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Lost in lockup - 16 lawsuits in two months as hundreds flock human rights group over alleged police abuse

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Hundreds of disheartened Jamaicans have been swarming the offices of human-rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) seeking help to get redress for reports of police abuse.Many of them have cited cases of torture and illegal detention, resulting in…

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Fight to the end - 77-y-o FINSAC debtor determined not to lose family house

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From her hospital bed in Los Angeles, California, in the United States (US), FINSAC debtor Mary Gordon is fighting a battle which several Jamaicans have lost.The 77-year-old former legal secretary is determined to get back her four-bedroom, three-…

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Still-outstanding FINSAC report will not be timely - Rudd

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Another finance minister has left office without delivering the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. But the chief executive officer of the company which purchased most of the…

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Care under threat - Hospital workers live in fear of attacks from unruly patients and relatives

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Their job is to tend to the sick and injured but doctors and staff from at least three hospitals across the island are bemoaning the overwhelming level of attacks and threats they face from unruly patients and their relatives.Dr…

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Broken but healed - Enid Smith’s story of strong determination that defied a crippling diagnosis

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A year ago, doctors told Enid Smith that she would never walk again, and that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, depending on others to take care of her.Today, the woman of God stands laughing heartily at that diagnosis, and beams…

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Christians retake Spanish Town for Jesus - Hundreds march against crime, violence in the Old Capital

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Religious leaders marching on Jamaica’s old, murderous, and criminal capital, Spanish Town, preaching, praying and calling for Jesus’ blood to wash the town clean has been done before.But the bloodletting has continued. So have the robberies,…

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‘Tomb Raider’ moves at near rigor mortis pace

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Movies often don’t come directly from the writers’ room. More often than not, films are based on novels, comic books, or even other movies. It’s a formula that has worked and continues to - except for video games.If a movie is based on video game,…

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Bob’s children, grandchildren to celebrate ‘Kaya’

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A family set which will see sons of the late reggae legend Bob Marley sharing the stage is being planned for Kaya Fest, slated for April 28 and 29. Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani are expected to perform together at the two-day event…

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Celine Dion celebrates 50th birthday

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Celine Dion has thanked her fans for their well wishes after her 50th birthday. The My Heart Will Go On hitmaker reached the milestone celebration on Friday and has taken to social media to thank her devoted fans for all their kind messages.She…

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Chronixx acoustic - Chronixx, Koffee, Zincfence - excellent at Skyline Levels

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“This is reggae music in one of the most basic kind of way.” That’s how Grammy-nominated artiste Chronixx described the live acoustic session which featured himself and his Zincfence Redemption band at Skyline Levels over the weekend. There was,…

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