Ex-inmate tells how he survived 1997 prison strike

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In 1997 when inmate Henzel Muir, 44, was serving the first five years of his life sentence at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre (TSACC), more popularly called GP (General Penitentiary), he said he experienced the bloodiest period of his incarceration.

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Deadly Russian roulette landed promising youth in prison for murder

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At age 19, Henzel Muir said youthful antics and his naive fascination with guns led to a deadly play of Russian roulette that landed him a life sentence with 20 years to parole.“December 1993, I was a security guard and at the time I decided that I wanted some extra money for the Christmas that year, so I went on overtime at work.

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Pensioners to get their money sooner

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Deputy Financial Secretary Wayne Jones has disclosed that the Government has found a way to make pension payment for retirees easier to access.Jones, who was addressing the Recognition Ceremony in honour of retirees of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries recently, said that the days of retirees waiting months and years to get their pension payment were over.

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Attacks on Ann-Marie hurt the PNP — Vaz

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An outstanding campaign machinery, a candidate who connected with the people, and an opponent disconnected from the residents are the factors which the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Daryl Vaz credits for his wife, Ann-Marie, winning in last Thursday’s by-election in Portland Eastern.

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Lawyer seeks to clear ‘adverse trace’ label from Caricel issue

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Attorney-at-law Lord Gifford says he will be taking a constitutional motion to the Supreme Court soon to remove the label of “adverse trace” linked with his client, George Neil.

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Crawford defeated but not disgraced, says Henry-Wilson

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Maxine Henry-Wilson, campaign manager for Damion Crawford in his unsuccessful bid to hang on to the Portland Eastern constituency in last Thursday’s by-election, says the young politician can hold his head high despite the 306-votes loss to the Jamaica Labour Party’s Ann-Marie Vaz.

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Sunday Brew — April 7, 2019

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News that one-time West Indies coach Phil Simmons revealed that former Cricket West Indies President Whycliffe Cameron and his deputy, Emmanuel Nanthan interfered with the selection process while he was coach is not surprising.

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Few safe seats left in Jamaica — Bill Johnson

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Veteran pollster Bill Johnson is urging politicians across Jamaica to use the recent by-election in Portland Eastern as a warning of what could happen if they fail to keep election promises, and if they neglect the people who elected them.

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Another Calabar pain

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Calabar High School is yet again facing questions of improper administration of discipline following the expulsion of a grade 11 student in February of this year.

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BITU wants municipal building named after former mayor

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Sebert Davis was a veteran local government politician and trade unionist serving the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) for more than five decades before his death on Saturday, January 23 at the age of 91.

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