Money no solace - Court awards Bain $4m, but says fired UWI prof was not defamed

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Professor Brendan Bain has described as “very sad” the long legal fight he and his “beloved” University of the West Indies (UWI) had to endure over his dismissal as director of its Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network.The respected academic…

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We’re not corrupt, we won’t step aside, says FLA board - Denounces claims as innuendos amid licence scandal

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The embattled board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is standing firm, declaring it is not corrupt and sees no reason for all its members to temporarily step aside as a high-level probe of the alleged granting of gun licences to people of…

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No great nation builder - 65% of J’cans don’t identify standout since Independence

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The reputation of Jamaicans as tough graders has been underscored in the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll which found that 65 per cent of respondents were unable to identify a person who has done the most to develop the country over the…

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Where have all the role models gone? - More than 50% of Jamaicans fail to name a person they would want to emulate

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With politicians, pastors, police officers and other public officials falling from grace in recent years, Jamaicans seem to be struggling to identify persons to emulate, with almost six in every 10 providing no answer when asked, ‘Who is your…

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PM expected to name by-elections date soon

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General Secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness will, this week, hold consultations with his colleagues to set a timetable for the holding of by-elections in the St Andrew South West…

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Political economy in need of emancipation - Semaj

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Individual responsibility is needed to “emancipate” the Jamaican political economy and mirror the same measure of successes the country has seen in sports and academia since full liberation from the clutches of slavery in 1838, according to…

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Ex cop murder trial | Former constable gets life for killing teen

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Former police constable Mark Russell will have to serve at least 24 years in prison for killing an unarmed teenage boy from the inner-city community of Whitfield Town in St Andrew in 2007.Russell was sentenced yesterday to life in prison by High…

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Shaughna Lee Steele is 2017 Gospel Song winner

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Steele came out the victor in a fierce display of talent which saw the top 10 contenders in this year’s competition going head to head at the National Arena on Sunday night. Her song, Arise Mighty Warrior, which serves as a call to…

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Arnold Bertram | Jamaica’s black and coloured slave owners

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The anniversary of Emancipation provides the opportunity to explore the rarely discussed phenomenon of Jamaica’s black and coloured slave owners. In 1833, the year the British Parliament passed the Emancipation Act, an estimate of Jamaica’s…

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Growth & Jobs | What are the opportunities? - Diaspora asks for investment specifics in relation to logistics hub

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Government agencies and organisations are insisting that the State has made significant progress in developing the Jamaican logistics hub; however, some members of the Jamaican diaspora remain unhappy about the flow of information regarding…

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