Man who was on most wanted list freed of murder

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A man who was on the police most wanted list in 2017 was acquitted of murder in the Home Circuit yesterday following a no-case submission by his attorneys Peter Champagnie, Queen’s Counsel, and Kemar Robinson. Audley Duvall was accused of killing Craig Grey on August 16, 2016, at Grey’s farm in Coolie District, Bog Walk, St Catherine. He was also accused of stealing Grey’s firearm.

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Grief in Epsom district Missing 8-year-old found dead at sea

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“Kimora, yuh grandmother a call you” was all Sophia Clarke uttered, repeatedly, as she held the lifeless body of her eight-year-old granddaughter Kimora Whyte yesterday.The child, who had gone missing Monday afternoon after attempting to cross a river in Epsom district, St Mary, was found dead at sea in Annotto Bay in the parish by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard yesterday afternoon.

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Meat, nothing and sex: What J’cans are giving up for Lent

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While many Jamaicans still engage in the tradition of abstinence for the Lenten season — which this year runs from today to Thursday, April 9 — some are adamant that they have no intention of giving up the luxuries they enjoy.Yesterday, the Jamaica Observer questioned fish vendors in Rae Town and New Forum Fishing Village, as well as some of their customers, on the matter and received some interesting responses.

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Floating Petri dishes?

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HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Deadly viruses, chickenpox outbreaks and mass cases of the runs: Sometimes luxury cruise ship holidays are not the trips of a lifetime elderly passengers had hoped for.Cruise-goers have fallen sick en masse in the past; their predicament on the high seas coming into sharp focus because the holidays can cost thousands of dollars and are often marketed as trips of a lifetime.

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LOTTERY BATTLE HEATS UP

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PROMINENT businessman Gassan Azan has thrown his hat in the ring for a slice of the multibillion-dollar lottery market.

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Sri Lanka to copy OCA’s Internet safety campaign

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THE Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is to model the Internet safety campaign of the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) as that country continues to work to improve its cybersecurity.The development emanates from a presentation by children’s advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison, during a recent visit to Qatar, on digital online safety for children.

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Affordable housing to take centre stage at MoBay expo

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — When the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry opens its 2020 expo on March 6, one of the areas of focus will be the need for more affordable housing in western Jamaica.

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PM says Gov’t won’t stoop to criminals’ level

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pointed out that in the fight against crime, Government has always been mindful of individuals’ human rights and will never stoop to giving criminals a taste of their own medicine.

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Education ministry says PEP 2020 off to ’smooth’ start

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REPORTING no major issues across its six regions as the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Ability Test got under way yesterday, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information says all went smoothly.“The exam started on time, all scripts were in place and the centres were observed to be properly arranged and the students were settled,” the ministry said in a release yesterday.

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Jamaica blocks cruise ship amid coronavirus caution

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Fears about the threat of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) were again brought to the fore yesterday after the authorities blocked a cruise ship carrying 4,500 passengers and more than 1,600 crew from calling at Ocho Rios, St Ann.According to the health ministry, the MSC Meraviglia was denied docking after port health officials discovered that a crew member was in isolation on-board.

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