El-Faisal facing life in US prison after extradition

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PROSECUTORS in the United States are now preparing to start the trial of Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal who, if found guilty on terrorism-related charges, could face a sentence of between seven years and life in prison.El-Faisal was extradited from Jamaica yesterday when officials of the United States Marshals Service and the New York City Police Department escorted him to New York.

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Medical intern remembered as confident

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“LOL work mi deh man. On for the night. Pace slow.”This message, sent at 3:54 pm on Wednesday, August 12, would be the last communication Dr Yakeev Morris, a medical intern at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary.It was posted to the Taylor Hall Block A – Stallion Republic WhatsApp group.

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JLP switches one Simpson for another to face Lisa

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THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has tapped Maxine Simpson, its councillor caretaker for the Bensonton Division in St Ann South Eastern, to be its standard-bearer in the constituency in the September 3 general election.

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US has no favourite in Jamaica’s election race, says Tapia

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UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia has declared that his country has no position on which party should form the next g overnment in Jamaica. In fact, he has urged the two major political parties not to drag the US into the campaign.

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Seat by seat

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it has employed a “seat by seat” strategy in its quest to return to Government.While admitting that the party left the blocks behind the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), co-director of the PNP’s 2020 election campaign Peter Bunting said the hierarchy is “encouraged” by the results of polls conducted at the constituency level.

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Support grows for change to ganja law

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An increasing number of Jamaicans are of the view that the law should be changed to make it easier for people to buy ganja for their personal use.That is the finding of two public opinion polls conducted for the Jamaica Observer by Bill Johnson between March and July this year.

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Gov’t gets COVID-19 donations worth $600 million

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is reporting that it received over $600,000,000 in donations between March 1 and May 31 to support the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Don’t lock us down’

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism stakeholders are pleading with the Government to keep the COVID Resilient Corridor open, as closing it would be rubbing salt in the wounds of investors who are yet to recover from the millions of dollars in losses brought on by the the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Stush in the Bush is Back!

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Stush in the Bush is back from its COVID-19-imposed hiatus and is out to prove that, sometimes, what you need is less. On Sunday, August 9, the organic farm and eatery, located in Free h ill, St Ann, welcomed a group of friends to enjoy new delights from its kitchen, teamed with organic wines from Bonterra organic vineyards distributed by Caribbean Producers Jamaica.

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Flow launches $60-m digital education, entrepreneurship programme

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THE Flow Foundation yesterday launched a $60-million pilot programme focused on digital learning and supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).The announcement was made by the foundation’s chairman, Stephen Price, in a livestream on Flow Jamaica’s social media platforms.

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