Blind injustice! - Opposition senator angered after government senators deny him time to review changes

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Controversy continues to follow the passage of the National Identification Registration Act as a marathon sitting of the Senate last Friday was marred by a dispute over a Privilege Motion moved by opposition lawmaker Dr Floyd Morris.The motion was…

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Jamaica’s worrying stalkers - Ex-boyfriends going after the women who leave them, and their new lovers

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Scores of Jamaican women, who walk out of relationships for one reason or another, are being stalked and face physical violence from their former partners long after they have moved on.While the number of cases reported to the police was not…

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‘Till death do us part’ - Jamaican men taking vow literally, with higher rate of murder-suicides than most other countries

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Jamaican men are killing their spouses and then themselves at a higher rate than men in the United States and most other countries in the world, with local researchers theorising that this is due to a pervasive cultural belief that a woman is a man’…

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No disrespect intended - Johnson Smith

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Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson Smith has sought to dispel claims that she disrespected Senator Floyd Morris during last Friday’s sitting of the Senate.According to Johnson Smith, recognising that offence had been taken…

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Senate fails to complete NIDS deliberations despite 15-hour sitting

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With 100 amendments made to the National Identification Registration Act in the Lower House, Dr Floyd Morris and his fellow opposition senators raised eyebrows at the start of last Friday’s sitting of the Upper House when they discovered that in…

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Senate president overturns backward rule - Attorney initially barred from taking notes in visitors’ gallery

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Attorney-at-law and member of the lobby group Jamaicans for Justice, Susan Goffe, has described as backward the operations of Jamaica’s Houses of Parliament after police personnel and the marshal to the Houses ruled that she could not take notes in…

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Principals under pressure - School administrators say unruly students leave them with little choice

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Amid concerns that expulsions and suspensions are becoming too commonplace at Jamaica’s schools, some principals say they are challenged to find other means of disciplining disruptive students who are sometimes in need of extraordinary interventions…

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David McConnell appointed new chair of Supreme Ventures

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Businessman W. David McConnell has been appointed the new chairman of the board of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL).The company yesterday announced that McConnell, who was appointed to the SVL board last Tuesday, will replace Paul Hoo, who resigned…

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Jamaica: Top Caribbean destination for high-end accommodations say, tourism interests

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Tourism interests in western Jamaica are confident that the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Conference will further confirm Jamaica’s status as the top Caribbean destination for ‘high-end’ accommodations.They point…

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‘Butch’ Stewart cops Pioneer Award - Tourism legend strikes gold at Hospitality Awards

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WESTERN BUREAU:Business mogul Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart created history last night when he became the first recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award at the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards, which took place at the Montego…

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