Not even Hercules can clear court backlog - prosecutor - Taylor paints dismal picture of Easter term as 1,000 old cases compound workload

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With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of…

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New City Review - Holness orders study on Bernard Lodge buildout; backs housing in Kingston, MoBay, Mandeville

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Public outcry about costs of the proposed Bernard Lodge city in St Catherine, as well as travel concerns and potential environmental fallout related to urban sprawl beyond the margins of Kingston, has caused Prime Minister Andrew Holness to order a…

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Liveable wages will attract men to teaching, says PIOJ director

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WESTERN BUREAU: Steven Kerr, director of the Human and Community Development Unit at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), says that more men will begin to gravitate to the teaching profession if their remuneration is boosted by liveable wages…

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ZOSO no real life-changer, say Denham Town residents

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Even as the Government plans to roll out 20 more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, stakeholders entrenched in Denham Town, Kingston, argue that social intervention has been under-resourced and impotent since the anti-crime…

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Dunn: Train parents and don’t take away children

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WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Leith Dunn, senior lecturer and head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at The University of the West Indies, Mona, says she is not in support of the recommendation that parents who abuse or abandon their children…

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Car dragged toddler’s body in fleeing hit-and-run scene

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Western Bureau: A pall of gloom is hanging over John’s Hall, St James, home of two-year-old Sasha-Gaye ‘Munchie’ Dennis, who succumbed to injuries she sustained when she and her 10-year-old sister were mowed down by a motor car along the Howard…

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News Briefs

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Cops, residents to meet in Sterling Castle today The police will be meeting with residents of Sterling Castle, St Andrew, at 4 p.m. today to address issues affecting the community following last week’s murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers….

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Penn Relays | Hydel on course for 4×400m three-peat

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Defending champions Hydel stayed on course to make it three in a row in the girls 4X400m at the 2019 Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, USA, after posting 3:39.98. This was powered by an impressive 52.91 second leg run by Charokee Young. The other…

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Samuda shocked at murder of lecturer Samuel Martin

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Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has expressed shock at the murder of St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin. He said the ministry will dispatch its trauma team to the institution on Monday to conduct…

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Missing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon

Gleaner on April 25th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The decompsing body of  41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, has been found in bushes in Juno Crescent, May Pen, Clarendon. Head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron…

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