Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and threats to the former US ambassador to Ukraine, saying he believed the allegations would prove to be wrong but that…

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Party cover-up - Expenses recorded as meeting and seminar spending by CMU

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A party staged for discarded former education minister Ruel Reid in April 2017 by the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) beleaguered president, Fritz Pinnock, was labelled by the institution as a meeting and seminar. Pinnock, in April 2017,…

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CMU shuffle - Pressure forces House Speaker to announce auditor general’s special report to be tabled Tuesday

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Following stinging criticism from the parliamentary opposition and National Integrity Action (NIA) over the non-tabling of the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report into allegations of malpractice at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU),…

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Witness gives details of sexual offences by alleged King Valley gang members

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The chilling details of two incidents where alleged King Valley gang members forcibly had sex with women were yesterday outlined by a Crown witness, who admitted that he was more than a spectator when the attacks occurred. According to the witness…

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Prosecutors reveal millions expended on lavish brands by accused

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Porus, Manchester Details of a total of $1.5 million spent over a six-day period by an accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial were among the startling revelations made by the prosecution yesterday as it…

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Church leader: Tackling violence needs ‘more than preaching’

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As the nation struggles to recover from the despair over a recent spate of murders of women by ex-lovers, Chairman of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches Bishop Conrad Pitkin has made a plea for church leaders to take a greater stance on the…

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Leaving abusers easier said than done - Shooting survivor pleads with women to not suffer in silence

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It has been nine years since Joan Brown was shot and left for dead by her estranged husband. Though she is grateful, having survived the ordeal, she relives that morning every time she hears that a woman has died as a result of domestic violence…

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300 hit songs, Garvey’s son for Rebel Salute opening night

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The artistes billed for the opening show of Rebel Salute 2020 have, according to promoter Tony Rebel, more than 300 hit songs combined to deliver and will perform before an audience that includes Dr Julius Garvey, a son of Jamaica’s National Hero…

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Inniss guilty

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NEW YORK (CMC): Former Barbados government minister Donville Inniss was found guilty of three criminal counts when he appeared in a federal district court in New York, United States, yesterday. The unanimous verdict was handed down by a 12-member…

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Mobay Chamber boss: ‘Come talk with us about crime’ - Silvera wants dialogue with Holness and Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU: Janet Silvera, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to meet with stakeholders in western Jamaica to iron out…

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