLARS road safety series for more...

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Today's Issue Published: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Lead Stories

FLA's folly! - Convicted criminals, friends of board members granted gun licences under questionable circumstances

As the probe deepens into the questionable granting of gun permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), there are more indications emerging that the stench of corruption has engulfed the entity for many years.Late last week, a letter allegedly...

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News

Dignified in the face of death - Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman's life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...

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Sports

England humble WI

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP):England took 19 wickets in a day to send West Indies tumbling to a humbling defeat by an innings and 209 runs in the first Test yesterday, setting the scene for what could be a painful series for the tourists.England won...

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Business

UGLI conquers disease

One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...

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Entertainment

Charly Black attracts more international acts

The voice of reggae-dancehall recording artiste Charly Black cannot be mistaken for any other. His signature sounds and intro style contrasts well with the sultry voice of male singer-songwriter Dasu on the newly released single Turn Back Time."The...

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Commentary

Editorial | Commonwealth underlines relevance
Should anyone doubt the relevance of the Commonwealth to small countries like those of its members in the Caribbean and why Jamaica has a stake in its continued revitalisation, there was ample evidence in Kingston last week.The Commonwealth...

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In Focus

Orville Taylor | Donald Trump is not the problem
One person is dead and many others injured, the result of a locally grown terrorist in the United States of America driving his motor vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters who were assembled to stand against the bigotry and white extremism.It...

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Art & Leisure

Jamaican students on historic robotics feat

It was long ago in a silver screen near us when R2-D2, C-3PO, or more recently BB8, awed and mesmerised us with their ability to assist humans and other living species in galaxy light years away. These alphanumeric science fictional droids and...

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Auto

The Tazmanian Mechanic

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch ofcreativity."- Bo BennettCorey 'Taz' Walters, (nicknamed after the Tazmanian Devil cartoon character) is a man of many hats. This mechanical engineer, race car fabricator and...

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Outlook

Kamila McDonald : Moving Forward

She was full of nerves, unable to sit still. Understandable, really, as she was about to sit down for her first tell-all interview since her very public break-up with her husband. But Kamila McDonald's nerves weren't...

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World News

Gov't mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim

JOHANNESBURG (AP):In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline yesterday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.Zimbabwe's...

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