‘No one above the law’

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has described yesterday’s ruling by a panel of appeal court judges upholding the criminal convictions of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three co-convicts as “critical and seminal”, given the nature of the legal issues involved, not only locally, but in other Caribbean jurisdictions.

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Crash at Beechwood Avenue, Lyndhurst Road intersection

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The driver of a taxi was yesterday arrested after his car collided with a Toyota Rav4 being driven by a woman at the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Lyndhurst Road in St Andrew.The exact details of the crash were not immediately clear, however the incident left both vehicles badly damaged, as the taxi, after hitting the Rav4, crashed into a concrete perimeter fence.

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Jailhouse jitters

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There are growing fears among members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) assigned to the lock-up at Half-Way- Tree Police Station following a spike in the number of inmates there who have tested positive for chickenpox.Last week the Jamaica Observer confirmed that at least six inmates and at least one policeman assigned to the lock-up had tested positive for the virus.

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PNP wants special arrangements for most vulnerable

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has called on the Government to make arrangements to protect vulnerable persons who live in cramped conditions in the inner city and some rural communities, making it almost impossible for them to practise social distancing.

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AROUND THE CARIBBEAN..

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Cayman Islands to extend curfew measuresGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin says curfew measures across the territory will be “extended and toughened up” following the confirmation of five new Covid-19 cases.

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Last COVID-19 warning!

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that people who arrived in Jamaica after March 18 and have failed to register could the health ministry, despite repeated requests, are in breach of the law and will be charged when found as Government steps up measures to contain spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Around the World…COVID-19 Around the World..

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US wants to stop export of respirators to Canada TORONTO, Canada — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it would be a mistake for the United States to block 3M from sending respirators to Canada.

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PAHO appeals for millions of dollars to help Caribbean cope with COVID-19 pandemic

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is appealing for US$94.8 million from donors to fund priority public health measures to help Caribbean and Latin American countries face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Thursday, PAHO said the funds will be used to carry out its COVID-19 Response Strategy which, it said, is in alignment with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Patient 1 recovers, out of isolation

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THE first individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica is now free of the virus and has been released from isolation.The woman, who came into the island from Britain for a funeral late February, and who was staying in Bull Bay, St Andrew, tested positive for the virus on March 10 and was placed into isolation.

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Coronavirus: ‘Worst yet to come’ for countries in conflict, says UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties in conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic.“The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said, referring to countries beset with fighting like Syria, Libya, and Yemen.“The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict.”

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