Integrity in hot seat - Commission to face tough questions over probes

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The Integrity Commission is expected to break its silence today on a public spat between its commissioners and Dirk Harrison, the director of prosecutions, as well as harsh criticism domestically and from international partners about the pace and…

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Veteran Barbadian publisher Harold Hoyte hailed as ‘colossus’

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados is mourning the passing of veteran journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing Company, who died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyte, who retired in December 2006, was…

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Dixon: Clear breach by cops in Rasta case

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Amid contending accounts of how two Rastafarian boys were fed meat and their hair cut after being carried to the Gordon Town Police Station in St Andrew, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) says that the police personnel…

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Mommy gives chef recipe for success

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Dena Brown never imagined that the son chased out of the kitchen, “not wanting him to make a mess”, would become a top chef and restaurateur after a roller-coaster ride through academia and the working world. Yesterday, Brown looked on with a…

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No tax for Jamaican Airbnbs, vows Bartlett

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WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says small-scale Jamaican property owners who provide hospitality services in the country’s tourism sector will not be required to pay a tax for their properties, as has been the case for players in…

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Mom slain in York Town on Mother’s Day - Another woman hospitalised with gunshot wounds

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Had Antonette Bernard heeded the warnings of the police to leave a community drink-up in York Town, Clarendon, on Saturday night, she might have lived to enjoy Mother’s Day with her daughters yesterday. Tears streamed down the cheeks of Bernard’s…

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NAJ boss: Nurses burned out from trauma overload

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An urgent appeal has come from president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Carmen Johnson, for the Ministry of Health to address the heavy psychological toll that trauma cases are having on nurses. Johnson also lamented the high attrition…

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Woman killed in freak accident

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There was tragedy along the Dunn’s River main road in St Ann on Saturday after a branch fell on to the vehicle in which she was travelling. The deceased woman has been identified as Gloria Bascoe. The driver of the vehicle, another woman, was left…

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Guaidó’s wife condemns Maduro victimisation

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The Nicolás Maduro regime continues to persecute the family of Juan Guaidó, the opposition congressman in Venezuela who has been backed by dozens of Western nations and their allies as interim president, Guaidó’s wife reported to the Inter-American…

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It was a terrible sight… Clarendon schoolgirl found murdered in Four Paths

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The May Pen High School is now in mourning following the murder of 17-year-old Stefica Smith. She is the third child to have been killed in the past four weeks.

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