SOE leak - Hundreds of vehicles go unstopped at security checkpoint

Gleaner on January 8th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

For nearly three-quarters of an hour yesterday, nearly 300 vehicles were able to drive freely through a police-military checkpoint mounted at the intersection of Chisholm Avenue and Omara Road as part of the state of emergency (SOE) across the St…

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Sick of sick excuses - Jurors won’t be allowed to skip duty for illness, crime concerns

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WESTERN BUREAU: A High Court judge used Tuesday’s start to the St James Circuit Court’s Hilary session to warn prospective jurors in St James that he would not accept reprisal fears or health challenges as a valid basis for them to be excused from…

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Get more inmates to flip on crooks, DPP urges

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With witness absence cited as a key cause behind the prosecution’s cases crumbling, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for the ramping up of a campaign to get more inmates to plea-bargain, a win-win for the individual…

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WhatsApp messages prove nothing, defence argues

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PORUS, Manchester: WhatsApp messages presented as part of an arsenal of evidence by prosecutors in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial was shot down by defence attorneys on Tuesday. Danielle Archer, who represents…

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Iran strikes US airbase

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP): Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday (yesterday evening Jamaica time), firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops, and warning the United…

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MANIFESTO MAN - PNP recalls Dayton Campbell to sell party’s vision in run-up to election

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Fresh on the heels of his reappointment to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) shadow Cabinet, firebrand St Ann North West Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell says he will raise the tempo of advocacy for transparency, accountability and probity…

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Technology trends for 2020

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Local information and communications technology (ICT) experts state that 2020 is poised to become a breakthrough year, as several leading or new technology trends will impact the lives of Jamaicans and citizens around the world. At the same time,…

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Suspect arrested following murder of senior citizen in Manchester

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Detectives in Manchester have arrested a man in relation to the murder of 63-year-old Pansford Thompson at his home in New Green in the parish on Tuesday. They say the suspect was picked up in New Green today. It is reported that about 8:40 p.m.,…

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Koffee to perform at Viewtopia Music Festival Super Bowl weekend

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Reggae sensation Koffee has been confirmed to perform at the inaugural Viewtopia Music Festival, which will be held at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, from January 31 to February 1. The event is a prelude to one of the biggest events of the…

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Flood simulation exercise undertaken in Westmoreland

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Residents of Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland are better prepared to respond to flooding and other natural disasters following a flood-simulation exercise on January 7. The exercise was carried out across several sections of the town including Hudson…

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