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Bank tax backlash!

The Government is coming under increasing fire over the announced new tax to be imposed on withdrawals from deposit-taking institutions, starting June 1.

Who's setting Riverton ablaze? Arsonists again fingered for fire at the island's major landfill

Up to late yesterday, fingers were being pointed at arsonists as firefighters, protected by a contingent of police and soldiers, moved to put out yet another fire at the Riverton City Landfill in the Corporate Area.



Jamaica in control as Barbados stumble

Jamaica defied a half-century from Shane Dowrich to grab an early advantage over Barbados in their Headley/Weekes Trophy semi-final yesterday.



Richmond Estate enters $6b third phase

Richmond Development Company is readying the third phase of its multibillion-dollar residential estate in St Ann for the market, comprising 373 homes in a complex to be called Coolshade.

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Alpha, sex abuse and Lisa - Investigate sex-abuse claim involving adults

Youth Minister Lisa Hanna is to be commended on her ministry's plan to serve vulnerable, destitute, and homeless youth. She recently announced plans specifically targeting youth rejected by their families and communities because they are seen as gay, lesbian, or transgender.


Arts & Leisure»

Dewdrop II explores classical Chinese painting

Classical Chinese painting has a long history and is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. The art form distinguishes itself from other cultures' arts by emphasis on motion and change with dynamic life.



Relying on vision without sight

Sitting at his workstation, Corey Shedden is a picture of concentration as he skilfully manoeuvres each strand of wicker to create the base of a patio chair. Expertly executing the hand-weaving technique, Shedden anticipates that the completed chair, like his previous pieces, will be a work of art, capturing the attention of a prospective buyer.


In Focus»

People's Budget or the IMF's?

Audley Shaw, in his budget reply on Tuesday, sharp rhetorician and 'ray-ray' lyricist that he is, could have a field day with his populist message of people's suffering and their lives going to hell with this International Monetary Fund (IMF) austerity programme.



Insurgents await Easter at barricades

Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine yesterday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.



New rules test drivers

The battles promise to be hot and electrifying on Easter Monday. Only the best prepared and reliable cars are expected to survive the intense rivalry at the Carnival of Speed meet, which officially gets under way tomorrow at Dover Raceway, St Ann.



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