Soldiers in Keith Clarke murder to stand trial as court nullifies immunity certificates

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The three soldiers charged with the 2010 murder of Keith Clarke will have to stand trial after the Constitutional Court this morning ruled that the immunity certificates granted to them are invalid, null and void.

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VM Wealth at risk of civil suit over data breach, says lawyer

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A leading data-protection legal expert has warned financial institutions to encrypt customer information to safeguard against privacy breaches like last week’s leaking of 5,000 client records at VM Wealth. Chief executive officer of the investment…

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BOJ to pay $50m for unjust dismissal

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Former head of Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Karim Kiffin, who was dismissed without cause in 2018 by the central bank, received a $50.2-million award yesterday by a panel of three adjudicators at…

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One man, many victims - Mob beats accused after alleged sexual assault of 6-y-o; his sister and daughter also claim having been molested

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There is heightened concern for the Jamaican sex offender registry to be publicly accessible after three victims – a daughter, her aunt and, since Sunday, a six-year-old girl – have confessed to being sexually assaulted, years apart, by the same…

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Jamaica test-ready for coronavirus, officials say

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Despite concerns in the United States about the reliability of the testing regime for COVID-19, better known as the novel coronavirus, Jamaican healthcare officials have defended its accuracy, even if false negatives appear to have been recorded…

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Analyst: Samuda is back-up security as Chang readies election machinery

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At least one political analyst believes that the appointment of government senator Matthew Samuda as minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security will help ease the burden on portfolio chief Dr Horace Chang, as the Jamaica Labour…

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Chef blames ‘cooked-up’ robbery conviction for deportation dilemma

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Sixty-year-old Ivanhoe Spencer-Chen is insisting that his robbery conviction was based on “cooked-up” charges and that his protest of mistreatment in prison caused him to be carted off on a deportation flight to Jamaica. He was among a group of 17…

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FULL TEXT | Bunting reacts to court nullification of immunity certificates

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Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting says he acted on legal advice when he issued immunity certificates to the three soldiers charged with the 2010 murder of St Andrew businessman Keith Clarke. The certificates were granted in 2016 by…

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Stocks Round Up | 34 stocks advance

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index advanced on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 34/32. The index moved up by 1,459.19 points or 0.30 per cent to close at 482,191.52 The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 1,450.74 points or 0.30…

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PMI peace activist murdered in Arnett Gardens

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The police are probing the murder of popular peace activist Kevin Clarke. Clarke, more popularly known as “Ruum Ram”, who was a community liaison with the Peace Management Initiative, was gunned down last night in a section of Arnett…

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