More alleged gangsters accuse cops of fabricating evidence

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Another two defendants in the trial of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang have accused the police of fabricating evidence against them.

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Woman on child stealing charge for court today

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ANNIESHA Ramsay, the woman held with the baby who was snatched from his mother’s arms last October, is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.The 21-year-old woman, who was heavily pregnant last year, was charged with child stealing following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Coronavirus prank forces Jamaica-bound flight back to Canada

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OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — A passenger jet taking winter-weary Canadians to Jamaica for a sunny holiday was forced to turn back after a passenger falsely claimed to have the novel coronavirus, the airline said yesterday.The WestJet flight to Montego Bay was diverted to Toronto on Monday “due to an unruly guest”, spokeswoman Morgan Bell told AFP.

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‘Unprecedented’

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe has welcomed efforts by the Government to repair police stations across the island in an effort to make life easier for police officers and the public they serve.

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World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread: WHO chief

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GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” to halt transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

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I want a scholarship to study culinary arts in Canada

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Dear Mr Brown,I am interested in studying culinary arts in Canada at the graduate level. I am seeking a scholarship and I would like to know if you can assist me.— ELDear EL:I am not sure of your background, however, if you wish to study at the graduate level I will assume that you have some exposure or experience in the area.

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Another way to support Sagicor Sigma Run beneficiaries

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US working with pharmaceutical firm on new type of coronavirus treatment

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The United States is working with a pharmaceutical company to develop a treatment for the 2019 novel coronavirus, using a class of drug that has boosted survival rates among Ebola patients, officials said yesterday.

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JLP confused, says Duncan Sutherland

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People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker candidate for Clarendon South Eastern Patricia Duncan Sutherland yesterday fired the first salvo in the emerging campaign for the seat, calling the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) executive in that constituency “confused”.

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Need a US visa ASAP?

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Q: I have an urgent family crisis and need to travel to the US immediately. How can I get a visa interview as soon as possible?A:  The embassy understands that sometimes there are some emergencies where an applicant needs to travel to the United States urgently. If the available interview appointment date provided is not early enough for your travel needs, there are situations where the embassy may be able to expedite the request for an appointment.

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