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Grow on land - Shaw eyeing economic expansion, says ministry will be targeting idle acres

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Audley Shaw, the new minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has expressed strong optimism that his ministry can fuel the economy to realise the elusive high economic growth.But according to the minister, it will be a serious task…

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High Court orders State to compensate convict

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The Constitutional Court has ruled that a convicted criminal had his constitutional right to a trial within a reasonable time violated. Mervin Cameron was arrested and charged with murder then languished in jail for four and a half years awaiting…

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Braham: Poor people have no problem with state of emergency

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Government Senator Ransford Braham has taken issue with Senator Damion Crawford’s characterisation of the impact the state of public emergency is having on black Jamaican males, arguing that the Government should not put a limit on this measure, but…

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WHO introduces new guideline to reduce HIV among young women

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Four times more women than men in the 15 to 19 age group in Jamaica have been reported with AIDS, according to a 2015 epidemiology report.Against this backdrop, the new Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women…

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Court orders convict’s trial to be fast-tracked

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The Constitutional Court has acknowledged that its order for the preliminary enquiry into the murder charge against Mervin Cameron, to be completed by May 30, may result in the case ‘leapfrogging’ other matters. However, the judges explained in…

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Convictions for murder, sexual offences top 60% last year

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More than 60 per cent of the persons prosecuted for murders and sexual offences in the Home Circuit Court last year were convicted.That is according to figures compiled by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), which showed, too,…

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Lambert Brown gets flak for death squad comment

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President of the Senate Tom Tavares-Finson on Thursday urged Opposition Senator Lambert Brown to withdraw an assertion that police officers involved in the so-called death squad cases are in jail because, among other things, they took a stance…

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Mass detentions show bias against black youth - Crawford

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Opposition Senator Damion Crawford has raised concerns that large numbers of young black Jamaican males have been detained under the state of public emergency in St James, yet the security forces have only been able to press charges against a small…

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CPFSA receives burial order for Walker’s wards - Memorial to be held next week

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Preparations have advanced for the funerals of the two female wards of the State who perished in the January 16 inferno at the Walker’s Place of Safety as the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) on Thursday received the burial order…

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Gold for Jamaica’s Briana Williams at Carifta

Gleaner on March 31st, 2018 | File Under More News -

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer Jamaica’s Briana Williams this evening won gold in the Girl’s Under-17  100 metres at the Carifta Games in the Bahamas. Williams sped to victory in 11.27 seconds. Jaida…

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