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FLOW to adjourn court action against NWA, CHEC over roadwork damage

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Telecommunications company FLOW Jamaica has reportedly agreed to seek an adjournment of its court action against the National Works Agency and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to seek remedy for the displacement and financial loss…

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‘Chucky’ guilty - Police constable goes away for three counts of murder

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The stoic Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown’s facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on…

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From the market in Christiana to the halls of Oxford - Chevano Baker is Jamaica’s 2019 Rhodes Scholar

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Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-…

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PM: Jamaica’s excessive borrowing must stop

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Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office…

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Mistrust of J’can, British gov’ts could hinder Windrush efforts - UK political pressure group demands more action for victims

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The Windrush scandal engulfing Theresa May’s United Kingdom government is a major self-made embarrassment because of its hostile environment immigration policy, according to Dr Desmond Jaddoo, co-chairman for the United Kingdom (UK) political…

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High commish: Britain looking to invest heavily in Ja again … Shell hoping to make a return to country

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Once Jamaica’s most important investor country, Britain’s investment interest in Jamaica diminished in recent decades, with Spain and China taking over that role. However, a second British wave is about to burst on to the horizon, according to High…

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South America opens up - Non-stop flights to Jamaica start next year

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Seven months after tourism minister Edmund Bartlett led a delegation of tourism officials into a meeting with senior executives of LATAM Airlines Group at their headquarters in, Santiago, Chile, the airline has announced that it will operate three…

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Youth councillors: Schools need targeted mental health scheme

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There are serious concerns about the high level of mental illness among youth, spurring a plea for targeted interventions in schools. This was the resolution put forward by Danielle Jonas, junior councillor for the Allman Town division, at a mock…

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Ministry to provide funeral assistance for student victims of Rose Hall accident

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WESTERN BUREAU:The ministry of Education is to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to provide funeral assistance for the three students who died tragically along the Rose Hall main road on Tuesday.Education minister Ruel Reid…

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Man accused of raping tourists returns to court in January

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WESTERN BUREAU:Demar Scott, the man who was arrested and charged with allegedly raping two female American visitors at gunpoint at the RIU Reggae Hotel in Montego Bay, had his case transferred from the St James Parish Court to the Western Regional…

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