Hanover man freed of murder, rape, abduction

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Twenty-eight-year-old Rushawn Patterson of Lucea, Hanover, has been freed of murder, rape, and abduction. Patterson was freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after the judge upheld a no case submission by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman that Patterson’s constitutional rights were being breached.

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Andrew’s advantage sealed - Gov’t majority moves to three as recently elected MPs take their seats in Lower House

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For 20 months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has operated a Government with a one-seat majority in the House of Representatives.But that changed shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday as Dr Norman Dunn took his seat on the Government benches as the…

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Ban the belt - PM wants law to stop the beating of children in schools, at home

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If Prime Minister Andrew Holness has his way, Jamaica will join the 59 countries around the world that have banned corporal punishment.Holness had previously indicated that he was planning to take legislation to Parliament to outlaw corporal…

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Marksman disarmed - FLA withdraws licences of politician seen in video shooting water bottle from man’s hands and head

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The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has moved quickly in the case of a politician seen in an online video shooting at bottles in a man’s outstretched hands and one on his head.Gleaner sources yesterday reported that Jamaica Labour Party candidate…

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Shot in the arm for health as VMBS adopts 11 clinics

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday expressed gratitude to the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) for adopting 15 state-run medical clinics, even as he pleaded with other corporate entities to join in providing some basic and…

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Robinson: Silly to blame PNP for protests

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has rejected claims by Jamaica Labour Party General Secretary Dr Horace Chang that it is responsible for the fiery protests in St Thomas over the past two days.”The response by JLP’s general secretary to the…

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Police on alert to prevent further shutdown of St Thomas

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For the second consecutive day, large sections St Thomas came to a halt as residents continued their protest over the poor road conditions in the parish.The police had cleared the major roadways by late yesterday afternoon, but ominous warnings came…

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CARICOM concerns - UWI professor warns region to deepen integration or face failure

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Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Manage-ment at UWI, Mona campus, Densil Williams, is expressing concern that the 44-year-old Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) might not achieve all the success that it can….

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A new way of digesting folk music - As Michael Sean Harris fuses traditional songs with electronic music

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Michael Sean Harris is breaking the moulds of music making, by deconstructing folks songs that Jamaicans know and love, and introducing new technologies into the recording process to ultimately construe the old familiar sound into one that the…

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Byron Lee’s Jamaica Carnival ready for the road

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In anticipation of the road march for the 2018 carnival season, Byron Lee’s Jamaica Carnival took to the streets last Friday with high vibe, energy and excitement.Completely enveloping Kurt Riley’s Hard Wine event at the Mas Camp, the carnival team…

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