St Andrew woman, brother get 88-year prison sentences for triple murder, arson

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A St Andrew woman and her brother have been sentenced to a total of 88 years in prison for the 2018 murder of a mother and her two children in Mavis Bank, St Andrew. Jamelia Leslie, 28, and Javone Leslie were sentenced by high court judge…

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Probe fury - Snail’s pace of investigations into improprieties at state agencies concerns lawmakers

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The extended period being taken to complete probes into impropriety, fraud, and corruption at a number of state agencies left several lawmakers fuming at yesterday’s meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of…

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Ex-cop finally free after 31 years lost in prison system

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The State could face legal action following yesterday’s release of ex-cop 61-year-old Walter Blackstock, who spent 31 years in prison without standing trial and having not entered a guilty plea for murder. His release comes after a psychiatric…

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Heart Foundation to keep pressing for sugary drinks tax

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The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) says that despite opposition, it will not relent in its campaign for the Government to institute a tax on sugary drinks in a bid to encourage healthier manufacturing and consumption habits to reduce the…

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Cockpit Country fears linger - Environmentalists, communities still uneasy over mining plans

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Local environmentalists as well as farmers and residents of several southern Trelawny communities are not satisfied with state declarations that there is no bauxite mining taking place in the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area. In releases…

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J’can agricultural practices lagging decades behind - JAS president pitches vision for modern local sector

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Agricultural practices in Jamaica are lagging a half-century behind the rest of the world, and Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton wants to speed up the development of the local sector. Fulton, who is in his first year as…

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Hi-Pro pushes backyard farming

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In keeping with the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to develop and advance land-utilisation policy as a central feature of sustainable agricultural and economic growth, Hi-Pro is encouraging optimal space usage in boosting agricultural output as it…

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News Briefs

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Taxi driver charged in million-dollar cocaine find Courtney Baker, a 30-year-old taxi operator of Arnett Gardens, Kingston 12, has been charged in connection with the seizure of cocaine valued at $1.3 million in Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11 last…

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Judge rules cops have case to answer

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Following the ruling by trial judge Marcia Dunbar Green that Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte had a case to answer, the cops delivered unsworn statements after which attorneys began presenting closing arguments as the trial…

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PAAC wants Edna Manley to address complaint procedure amid sexual harassment allegations

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Representatives of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) are to be invited to appear before Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) to explain the institution’s procedure for addressing complaints.
 

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