It was not a mob killing - Father of mentally ill man insists son was killed by St Ann family

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The father of the mentally ill man who was allegedly chopped to death by members of a St Ann family in 2007 has insisted that his son was not killed by a mob of angry residents from the community.Audley McLean was giving evidence during a sometimes…

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‘He can influence the trial’ - Prosecutors explain why they wanted Rupert Clarke case transferred

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RUPERT CLARKE, former Moravian minister whose arrest in January triggered the scandal that rocked the local church body, has admitted that he engaged in sex-related crimes involving two sisters below the age of consent.Clarke pleaded guilty in the…

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‘Scandalous mess’ - Contractor yet to deliver 200 police vehicles, despite receiving over $200m in payment

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A “scandalous mess” is how Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) described the failure by a contractor to deliver 200 pre-owned motor vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), having missed two deadlines…

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MoBay ill-prepared for natural disaster - McKenzie

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WESTERN BUREAU:In the wake of the recent heavy rains, which triggered massive flooding in sections of Montego Bay, St James, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says that he will be having a meeting in January with the nation’s municipal…

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Opposition pressures Gov’t on NIDS passage

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The Parliamentary Opposition is seeking to make a case that Government lawmakers breached the Standing Orders or the rules of Parliament last week when they passed Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification and Registration Act,…

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No happy Christmas for Barbican - Road expansion completion extended by three months

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Residents, business operators, and motorists in the Barbican area of St Andrew will have to put up with three more months of dust and traffic congestion, as the December deadline for work to be completed on road expansion has been pushed back….

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Rifai unhappy with media for portrayal of ‘plantation-model exclusive resorts’ comment

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WESTERN BUREAU:Admitting that his statement “plantation-model exclusive resorts” may have been too dramatic, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai said that he was disappointed in the way his…

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Do more to lure Chinese tourists, Xu Jing urges Caribbean countries

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Xu Jing, the regional director for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said Caribbean countries can tap into the billions of dollars spent by Chinese travelers annually, but urged them to change their…

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Queen Davina returns to a warm homecoming

Gleaner on November 29th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Miss Universe second runner-up Jamaican Davina Bennett arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday to a heartfelt homecoming orchestrated by Uzuri International Designs and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports…

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Calmer students - New report shows drastic reduction of violence in schools

Gleaner on November 29th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica may be currently faced with disturbing and alarming incidents of crime and mayhem, but a totally different picture has been painted in schools. A study done this year by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) shows that there has been…

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