Gay battle - Pride shames church protesters - Mayor obtains stay against ruling granting interim access

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WESTERN BUREAU: A gay-rights group will head to court today to challenge a ruling by the Court of Appeal granting a stay to the interim order allowing them to host a controversial debate on same-sex marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in…

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Pride shames church protesters - Mayor obtains stay against ruling granting interim access

Gleaner on October 17th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: A gay-rights group will head to court today to challenge a ruling by the Court of Appeal granting a stay to the interim order allowing them to host a controversial debate on same-sex marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in…

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Forstmayr backs gays’ right to use MoBay civic centre

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WESTERN BUREAU: Gay-rights campaigners should be allowed to use the Montego Bay Cultural Centre says Josef Forstmayr, a popular western Jamaica hotelier and chairman of the group that has oversight of the St James civic building. Forstmayr’s stance…

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Bernard Lodge farming boost

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The proposed Bernard Lodge township hailed by the Holness administration as a model of mixed-use development will have 76 per cent more lands designated for farming, a senior government minister revealed yesterday. The St Catherine town, slated for…

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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PM, Opposition leader to have crime summit today Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Change, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips and member of civil society group will today meet to discuss the issue of…

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‘Money is everything’ - Ward cautions against donor ambassadors as Warren rakes Tapia as Trump’s ‘rich buffoon’

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Amid blistering criticism of the White House appointment of Donald Tapia as ambassador to Jamaica, a former envoy has warned of the dangers to international diplomacy when non-career campaign donors are parachuted into embassies. That caution was…

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Lifetime of murders - As Senate extends SOEs, Samuda casts picture of mountain of corpses

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In a bid to ratchet up support for the Government’s crackdown on crime, 35-year-old government Senator Matthew Samuda painted a graphic picture of Jamaica’s murder crisis: more people than can fit in Kingston’s National Stadium have died violently…

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St Thomas police probing discovery of body in shallow grave

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The St Thomas police are working to exhume the body of a man that was found buried in a shallow grave near the Yallahs Pond. The discovery was made yesterday afternoon and an alarm raised. The police were subsequently notified about the grave. The…

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UPDATE : Bog Walk Gorge reopens

Gleaner on October 17th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been reopened. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning has been removed. The vehicle was blocking the Flat Bridge,…

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Man charged following St James robbery

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One of two men who robbed employees of a business establishment along Market Street in St James at gun point last month has been arrested and charged. The police are reporting that 21-year-old Ashton Danville of Norwood, St James has been charged…

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