Kartel stays in prison - Lawyers peeved over Appeal Court judgment, moving to Privy Council for ‘justice’

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The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in mass deaths in the United Kingdom and Europe at large could present major delays in the final murder conviction appeal of controversial deejay Vybz Kartel, attorneys representing him have admitted. Kartel, who…

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PM talks tough, as 4,500 disobey order to contact ministry - More than 4,000 persons who disobey reporting requirement face charges

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Approximately 4,500 persons who arrived in the island between March 18 and 23 and have not contacted the Ministry of Health…

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REJECTED! - Reid, Pinnock suffer third loss in legal battle to quash criminal charges

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Hugh Wildman, the attorney-at-law representing resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz Pinnock, has vowed to take his clients’ case to UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after…

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Water woes eased in a section of Portland Cottage

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With heightened concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of a section of Portland Cottage in Clarendon who previously complained about the lack of water in the community were yesterday served with the precious commodity and care packages…

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Gleaner offers free subscriptions to COVID-19 frontline workers

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The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) has today provided unrestricted access to its publications for the next three months to thousands of frontline workers in the COVID-19 fight. Beneficiaries include doctors, nurses, policemen and women,…

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Investigate correctional officers overseeing Kartel – Scott Mottley

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WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition spokesperson on Justice, Donna Scott Mottley, has called for a thorough investigation into the actions of correctional officers monitoring incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, following a recent seizure of…

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… No face-to-face exams, says principal - Coursework, assignments to help determine final grade; major changes for summer school

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The University of the West Indies, Mona, has shifted course delivery and a majority of its assessment instruments online as classes are set to resume on April 14 after a one-month break. The time period for end-of-semester examinations has also…

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UWI feels COVID pinch - Mona rethinks hiring new staff as financial strain sets in

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed The University of the West Indies, Mona, into deeper financial troubles, forcing it to be banging on the Government’s doors for support, principal, Professor Dale Webber, said yesterday. Speaking during a digital…

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COVID leaves farmers in financial stress

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Elaine Simpson and other farmers in South East St Elizabeth are facing serious financial setbacks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has restricted her ability to travel to the Coronation Market in Kingston to sell tomatoes, cucumbers…

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Curfew warning: Unruly citizens will be charged - JCF notes high compliance rate, wants J’cans to pay more attention to other COVID guidelines

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It would appear that the majority of Jamaicans are complying with the weeklong nightly curfews implemented on April 1 to help stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the island. On a tour of several communities in St Catherine as well as…

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