Elephant Man facing $100 penalty for immigration offence

Gleaner on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

If dancehall artiste Elephant Man is convicted in a Resident Magistrate Court for breaches of the Immigration Act, he could be fined a grand penalty $100. Elephant Man, whose real name is Oneil Bryan was today charged with the offence. He is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on April 15.

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Elephant Man facing $100 penalty for immigration offence

Gleaner on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

If dancehall artiste Elephant Man is convicted in a Resident Magistrate Court for breaches of the Immigration Act, he could be fined a grand penalty $100. Elephant Man, whose real name is Oneil Bryan was today charged with the offence. He is to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on April 15.

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COVID ‘nightmare’ - Jamaican healthcare worker in New York rebounds from coronavirus infection

Gleaner on March 23rd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Michelle Ally, 48, is from Westmoreland, Jamaica, and her only job in the United States for the past 18 years has been working as a nursing assistant at a 60-bed caregiving home in the Mount Vernon-Westchester area of New York City. On March 7,…

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No healthcare worker positive for COVID-19

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has said that no front-line healthcare worker has tested positive for COVID-19 while admitting that some have been quarantined. “Some members of the front-line staff have been in quarantine due to exposure to…

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Work-and-travel worry - Students facing stiff penalties for cancellations

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University students making preparations to travel overseas to participate in the popular work-and-travel programme are facing major losses as COVID-19 has forced the lockdown of major cities in the United States and Canada and sent their programme…

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Central Village man gets six years for second gun

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FREDRICK ‘Clarks Booty’ Braham, the reputed don of Rocklands, Central Village, St Catherine, was last Friday sentenced to six years in prison for possession of an illegal firearm in 2018 following last month’s four-year conviction for a weapon…

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Churches go online with pews near empty

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Churches in Kingston and St Andrew have been adhering to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ order against mass gatherings, holding services with 20 persons or fewer as they observe social distancing to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in…

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‘No weh nuh better than yard’ - Jamaicans leave stocked barrels behind in rush to get home

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WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of Jamaicans who are on an overseas work programme were forced to leave behind the goods and appliances they were stockpiling to take back home as they were informed at very short notice that they had just hours to leave the…

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Almagro re-elected OAS secretary general

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The 54th Special General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Friday re-elected Luis Almagro as secretary general and Nestor Mendez as his assistant. Almagro, from Uruguay, was re-elected with 23 of the 33 votes cast by member…

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JTA wants more COVID-19 Internet support - Speid wants FLOW, Digicel to expand bandwidth for digital lessons

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WESTERN BUREAU: Teachers are being challenged in effectively delivering lessons to students through distance platforms amid the global COVID-19 pandemic because of unaffordable Internet data, Owen Speid, president of the Jamaica Teachers’…

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