FID attorney rejects claim cops unlawfully arrested, charged Reid and Pinnock

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Richard Small, the attorney representing the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has rejected assertions that police personnel unlawfully arrested and charged former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President (CMU…

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Several Jamaicans now on deportation flight, despite UK court ruling

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Seventeen to 20 Jamaicans are being deported from London to Kingston this morning despite a last-minute court challenge in the United Kingdom. The deportees have all been convicted on a range of offences and served time in UK prisons. Another…

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More lotto Extraditions - US law enforcers target scammers to face justice abroad

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Major players involved in Jamaica’s lottery scam are on the radar of top United States’ law-enforcement agencies and are being targeted for extradition this year, a senior federal official has warned. “I can tell you that there are active…

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Court draws brakes on deportation flight

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A last-gasp attempt to halt the highly publicised deportation charter flight from the United Kingdom (UK) to Jamaica proved successful, after the Court of Appeal in London yesterday ruled that the Home Office refrain, at least for now, from…

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Fewer than 50% of people with HIV getting treatment

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Despite three Jamaicans becoming infected with HIV every day, fewer than half of those diagnosed with the disease are on treatment. Data from the National HIV/STI Programme showed that 1,165 new cases were reported in 2018, a three per cent…

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Teacher ultimatum - JTA gives education ministry 30 days to crack down on school violence

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The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has given the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information 30 days to submit a plan of action to curb violence in schools. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is the de jure minister, while Karl Samuda is the…

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King Valley Gang Trial | Evidence against clients too weak, defence insists

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The credibility of the Crown’s key witness was the central focus of defence attorneys yesterday as they began making closing arguments in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang. Russell Stewart, the attorney…

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Tenants say no to retender of White Marl business complex

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Tenants at the White Marl Small Business Industrial Complex in St Catherine are resisting a recommendation for a retendering of bids after the National Integrity Commission (NIC) reportedly halted the hotly debated divestment of the facility. The…

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Claude McKay work on queer love to hit shelves today

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A previously unpublished work by noted Jamaican author Claude McKay that has languished for almost 90 years will be posthumously released today by Penguin Classics. Romance in Marseille unearths complex ideas about the 1920s movement,…

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PM defends Clarendon SE by-election call

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has defended calling a by-election for Clarendon South East, rebuffing criticism from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), which is crying foul. Holness announced a by-election for the seat following the…

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