Former helper, boyfriend get 25 years for Vogel killing

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A High Court judge yesterday suggested that Yanika Scott, the former household helper to university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel, was the “brains” behind his murder.It came as Justice Evon Brown dressed down Scott, 32, and her boyfriend, Kelvin Downer,…

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‘Extremely flawed’ - Crawford blasts JSIF boss for saying high percentage of Mt Salem young women engage in prostitution

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Untrue!That’s the assertion from political firebrand Damion Crawford addressing comments made by Omar Sweeney, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), who revealed that data showed that 70 percent of young women in Mount…

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War on crime not lost, says Semaj

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On its current trajectory, the country’s homicide rate will do record numbers come year end.However, according to noted psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj, the war on crime is still very much in the balance, but will require greater focus on the part of…

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Ministry to roll out HPV vaccine amid backlash

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Despite public backlash and fears about the the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) to be introduced to young girls, the health ministry said vaccines will be administered in schools across the island on Monday.The vaccine is expected to assist in…

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Family to donate body of world’s oldest woman to UWI

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The body of the world’s oldest woman, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown, is to be donated to the University of the West Indies (UWI).This was revealed by the family of the late super centenarian yesterday at a press conference.The mother of six died on…

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Young Ashanti conquering paediatric cancer

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Her toughest battle should have pitted her against the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), butas fate would have it, in the summer of 2015, 11-year-old Ashanti Allen’s opponent turned out to be leukaemia.The turn of events which preceded…

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Pension laws for public sector passed by the Senate

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The Pensions (Public Service) Act, 2017, which is intended to reform pension arrangements in the public sector, was passed yesterday by the Upper House with 62 amendments.This follows weeks of delays in completing the debate in the Senate, as…

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New scanning equipment for all ports

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Within the next few weeks, the Government will begin the process to procure new state-of-the-art scanning equipment for all the nation’s ports.This has been disclosed by Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw, who said more modern…

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New court date for inmates in Mario Deane case

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WESTERN BUREAU:Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, two of three inmates charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane, will return to the St James Circuit Court on October 12, when their medical records are expected to be handed over to the court….

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JCSA welcomes passage of pension law

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President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) O’Neil Grant has said that after years of negotiations between the union and Government on a pension scheme for public-sector workers, both parties are “satisfied with the outcome” while…

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