Popular businessman Moony killed in MoBay - Sports administrator found with throat slashed in apartment

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Detectives from the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, are trying to piece together clues into the gruesome murder of Raymond ‘Moony’ Kerr, a popular business and sports personality in the Second City. Kerr’s body was discovered…

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New visa hurdle - Social-media posts may doom US travel chances, says lawyer

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A new mandatory requirement for Jamaicans and other citizens across the globe to disclose all the social-media platforms they have visited in the last five years, along with their user names, when they apply for American visas will have a “chilling…

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Banana Board a JACRA misfit, leaders insist

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After failing to get its hands on the Seprod shares of members of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has embarked on a hostile takeover of the Banana Board. Plans are on track to…

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ARC Manufacturing is OK, says Horne

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Executive Chairman of ARC Manufacturing Limited, Norman Horne, has emphasised that ARC Systems, the company that is in receivership, is separate from the company he leads. At the same time, Horne says the troubled company, ARC Systems, was built on…

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JCF renewal a golden opportunity, says Police Fed - Union sees chance to craft better policies for welfare of cops

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The Jamaica Police Federation has thrown its support behind the Government’s efforts to transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday afternoon, the newly elected chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant…

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Four days of mourning for Seaga

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The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced a four-day period of mourning from June 19 to 22, leading up to the June 23 funeral for Edward Seaga. In making the announcement at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday,…

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New special unit to replace Mobile Reserve

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In response to a call by Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson for the Government to halt plans to disband the Mobile Reserve, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said last week that a new special unit would be trained to fill the breach…

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Trought shot at close range, expert says

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Gunpowder particles found lodged in the fibres of a shirt removed from the body of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought have suggested that he was shot at close range. This is according to evidence given by a crime-scene expert, who said that when gunpowder…

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Bartlett announces four new tourism resilience centres

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WESTERN BUREAU: Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong are to open regional Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM), in conjunction with Jamaica, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced. The four new partners aim to build…

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News Briefs

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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks has paid tribute to the late former prime minister Edward Seaga, hailing him as a true servant of the people. “He will be deeply missed,” Marks said in opening a condolence book at the…

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