Lock ’em up - DPP urges cops to collar parents, guardians who turn a blind eye to child abuse, neglect

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Amid a spate of violent attacks and sexual abuse of young children, the nation’s top prosecutor Paula Llewellyn has challenged the police to use the Child Care and Protection Act to go after parents and caregivers who fail to report incidents…

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Former Lucea mayor freed in misconduct case

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Former Mayor of Lucea Shernet Haughton has been freed of charges of misconduct in a public office. Haughton was freed by Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday after the prosecution dropped its case. The move came after the court ruled that a prima facie…

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Duncan-Price declares Central Kingston ambition - Former senator puts herself forward as potential Thwaites successor

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Imani Duncan-Price has put herself forward as a possible candidate to take up the mantle People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in Central Kingston when Ronald Thwaites exits even as political foes lurk on the fringes with their eyes also…

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Restaurants, food vendors blamed for MoBay’s rat problem

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WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the efforts of the St James Municipal Corporation, the city of Montego Bay is still grappling with rodent infestation resulting from improper disposal of garbage by some food establishments and street-side food vendors. And…

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Fishing for trash - Businessman urges marine lovers to join fun Labour Day event to rid Kingston Harbour of filth

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Brandon McKoy has plans to set sail from the Kingston Harbour on Labour Day, May 23, and when The Gleaner asked him about fishing expedition, the young businessman just wouldn’t stop talking trash – volumes of it. In fact, McKoy is so hooked on…

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‘That’s a lie’ - Crown witness rejects suggestions by defence attorney

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A defence attorney yesterday quizzed a Crown witness on various aspects of his testimony ultimately suggesting that he was lying when he said that accused Detective Corporal Kevin Adams shot Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought in cold blood as the trial for two…

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‘Clean up the mess you left’ - Shepherd says former colonial powers have a duty to pay reparations

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Professor Verene Shepherd says that Jamaica’s thrust to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through Vision 2030 will only be a pipe dream if countries such as Spain and Britain do not own up to their responsibility and pay out…

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Government moving to fill vacancies on Petrojam board

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Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Government was moving to reconstitute the board of Petrojam, the scandal-hit state-owned oil refinery. In her maiden sectoral presentation as energy minister in Parliament on…

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Woman who returned ATM cash hailed in Senate

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Ackaisha Green, the 24-year-old woman who returned a large bag of cash she found inside an ATM booth recently, was hailed for her act of honesty and selflessness by Senators earlier today. “Your actions will now inspire…

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ZOSO cops under fire - Accused of ripping out woman’s braids

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The police maintained a strong presence in Denham Town on Thursday after residents threatened to mount road blocks to protest alleged police abuse against a female resident on Wednesday night. When THE WEEKEND STAR visited the area yesterday,…

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