Robinson criticises state of emergency in East Kingston

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Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Eastern, has said that the state of emergency declared in East Kingston is motivated by a need to detain people.   He was speaking at a meeting of the People’s…

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Koffee wins Grammy Award

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Koffee has become the first solo female to cop the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd ceremony for the coveted music awards.  Koffee, 19, took home the Grammy for her debut album, Rapture.  On accepting the…

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JTA to observe day of mourning tomorrow

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President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has declared Monday a day of mourning for its membership.  His announcement was in reaction to the shooting death of 36-year-old Carl Samuels, a teacher of…

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PM shocked at use of non-disclosure agreements at CMU

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he is shocked that non-disclosure agreements would be used at the level of a board.  The prime minister was responding to a question by Television Jamaica’s Andrea Chisholm during this…

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash along with four others.  The incident took place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, California this morning.  Reports say Kobe was travelling in his…

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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash along with four others.  The incident took place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, California this morning.  Reports say Kobe was travelling in his…

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Teacher killed in confrontation with gunmen in East Kingston

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The police have confirmed that a male teacher was killed during a confrontation with gunmen on Windward Road in East Kingston yesterday evening.  East Kingston is now under a state of emergency, announced a short while ago by Prime…

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Toronto records first case of novel coronavirus

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Canada has had its first presumptive confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  Toronto Public Health received notification of a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China. The individual has been hospitalised and is in stable…

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East Kingston under State of Emergency

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A State of Emergency is now in effect in East Kingston.  Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he petitioned the governor-general sometime after midnight to make the declaration. Holness made the announcement this morning at Jamaica House…

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PM announces State of Emergency for East Kingston

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a State of Emergency for the Kingston Eastern Police Division. The Prime Minister made the announcement a short while ago Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson says there has been…

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