Two freed in Uchence Wilson gang trial

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Two of 24 people accused of being members of the Uchence Wilson gang were on Monday freed of gang-related charges when the trial resumed at the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. The trial had been on a break since May 30. Junior Rose…

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White House hopeful Harris attacked over Jamaican, Indian roots

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United States Senator Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign has pushed back against online attacks about her race, comparing the latest jabs to racism faced by former President Barack Obama, as fellow 2020 candidates rallied to her defence. During…

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Tourism stakeholders to keep eye out for sex traffickers

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has reiterated its condemnation of all forms of sexual abuse against minors on the island. The JHTA’s position comes following the recent publication of the US Department of State’s…

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‘Get cracking on trafficking’ - Gov’t urged to act on months-old TIP recommendations

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Diahann Gordon Harrison, national rapporteur on trafficking in persons (TIP), is urging Jamaican authorities to get “cracking” on improving the country’s Tier-2 ranking in the United States Department of State’s recently released 2019 Trafficking…

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Editors’ Forum | … PNP failing to take advantage of JLP fumbles

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Arguing that there is a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) scandal “every rock you look under”, People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting is decrying the Opposition’s failure to capitalise on revelations of government mismanagement….

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Editors’ Forum | I’m not worried about losing my seat – Bunting

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Having served Manchester Central for three terms as member of parliament (MP), Peter Bunting is confident that a fourth is on the cards when the next general election is called. Addressing a recent Gleaner Editors’ Forum, the aspirant for the…

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PIOJ report points to 2018 jump in trade deficit

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Jamaica’s trade deficit worsened by US$77 million for the year 2018, creating a whopping $4.2-billion gap between the values of what the country imports and exports. A trade deficit, or negative balance of trade, occurs when the value of imports…

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Martin Henry remembered as man of faith, family

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The life and times of Martin Emerson Dwight Henry were perfectly captured throughout his thanksgiving service yesterday, as hundreds from near and far gathered to pay respect to their brother, father, husband, and friend, described throughout as a…

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Cabinet approves re-establishment of Jamaica Energy Council

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Cabinet has approved the re-establishment of the Jamaica Energy Council (JEC). In a statement today, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology explained that the council will see to the continuity of policy and…

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Peter Melhado is new chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica

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Sagicor Group Jamaica has announced that at a special meeting of directors today July 1 Peter Melhado was appointed chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, effective tomorrow July 2. His selection is consequent upon the government’s appointment…

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