Cabinet in budget talks

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Holness administration will today begin its second round of deliberations on the upcoming Budget. Yesterday, the Cabinet went into a three-day retreat to discuss the 2019-20 Budget. This follows three days of consultations last week on the…

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Harris won’t be ‘president for black people’, warns Clare

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Noted Jamaican immigration-rights advocate Irwine Clare has warned against high expectations of preferential treatment towards blacks or any other minority group should Kamala Harris be elected president of the United States (US). Harris, a first-…

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Convict flight - Britain to deport dozens of J’cans on chartered plane

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have signalled that they are ready to deport dozens of Jamaicans who were convicted there for a range of criminal offences. Jamaican officials revealed yesterday that the group of 50 is expected to arrive in…

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Crime-scene expert to testify

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A witness said to be an expert in crime-scene reconstruction is expected to testify today in the trial for the police constables charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland in 2012. Anna-Kay Bailey, Durvin Hayles, and…

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Kamala Harris opens US presidential bid

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of United States President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our…

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Pryce demands reparation for US war on drugs

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Juxtaposing the rallying cry for reparation from Britain for slavery for almost 200 years, climate-change consultant and former senator Raymond Pryce is demanding that the Jamaican State be compensated by the United States for environmental degradation

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SOE clawed St James from the brink, says Chang

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With nine days to go before the state of emergency (SOE) in St James expires, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has led an impassioned defence of the crime-suppressing measure as an effective method of staunching the tide of murder that…

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Motor vehicle shot 14 times, expert testifies at Vanessa Kirkland murder trial

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

A crime scene expert today testified that the blue Suzuki Swift motorcar in which Vanessa Kirkland was shot and killed on March 20, 2012 was hit 14 times by bullets. The witness carried out an examination of the vehicle on September 14, 2012,…

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Cops receive threats after alleged gangster detained

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

Two days after alleged gangster Rohan ‘Boomhead’ Smiley was taken into custody, police are reporting that calls were made to the Mandeville Police station in Manchester promising bloodshed if he was not released.Reports are that between 5:30 and 5:…

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Man uses fake gun to rob gas station - But police catch him soon after

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

One man has been arrested after he reportedly used a fake handgun in a brazen daylight robbery of a gas station in east Kingston yesterday morning.However, the robber was accosted soon after, when a team of lawmen was alerted and chased him down.The…

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