‘Outrageous’ - ACLU slams Gov’t for pointing finger at victims, families in US detention horror; lawyer calls for Shiprider review

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Steven Watt, senior staff attorney at the United States-based human rights group America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has hit back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for what can be described as dereliction of duty after it…

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Diaspora urged not to shy away from leadership roles

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Elections for the post of Miami-Dade County mayor are more than a year away – August 25, 2020, to be exact – but when attorney-at-law Marlon Hill came calling at the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre in…

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McKenzie: Make Seaga a national hero

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Edward Seaga’s list of accomplishments in over four decades of service to his adopted homeland is enough for him to be enshrined as Jamaica’s eighth national hero, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has suggested. The suggestion came…

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Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial | Witness cashed $15 million in cheques for work not done

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Mandeville, Manchester: The eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial yesterday revealed that she encashed more than 40 cheques, some in excess of $400,000, and turned over the monies to an official at…

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Two dead, 18 injured in bloody Hanover crash

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A motor vehicle accident yesterday morning along a section of the Barbican main road in Hanover claimed the lives of two drivers and left 18 other persons, including three teenagers, injured. The deceased have been identified as Kevaughn…

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‘HEART became my lifeline’ - Managing director of Seaga-founded institute thanks former PM for support

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As hundreds of Jamaicans filed past the flag-draped coffin of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to pay their last respects at the National Arena yesterday, Dr Janet Dyer reflected on her personal encounters with a man credited for building several…

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River trip turns tragic as 22-y-o drowns

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Grief gripped staff members at IBEX yesterday as the workers at the Greater Portmore-based business process outsourcing company continued to mourn the tragic passing of a colleague last weekend. Black was the colour of the day as they reflected on…

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Court rules against McBean in Police Fed ouster

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The High Court has ruled against Corporal Arleen McBean, who claimed that Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe and Inspector Sheldon Gordon illegally removed her from her post as chairman of the Police Federation. After the claim was filed back in March…

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News Briefs

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TAJ cashier sentenced on larceny charge Tamarla Peart, a cashier at the King Street, downtown Kingston, location of the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), was last Friday sentenced by in the Corporate Area Parish Court to six months imprisonment at…

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Ricky Trooper, Pink Panther prepare for Sumfest’s Global Sound Clash - Local selectors say winning is a matter of cultural pride

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Reggae and dancehall entertainers are oftentimes mentioned for having a competitive nature, whether by their attempts to surpass previous musical achievements or to outdo peers. And over the years, the platform that has thrived off that spirit of…

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