Lost in prison - Ex-cop finally gets bail after 31 years behind bars without trial - Ex-cop finally gets bail after 31 years behind bars without trial

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After 31 years behind bars without standing trial and having not entered a guilty plea for the murder charge levelled against him, 61-year-old Walter Blackstock is set to be a free man, following a declaration on Tuesday by Director of Public…

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Flight instructor’s family to sue over deadly crash

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The family of Jonathan Worton, the flight instructor who died in a 2016 plane crash along with two aviation students in November 2016, is finalising plans to take legal action against the Caribbean Aviation Training Centre. At a press conference on…

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Darian, coach excited ahead of Scripps finals today

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With an expression of shock as he collected his medal, The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2019 Spelling Bee champion Darian Douglas has landed a spot in finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States. The finalists were announced…

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CMU changes tune on Reid’s party

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The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) did an about-face yesterday and acknowledged at the weekly Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) meeting that it had paid $674,000 towards a party for discarded Education Minister Ruel…

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‘Untidy’ contracts draw PAAC’s ire

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With an associate degree, former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament Othneil Lawrence secured a three-year contract that pays him $5.1 million a year, or $425,000 per month, to serve as an adviser to the Caribbean Maritime University (…

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PM urges CARICOM pushback - Says Jamaican businesses shafted by trade partners

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Seeking to bolster the confidence of Jamaican businesses eager to deepen their export footprint across the Caribbean, Prime Minister Andrew Holness urged investors to push back at perceived structural or cultural barriers to trade by regional…

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Top cop opening youth’s eyes to ganja dangers

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Samantha Brown-Thompson is a woman on a mission. The 34-year-old woman corporal in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been on a campaign in communities surrounding the Guys Hill Police Station in St Catherine, where she serves as a subofficer…

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Seaga was an active shaper of Jamaica’s future, says Ahmad

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British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad remembers the late Edward Seaga as a man filled with energy and an active force in the shaping of Jamaica’s future. Ahmad was paying his respects for the life and work of the 89-year-old former prime minister…

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1 dead, tensions rise as bullets rain across Corporate Area

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Police in the Corporate Area had their hands full yesterday, following two shooting incidents since Tuesday that left a man dead and another injured, with Old Hope Road and Maxfield Avenue communities engulfed in fear. Onlookers at the Old Hope…

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MBJ eyeing business hotel near MoBay airport

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WESTERN BUREAU: MBJ Airports Limited, the consortium operating the Montego Bay-based Sangster International Airport in St James, is now hunting investors to build a 160-room hotel targeting business tourists. Sharon Hislop-Holt, manager of…

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