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Defence attorney said evidence was not labelled or sealed

Gleaner on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Questions were yesterday raised about two items the prosecution wished to admit into evidence which were, according to a defence attorney, not labelled or sealed. Yesterday, a witness who identified himself as a superintendent in the Westmoreland…

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Corruption stench rising - Perception of malfeasance in Jamaica increases on watchdog index

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Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has positioned Jamaica as the fourth most corrupt state among Caribbean countries ahead of Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. The 2019 index, released yesterday, showed…

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Baby Bolt

Gleaner on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Is it a bolt of blue or pink? Neither the Olympic legend nor his lady love, Kasi Bennett, would say. But, with the super couple yesterday confirming what has long been rumoured – that they’ve got a baby on the way – the only speculation left for…

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‘Unnecessary noise’ by Mottley on Pompeo talks

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Foreign Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley has dismissed as “unnecessary noise” the recent position taken by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, in opposition to talks held here this week involving…

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Wildman confident CMU case will crumble at judicial review

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Hugh Wildman, the attorney representing president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Fritz Pinnock in his corruption case, yesterday expressed optimism in the St Andrew Parish Court that his client would be vindicated on February 10. That…

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Hurricane-battered Bahamas records historic tourist arrivals in 2019

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Nassau, Bahamas: Highest recorded number of stopover visitors, highest recorded number of stopover visitors ever from the United States, and a whopping 7.2 million in total arrivals. That’s the report coming out of The Bahamas months after that…

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Port Royal Primary goes SMART

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With a vision to enhance the education of their students through exposure to digital technology, the leadership of Port Royal Primary and Infant School embarked on a journey in November 2018. Their research led them to the SMART Board technology,…

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Green urges farmers to help cut J$40b import bill

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Western Bureau: The Tourism Linkages Council is being touted as an entity that if properly utilised by local farmers, could significantly reduce the nation’s annual J$40-billion import bill. Floyd Green, the state minister in the Ministry of…

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‘Best birthday gift’…Twins for reggae singer Romain Virgo and wife

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Reggae singer Romain Virgo has double reasons to celebrate today. It’s the singer’s 30th birthday and his wife, Elizabeth, has given birth to twins.  The sex of the babies are still unknown but an overjoyed Virgo took to social…

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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index declines marginally

Gleaner on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Business News -

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined marginally on Friday. The index moved down by 947.72 points or 0.19 per cent to close at 490,731.64. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 907.78 points or 0.18 per cent to close at 496,361….

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