Parliament to review ZOSO Act, says PM

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MOUNT SALEM, St James — The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act is to be reviewed by Parliament in an effort to make it more functional and deployable, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday.

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Appeal Court slashes taxi driver’s 35-year sentence

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The St Thomas taxi operator who was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2017 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl he was contracted to transport to school has had his sentence slashed on appeal.

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Court tells Trump: ‘Calling vote unfair doesn’t make it so’

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — A federal appeals court yesterday flatly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claim that the election was unfair and refused to freeze Joe Biden’s win in the key state of Pennsylvania.

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No Christmas grand market in MoBay

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MONTEGO Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams says there will be no grand market in the second city next month as COVID-19 cases climb steadily in the western end of the island.Williams made the announcement during Thursday’s virtual COVID Conversations held at S Hotel in St James.

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Manchester murder: Two men held

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Two men were yesterday taken into police custody in relation to the stabbing death of 63-year-old Manchester businesswoman Marcia Chin-you in the community of Ingleside.

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Gov’t calling out National Reserve

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MOUNT SALEM, St James — The Government says it is calling out the Jamaica National Reserve to enhance the security forces’ presence in communities islandwide in a push back against increasing criminal activities.

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Cancer fund-raiser

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Breast cancer survivor Hygena Reid (second right) elbow bumps Shullian Brown, Jamaica Cancer Society fund-raising officer, while accepting her Sagicor Foundation mask and bag at the Virtual Keeping Abreast Luncheon held on October 29. Looking on are Jamaica Reach to Recovery members Eugenie Ffrench (left) and Theresa Parkes. The event was the cancer society’s première fund-raiser. 

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Fear and anger in Ingleside after businesswoman’s murder

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The killing of a 63-year-old businesswoman in Ingleside, Manchester, has triggered fear and anger among the community’s mostly elderly residents.

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Fun amidst adversity

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After the tragedy of heavy flooding unleashed on Bull Bay by recent heavy rain, youngsters, apparently in an effort to ease stress, took to Freedom Skate Park and simply enjoyed themselves.

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Scotiabank helping seniors with digital banking channels

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Scotiabank Jamaica has announced a raft of new initiatives designed to help senior citizens get more comfortable with its digital banking channels.Today and next Saturday, the bank will open branches in nine locations to provide assistance and coaching for customers who wish to learn how to use digital banking, including the new features available at its automated banking machines (ABMs).

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