Pro-choicers accuse parliamentarians of disinterest in abortion debate

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UPSET at the postponement of Wednesday’s meeting of the parliamentary committee considering abortion law reform, and what it perceives as disinterest in the matter, pro-choice advocates are calling on parliamentarians to demonstrate that they are serious about the issue.

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Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

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LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada yesterday, rattling nerves on the July 4 holiday and causing some injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

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Birthright programme to teach young people in diaspora more about Jamaica

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FOUR young people in the diaspora will be immersed in the Jamaican culture through the 2019 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme.The students, who are from the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom, are participating in a five-week internship from June 28 to August 7 with GraceKennedy Limited.

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Wounds will be deeper this time around, says PNP insiders of leadership race

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — On the occasion of the 126th anniversary of the birth of Norman Manley, founding father of the People’s National Party (PNP), party members are urging supporters to let good sense prevail in the party’s leadership race, arguing that any wound to the organisation in the process is likely to be harder to heal than in previous challenges.

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Third alleged gangster freed

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JUDITH Johnson, the woman who was freed after the prosecution’s case against her in the Uchence Wilson trial crumbled yesterday afternoon in the Supreme Court, said it was her family that made her survive the last 18 months in jail.Johnson was detained in 2017 and charged with being part of a criminal organisation.

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Domestic flights resume July 8

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DOMESTIC flights are set to resume on Monday, July 8, with the introduction of daily service by local aviation company, Jam Airlink Express.Flights will be scheduled out of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay where Jam Airlink is based; Negril; Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary; and the Tinson Pen aerodrome in Kingston, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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Five killed in torrential downpour in Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Five were killed and three people are missing following heavy rains that lashed the capital on Wednesday.According to Haiti’s Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC), three people were found dead in the city’s impoverished Cite Soleil neighbourhood, while two others were killed elsewhere in Port-au-Prince.

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St Kitts PM: Deal with violence in Haiti

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CASTRIES, St Lucia – Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris has called for dialogue to begin as soon as possible to arrive at a solution to the continuing violence in Haiti.

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Clarke says Jamaica seeing record level of economic activities

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Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says the country is experiencing an unprecedented level of economic activity, with 17 consecutive quarters of growth, and unemployment now at the lowest rate in the nation’s history.“We have never had unemployment this low where more people are employed today than those who are unemployed,” the minister pointed out.

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CSME: The persisting implementation question

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ON Monday, July 1, Guyana and possibly a few other Member States of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) commemorated Caricom Day, marking the signing on July 4, 1973 of the Treaty of Chaguaramas creating the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

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