Jackson accuses foreign affairs ministry of dishonesty in case of fishermen

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OPPOSITION spokesman on national security Fitz Jackson has accused the Government of being dishonest in its explanation of the situation involving the five fishermen held at sea last September by the US Coast Guard and allegedly taken captive for a month under inhumane conditions.

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Warmington accuses colleague MPs of using gangs as election tools

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South Western St Catherine MP Everald Warmington yesterday told Parliament that much of the criminal activity being perpetrated in the Corporate Area is to be blamed on members who use gangs as election tools.

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Fortune teller defends practice

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S elf-described Indian fortune reader Master Yogi is this week defending his trade, arguing that astrology serves to counsel clients about living life to their fullest potential.

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Gov’t officers discuss risk management

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MORE than 20 government officers from eight countries, including Jamaica, are attending the Commonwealth Secretariat’s threeday Governance and Risk Management Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. It started yesterday and ends tomorrow.The event has been organised by the Public Sector Governance Unit within the Secretariat’s Governance and Peace Division, under the theme: ‘Improving Governance and Risk Management in Delivering Sustainable Development’.

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Jamaicans urged to reduce heat exposure

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday advised Jamaicans that excessive heat stress is harmful to health and is potentially fatal, and that they should reduce their exposure.

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Businessman sworn in as new custos of Manchester

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BUSINESSMAN Garfield Green was Monday sworn in as new custos rotulorum for Manchester, during a brief ceremony at King’s House in Kingston.He replaces Sally Porteous, who will demit office on July 1 after serving for seven years.Governor General Sir Patrick Allen presented Green with the Instrument of Office before a small gathering of family members, relatives and friends.

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Fishermen could sue J’can Gov’t — constitutional lawyer

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SENIOR defence attorney Bert Samuels says the four Jamaican fishermen who have brought a case against the United States Coast Guard alleging egregious mistreatment and human rights violations in 2017 could have a case against their own Government.

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Big tourism boost

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The latest TripAdvisor rankings which place Jamaica as the Number One Caribbean Destination and the 14th Best Destination in the World are being hailed by Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett as a huge vote of confidence in the country.

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‘We can do more’

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MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith yesterday said that the Government did not do enough follow-up after waiving its rights over the jurisdiction of the five fishermen held in international waters and tried under American law.Johnson Smith, who was speaking at a press conference at the ministry in New Kingston, said the Government will be reviewing the management of such incidents.

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Working as a nanny/caregiver in Canada

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Dear Mr Brown:I see that Canada has extended the nanny and caregiver path to Canadian residency to Jamaicans. Please outline the requirements and prospects of obtaining permanent residency.– AC Dear AC:

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