‘Them can’t charge nobody’ - Wildman argues that court shown evidence that clients illegally arrested

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Evidence was yesterday brought before the Supreme Court showing, according to attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, that the police personnel who charged former education minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz…

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Gov’t seeks to calm virus fears as quarantine talk sparks resistance

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Living immediately across the street from the St Joseph’s Hospital in Vineyard Town, Kingston, which has been designated a quarantine centre for prospective coronavirus cases, has Sedley McCaulsky distressed. McCaulsky told The Gleaner yesterday at…

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17 deportees arrive in Kingston from UK

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There were brisk movements in the precincts of Harman Barracks police outfit on Tuesday afternoon as 17 deportees were escorted there for processing. They had earlier arrived at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport aboard a charter…

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Why Jamaica is lagging in graduating trained science students

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President of the Mico University College, Dr Asburn Pinnock, has asserted that Jamaica continues to lag behind in the output of students leaving tertiary institutions with training in science and technology because it has failed to make the…

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King Valley Gang Trial | Hearing adjourned for two weeks as accused falls ill

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The trial of the six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang has been adjourned until February 25 due to health issues being experienced by one of the men of trial. Presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes said a medical…

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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index dips

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined again on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 23/42. The index moved down by 3040.33 points or 0.64 per cent to close at 473,500.12. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 2798.09 points…

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THRONE SPEECH | 10,000 more houses coming

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A commitment to build over 10,000 houses in the new fiscal year is among the government’s plans to achieve the Vision 2030 goal of giving Jamaicans access to safe, sustainable and affordable housing. According to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen…

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STATIN undertaking Global Services Sector survey

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The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is currently conducting the first-ever Global Services Sector (GSS) survey. The study began on January 20 in all parishes and will run until March 2020. GSS, more commonly associated with business…

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THRONE SPEECH | Gov’t to provide water to 180,000 rural residents this year

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Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says the Government will this year provide water supply solutions to approximately 180,000 Jamaicans living in rural areas. In delivering the Throne Speech today, Allen emphasised that the Government recognises…

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THRONE SPEECH | Jamaica to introduce electric public passenger buses

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Jamaica is to introduce electric buses, starting with 45 units to be added to the fleet of the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). This was disclosed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen during his Throne Speech at today’s…

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