Pastor accused of having sex with 12-y-o has bail revoked

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The Kingston pastor charged with rape and other sex-related offences for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has had his bail revoked by a High Court judge who reportedly suggested that he give careful consideration…

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East Portland by-election moved to April 4

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The by-election for the East Portland constituency has been shifted to April 4. The poll was initially announced for Monday, March 25 by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a mass rally in Port Antonio Square last Friday. Nomination day was slated to…

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‘Revolutionary’ social project - Government to spend big on unattached youths, indigents

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The Andrew Holness administration has committed $1 billion for a “revolutionary” initiative, first announced during the last annual conference of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), that will target unattached young people, tenements or so-…

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Minister: No illegal connections to Petrojam underwater pipelines

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As investigators continue their drive to clamp down on the illicit petrol operations, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that it has found no illegal connection to Petrojam’s 23 underwater pipelines. This was revealed by Energy Minister…

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57 poachers held with 15,000lb of conch

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More than 15,000 pounds of conch was confiscated from a fishing boat flying the Dominican Republic flag, which was intercepted and detained by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard on Saturday. They were caught fishing illegally in Jamaican…

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Gov’t quizzed on continued support for horse racing

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is to update Parliament on the extent of Government’s continued involvement in the local horse racing industry after a multimillion-dollar sponsorship arrangement triggered concern. Eyebrows were raised at…

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NSC agrees on critical elements of Enhanced Security Measures

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The proposed Enhanced Security Measures legislation considered last Friday by the National Security Council (NSC) will include, among other things, a provision that will allow law enforcement to carry out searches and detentions and identify…

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Chief: Maroons vote without ballots

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Moore Town, Portland: With the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) campaigns in full swing in Portland East, the Maroons of Moore Town in the Rio Grande Valley will be among the electorate heading out to cast their…

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First witness to testify via video call

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A crown witness is today expected to give testimony over video call in accordance with provisions under the Evidence Special Measures Act as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies continues at the Home Circuit…

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Boards and public service politicised – Narcisse

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Civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse is adamant that administrative issues playing out at entities such as the Jamaica Fire Brigade and earlier at Petrojam Limited are because the public service has been politicised. “This is a process that has…

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