Senate passes two more anti-money laundering legislation

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THE Senate yesterday approved amendments to two anti-money laundering legislation – the Proceeds of Crime Acts and the Terrorism Prevention Act.However, while Opposition senators supported the Government in passing the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering Prevention (Amendment) Regulations Resolution, they revolted against the passing into law of the Terrorism Prevention (Designated Reporting Entity) (Attorney-at-law) Order, Resolution 2019, on the basis that the Jamaican…

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DPP moves garbage truck case to Circuit Court

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DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday brought a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, effectively pushing the case involving the driver of the garbage truck that killed seven-year-old Clan Carthy Primary School student Benjamin Bair right into the ambit of the Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, instead of the St Andrew Parish Court.

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Gays want to silence regional church leaders

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Organisers of the ‘Intimate Conviction’ conference series are urging Caribbean church leaders to exercise restraint, even if they express their opposition to ending laws that criminalise consensual same-sex intimacy.

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Stepdad pleads guilty for raping girl, 12

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The High Court will sentence the stepfather of a 12-year-old child on January 24 next year after he pleaded guilty to having sex with her two years ago.The man, who appeared before Justice Ian Morley, admitted to having sex with his underaged stepdaughter in 2017 and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 contrary to Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act.The court…

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PHOTOS: Youth leaders meet

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Mayor of Kingston Senator Delroy Williams (right) listens as youth mayor for Kingston Claude Walters addresses the 2019 Junior Council Forum at the corporation’s chambers in downtown Kingston, on Thursday’

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World Bank approves funds for Jamaica to boost rural agriculture

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The World Bank has approved a US$40 million loan for Jamaica to boost income opportunities and job creation in rural areas, through the second phase of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI II).The project will improve access to markets and resilience to climate change for around 200 agricultural and rural tourism micro, small, and medium enterprises. It will also provide training for relevant public sector…

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Farmers get $200 million more to transport sugar cane

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THE Government is providing an additional $200 million for the transportation of sugar cane from Monymusk in Clarendon to Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth for the 2019/2020 crop season.    The assurance came from Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw in a speech delivered on his behalf by senior director in the ministry’s Strategic Planning Division, Delroy Coley, at the 70th annual general…

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Tesha Miller trial bombshell

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Senior attorney Bert Samuels and the prosecution’s star witness in the case against Tesha Miller butted heads in the Home Circuit Court downtown Kingston yesterday after the former gangster alleged that extortion money was often used to pay lawyers to defend incarcerated gang members.Miller is on trial for being an accessory before and after the fact in relation to the June 27, 2008 gunning down of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman Douglas…

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Residents were afraid to speak about brutal double murder

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IN the aftermath of the gruesome murder of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch and her mother Charmaine Rattray in Lauriston, St Catherine, in July of 2011, residents in the area clammed up, refusing to share information with detectives probing the incident – at least not on the spot.

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Eyes on St Vincent as court prepares to rule on challenge to buggery laws

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — The High Court will rule on Wednesday, November 20 on whether to allow 10 churches to become a party in a challenge to the anti-buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines even as lawyers for both sides expressed differing opinions on the decision by two gay nationals challenging the law.

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