SOE red flag - Public defender raises concern over detentions, collection of biometric data

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An analysis of figures emerging out of St James is indicating that fewer persons are being detained under the state of public emergency (SOE) declared on April 30. But this has not allayed concerns by Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry, who is…

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She’s quite a catch! - Trainee teacher, business operator lives for the thrill of fishing

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Thirty-six-year-old Stacey-Ann Harris is no ordinary woman. Along with her husband, she manages a large fishing operation in Portland while also putting in full hours as owner of a popular nightclub and bar, as well as a restaurant. But even more…

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Staff lament crisis of confidence in new Edna board - PM urged to intervene

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Andrew Holness-led Cabinet’s approval of a new board for the beleaguered Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts continues to be embroiled in controversy and a number of stakeholders are urging the prime minister…

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‘A public embarrassment’ - NWA boss blames pedestrian crossing foul-up on contractor

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Moments after 61-year-old Arleen Byrd scaled the Jersey barrier separating the four lanes on Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Shortwood Road, she joked about her athletic prowess in high school. However, she pointed out, the folly of having…

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Blair urges churches to join Bahamas relief effort

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As relief efforts continue in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in St Andrew has initiated a drive that it hopes will expand to a national scale. Bishop Herro Blair said that during their church…

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MMC Fraud Trial | Bank rep retakes stand as case resumes

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Mandeville, Manchester: After a monthlong break, the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial resumed yesterday with the representative from a bank at which numerous fraudulent cheques were encashed retaking the stand…

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J’can men outnumber women 11 to 1 in suicides

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While the topic is difficult for most, experts believe the methods and risk factors of suicide have to be discussed if the country is to see a fall in the numbers of persons who kill themselves annually. Accorded to police data, 61 people…

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News Briefs

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Phillips to meet Bunting today Returned People’s National Party President Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that he will be meeting with the man he defeated in last Saturday’s poll, Peter Bunting, too. Yesterday, Phillips revealed that his council…

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Ground to be broken for western children’s hospital soon

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WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that ground is to be broken within weeks for the new Chinese-financed paediatric hospital to be built on the grounds of Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St…

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Third man arrested, firearm seized in Molynes Road hostage saga

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The police are reporting that a third man has been taken into custody in connection with last night’s hostage situation at a Cash Pot outlet at the intersection of Seaward Drive and Molynes Road in St Andrew. Additionally, the…

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