Ganja free-for-all - Sunday Gleaner probe finds loose screening process at local herb houses; leaked drug council report confirms concerns

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Jamaica’s infantile medical marijuana industry is already coming under threat from distributors who appear to be flouting regulations set out by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) under the Dangerous Drugs Act. At the same time, lax medical…

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Squatters first

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Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for St Andrew East Rural, has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to compensating residents affected by the proposed Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, but said squatters in her constituency…

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Kencot fire victims unsure of next move

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A day after a massive fire destroyed 15 homes at James Town in Kencot, St Andrew, residents sat hopeless yesterday as they tried to figure out the first move in picking up the shattered pieces of their lives. Forty-one-year-old Donnette Campbell…

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Tufton concerned about herb houses and misapplication of public policy

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Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has indicated that his ministry will be seeking a meeting with the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and other stakeholders in the local medical marijuana industry to gain greater clarity on the…

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New lease on peace - Bull Bay residents look to block-making machine to calm gang rivalries

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Residents of warring sections of Bull Bay in St Andrew are hoping the completion of a multimillion-dollar block-making machine from Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) will help bolster peace in the area ravaged by gang rivalries since last year….

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Jamaicans top Caribbean nationals in Canadian prisons - … But marketing consultant notes exceptionally positive contributions to North American state

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Jamaicans occupy more places in Canadian prisons than any other nationals from the English-speaking Caribbean. According to Correctional Service Canada (CCA), there are currently 58 Jamaicans serving sentences for various crimes in Canada, a number…

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UPDATED | Isolated patient with flu-like symptoms transferred

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The woman who was admitted to the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary on Saturday with flu-like symptoms has been transferred to a Kingston health facility. She returned from China in the past week but was admitted after reportedly complaining about a…

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Brothers convicted of wounding, illegal possession of firearm

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Brothers Daunte and Deandre Newlands are to be sentenced on February 21 after being convicted of wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm. They were found guilty in the Gun Court on Wednesday. Gun Court matters are held in camera. The…

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100 young people to undergo driver training

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The Transport Authority has collaborated with the HOPE programme to undertake a driver training initiative for young people. A total of 100 young individuals will be trained. The authority says the programme will start in Kingston and St…

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Guy wants better resources for first responders amid Coronavirus concerns

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The People’s National Party (PNP) says the government must urgently address concerns among some health sector workers about the lack of resources in hospitals and the exposure of first responders to suspected cases of the Coronavirus. According…

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