‘He was a serial abuser,’ Family of slain correctional officer foresaw death

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Relatives of Rouleene Clarke Gowans have described her marriage to Patrick Gowans, who shot and killed her this morning before turning his gun on himself, as tempestuous and almost fated to the bloody end that unfolded on Waltham Park Road, St Andrew.

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Fired, rehired - Petrojam comes clean about CFO; committee told Myrie sent $9m request as Wheatley’s assistant

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Petrojam, the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery, has come clean about the status of its chief financial officer (CFO), Delroy Brown, disclosing yesterday that he was fired, rehired, then sent on ‘garden’, or indefinite, leave. Further,…

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MoBay hoteliers oppose new SOE

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Western Bureau: The head of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Montego Bay chapter is not in support of calls for a reinstatement of a state of emergency (SOE) in St James to tackle rampant crime in the parish, saying such a move…

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Pawn shop operator to continue testimony

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An executive of a popular pawn company yesterday said that transaction information collected at each of its five locations across the island is not stored in a central database, as she testified at the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson…

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NCB Foundation innovation centre to empower at-risk youth

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One hundred and fifty at-risk young people will be afforded opportunities to make better of their life and circumstances through a US$1.5-million Digital and Innovation Centre, thanks to the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation in partnership…

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Innovators get funding to jump-start ventures

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In an effort to improve access to economic opportunities as well as foster innovation in vulnerable communities, The Trust for the Americas, an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), has given 15 youth a financial boost to jump-…

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News Briefs

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Golding pleased with electoral process in Maldives MALE (CMC): Former Jamaica Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday said he remains confident that the general election will provide an opportunity for the leadership of the Maldives and the newly…

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Residents lament waterfront noise nuisance - Kingston mayor to address grouse

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Residents of the Ocean Towers complex in downtown Kingston say they are being inconvenienced as the push to breathe new life into the capital has seen their tranquil nights on the waterfront turn into a nightmarish hell as partygoers regularly…

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Tesha Miller sues TVJ for defamation

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A legal battle is brewing between Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ) and alleged leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang, Tesha Miller, who is suing the broadcast house for defamation and for vindicatory damages for breaches of his…

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‘Nuh Dutty Up Di Road’, JET urges carnival revellers

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is undertaking a Nuh Dutty Up Di Road campaign to encourage revellers for Jamaica Carnival to be conscious of the environment while parting as well as during road march later this month. JET explains that…

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