Pay up now -Time to confront Britain on reparation, says professor

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Gas prices up $2.29, Diesel up $3.10

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Petrojam Limited has announced a $2.29 increase in the prices of gasoline effective Thursday, May 17. A litre of E10 87 will sell for $129.83, while E10 90 will sell for $132.67 per litre. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $3.10 per litre to sell…

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DPP takes over case involving St Catherine man allegedly killed by cop

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The nation’s chief prosecutor Paula Llewellyn has stepped in and taken over the controversial case of the policeman who has been accused of fatally shooting a man in Point Hill, St Catherine earlier this year. Detective Constable Shawn…

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Reporters Without Borders concerned about impact of Data Protection Bill

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Internationally respected press freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to Dr Andrew Wheatley, the Chairman of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament currently examining the Data Protection Bill, to express concerns…

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Local advocacy group launches new missing children programme

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In an effort to expand its outreach to address the problem of missing children in Jamaica, local advocacy group Hear the Children’s Cry today launched a new initiative called Runaway Prevention Programme,which is aimed at protecting hundreds…

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Dexter Street Gang linked to major gun bust, 17 members charged

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The police have revealed that the shipment of 19 guns intercepted at the Kingston Container Terminal on November 17 last year was destined for the Westmoreland-based Dexter Street Gang.

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No yellow fever in Jamaica - MOH

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The Health Ministry is rejecting claims being circulated on social media of yellow fever in Jamaica. Yellow fever is an acute illness caused by the yellow fever virus, which is found in the tropics of South America and Africa. The virus is…

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NWA upgrading alternative routes as Three Miles is set to become inaccessible

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The National Works Agency (NWA) says its currently upgrading a number of roads to serve as main alternative routes to the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew as works associated with the Hagley Park Road Improvement project ramps up. Manager of…

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Government concerned about latest violence in Israeli-Palestinian crisis

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade says Jamaica has been observing, with much concern, the violence that has erupted on the border between Israel and Gaza – the Gaza Strip. The opening of the U.S. Embassy on Monday was met…

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Low-income off-grid communities to get solar power

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The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is to undertake an initiative to provide low-income off-grid communities with Solar PV-Kits. In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Minister of Science,…

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