Resign, JLP councillors tell St Ann mayor

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JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) councillors in the St Ann Municipal Corporation yesterday recommended that their embattled chairman, Mayor Michael Belnavis, resign.

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Soldier injured during August Town firefight

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THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is awaiting more details as it continues its probe into the shooting of a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and a civilian in the eastern St Andrew community of August Town, Thursday night.Assistant Commissioner of INDECOM Hamish Campbell told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that the investigation is in its early stage and he was not yet in a position to provide any details.

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Defence gets another day in court

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THE judgement by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang, which should have been handed down yesterday, is now set for next week.

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Big rush on

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BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Executive director of Legal Aid Council (LAC) Hugh Faulkner says the council will be moving swiftly to file for the release of more mentally ill detainees who have been incarcerated for decades without trial.

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T&T election August 10

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday announced August 10 as the date for the general election in Trinidad and Tobago, just under one month shy of the fifth anniversary when voters went to the polls on September 7, 2015 to elect his People’s National Movement (PNM) to power.

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Report those who breach quarantine orders — CMO

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CHIEF Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie is encouraging citizens to report persons who have returned to the island and are not complying with the quarantine orders.The CMO, who was speaking at the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ weekly virtual COVID Conversations press briefing on Thursday, said that everyone is “duty-bound” to report when a returnee breaches quarantine or becomes ill.

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J’cans exempted from UK’s COVID-19 quarantine rules

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BRITAIN yesterday listed Jamaica among more than 50 countries exempted from its COVID-19 quarantine rules, but excluded the United States, which yesterday posted a record 53,000 new cases of the virus.This means travellers can visit the named countries for holidays without being quarantined for 14 days on return, as of July 10, unless they have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days.

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PM Mottley expresses regret at the stalemate in Guyana’s election

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC ) —Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said yesterday it is “regrettable” that the people of Guyana are still awaiting the official results of the disputed March 2 regional and general election in the country.

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Caribbean leaders meet amid concerns over regional transportation, COVID

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC)— Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders were meeting virtually on Friday, overshadowed by the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on their socio-economic future and the plight of the regional transportation with the decision to liquidate the financially strapped regional airline, LIAT.

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White Michigan couple charged after gun pulled on black family

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MICHIGAN, United States — A white couple face criminal charges after one of them was captured on video pulling a handgun on a black woman and her daughters in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan.

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