New prison condom call - Debate reignited over contraceptives to curb HIV spike

Gleaner on April 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The doubling of HIV cases in Jamaica’s prisons has resurrected the debate on formally offering condoms to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections, with a clergyman being the loudest advocate that contraceptives be introduced. A Sunday…

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Matalon appointed chairman of RJRGLEANER Group

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The board of directors of Radio Jamaica Limited, the parent company of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, yesterday announced the appointment of Joseph M. Matalon as chairman to replace Oliver F. Clarke, OJ, who has given notice that he will…

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Bettors cash in on Vaz by-election win - Locals, foreigners wagered millions on East Portland battle

Gleaner on April 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A local betting company has revealed that it sold just around $20 million in wagers on the East Portland by-election and nearly five dozen persons have cashed in on Ann-Marie Vaz’s historic victory. Adam Bjorn, owner of Betcris Jamaica, said his…

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Murders almost double in St James - Cops confident they can arrest situation

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Western Bureau: A recent declaration by Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, that murders in St James have reached a “distressing level” was confirmed by the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)…

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Cop denies assisting witness to point out suspect in ID parade

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A female police sergeant was yesterday accused of breaching protocol when conducting an identification parade as the trial of alleged gangster Uchence Wilson and 23 accused cronies continued in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Standard…

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News Briefs

Gleaner on April 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Eric George Miller of an Olympic Gardens address in St Andrew was last Wednesday arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretence. Reports are that Miller had been asking persons to deposit sums of between $75,000 and $160,000 into his…

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Migrating gangsters blamed for rise in St Catherine South murders

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Senior Superintendent of Police Clive Blair is blaming migratory criminals for a 45.8 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine South Police Division which he leads. The latest police statistics indicate that the division has recorded 35…

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Phillips standing firm, say supporters - Backers reject calls for PNP president’s resignation amid by-election loss

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Supporters of under-pressure People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips are beginning to push back as calls for his sacking intensify. Last evening, busloads of supporters from Phillips’ East Central St Andrew constituency descended…

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Manchester cocaine smuggler fined $400,000

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Manchester chef Damian Newman has been fined a total of $400,000 after pleading guilty to smuggling a quantity of cocaine into the island. The 43-year-old was fined $200,000 or nine months for possession of cocaine and $200,000 or nine months for…

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Myrie summoned to PAC over $9m Petrojam donation

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Lionel Myrie, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) director linked to a $9-million donation made by Petrojam, is to be summoned to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain his action.

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