Murder convict to get damages for drawn-out case

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A man who was awarded damages and requested a $30-million payout from the Government after he languished in jail for nearly six years while his case crawled through the court system has been convicted on two counts of murder. Mervin Cameron was…

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Young cops under pressure - Long work hours, truncated training, shortage of bulletproof vests heighten concern in undermanned JCF

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Concerns are mounting over the welfare of cops amid reports of several police officers being overworked as the already undermanned Jamaica Constabulary Force is seeing its resources being stretched even further due to two major security operations…

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GG salutes community stalwarts in western Jamaica

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Western Bureau: Fourteen outstanding community stalwarts from the county of Cornwall were recognised for their selfless community work and achievements at yesterday’s Governor General’s Achievement Awards ceremony at the Grand Palladium Jamaica…

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Three suspects held for May Pen robbery

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The Clarendon police have taken three suspects into custody following investigations into the robbery of a supermarket in Guinep Tree, May Pen, Clarendon, on Sunday. The men were picked up during an operation in the parish about 5:30 a.m. yesterday…

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Four students among five shot at football match

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Manchester: Five young men, including four high school students, were left nursing injuries after gunmen sprayed a popular hang-out spot in their Manchester community with bullets on Thursday. Reports are that approximately 6 p.m., three gunmen…

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I’d die to protect Cockpit Country from miners, says JP

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Western Bureau: Residents in southern Trelawny are adamant that no bauxite mining should take place in the Cockpit Country and have vowed to beat back all threats to the island’s most biodiverse region and the main source of potable water for…

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Shoddy maintenance work could have caused bus fires, says JUTC

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Managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited Paul Abrahams has warned that administrative sanctions would be brought against employees who carried out “poor workmanship” on buses that were destroyed by fire in recent times…

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News Briefs

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Seaga’s body to arrive Sunday The body of the late Edward Seaga will be flown to Jamaica on Sunday evening. Seaga, who served as Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, who was head of Government from 1980 to 1989, died on Tuesday at a Florida hospital in…

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JCAA: Commercial drone operators need special permit before each flight

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The director general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA), Nari Williams-Singh, has shot down any speculation about press advisories to all operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more properly known as drones, as a pre-emptive…

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‘Action’ leaves RJR

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Radio personality Markland ‘Action’ Edwards has resigned from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, where he co-hosted the afternoon show ‘Too Live Crew’ with Wesley ‘Burgerman’ Burger and hosted ‘D’Spot’ on Saturdays on RJR 94 FM. Edwards, who was…

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