‘I was late’ - Holness says he could release declarations himself if delay persists; Opposition threatens court action

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that he could release his 2018 statutory declarations by the end of the week if the Integrity Commission does not publish the documents. The prime minister made the statement amid mounting pressure for…

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Another Area One cop charged for sex with minor

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A St James district constable, who his accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, was slapped with criminal charges on Tuesday, following a ruling by the director of public prosecutions (DPP). The accused, 35-year-old Cleavon Heaven of Farm Heights in…

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Murders climb as shootings skyrocket in St James

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Western Bureau: While the level of panic over lawlessness in the parish has fallen due to heightened attention from the security forces, the latest police statistics still paint a bloody picture of St James. Police data reveal that up to August 3,…

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Man gets four years for having sex with disabled 12-y-o

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Livern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter A St Catherine man who admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old disabled girl has been handed a 51-month prison sentence. The 59-year-old man was ordered to serve four years and three months in prison and…

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Spicing up things the old-time way - Couple wants J’cans to cook with more natural ingredients as foreparents did

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After years of being involved in the natural juice business, Tollentio and Winston Barr are now looking to spice things up for Jamaicans and anyone else interested in cooking healthier meals. They are looking to influence culinary decisions with a…

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Regional News Briefs

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Schoolgirl found dead with pregnancy test next to body PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Police are awaiting the outcome of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old secondary school student, who was found dead at her home late…

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Jackson mines gold at PanAm Games

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Rachid Parchment Assistant Sports Editor LIMA, Peru: Shericka Jackson brought Jamaica its fourth gold medal here at the Pan American Games in the Women’s 400m final this afternoon. Jackson clocked 50.73 seconds to finish ahead of Mexico…

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Fraser-Pryce eases into 200m final at PanAm Games

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Rachid Parchment, Assistant Sports Editor LIMA, Peru: Medal favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce booked her ticket to the Women’s 200m final at the Pan American Games at the Videna Sports Village this afternoon with an easy win in her heat….

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Clarendon, St Catherine farmers to benefit from drip irrigation programme

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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says hundreds of small farmers in Clarendon and St Catherine are to benefit from the build-out of irrigation infrastructure under the Essex Valley Agriculture Project…

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Jamaica exploring more air connectivity in Europe post-Brexit

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Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is actively exploring additional air connectivity options out of Europe in light of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union, which is more popularly known as Brexit. Bartlett…

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