UN votes to establish political mission in Haiti

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a political mission in Haiti starting October 16 that will officially replace all UN peacekeeping activities in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.

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Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch national railway company (NS) said yesterday that it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps.

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Manchester police investigating schoolboy at centre of viral video

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police have launched an investigation into an incident captured on video showing a male student physically abusing a female student at a prominent high school in the parish last week Wednesday.The video, which has since gone viral on social media, shows the male student using both hands to repeatedly slap the female in the face while under a tree on the compound, in full view of other students.

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Diaspora conference pulled increased number of attendees

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says the recently staged eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference saw an increase in the number of overseas participants, moving from 239 in 2017 to 280 this year.

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Department of Corrections launches electronic case management system for juvenile centres

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), launched the first phase of the Electronic Case Management System to be implemented in juvenile correctional centres across the island. The launch was held at the DCS’ corporate office on Lockett Avenue in Kingston on Tuesday.

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Police hunt father in murder of baby boy

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for the murder of his eight-month-old son on May 30 and the wounding of the child’s mother.He is 32-year-old Shane McPherson, otherwise called ‘Piggy’, a taxi driver and farmer.

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PAHO director urges organisation to uphold responsibility to member states

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WASHINGTON, (CMC) — The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa F Etienne, says the organisation needs to find the “undeterred fortitude” to continue discharging its responsibility to member states in spite of various challenges facing the region.

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JTA elects Jasford Gabriel president elect designate

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The Jamaica Teachers’ Association announced yesterday that Jasford Gabriel, principal of Manchester High School in Mandeville, Manchester, is president elect designate for the 2019/2020 academic year.It means that he will be president elect next year (2019-2020) and will assume the presidency for 2020-2021.

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Accused ‘quack doctor’ weeps in court

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — England McCrane, the woman who is accused of being a ‘quack doctor’ and has been in custody for the past six months, wept openly in court Monday.

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JCF arrests 24, seizes three guns

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported that it arrested 24 individuals and seized three firearms in police/military operations in several St Catherine communities on Tuesday as part of its ongoing anti-gang and murder reduction strategies.

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