More scrutiny on COVID clean-up

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The Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) has called on the Integrity Commission or any other appropriate state body to investigate the $46-million contract awarded to Rahim Cleaning and Trucking Limited to carry out cleaning…

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Brothers’ killings add to August Town woes

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Awakened by explosions and screams in August Town on Wednesday morning, Hyacinth Brown’s* memories rolled back to the 2018 death of her grandson and she wondered if gunmen had made good on their promise to return for blood. When the shooting…

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Courts under fire as inmate held for 40 years dies without trial

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Jamaica’s courts are being blamed for a human-rights crisis at correctional facilities after an Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) report unearthed that an 81-year-old man died in the custody of a facility after a 40-year wait for…

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Jamaica top of the Heap - Writer wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Caribbean

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Emerging as the Caribbean winner of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize has stunned celebrated Jamaican author and theatre director Brian Heap, who initially planned to use the competition as a spark to complete a work he had been fiddling with…

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River trip ends in tragedy - 15-y-o loses life in water body mom warned him against

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If anyone had told Natalee Carty that Tuesday, June 2, would have been the last day she saw her 15-year-old son, Raheem Campbell, alive, she would not have believed it. But as fate would have it, a river trip with four friends in Christiana,…

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#JamaicaTogether | Former principal launches storytelling YouTube channel for children

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A retired educator has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to storytelling, aiming to ignite a passion for reading in young children. Pop Story Gimme features stories narrated with a Caribbean flavour by Joyce Thompson, who hails from Darliston,…

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Council pulls plug on mayor’s Porsche

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Rovel Morris, has said that the plug-in facility that was installed to charge the personal hybrid Porsche of the mayor, Michael Belnavis, has been removed. For weeks, tongues have…

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Hanover principals mull school reopening challenges

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WESTERN BUREAU: Principals in Hanover have raised concerns that the configuration of school plants may hamstring attempts to conform to COVID-19 health protocols, with six-foot social-distancing stipulations the biggest challenge for the start of…

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Artist pours passion into details for new Jamaica House backdrop

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Furniture, banners, children’s books, and the emblem that adorns the wall of the press room at the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica, is 39-year-old Tarik Ffrench’s canvas. A past student of Jamaica College, Ffrench attended college in the…

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4 Minneapolis cops charged in George Floyd’s death

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP): Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder on Wednesday, and for the first time, levelled charges against three other officers at the scene,…

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