300 more lost - Mentally ill inmates languish in prisons, casualties of state forgetfulness

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

More than 300 mentally ill people are serving indefinite prison sentences or have simply fallen off the court list, many languishing in limbo for decades. But Hugh Faulkner, executive director of the Legal Aid Council, said his organisation has…

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Cut links with dons, PM warns police

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Apparently seizing on a major scandal that has rocked the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Prime Minister Andrew Holness has charged the police hierarchy to weed out rogue cops who collude with criminal actors in the underworld. Addressing the…

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Edna Manley sends alleged sex harasser on leave

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The male lecturer at the centre of the sexual harassment and assault allegations at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been sent on leave. This comes following a nine-hour meeting on Tuesday of the board…

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Cops hunt man after 8-month-old chopped to death

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: The police last night called off the search for a man who was believed to have dramatically jumped into a sinkhole after allegedly chopping to death his eight-month-old baby and injuring the child’s mother. Superintendent…

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Brave Darian bows out

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Though Darian Douglas did not win the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, he is treasuring the experience gained from the competition and brimming with confidence at taking a second shot. The 12-year-old Gleaner Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion…

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CMU’s ambassador’s lips sealed

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Balfour Peart, the United States-based Jamaican businessman placed in the spotlight because of two payments by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) totalling almost $700,000 towards a yacht party for since-discarded education minister Ruel Reid, has…

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Information will empower anti-corruption fight, says Calder

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Anti-corruption campaigner Jeanette Calder has made a strident call for more vigilance and for Jamaicans to put up a fierce opposition to corruption, dubbing the scourge a major drag on the country’s economic development. Calder, executive…

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Over 3000 pounds of ganja seized in Manchester, men arrested

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Two men are in custody following the seizure of over 3000 pounds of ganja on Spur Tree main road in Manchester on Thursday. The police say the drug has an estimated street value of over $12 million. The men’s identities are being withheld by…

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Almost $18 million worth of cocaine seized at Port Bustamante

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police’s Narcotics Division and Border Protection Unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency are probing the discovery of almost $18 million dollars worth of cocaine at the Port of Kingston. The agency says the 10 packages of cocaine weighing 12…

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20 communities to participate in pretest of Census 2021

Gleaner on May 31st, 2019 | File Under More News -

Twenty communities across the island have been selected to participate in the pretest of the Census 2021 questionnaire exercise to be administered by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The communities include Denham Town in Kingston;…

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