SOE court challenge to be heard next year

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The High Court will, from April 27 to 29 next year, hear the claim by St James-based taxi operator Roshaine Clarke, 26, who is suing the Government for what he says is his illegal detention during the 2018 state of emergency (SOE) imposed on the…

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RJRGLEANER/Don Anderson Poll | Soldiers in demand! - Jamaicans want more army personnel for regular crime-fighting duties

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With the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll showing that 90 per cent of Jamaicans are in full support of having more soldiers carrying out daily policing, academic Dr Christopher Charles has suggested that the response was in keeping with…

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Drop in the bucket - Golding says majority of J’cans get crumbs from $14b stimulus Budget

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Opposition spokesman on Finance Mark Golding has ridiculed the Government’s $14-billion stimulus package, charging that it provides incentives mainly for the rich, but nothing for the “vast majority” of Jamaicans in inner-city communities scattered…

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Finance ministry asked to review duty-free limits

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The Jamaica Customs Agency says it has sent to the finance ministry recommendations from travellers for an increase in the duty-free limit. It has also sent recommendations for a review of the duty-free limit for shipped items. At present,…

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Don’t dilute quality assurance in education – Marshall

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WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Phylicia Marshall, assistant chief education officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the quality assurance services offered by tertiary institutions should not be watered down with a growing demand for…

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DPP: I take responsibility for not following up

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she takes responsibility for not following up on warning notices that were issued to the members of parliament who were fingered in breach of the Integrity Act for failure to declare income…

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Tough-talking Shaw serves notice to regional poachers

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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday served notice that Jamaica will be taking a tough stance against regional poachers at the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Council of Ministers meeting in St…

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Hold judges accountable, Bar tells chief justice

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Judges must be held accountable for their conduct if Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ ambitious vision of First-World standards in six years is to be achieved in local courts, the Jamaican Bar Association has said. The State should also ensure that…

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Uchence Wilson Gang trial delayed

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The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies experienced a delay yesterday, after the revelation that presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes was not able to attend. Court was scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. In an…

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Tourism not hurt by advisory – Bartlett

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that there is no discernible negative impact from the latest United States travel advisory issued last week for Jamaica. He said that the Government has brought in respected tourism consultant Dr Peter Tarlow…

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