China backlash - US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with ‘two-headed dragon’

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In stinging criticism of the Holness administration’s warming relationship with Beijing, United States Ambassador Donald Tapia has urged the Government to be wary of China’s deepening footprint in Jamaica, citing the Asian country’s lavish…

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Tufton: No excuse for holding doc hostage

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A probe has been launched into the whereabouts of security guards on Sunday as a confrontation between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and Dr Judith Francis Bogle at the Bustamante Hospital for Children resulted in the shutdown of…

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Shaggy to continue giving to Bustamante

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Entertainer Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell said he remains committed to raising funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children while publicly pledging $100 million towards the expansion of the paediatric institution yesterday. The artiste yesterday…

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News Briefs

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Psych test ordered for mom after fire deaths A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on…

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Zacca hailed for exemplary service to judiciary

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Late former Chief Justice of Jamaica Sir Edward Zacca has been eulogised as a fair judge who served the judiciary for some 38 years until his retirement in 1996. Zacca, 88, died yesterday morning after a short illness. The Jamaican Bar Association…

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Regional Briefs

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Julian Robinson to head electoral observer mission to Montserrat People’s National Party General Secretary Julian Robinson is to head a seven-member observer mission to the November 18 general election in Montserrat. The Commonwealth Parliamentary…

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HEART reaching more youth with on-the-spot skills certification

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Through its mobile learning and assessment unit, the HEART Trust/NTA has been providing on-the-spot assessment and certification of youth with various skills. Certification is offered in customer service, make-up artistry, bartending, painting,…

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West anticipating new IDT office in MoBay

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WESTERN BUREAU: Employers and trade unionists are waiting with bated breath for next year’s opening of the Western Division of the Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT), which is expected to bring relief in settling job-related disagreements in that…

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Polling of jurors in Tesha Miller trial significant, says attorney

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At least one attorney-at-law has described as “significant” a decision by a High Court judge to allow for the polling of jurors when the trial of reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, Tesha Miller, begins tomorrow. “Certainly, it…

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Psych test ordered for mom after fire deaths

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A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons, in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on November 1. Shantel Brown, 28, who was charged…

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