Gov’t backtracks on blocking access to Cabinet documents for 70 years

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Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Donna Scott-Mottley says that the country is still mystified even though the Government has agreed to withdraw a resolution to extend the period of exemption for Cabinet documents from 20 to 70 years. The…

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - Thomas-Dodd delivers on promise made to teenage self; Jackson lands 400m bronze

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DOHA, Qatar: In winning Jamaica’s first ever medal in the women’s shot put event at the Olympic or World Championships level, 26-year-old Danniel Thomas-Dodd delivered on a promise that she made over a decade ago to a teenage girl in Westmoreland…

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Audio recordings in Kartel juror bribery case unreliable, says witness

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An expert witness yesterday testified that two audio recordings of conversations said to be between the female foreman and Livingston Cain, the juror accused of attempting to bribe the jury in the 2014 trial of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, were…

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DAYTON DUMPED - Outspoken Bunting supporter discarded in new-look shadow cabinet

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has dumped Dr Dayton Campbell, the outspoken campaign manager for Peter Bunting in his losing bid to unseat Phillips last month, from the shadow cabinet. Campbell, then opposition spokesman on health, was absent…

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News Briefs

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People’s National Party (PNP) activist Alston Stewart has escaped jail time in Trinidad and Tobago after after several rounds of ammunition and a magazine were reportedly found in his luggage in the twin island…

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Patois translation competition salutes Miss Lou

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The Translators and Interpreters’ Association of Jamaica will today launch a translation competition, paying homage to cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley. The decision was made to include Patois against the background of the United Nations…

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The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee | 9-y-o Toriann is St Catherine’s queen bee

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Spanish Town, St Catherine: TOP 5 1. ↓Toriann Beckford, McAuley Primary 2. ↓Halli Hannah, Homestead Primary 3. ↓Amir Stewart, Marlie Mount Primary 4. ↓Kimora Clarke, Independence City Primary 5. ↓Cortney Soocka, Independence City Primary Top boy…

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Resolution to amend ATI Act pulled from Senate

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The Government fulfiled its promise today to withdraw the resolution that would increase from 20 to 70 years, the period for which Cabinet documents may be barred from public access. At the end of today’s more than three hours long…

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‘I’m a breast man,’ Haughton battered over Senate blunder

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Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton has been hammered by social media users over his Senate blunder this morning as he rose to pay tribute to breast cancer victims and survivors in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “I am a…

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Gunspinning Guardsman security guard in viral video fired

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A uniformed Guardsman security guard featured in a viral video performing gunspinning techniques has been fired. George Overton, director at Guardsman Limited, said the guard’s firearm permit has also been confiscated. Guardsman Group says it…

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