Trump nominates J’can law professor for judicial vacancy

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RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP): United States President Donald Trump has nominated a Jamaican law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defence attorney and journalist to fill the longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard…

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Fresh lawsuit - ACLU challenging constitutionality of law used to convict J’can fishermen in US

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Human-rights group American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) yesterday filed a new lawsuit on behalf of three Jamaican fishermen challenging the constitutionality of the law used to convict them in the United States in October 2017. Their contention…

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Stanberry lands top post at UWI, Mona

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Another former permanent secretary has landed a big job at The University of the West Indies, which announced yesterday that former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Donovan Stanberry, is the…

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Road projects look set to miss month-end deadline

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Signs are emerging that the legacy road projects in the Corporate Area, which have missed their March deadline, are also set to go beyond their month-end completion date despite officials repeatedly expressing that they would be wrapped up by the…

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Crashes claim lives of well-known women in west

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Western Bureau: Two well-known females on the western Jamaica business circuit lost their lives in road crashes on Wednesday night. Kadesha Murray, the branch manager at FLOW Jamaica’s Fairview branch in Montego Bay, and popular JUTA bus operator…

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Wolmerian overcomes autism to ace six CAPE subjects

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After struggling with mild autism when he was younger, Wolmer’s Boys’ School student Ibrahim Duffus is crediting his recent success in the 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) to his parents, who he said helped him to overcome…

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Azan to speak at Campbell’s conference

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Richard Azan has been silent for weeks since it became official that Dr Peter Phillips would be challenged by Peter Bunting for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP). He was silent even before it became official. The clearest…

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Bog Walk police station, health centre to be upgraded

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Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk Health Centre will be expanded, and a dental unit constructed at a…

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JPS rate increase application rejected by OUR

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The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that it has rejected the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) 2019-2024 tariff review application because of material deficiencies including the absence of critical information and…

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All in place for smooth start to upcoming school year, says McLean

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Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. McLean noted that funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions…

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