Lawyer makes no-case submission for cop

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DEFENCE attorney Peter Champagnie yesterday argued that the Crown has not provided any evidence to show that police corporal Lloyd Knight was a member of the so-called Uchence Wilson Gang, and that it is unreasonable to assume that he has committed an offence merely by associating with alleged members of the gang.

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Cabinet public order committee to discuss Noise Abatement Act

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the public order committee of Cabinet is to meet today to discuss the Noise Abatement Act as the Government moves to improve compliance with the law.The minister was responding to concerns raised by Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association President Omar Robinson, at the association’s 58th Annual General Meeting held at Hilton Hotel in Montego Bay, St James, on Saturday.

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Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis

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OPPOSITION spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to quickly formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis.Dr McNeill says cannabis could provide a number of opportunities, including a new retail market for marijuana, with appropriate properties operating as dispensaries for the legal sale of the product.

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Transgender candidate for 2021

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A 29-year-old political activist is seeking to become the first openly transgender Member of Parliament (MP) to sit in the House of Representatives.Rich Richards, whose given name is Richana, has said that he will run as an independent candidate in the St Andrew North Eastern constituency in the next general election, constitutionally due in 2021. The constituency is presently represented by Delroy Chuck of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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Fayval Williams to address Global Adventist Internet Conference

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Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference this Thursday, July 4. The proceedings are scheduled to start at 7:00 pm.GAiN is a conference of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, designed to foster the use of technology, media and the Internet to help in the outreach mission of the church.

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NWA says Corporate Area roadworks to wrap by end of summer

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THE Constant Spring Road expansion work which began in February last year is roughly 70 per cent complete, while the Hagley Park Road project is over 80 per cent finished, according to Stephen Shaw, communications manager at the National Works Agency (NWA). He said that the bridges at Portia Simpson Miller Square are complete and the focus now is on completing the retaining walls that form part of the approach roads.

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PHOTO: Women of Purpose

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This Day in History— July 3

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Today is the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1993: Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide signs an accord in New York with the Haitian military that will return him to office. OTHER EVENTS321: Roman emperor Constantine, a Christian, proclaims Sunday a day of rest and religious observance.

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Petroleum of Venezuela seeks compensation for Petrojam

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PETROLEUM of Venezuela (PDVSA) has brought a compensation claim against the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) over the take-back of the 49 per cent shares which the company owns in the island’s State oil refinery, Petrojam.Energy Minister Fayval Williams made the disclosure in the House of Representatives yesterday, responding to questions from Opposition spokesman on energy Phillip Paulwell.

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Seprod Foundation aids fire-damaged Seaforth High

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Seprod Foundation has donated $114,000 and six 25-inch fans to Seaforth High School which had its entire Visual Arts Department, and the students’ School-based Assessment (SBA) stored within it, gutted by fire ealier this year.

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