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A matter of the heart - Kemoy Campbell’s date with destiny

Gleaner on March 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

NEW ROCHELLE, New York: Twenty-six days ago, Kemoy Campbell’s heart stopped. Today, the Jamaican Olympian, who holds the national record in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m, is as determined as ever to keep on going. February 9, 2019, started like…

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Hold lawmakers accountable over declarations - Failure to prosecute lawmakers eroding trust in justice system, say critics

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Anti-corruption campaigners erupted with outrage yesterday charging that Jamaican lawmakers are helping to erode confidence in the rule of law by failing to declare their assets within the time required by law. Paula Llewellyn, the nation’s chief…

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My declaration issues have been cleared up – Smith

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Former St Ann South West Member of Parliament (MP) Ernest Smith has admitted that there was “some delay” in completing his declaration of assets and liabilities to the Integrity Commission in 2012 but insists that the issues have been resolved. “I’…

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Cops charge suspected quack doctor - MAJ says problem not widespread, urges patients to ask questions

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Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) President Dr Clive Lai believes that Jamaica does not have a widespread quack doctors problem. “It’s not a huge problem in Jamaica, but it does happen, and we have to take steps to ensure that it doesn’t recur,…

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‘We are not a racist family’ - Sister defends Ann-Marie Vaz’s humble beginnings

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Trisha Thompson, sister of Ann-Marie Vaz, prospective Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the East Portland by-election, has pushed back against comments of classism and racism, saying that the “typical Jamaican family” had humble beginnings…

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Campbell withdraws Bloomfield murder comments

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St Ann North West Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dayton Campbell has withdrawn a controversial statement he made at a People’s National Party (PNP) mass rally in Port Antonio, Portland, on Sunday. Addressing party supporters in seeking to rally them…

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Thwaites cautions Reid on NCE move

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Opposition Spokesman on Education Ronald Thwaites has labelled the move to subsume the National Council on Education (NCE) under the Ministry of Education as dangerous, saying that it will effectively strip the council of its independence. On…

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JMEA vows to ‘fight to the death’ against sugary drinks tax

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The Ministry of Health is on a collision course with players in the food and beverage industry who have vowed to “fight to the death”’ against what they termed the wide-scale and sustained misinformation behind the Government’s campaign to get…

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Uchence Gang Trial | Girlfriend transported guns in baby’s bag after robbery

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A former gang member today testified that accused Shantol Gordon, the girlfriend of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson, hid guns used by gangsters during a robbery in St Catherine.

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Man narrowly escapes death - Counting his blessings after leaving scene of drive-by

Gleaner on March 7th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

Following the murder of Jevaughn Hudson on Sunday in Portmore, Mike Brown* is counting his blessings as he could have been killed in the same incident. The Corporate Communications Unit reported that on Sunday, Hudson was among a group of men on…

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