Clarendon North Western recount ’still tight’

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TODAY’s tally of the contents of 27 remaining ballot boxes will determine the ultimate winner of the judicial (magisterial) recount for the Clarendon North Western seat in a race described as “still tight” following yesterday’s results.

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5 unlawfully detained under SOE to seek damages

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LAWYERS for the five men who challenged the State on the legality of their detention under the recently ended states of emergency (SOEs) say they will now begin the process of getting a final edict from the courts to determine just how much the State will have to fork out to compensate the men.This after Supreme Court judge Justice Morrison yesterday indicated, in a draft judgement, that the men’s detention was “unlawful”.

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‘Mi no have any more’

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The piercing wail of 51-year-old Loreen Powell set off a flood of tears from those around her yesterday morning in the gritty squatter community of Mona Commons, St Andrew, as she remembered her two daughters who were killed by gunmen at their gate less than 24 hours earlier.

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Three killed as Southside gang feud reignites

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A long-running gang feud in Southside, central Kingston, has been reignited with a vengeance, leaving three people dead and four nursing gunshot wounds this week.Residents of sections of Southside are now cowering in fear as the feud, which many believed had been settled, has seen gangsters targeting their opponents in a deadly game of tit-for-tat.

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Several factors to guide reopening of schools

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MINISTER of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams yesterday met with the E-COVID Management Task Force where she outlined plans for a phased reopening of schools, starting on October 5, and based on a vulnerability index and risk ranking measure. The stakeholders embraced the path laid out and have committed to work with the ministry moving forward.

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Opposition party urges Caricom to stand firm against any plan to invade

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) is questioning the motive behind the visit of United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to the Caribbean and is urging regional countries “to stand their ground on the well-established principles of international relations and to let the Government of Guyana know that it must not allow itself to be used as a pawn in the US agenda of regime change in Venezuela”.

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Hellshire’s pain!

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Business operators and fishermen at the Hellshire Fishing Beach in St Catherine, have fallen on hard times since COVID-related restrictions were implemented at the popular food and recreation spot. Some are hoping they will be allowed to reopen soon, even as the Government tries to control the spread of the virus.

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Hellshire vendors hurt by the passing of DK

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ALREADY struggling from a sharp decline in sales because of a Government-imposed shutdown, vendors at the Hellshire Beach in St Catherine, are bracing for tougher times with the death of former Cabinet member Donald Keith (DK) Duncan.The veteran politician died in hospital Thursday after being admitted having tested positive for COVID-19.

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US turns up heat on Secretary of state,

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was expected to leave here yesterday for Brazil, after getting reassurance from Guyana that it supports democracy in the South American country of Venezuela.

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Migrant women undergo forced surgeries in US

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HOUSTON, United States (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention centre in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks.

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