By-election looms - Charles Sr confirming resignation today; Morgan in pole position for Clarendon North Central

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Jamaica is in the throes of facing another by-election in Clarendon, this time to replace Pearnel Charles Sr, who has handed in his letter of resignation as member of parliament, a well-placed Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) source has told The Gleaner…

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Barbers cut roots of gender violence - Recruits urge men to walk away from broken relationships

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Colin Greenwood has been a barber for more than 30 years. He first experimented with trimming his own hair until his family and friends trusted him enough. Their verdict? He made the cut. But the 47-year-old is one of 25 barbers who have a higher…

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‘Miracle’ man - Last-gasp kidney transplant gives 32-y-o new lease on life

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Kasey Tulloch was wracked with disappointment as he pondered how death would rob him of his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. Now, he has been given new wings. Tulloch’s diagnosis of chronic kidney disease in 2014 had pushed his mother, Mitzite…

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Birthday stinger - Supermarket killer gets two life sentences

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It was the birthday gift he never wanted: two life sentences and an order that he remain behind bars for 30 years before he becomes eligible for parole. Justice Glen Brown handed down the sentence to 25-year-old Westmoreland killer Davion Brown on…

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‘Drop in the bucket’ - JTA boss says COVID-19 soap funding insufficient

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Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Owen Speid has lamented the allocation of funding for cleaning agents as a precautionary measure amid the global novel coronavirus outbreak and is recommending that stand-in Education Minister Karl Samuda…

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Anderson redrawing police map - Rethinks population shifts in curbing crime

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The boundaries of Jamaica’s police divisions may be realigned as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) grapples with a spike in murders despite steep declines in most other serious and violent crimes, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony…

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‘Where are the police reports?’ - Thwaites weighs in on corruption scandals facing Government

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More than half of Jamaicans believe that the corruption scandals that surrounded the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology were not adequately addressed by the Government, an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll has found. Fifty-two per…

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Crime workshop to zoom in on gang prosecutions

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The United Kingdom’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) will this weekend bring together serious crime professionals from the Caribbean, Britain and its overseas territories to participate in a case workshop aimed at addressing complex…

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Deep pockets under microscope - CAPRI suggests burden-shift on individuals for accumulated wealth

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The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) is recommending that the deep pockets of Jamaicans flaunting unexplained wealth should be turned out and examined as the Government pushes to staunch the wave of crime and violence that has submerged…

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MoBay Expo 2020 gets cracking today

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WESTERN BUREAU: With all hands on deck and several overseas delegations in the island, the three-day Montego Bay Expo is slated to kick off at the city’s convention centre this morning. The 30th anniversary trade show, which is geared at promoting…

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